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Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
+52 55 1204 7777
18:00 - 12:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at Simple, fish tacos for me, and sea bass with roasted veggies for my husband. The owner Rodriguo was warm and friendly and made us feel so welcome! The meal we had was so delicious...fish and seafood were unbelievably fresh and cooked to perfection...it was really a memorable meal and we will be back!

Thank Juliana999
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have visited simple. The first time was approximately 2 years ago. It was amazing with delicious food. This time was horrible! This is the first one star review I have gave as they need to pick up their game if they wish to compete with delicious food that Tulum serves. Deep fried crap is... More 

Thank MattyKerr
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited a good 45 minutes to have our plate (we both had fish a la parilla with roasted veggies), while other guests that arrived after us were served with both appetizers and main dish. When we asked for our plate, they said that it would take some more time (they probably forgot to order at the kitchen which can... More 

Thank Antoine G
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meal here was very basic but not in a good way. It was our first night in Tulum & was hoping for amazing fresh seafood on the seafood platter (to share) and was underwhelmed. Maybe we mis-ordered?

Thank Becky S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Firstly, as far as ambience goes, Simple is lacking, compared to many other restaurants along the beach. It is more family friendly than a romantic Tulum vibe. Prices are also similar to the more trendy restaurants with more inventive food, romantic ambience and superior service. We asked for recommendations from our waiter, perhaps we shouldn't have, as he recommended the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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201 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked along the main road and went to Simple with group of friends. Easy and simple. Service was great, beer was cold and setting was nice. I could definitely hang out more at this place. Only place open late if 10 pm is considered late. Tulum shuts down early…food was good but nothing remarkable that I remember. Chairs a... More 

Thank Explorer1904
Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Excellents flavors the Mediterranean salad has a really good goat cheese, the hole fish with spectacular flavor. I also recommend the five tacos everything's fresh. Service a unorganized but friendly

Thank Krashbandicoot
McHenry, Illinois
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is our second time eating at this fine restaurant with a "Simple Name". The folks there really know how to prepare sea food and their mantra of "Fresh is Best" is proven at their tables. A nice family that deserves your business...Hippie Bob

Thank HippieBob
Las Vegas
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The owner Richard is super-cool. The food is reasonably priced for its location and quite good. I usually order the steak and frites--consistently good. Also, the house mezcal and oysters are excellent. Try it out! You won't regret.

Thank EriktheRed
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

my husband and I had dinner at 'Simple' twice and we were happy both times. fresh fish, simple food (which we love very much because for us when the ingredients are good there is no necessity to cook them in complicated ways, or to cover the food with sauces which just confuse the palate), very nice and kind staff. the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 55 1204 7777
At Simple we know and respect each ingredient we use, that’s why our menu turns out to be original, simple, and unique. In it we gather the taste of the Pacific, preparing grilled and roasted fish, seafood and vegetables; meat and poultry, cooked in their own juices with the preparation of your choice. We offer portions by the weight designed to be shared (we also offer individual portions), as well as natural and buzzing beverages, in the middle of a cozy atmosphere where you will feel treated just like home. Simple is a family-owned and family-operated restaurant where you will find trust, kindness, happiness, party, music and dancing.

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