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ARCA, Tulum, ROO

ARCA

4.7
4.7
232 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Regional Mexican
THE FOOD AT ARCA IS A UNIQUE STYLE OF MEXICAN CUISINE THAT DRAWS ON A BROAD PALETTE OF CULTURAL INFLUENCES.

Opened in 2015, Arca quickly became established as a relevant and pivotal component to the rising gastronomical scene in Tulum.

Our culinary and beverage programs pay homage to the region, utilizing the best products from local beaches and farms. Our menus are constantly changing according to the seasons and availability of produce

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    984 177 2231

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jose Luis Hinostroza

What 232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Outdoor Dining

  • Tulum

    Best Overall

  • Tulum

    Best Food

  • Tulum

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tulum

    Healthy

  • Tulum

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tulum

    Notable Wine List

  • Tulum

    Outdoor Dining

  • Tulum

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, carlos was my server, he recommended and described the dishes properly, he even knew how some items were prepared, things that probably only the chef knows.. he described as if he was the one that made it. Food is truly fantastic, creative. I went by my self but try to go with a large group so you can order as many dishes as possible and share.. best spot in tulum!
  2. PC

    PalC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Water down drink, was gonna drop more money but drink annoyed me… lack of deserts. Restraint was empty need to advertise more.
  3. TA

    TaylorA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food 5 stars Service 2 stars It was raining so it was obvious no one on the staff wanted to be at their job. Our water glass was empty the entire meal. No one checked on us other than the all star bus staff or support staff. We were one of the only 2 tables there for 2 hours.
  4. SP

    ShushanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place, good food, presentation was exception
  5. DM

    DavidM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really cool place and the food was amazing
  6. m

    marbi

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food, albeit sometimes favors style over substance (presentation is absolutely flawless, flavors can vary from excellent to just very good depending on the dishes). Desserts were great and creative, which is becoming rare these days. Service was attentive, although we did have to ask them to slow down as our dishes were coming faster than at McDonald’s. Almost felt like they wanted us out of the door asap, even though it was a fairly quiet evening that night. Overall it’s pricey for Mexico (and the portion sizes are on the smaller side, especially for this price), but you do get a rare level of quality. I’d say a similar meal in NY would cost us 50% more.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not to be missed when in Tulum! Michelin star quality food with 5 star service. We've dined at some of the best restaurants around North America, and the service here is on par with the greatest!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Every single dish was perfect and so beautifully plated. Got the scallops, prawns, sea bass, and a couple desserts.
  9. HH

    HansH

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Some of the best food in Tulum. Highly recommend the Bone Marrow, Octopus, and suckling pig! Would eat here again
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing time here at ARCA. Do not miss this when your in tulum.
  11. j

    joez

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Squash salad, shrimp appetizer,, grill fish, all depend season for what they will have. It is a daimond lvl restaurant.
  12. a

    antoniow

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing experience , I
  13. ST

    SunnyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it here! Best resto in tulum! Highly recommend
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service and food were incredible
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, orgasmic food!!! 10 out of 10.
  16. MP

    MaricarmenPooManatecon

    Monterrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No es la primera vez que visitó el restaurante Arca de Tulum, lo vuelvo a reiterar, es uno de los mejores restaurantes de México. Lo que logra la creatividad del chef y su equipo es una obra de arte, la calidad extraordinaria de los productos es inmejorable, hasta la música es adecuada, tal vez solo recomendaría bajar el volúmen para distinguirse (aún más) de los otros reatsurantes. Sus opciones dulces se quedan un poco cortas junto a las odiseas gastronómicas que representan el menú salado, ya mejorarán.
  17. KK

    KurissiK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the food Probably the best restaurant in Tulum. I just wish for a better wine selection
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing must try in Tulum! The food was amazing and accompanied by tasty curated cocktails! Most of all the service was 10/10! Highly recommend to check it out!
  19. LV

    LuciaV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente lugar ! La comida y la atención espectacular! Lo recomiendo ! Se les fue la Luz varias veces pero cocina sacó todo en tiempo y deli deli
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite simply the best food ever had in my entire life. I canceled another dinner later this week so that we can go back to ARCA before we leave. I experienced flavours like I have never experienced before. The cocktails were good too. Quite a few bugs and mosquitos but they offer OFF and also burn copal to ‘smoke them out’.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took a little long to get the check and pay. A fantastic time nonetheless. We’ll be back next time we visit.
  22. AL

    ALEJANDROB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Gran experiencia gastronómica, la comida con un gran nivel y la mixologia de gran nivel, muy recomendable después de la cena tomarse unos drinks en la barra y que los atiendan Guadalupe e Issac
  23. AK

    AleksiK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Store was closed there was police waiting only. We couldn't had the meal
  24. JR

    JasmyneR

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious meal and cocktails. The music was a bit off putting, but the service was great and very quick. The plates were beautiful and so delicious. My favorite was the soft shell crab tempura and the suckling pig. The dessert wasn’t my favorite. I say it’s a must see go to in Tulum for a good experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magdiel was great
  26. D

    Damien

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food. Flavours were exquisite. Best place we ate at so far in all of Tulum.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the absolute best meal. This place is fantastic. Follow the waiters guidance and you will nit be disappointed.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arca was the best dining experience I’ve had in along time. Every single dish was phenomenal. The service was outstanding as well. The menu is small and every single item on it is outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant!
  29. GS

    GaryS

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was really good , like the shrimp, bone marrow and bread were dishes that will stick in your memory.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Amazing food but the server was incredibly rude at the end of our (birthday) celebration meal. Kind of ruined it, shame.
  31. KP

    KarenP

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was amazingly good and very interesting, but the loud techno music was not to our taste, nor did it lend to a romantic evening. The smoke to keep away the mosquitoes was also a bit overbearing. The cocktail list was great.
  32. CS

    CarlosS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food even better service in a beautiful setting
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. The best food I’ve eaten
  35. ZB

    ZachB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot. Great food, service. Would highly recommend.
  36. SS

    SSMX

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first restaurant to start off our Tulum restaurant tour. It is an intimate setting that is in the jungle with some communal tables. The bar is pretty & has a lot of different types of liquors & mezcals you can try. For our honeymoon, we sat just the two of us at a table. When we first got there, the menu looked absolutely divine. It is clear that the menu cuisine was carefully crafted by a thoughtful chef. The varying types of dishes, each with a balanced taste, left our taste buds wanting more!! Even the drinks were amazing. On top of that, the service was impeccable, our server was able to answer all of our questions & provide us with kind & thoughtful service. This is a true artisan experience. This place isn't to attract tourists. This is a place that is meant for people who truly want to taste the best of the best food. This set the bar high for the rest of our dining experiences. I would definitely only come to Tulum just for this restaurant.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time here and it only gets better. Undoubtedly the best restaurant in tulum
  38. BK

    BennettK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My cousin went to Arca twice on their trip a month before us and said it was their favorite and highly recommended. We went there on our second night and it lived up to the hype! An exquisite dining experience. Tremendous food and service
  39. MR

    MartinR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal of trip. Attention to detail on all the dishes and excellent flavors. On point!! 5 stars.
  40. j

    jenniferm

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant we have experienced since going to the French Laundry in Sonoma when Thomas Keller was cooking! Every bite was a true revelation and the service was like family! My new favorite restaurant in the world!!!

FAQs

ARCA is rated 4.7 stars by 232 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for ARCA

Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7.6, Centro, Tulum, ROO 77760

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tulum

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Luis Hinostroza

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