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Charlie's Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Latin, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American
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| Tulum Village, Tulum, Mexico
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

We ducked in here to avoid a giant downpour, and it was a great place for a little break! The salsa was very delicious- made in house of roasted vegetables. Yum.

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Canada
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167 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012 via mobile

This place has great food. The chilli rellenos were delicious! And the breakfast is nice too and the smoothies are great too!

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Thank Allinmi
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124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012 via mobile

Nice looking restaurant ... We want for lunch but I'm sure it is very nice when all their hanging lamps are lit. My husband especially liked his fish. My daughter was served giant shrimps that she really enjoyed. Our waiter came to discuss with us excursions not far from Tulum. I Think we will go back. When we return to... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

Charlie's restaurant in Tulum located on the right hand side of the highway as you are almost through the puebla. They have the best lime/chicken soup for a hearty lunch. There is also a cool gift shop next door to browse while you wait to be served. This is a moderatly priced and very good lunch or dinner spot.

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Thank Marcia K
Canada
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

I'm waffling between a rating of very good and average for Charlies. We thought the prices were a little high compared to the other Tulum restaurants we tried and the food seemed average. I must say the margaritas really knocked us back, not necessarily a good thing if you are wimpy drinkers like we are! The courtyard dining area was... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

The place is right in the main avenue and has a relaxed atmosphere. The food is ok, but I expected more for a recommended place to get traditional mexican food.

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Portland, OR
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126 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

We dined at several places in on 9 days in Tulum area. We got recommondations where to dine and expectations from the place we stayed. They told us about Charlies and we were so glad we did. The food was good. The service was good. But we were lucky enough to have two small children playing there. We had some... More 

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Thank Caribbean5
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

We got a table street side for lunch one day to people watch. Really nice place, great food and very reasonably priced.

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Terrace
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

This is a friendly restaurant on main street Tulum. Great food and prices but most of all they have a couple of jewelery makers that have set up shop in the front corner of the restaurant. The young women has more hippish jewerly and the man has silver handmade jem stone jewelery. They are a great combo as they meet... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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104 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Charlie's is on the main drag in town: outstanding fish tacos (4 on a plate -- big portions), casual traditional Mexican food, great margaritas, and nice ambiance. Lunch or dinner. They take credit cards. I know locals go here, and that, for me, is always important. Lovely courtyard.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Latin, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Tulum Village, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?