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Charlie's Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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| Tulum Village, Tulum, Mexico
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Sao Paulo
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

We were told we could have a real Mexican meal here. Well... That was a big lie.... The chille rellenos were heated in the microwave and had no flavor at all. The same thing happened with the tortillas with cheese that we ordered. The tostadas were awful, with a soggy fish and they were actually burned. So it is not... More 

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Vancouver
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

We sat down, we were given menus and waited 10 minutes until we got tired of waiting so we left. I feel bad giving this review but it is the truth. I cannot tell you if the food or beverages are good since it all starts with the service.

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Thank Gill A
Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

It is worth going here just to try these. The poblano sauce is incredible! We also had some amazing calamari. The drinks are a little over the top stiff and the salsa is fiery hot but if you go for the entrees you will not be disappointed. Everything is so reasonably priced too. If you are in town it is... More 

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Thank AnnLiz30
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012 via mobile

This place has character and the food is delicious! I love the enchiladas with the different sauces, best salsa ever! Love the guacamole too, definitely one to visit in town!!

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Thank Wildtala
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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Thank CELSeattle
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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Thank JennBCanada
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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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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?