NÜ Tulum

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Mexican
NÜ will be offering a beachside Pop-up in the hotel Encantada, located at the same address, just on the other side of the road.
With a select number of tables, romantically adorned along the beach, you can enjoy personalized cocktails and the best of modern Mexican cuisine accompanied by the ocean breeze.

NÜ's objective is to take you to discover the richness of modern Mexican cuisine, through original recipes full of flavor.

NÜ is operated by 7 Chefs led by Cesar Castañeda, who was elected among the 10 best Chefs under 30 years by Gourmet Magazine.
When leaving Mexico City to start this adventure, the team of 7 tattooed a heptagon on their arm, symbol of the spiritual bond between all of them

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vipjiffypop
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time dining at Arca. The menu is inventive, locally inspired and delicious. The cocktails are too. For the real taste of Tulum, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gran experiencia .

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Santiago
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The restaurant is currently located (as of July 2020) "inside the hotel" across the street from its usual location (Google Maps will still report the old place).

Perhaps because of the reduced staff, the location and menu are really not ideal, and I'd even say a bit uncomfortable (beach front. Nice, but very windy). However, they make up with "excellent" and surprising dishes. Mexican tradicional ingredients are combined in new creative ways that create tasty dishes with surprising flavors. Their cuisine is well balanced. We really enjoy all dishes. The wine list is nothing notable. Their cocktail list has their own creations, in addition to standard options. The Nu creation we tried was really good.

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AlejandraS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fue una noche espectacular. Por la pandemia, pasaron el restaurante a solo 4 mesas frente al más. Tuvimos mesa frente al mar, comida espectacular y servicio inigualable. Definitivamente volveremos la próxima vez que estemos en Tulum.

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vipsarak
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Didn’t love the food.. but very stunning location. Ambiance is on point

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A most go in Tulum. Beautiful place with amazing food. It’s price for the Tulum. But worth it for a special occasion.

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AlessandroR
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Amazing food!! You cannot miss the fish ceviche, it is amazing! Compared to other Tulum restaurants this is less pretentious, while still being very stylish and modern. Prices are decent for Tulum, although these are definitely not Mexican prices. Recommended

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arona
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

PRECIOS EXCESIVOS
FALTÓ ATENCIÓN DEL MESERO
COMIDA DELICIOSA, PORCIONES CHICAS

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vipDaniel
New England
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every way!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, exceptional food! Nu and Arca are the best restaurants in Tulum in our opinion.

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Didi
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All the food was very good, beautifully prepared and presented. The pork belly tacos were amazing! The mole sauce with the duck was the only thing that was a little disappointing - flavors didn't meld as well as I would have liked - although the duck itself was tender and flavorful. Everything else was great.
Quality of the service was excellent at the beginning but declined somewhat as the restaurant filled up.

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Jimena
Cancun
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

El servicio muy lento y tuvimos que llamarlo para que nos atendieran! La comida deliciosa! Un super experiencia

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kristin
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here for a birthday dinner and it was perfect. The ambiance was beautiful - jungle-vibes and darkly lit. The food was great as well. We had a party of six and we tried most of the menu.

FOOD
The bread (local sourdough) was served with anise butter and this pumpkin-seed "hummus" which was delicious. We ordered more than the complimentary served because it was so good. I had the fish of the day which was delicious (served with potato puree). We ended up ordering 2 soccarats which were delicious. About half my table ordered the shrimp and scallop which got great reviews.

DRINKS
I loved the Saint & Tonic - it was the perfect amount of refreshing and sweet.

AMBIANCE
The mood was romantic and trendy.

SERVICE
Service was great - top-notch, friendly service.

LOCATION
Nu is located right down the street from a long strip of bars, so it's easy to go out afterwards. We parked in a parking lot just down the street.

VALUE
We were stunned by how reasonably priced everything was for how delicious it was. 100% worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Esperé 40 minutes antes de que me sirvieran. Pero la comida estaba que rico.

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AzertyJB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food. Too bad it was almost empty the night we went

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable, best service in Tulum.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Delicious food, the service was a bit clunky but overall very knowledgeable wait staff and inventive food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service, excellent drinks. Would definitely recommend

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vipJennefferP
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food. Some of the best flavours in Tulum. But on the vegan/ vegetarian review : inadequate entree and no proteins, therefore a miss on a complete meal.

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AviranS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food and the cocktails were not good, the service was great, I told the manager that we didn't enjoy and he just said "I'll tell the chef" didn't ask if we want something else instead or take it off the bill.

Very unsatisfied...

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OpenTable Diner
Puebla
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recomiendo muchísimo para vivir una experiencia gastronómica, todo el servicio fue excelente desde nuestra llegada. Los platillos estuvieron deliciosos. Gracias por todas sus atenciones.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I went here on our first night in Tulum! She said it was the best meal she had ever eaten in her life. The waiters gave excellent recommendations, all of our food was delicious and our cocktails were both great and beautiful. The ambience was so nice, you feel like you’re in the jungle almost. We sat closer to the outside, but inside was nice as well, the kitchen is exposed and you can watch them cooking, and there are trees all over. We ate at a lot of similarly fancy restaurants throughout the week and this was probably the best price fornsuch high-quality food. I absolutely recommend that you eat at Nu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was decent, but the portions were too small

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambiance and staff! Would highly recommend. Must try their taco appetizer.

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FernandoP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

De los mejores sitios de Tulum para comer. Muy buen menú, y servicio excelente
El pato sensacional y el guiso de carne también muy rico

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Ce n était pas bon , tout simplement

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good but overpriced.

The dishes are unique and flavorful but leave you wanting for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Excellent food, a bit dark light:)

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vipEmiliaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We joined for Christmas dinner and had an exceptional meal. Standouts were the passion fruit shrimp starter and the duck and mole. Absolutely stunning flavors and great service. Will be back my next time in Tulum!

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Lila
Hamburg Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great Christmas dinner at Nü. The dishes were so delicious, especially the grilled fish and the vegetarian ceviche. We really recommend this restaurant with great service (English speaking). Next time in Tulum we will come back.

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vipkarenl
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The service was quite slow. And the restaurant is too dark. It’s almost impossible to see the food and the waiter must shine a flashlight on the food as he describes the dishes. The portions were also too small and the shrimp and scallops dish portion ridiculously small. We actually left for more food when we departed. Quite a disappointment on the whole after wonderful meals at Hartwood and Taboo Tulum.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef stew was AMAZING!!!

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ErikaB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, chill relaxed vibe, great music at a nice level (conversational), classy but not pretentious, vegetarian options (probably vegan as well), great mocktails! All in all a charming place, well worth it. We will definitely be visiting again!

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viprst142
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unique, interesting, local, fresh dishes with delicious cocktails and a beautiful ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nu is the best restaurant I have been in Tulum. I love Arca but I love Nu even more. My preferred dishes are the Tamales and Tacos of stuffed peppers (appetizers). For entrees, I love the duck, the beef stew, and the fish, in summary, everything I have ever eaten there.

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vipDAVIDB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service
masterful chef work
A special inspired treat!
The mole is epic
I felt lucky

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SUziD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we've eaten at NU -- just as delicious and innovative as the first time!
Fish with vanilla and lemongrass foam, delicious crudo, great cocktails -- can't wait to go back!

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic setting and great service. Amazing hand made cocktails and a decent wine list. Our appetiser were absolute standouts. So good our mains were not as spectacular by comparison but still delicious. Both cooked beautifullly. Highly recommend the mushrooms (add the pork belly) and the ceviche! Would visit again!

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DominicE
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in tulum! Outstanding food and service. Really recommend foodlovers.

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