NÜ Tulum

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Mexican
NÜ's goal is to make you discover the richness of the modern Mexican cuisine through flavourful and original recipes.

NÜ is run by 7 talented chefs lead by Cesar Castañeda, who was elected as one of Mexico’s 10 best Chefs under 30 by Gourmet Magazine.

When leaving Mexico City to start this adventure, the team of 7 got their arm tattooed with a heptagon symbolizing the spiritual bond between them. This tattoo then became our logo, and we are very proud of it.

NÜ is the brainchild of adventurer, design enthusiast and entrepreneur Yves Naman, who is also behind La Valise Hotels.
What 133 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not a bad choice on the menu. Excellent service. Imaginative menu and delicious drinks.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food 10/10, Service 10/10, Location and music 10/10 >> Easily one of the best restaurants I have ever visited (in the world). Easy recommendation

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed with Nü. The food was amazing and service great. We loved the surroundings. Would highly recommend.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Muy rico todo , buen ambiente platos un poco chicos

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have ever had, if not the best.

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Houston
30 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delightful! The food was great, the service was nice, drinks were spectacular

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the setting does not have a beach view as it is on the other side of the street, it has a very positive vibe and relax beach like environment. The food is also amazing and comes easy to recommend.

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Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is SO good. Service from start to finish was on point. We were given detailed explanations of dishes and recommendations based on what our flavor pallet for both drinks and food were which all came out to be a great fit.

The food was so unique and truly an experience to eat- super creative! We started with the tartar which was made with sea bass (my fav.!) and it was topped with an ice cream. The flavors blended together so well. I had the shrimp and scallops and my husband the duck. Both dishes were very tasty! My only critique were the scallops, they weren’t the best I’ve had but everything else was truly perfect.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. This place have been my favorite spot of my trio this year. Coming back in December for sure ✌🏻

LV
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time at NÜ! Great atmosphere, lovely staff, the food was deliciously set up! Only problem is that it’s really dark so basicly you don’t see what you are eating. They show it to you with a flashlight when they bring you the food. But afterwarts your back in the dark, the little lights on the table aren’t that helpfull

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is incredible. We were celebrating our engagement and couldn't have picked a better spot for it. The service and setting were also excellent. Highly recommend.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, great food! Amazing service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Definitely a must when visiting Tulum. Definitely going again!

BB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazingly delicious.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food I've had in 10 years of living here. The chef is very talented. I generally don't even like Mexican food but this is outstanding and I loved it. Great service and atmosphere too!

PO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’d say the only bad thing is that I got 1000 mosquito bites but other than that this place is amazing. Service, staff, food, all amazing.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner at NU Tulum. Great food, amazing atmosphere and wonderful service!

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely dinner. Such a beautiful setting, great menu and they made us feel very welcome.

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New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent main course of lamb and mole. Sliced mackerel appetizer was good but maybe too subtle
Recommend for a nice Tulum dinner experience

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Me gusto mucho el lugar. el ambiente el servicio, aunque siento que si la relación calidad/precio queda un poco por debajo.

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TC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and lovely food . We stayed in their sister hotel Encantada Tulum which was also run by the same group of chill nice people.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing date with an amazing guy that I love. so the restaurant made us have a great experience .

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Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nu was our last dinner in Tulum. It was the best meal and one of our highlights. Our cocktails were delicious with Yerba flower petals on the exterior, Appetizers & duck with mole were delicious to the final bite. We celebrated my daughter’s bday. They brought a beautiful plate to end our celebration. Great atmosphere & free parking! Highly recommend.

AR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a really special place.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and excellent food and service.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant! Decided to come here for my birthday and it was absolutely the best. The ambience is very relaxing,beautiful outdoor space and amazing food. It was a bit quiet but we also came in around 10 pm. Food was amazing and the drinks were outstanding. This is perfect for a date night or special occasion.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An overall outstanding experience!

JT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. We loved the Wood Oven Baked vegetables Rice
with almond aioli, the octopus and the Mackerel Carpaccio!!! Best food we had in Tulum!!!

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

Un po’ caro ma secondo me il migliore della zona. Cibo, atmosfera e servizio impeccabile. Super!

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BJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Camarena provided us with superb customer service

ST
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most incredible meal we’ve ever had in a tulum. Every single detail was perfection. The absolute best new restaurant along the strip and a MUST for anyone visiting! Coco was the best server too :)

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming knowledgeable staff, beautiful ambiance and excellent innovative food

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my fiance here to celebrate his birthday our first night in Tulum and it was the best meal we had our whole trip. From the minute we sat down the ambiance and service was amazing. Then we got our drinks and food which we were blown away by. We hadn't had a meal that amazing in a while, even the complimentary bread was unique and delicious.

We ordered the marinated mushrooms, shrimp & passion fruit aguachile, duck & black mole, and octopus in black recaudo. All of it was phenomenal! The stand outs to me were the marinated mushrooms and the duck mole. I wish this place existed where I live cause I would go back all the time for those dishes.

For dessert, they brought a complimentary flan out for my fiance and then a corn biscocho for me. Both were so good!

Definitely a must go, if you are in Tulum!

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Average food . Menu ok. Trying too hard to be different

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Nos fue pésimo con la comida, sin sabor, los platos súper chiquitos. El restaurante súper bonito pero nada que ver la comida, solo había disponibilidad de cócteles pedimos trago y nunca llegó.

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JW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience. The sushi was the best I’ve had anywhere, right up there with Nobu. The menu is a vast so we asked the server/owner to bring the best stuff. He delivered in a big way.

P
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Nu Encatada our first night in Tulum and I have to say it was amazing! Dinner under the stars and candlelight—the ambiance was unparalleled to any other restaurant we went to after. I had the catch of the day and my friend got the duck mole. The best cocktail was the house take on the caprinha with a lime twist. Don’t hesitate to dine here when you come to Tulum!

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