Tulum

4.4
586 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Free your senses from the ordinary and discover the alluring culinary escape of Tulum. Allow yourself to be transported to the breezy, bohemian coast of Mexico, where exotic flavors and rustic elegance meet. Tulum is a place to feed the body and soul with a menu of fresh, organic land and sea fare. Every dish is something new that extends beyond the bounds of traditional Mexican food. Enhanced by an extensive wine list and inspired cocktail program, Tulum’s culinary collision of tastes is designed to capture your imagination and carry you away to a dining experience unlike any other.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 586 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Not what I was expecting. Too noise. Smaller than expected. They ran out of the steak my husband wanted so e had to change it to the Iker mignon which was more expensive. When they brought out the order it was another tables order. Our server bright the right one. My husband steak was dry and salty and he had requested the mole on the side and they forgot to put it on the side so he had to wait again for them to fix that. I had the shrimp chile relleno. The sauce was good but the Chile itself was tough as if they hadn't roasted it first. I had a hard time cutting into it. The drink I had was not any different than any other drink. I had the familia margarita. I will not be going back. I don't mind paying for good quality food but this was not it.

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vipFoodLover
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived without a reservation, and the host led us to a beautiful table. Really cute room, reminiscent of Tulum. Service was quick, and attentive. Margaritas were delicious. Food was amazing, really really tasty. The ceviche was unique, as was the tuna appetizer. The octopus was delicious, the Chef even delivered it to the table himself. This will be a return to restaurant for sure, very fantastic experience.

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vipCydneyR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Lackluster food. Terrible acoustics. A sad middle aged crowd trying to relive their misspent youth at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent find on Oaklawn.

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DarraD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

When it first opened, the food was a 10/10. However, we came back for a second time and had a less memorable experience. The service was great, but we had to move tables due to it being off balanced. The table next to our new table was off balances as well but they used their table cloth to stabilize it. The food was different from our first time dining. Rice was mushy, lamb chops undercooked and the prawns tested very charred. The drinks were amazing. But after spending $200….we walked out disappointed.

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JayB
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Loved the carne asada, the cochinita pibil pork, the lobster tacos, the fundido... everything! The drinks were fresh and delicious. Our server Shaun (sic?) was incredible, and her recommendations were spot on. We even got to meet Jose, the chef, who was really nice. If I lived in Dallas, I would be regular. I might anyway :-)

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vipluv2eatout
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Overall restaurant was ok. Food was a little pricey and average. Nothing really special.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food, the ambiance, the vibe. We will go back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great experience. Bar service was a little slow but dining room was pretty busy so they were churning out drinks for dining at first but it got better. Food was definitely worth it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and drinks were amazing and so much fun for a Friday night. The food was *chefs kiss"! The charred octopus and the brussel sprouts were my favorites of everything we ordered. Highly recommend!

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING Food, Service & Ambience!! Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Cocktails. Superb cuisine
Service amazing

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BMARKK
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Food was amazing. Restaurant had overall good feel. Walking thru door and curtain felt like you were teleported to a resort in Mexico. Staff was friendly and attentive. My water never stayed empty long.. We had the oysters, best ceaser salad ever, lobster tacos and the awesome octopus. Would definitely go back!

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JeffreyH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! It was a great experience for my fiancé's birthday dinner!

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DianaHR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambiance is great, very lively and pretty decor. Unfortunately the food lacked flavor and was not really warm by the time it made it to us. Yes ver all the food was ok, not great. Our server was very new nice but service was very slow. The music was way too loud as referenced in other reviews, could barely hear my husband speak.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was very loud but food was good and service was great! Overpriced Margaritas we’re awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Way TOO loud. I did not like the carne asada, which was tough. Darling server and delicious Caesar salads.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Took my waiter 30 mins to acknowledge me. Beautiful restaurant. Will come back for drinks

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vipKaydeeC
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was luke warm and lacking flavor. We tried 3 cocktails and they were all bland. I myself ordered 2 and didn’t even drink them. We didn’t get them comped either even though it was I obvious we didn’t like them.

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vipHeatherH
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tulum has wonderful ambiance, service was excellent, the drinks were tasty and the food was good. Was the food four times better than my favorite taco stand? Not really, which is why I'm not raving about it. Compared to taco stands, Tulum is very expensive. Sometimes you really want the ambiance, drinks and great service, and for those times, I recommend Tulum. But I'll be at my favorite taco stand a lot more frequently than Tulum.

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vipMarkF
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good selections and reasonable prices. Nice ambiance, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food that always has a small twist.

The elote, specifically, stuck with me as it has coffee in the sauce that added a depth to the flavor profile.

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Asia
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tulum! I wish I’ve dined here sooner! It is so beautiful and the food oozes with flavor. The staff was incredibly attentive and very sweet. I have an amazing brunch!

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JenC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences I’ve had at a restaurant. First time there and will not be my last. Very nice and welcoming group of people working there and the food was incredible. The energy there was terrific.

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DFWFoodie
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service was not good, forgot orders l, brought wrong food and had to wait to eat until they replaced meal. Wrong drinks served or way too late. Screwed up the bill. Decent surroundings, fun but bad service and mediocre food recommendations rations.

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vipLori
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unfortunately the seating for 5 ppl was a bit too cozy/tight. But overall experience was good.

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AvidDiner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would follow this chef anywhere. The quality of the ingredients is notable. The dishes are full of so many layers of flavor and the cocktail menu is wonderful. We'll continue to visit Tulum.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything was great except for the little flies that kept flying
around the food and the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere; plus went there during Restaurant week! Love every moment of it

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vipJonJ
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and it was amazing!!

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Chetna
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Went there for my hubby's birthday. Great food; however, service was okay. Made a reservation through opentable and informed the team at the restaurant that it is my husband's birthday. Upon greeting us - nothing was mentioned for his birthday, no wish or nothing. Me and one of our friends told the waitress regarding the hubby's birthday incase it was just an accident; however, no wishes again. Food was good, ambiance was great but due to the service will not go back again.

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vipChip
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. José Meza’s cuisine rarely disappoints and the service is always great. As a person who often eats alone, it is so good to not be invisible in the crowd. That never happens at Tulum. The atmosphere and decor is vibrant and exciting, although I am sure some people think it’s too loud. If that bothers you, the seating by the bar area is quieter than the main dining room. I love sitting at different tables and seeing a totally different look, but prefer to have the kitchen in sight, to see where the magic happens!

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DonieshaS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The ambiance was astounding. I would certainly revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food was cold when it arrived at our table. This was the case for every single one of our guests.

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vipArashG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great, and the ambiance and the food were amazing!

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NonStopBella
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! It is a different take on Mexican cuisine- so flavorful! As far as the ambience goes when you walk in the door it's like walking into an experience! Highly recommend!

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Chas
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our first visit to Tulum during Restaurant Week in Dallas. We found parking without any issues and were quickly seated. The décor was pleasant and the noise level moderate throughout the meal. Our server appeared quickly and took our drink orders. He allowed an appropriate time between courses and was generally very good until he brought the bill before serving our dessert. The food overall was very good. The raw scallop appetizer very good; the sauce was tangy and complimented the scallops. The pork cochinita was also very good. My wife had the cozumel enchilades, which were superb! The sauce was excellent and this was the hit of the meal!! The final course was tamal de platano, and like the enchilades, it was excellent. In general the tastes were NOT Tex Mex, which we were happy with. We recommend going.

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vipMrRyan
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a treasure. Elevated Mexican, beautifully presented. Great bar program. Lovely ambiance, warm service. Unless you are expecting Tex-Mex, there is no way you could not be charmed by this place. We’ve already recommended to friends and we’ll definitely be back.

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vipFoodie2
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Chili relleno was very good, and we had guacamole (tasty and delicious) before. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Crowd was mostly young people having a good time.

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Tulum is rated 4.4 stars by 586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.