Gitano Tulum

4.4
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312 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Contemporary Mexican
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.

We open at 6:00 pm, 7 days a week for dinner.

We accept online reservations for groups up to 6 people. Friday is our famous Jungle Party with DJ beginning at 10:00 pm. Bottle service reservations are accepted starting at midnight. Please contact tulum@grupogitano.com for large parties' reservations as well as bottle service reservations.
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Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my favorite place in Tulum. We made rez's for the Friday night jungle party & Valentine's Day - but our cab never showed and we missed our rez. So we went the next night! So worth it. Gorgeous and sexy atmosphere, great live music, and great service. Food was local, fresh, and spectacular. Drinks were delicious and people watching was excellent too!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, delicious, special

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great a bit pricey but def worth it

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

KS
Toronto
79 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The restaurant at night is absolutely beautiful we would recommend booking for drinks. Dinner was honestly okay, did not leave a lasting impression and for the price we rather dine somewhere more authentic. That said the atmosphere is worth the reservation and we enjoyed the drinks.

EC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only bad part about my experience is I had I to put my credit card down to reserve. Checked in at the desk and host forgot to mark me down as checked in. I was charged a $75 no show fee. Restaurant credited me once I contacted them.

GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Save your money and go elsewhere in Tulum. This place is the legit worst.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

It's a place to see and be seen. Drinks are solid food is nothing special or even worth it. Again it's a runway for the Tulum crowd of weeklong gypsy's and Instagram wannabes in a Miami Esq setting.

P
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and nice drinks. Staff incredible friendly. Can’t wait to come back

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Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The candles on the bathroom floor caught my friends skirt completely on fire and she got 3rd degree burns but they comped our meal and the food was good and the atmosphere & dj are always good

SV
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was terrible. I was sick after eating raw red snapper on their menu.

SO
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was over priced and mediocre at best. Service is like most places in Tulum - sloppy.

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Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food1service3ambience5

Cena animada y con mucho ambiente.
Servicio lento y la comida no era buena.
La fiesta espectacular.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst. Seated at table an hour late. It took 45 minutes for water and drinks to arrive. The food was ordered upon sitting down at table and was taking over an hour to arrive at which point the waiter said it was last call for food. Once the order arrived it was all wrong and missing all the main courses. They couldn’t fix it because the kitchen was overwhelmed and was closing. They said sorry we can recommend another restaurant we didn’t expect to be so busy. Extremely disappointed.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

After Gitano was hyped by everyone we were massively let down by the whole experience. We were clearly given the worst table due to our open table reservation despite other tables being free. The cocktails were fine for price but not very good at all... The food was average at best for the price and extremely salty.

The service was also average - no one came to check how things were, ask if we wanted more drinks - nothing.

While the location is extremely beautiful it is too hyped for what it is and the price. There are many more better places in the zona hotelera that are way cheaper. Not worth the reservation to be honest...

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The host made us wait at the bar for 90 minutes. I approached him several times to remind him of our reservation and he just ignored me. Worst experience

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times over the years and considered this one of our favorite spots.
But this year there was a big decline in the food and presentation.
The menu is the same as last year but the portion size and presentation was totally different. Very disappointed in the lack of consistency. Food was just ok. Ambiance and music was amazing but we really missed the outstanding food that we had before.

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Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was very difficult with the order, taken one hour minimum till arrived. The same with the check. Atmosfere was good, let s Say, but the Food and the duration was too long.

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Have traveled the world for business and pleasure this takes top prize... worst experience. The place wants to be fun and carefree but it is so forced it is painful.

GW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gitano was an absolute MUST visit when dining in tulum. Out of all places it was our favorite. The atmosphere is so much fun, the food is truly delicious and I the price point was decent compared to other restaurants, like Hartwood and hotels.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, inventive thanksgiving dinner

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience5

We were pleased with the restaurant and experience until I was surprised with a no show message from OpenTable and a charge on my credit card of pretty much 1,000 dollars! We went to the place, paid in cash and our bill was not even close to that amount. I am on vacation having to deal with this kind of credit card problem and the personal info was only given to OpenTable. Not worth it!

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Me pusieron en una mesa al lado del asador y me llené de humo . Era mi aniversario 2.

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c
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

fuimos un día viernes día de baile, muy buenos coctails y la comida bastante abundante, un poco incómodo el nivel de rudio

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Tulum style place with very good food, stunning atmosphere and very good service. I love it. Best place in Tulum.

C
Guanajuato
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El mejor lugar de Tulum para cenar y despues pasar la fiesta hasta las 3 am, el dia de Gitano es viernes ... Recomiendo los cocteles de mezcal que son la onda y deliciosos.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great service was excellent even on the rainy day

MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was meh... Service was meh... Was recommended to me by a friend and now I’m questioning this persons taste level.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I didn’t feel that the staff cared very much about our experience. Long wait times for food and drink, coupled with the high-prices and indifferent staff really soured our experience.

At the finale, when the waiter asked how much I would like to add for tip (propina), I responded I wished to add 10%. Upon reviewing the amount before authorization, I noticed he input the amount as 20%. When I challenged him on this, he was quiet argumentative and resentful.

While we were really looking forward to this place, I would bot recommend returning, save for drinks or the nightclub.

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Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puente de Septiembre muy buen ambiente, buen servicio y buen lugar, ya fui al Gitano de NY y el de Tulum es mejor! Los precios son altos en la comida y en el alcohol pero ora un día vale la pena, me atendió Mateo y fue excelente la atención. Buen lugar

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great. Lounge was terrifying in the structural sense, wobbled when we danced.

r
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service, beautiful ambiance! !!

Y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It is def a must see place when in Tulum. Food was good but nothing made it a must come back to. Please do not get me wrong- food was fresh, taste was good, and visually appealing but nothing that would make me have to come back with urgency. Drinks were great! Ambiance was great! Service was great! I would come back for drinks.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

El lugar está bonito pero Esta tan obscuro que no se ve la comida, la tienes que alumbrar con el celular. Es más un buen bar antro que un restaurante.

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Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Gitano is overpriced for the quality of food not impressed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Went to Gitano, Tulum for my birthday. The ambiance was great! Loved the setup and very relaxed vibe. The service was ok. Our server was always missing. The food was just ok. Overpriced yet not delicious. My drink was amazing!

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Special occasion but never noticed despite being told before......

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I started our Tulum stay eating here and it was superb. The ceviche is delectable and we both swooned over the guava cheesecake!

G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

overrated
overpriced
cant say i would have to go
tiny portions
very expensive
very loud!!!

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food3service2ambience5

Restaurant staff took a very long time to take orders and seemed in off mood.