Gitano Tulum

4.5
260 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican
Top tags:
  • Hot Spot
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
GITANO Tulum is a Restaurant and Mezcal Bar, set in a magical oasis in the lush jungle of Tulum Beach. Design is modern, open, and seamlessly integrated into the lush jungle environment.

Our menu of seasonal, local ingredients is a modern take on traditional Mexican flavors with dishes cooked in the fires of our wood burning oven and open grill. Our cocktails are inspired by 1940’s tropical Tiki bars with local seasonal fruits and herbs, and all juices and syrups made in house daily. Mezcal is our specialty, with offerings of over 40 different mezcales from Oaxaca.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and excellent place for a lively dinner experience.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute MUST! Maybe the best restaurant experience of my life. Food was packed with flavor. Wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and interesting. Waiter gave me a top notch lesson in the history and making of mezcal. Live music was of the highest quality. Beautifully performed and at the perfect volume. Atmosphere is quintessential tulum. Just perfect in every way! Visiting tulum and not going to gitanos would be like going to Disneyland and not seeing Mickey Mouse!

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RC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

muy linfo lugar y decoracion, recomendado para grupo de amigos o parejas

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and service, absolutely loved it. Would recommend and come back again and again (of we lived closer!) The best modern Mexican we have had

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CD
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

So many waiters came to our table when we were eating. We felt pressured. Even if we were still eating, we were asked if we wanted something else to order. Also, someone asked if we were done but we had food in our plate still. It is a shame, our experience was very not good mainly based on the service. I would not recommend it, unfortunately.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food flavor fair, service non attentive from main server but support staff excellent.

The ambiance is what you go for! 10 stars for creativity of the environment !

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice place with electronic music

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Very nice and the waiters were amazing

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful live music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A destacar el
Ambiente y el servicio,nos atendió un camarero llamado Jorge que fue maravilloso

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Dubai
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The place is very beautiful but the service there is deplorable. The waiter dances instead of coming when someone wishes to order. People aren't particularly welcoming and they look like they don't want to work. For the food, it was very good except the tacos they are very bad.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

In general a really nice place with beautiful surroundings and live music.

A small minus would be too little light over the table to read the menus and see your food. Not enough menus printed. A little pricy.

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E
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was mediocre but we would go back to listen to music and have drinks.

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JA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place, good music, good food, weak drinks like all of tulum. Fun night

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Celebrate wedding

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

El lugar es bonito, el servicio muy lento, tardan bastante entre plato y plato si tienes la suerte que el mesero sea atento y amable.
La comida no es mala pero puede mejorar mucho.
No es un lugar al que volvería .
Muy caro para lo que es

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AA
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors, drinks, service and ambience! Overall great experience, I’ll be back!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

I have actually never experienced worse service in the 50+ countries I have been too. The food was good but you don’t need to travel to tulum for it. You can easily go to the lower east side for just as quality Mexican food. This is my first and only comment because I cannot express how pitiful the service was at this place. And no, the food was not redeemable and was overpriced.

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J
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully done space and delicious food to match. We were in awe by the layout and felt welcome the moment we walked in. Servers were very attentive and quick to respond. Food was delicious. We had two appetizers and a fresh fish entree. Made sure to save room for dessert. We were celebrating a big birthday and loved the experience at Gitano.

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A
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved our server !!!! He was the best. The food was amazing and so was the atmosphere.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GitAno was so fun! The food and atmosphere were amazing! Also the service 👌🏼

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so happy I went here! It's great for dinner, or drinks! The vibes are amazing and the food/drinks are really great! It's the perfect date night place. Make sure you make reservations, as it gets busy very fast. I had one of my best meals here :)

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Limburg
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We’ve never eaten so fast in a restaurant. We received our first course before we had our drinks? When we reserved the table we received a message that we had our table for 2 hours, once we arrived it became 1,5. It’s a beautiful place with a lot of potential but I definitely take quality over quantity and being rushed during your diner feels unwelcoming. When we left a lot of tables where still not occupied so we really didn’t get the rush. The guys that served our table where really friendly and helpful but the waitress that took our order needs to learn how to smile once in a while. Recommending tips starting from 15% till 20% is totally fine, but not if one of your waitresses is way too arrogant to deserve even 1%.

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

FATAL. Reservé con tiempo y pedí una mesa en especial por ser una despedida de soltera. No la respetaron y me dieron la PEOR mesa en la parte de jungle room que tiene muy mal ambiente. Después de todo un drama nos cambiaron de mesa pero no a la que yo pedí originalmente. La mesa que yo pedí originalmente se la dieron a unas personas que llegaron después de mi, sin reservación y le dieron dinero a la hostess de la entrada

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TE
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing date spot. The music was on point too. One of my favorite nights we had in Tulum. Thanks

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Vacation dinner

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and service, if you want to hang out with some friends this is the place to go.
Food is ok, they have little bit of everything to please all kind of dinner guests; don’t expect a gourmet experience but certainly a great night among friends and good service

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Making a reservation is a MUST and arrive before 11pm. It gets packed on the weekends

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RM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks are great, but the real party starts after 12pm when the DJ's start spinning. Awesome scene that goes until late at night.

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Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Los precios se volvieron una locura. Nos cobraron fixed menu (malo y caro) por ser 12 personas. El servicio increíblemente malo. Yo había venido a este lugar hace un año y fue completamente otra experiencia. No vuelvo nunca más.

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Heidelberg
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The dishes are nothing special and not worth the money

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London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible, the food, the service, the location, can’t wait to come back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, cozy and romantic atmosphere. The server though ignored us the whole time and it was a struggle to get his attention. Just don’t ask for tips like that if you berely talked to us. The bussers were attentive and nice

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Romina is amazing sweet and knowledgeable. put the grilled avocado on the tacos! yummmmmm

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

Nice place Vbut overpriced for what you eat

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is the best. The decor is gorgeous. The food was doing perfect except for the octopus that was over cooked. The drink with Mescal was beyond good.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing vibe. With cool Mexican band and Okiver Koletzki playing after 👌🏻

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C
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a good time and happened to be there on a Sunday when Oliver Koletsky was behind the DJ booth. As soon as he started his set, the entire place erupted with people dancing next to their tables. Awesome music, good food and overall a great time. The drinks are prices as if you were in a Miami nightclub ($15 margarita) which is high but whatever, you're on vacation.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Un sitio para ir a dejarse ver, pero no si quieres cenar bien ...

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PP
London
178 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about this place. I would have gone 5 stars on everything as best place we ate in Tulum, however, the London price tag with all of these places in Tulum turns me off.

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