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.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

BH
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DK
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Muy rico todo , buen ambiente platos un poco chicos

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

w
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LV
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great food! Amazing service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazingly delicious.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food.

OT
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
London
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

s
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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 May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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 May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

E
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a really special place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and excellent food and service.

B
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall outstanding experience!

JT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Camarena provided us with superb customer service

ST
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :)

l
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming knowledgeable staff, beautiful ambiance and excellent innovative food

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!