Kitchen Table in Tulum is one of the highest rated restaurants in all of Tulum, and features mouth watering Caribbean delicacies, expertly prepared by knowledgeable chefs, using only local ingredients to create the purses interpretations of traditional recipes.
Location: Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Food Type: Caribbean Traditional and Fusion Food, Local Fare, Cooked on Wood Burning Fire
Dress Code: Yes (Smart Casual)
Hours: 6-10pm Nightly
Reservations Required: No, but they’re recommended
Special Diet Options: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Kitchen Table Tulum was one of the most interesting places I’ve ever eaten, and I’ve eaten inside castles, on mountain tops, inside tree houses, and even underwater. Our dining experience was slightly interrupted by a sudden tropical storm that had blown rain across the Yucatan Peninsula, leaving Kitchen Table and most of its seating soaking wet. The staff didn’t miss a beat, and brought each person a complimentary drink of their choosing from the bar while they cleaned up the tables and set operations back in motion. The restaurant is unique in that its purely powered by solar panels, that run the few lights and music system in the restaurant.
Once the tables were set back in place, we were seated at the best seat in the house, so that we could be as close to the cooks as possible, and capture some awesome shots of them cooking. We ordered tempura fish appetizer with garlic aioli, tempura vegetable tacos, seared ahi-tuna steaks with potato salad, and a hand-pured Carmel pudding with walnuts and berries for desert, and everything was incredible. The tempura tacos were served with a fresh cilantro mustard aioli and local vegetables, and they were out of this world. My husband loved his tuna steaks, and the potato salad was fresh and lively with a bit of kick, featuring hot peppers and carribean jerk seasoning. The Carmel pudding was the perfect way to end the evening, because its cool sweetness perfectly offset the warm crunch of our entrees.
While we were eating, the storm thundered above us, and parts of the jungle were revealed to us every now and again by flashes of bright lightning. It was truly an indescribable experience to listen to the rain falling, while the storm played out above us. You can see more from the evening, watch the thunderstorm, and see the chefs preparing our food on instagram.com/anniewearsit stories entitled “Tulum”.
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