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.
My mom and I were staying at NEST Tulum. Just a short walk down the road. It’s our first time in Tulum and we wanted to go somewhere special for dinner. NU and NEST share the same Chef - Cesar Castañeda. We HAD to thank him for the wonderful experience at both locations.
The service was excellent, swift yet not rushed. They explained your dishes as they came to the table. The staff was very knowledgeable and aware. We loved that. Both my mom and I come from hospitality backgrounds and we appreciate good service like we got last night.
The food was so amazing. Elegantly planted and tasted natural. We shared the marinated mushrooms to start and I had the shrimp and scallops as my main and my mom had the wood oven baked rice. Both were fantastic. We then shared a lovely dessert - at the moment I cannot recall the name but it involves French macaroons!
We loved that is was so open and dark. Candles lit everywhere, it was super romantic. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Not one to write many reviews, but I will say a few tings worth mentioning:
* Beautiful AL fresco dining in between trees and under the night sky barely covered by a wood trellis.
* Excellent service, explanation of the menu, fast, efficient, friendly, accommodating, outstanding
* Food - Outstanding, creative, delicious, beautiful, mind blowing combinations of flavors. First time eating tongue & I loved it.
* Overall, I highly recommend it, it is a must visit if you go to Tulum. We appreciated the sous chef coming over to our table to talk to us after I raved about the food. We learned about the history of NU. In my opinion, these guys could compete against any Michelin star chef and might actually win!
Our favorite restaurant in Tulum! The food and cocktails were creative and delicious. Wonderful service. Only improvement that could be made is to have more fans going. It was quite hot in the restaurant area.
Best restaurant in Tulum - we liked it so much we ate there two nights in a row. The craft cocktails were amazing and the food is "modern" mexican. The wait staffs knowledge of the menu- and Mexican/Mayan food in general, is part of the fun. Five full stars!
Not a bad choice on the menu. Excellent service. Imaginative menu and delicious drinks.
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
We were so impressed with Nü. The food was amazing and service great. We loved the surroundings. Would highly recommend.
Great food and service
Muy rico todo , buen ambiente platos un poco chicos
One of the best meals we have ever had, if not the best.
Everything was delightful! The food was great, the service was nice, drinks were spectacular
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.
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.
Wow. This place have been my favorite spot of my trio this year. Coming back in December for sure ✌🏻
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
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.
Beautiful place, great food! Amazing service
Amazing! Definitely a must when visiting Tulum. Definitely going again!
Food was amazingly delicious.
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!
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.
We had an amazing anniversary dinner at NU Tulum. Great food, amazing atmosphere and wonderful service!
Really lovely dinner. Such a beautiful setting, great menu and they made us feel very welcome.
Excellent main course of lamb and mole. Sliced mackerel appetizer was good but maybe too subtle
Recommend for a nice Tulum dinner experience
Me gusto mucho el lugar. el ambiente el servicio, aunque siento que si la relación calidad/precio queda un poco por debajo.
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.
It was an amazing date with an amazing guy that I love. so the restaurant made us have a great experience .
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.
It’s a really special place.
Lovely atmosphere and excellent food and service.
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.
An overall outstanding experience!
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!!!
Un po’ caro ma secondo me il migliore della zona. Cibo, atmosfera e servizio impeccabile. Super!
Camarena provided us with superb customer service
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 :)
Welcoming knowledgeable staff, beautiful ambiance and excellent innovative food
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!