Tacos are synonymous with Mexico, a traditional and famous Mexican food eaten by hand that comes in all sorts of flavours, styles, and spiciness. The history of this simple but amazing dish dates back to before the Spanish arrived in Mexico with evidence that the natives made fish tacos early on in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico.
With that being said, the tacos in Tulum are no exception, and just as delicious as anywhere else you’ll find in southern Mexico. Tulum has an amazing variety of restaurants to try, but our favourite spots are still the taco places.
With styles like tacos al pastor, fish tacos, tacos dorados, tacos de asador, and many more – there is no shortage of tacos to try in this beautiful beach town. The following is our list of the most popular taco spots and our personal favourites.
The Best Tacos in Tulum
Taqueria La Rivera Costeña
Taqueria La Rivera Costeña is a popular two-floor taco restaurant and is known to have some of the best pastor tacos in Tulum. Locals tend to eat and hang out here, so you know it’s good – and affordable.
One of the most popular spots for tacos in Tulum and also an ideal place if you’re looking for a delicious Mexican-style desayuno, they’re serving up some tasty breakfast tacos here. There’s a long line and they close at 1:30 pm, so get here early!
Crazy Fish Tacos
Crazy Fish Tacos specializes in exactly what you’d expect – fish tacos that are crazy delicious. They also sell tacos de camarones (shrimp), pulpo (octopus), and even fish or shrimp burgers and burritos if you’re craving something larger.
Sin Yolanda Marycarmen
If you happen to be staying around the beach area and are craving some unique taco dishes, then Sin Yolanda Marycarmen should be on your list for great tacos in Tulum. Just look at the variety of mouthwatering tacos in the photo below.
As mentioned in our restaurant guide, this is one of our favourite budget restaurants in the town and for sure one of the best places for tacos in Tulum. It’s another great spot if you’re craving delicious tacos de pastor and they also sell delicious freshly-squeezed fruit juice to cool off on those hot days.
Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesdays? Well, potheads do, and Potheads on the beach serves up some of the best fish tacos in Tulum, with specials on Tuesdays. They are also famous for their “hangover” breakfast, with brunch from 7 am to 7 pm.
Antojitos La Chiapaneca
If you love Chiapas food, then you’ll love Taqueria La Chiapaneca, serving up some of the best tacos de pastor in town. A popular spot amongst locals is a hint that it’s delicious, and they also serve vegetarian options. They have lots of amazing salsas, and also Yucateca dishes that you’ll be sure to love.
It’s a simple-sounding taco place, but don’t judge a book by its cover, this “pinches tacos” place is very trendy and popular – and for good reason. They only serve tacos, burritos, and nachos with your selection of either pork, beef, shrimp, or fish. Yes, they have vegan options too.
El Bajon Vegan Tacos
No list about tacos in Tulum would be complete without mentioning a vegan option of course. Apparently, the tacos taste very close to traditional ones – which is impressive considering the lack of meat.
Another rival for the ‘best pastor tacos in Tulum’, but we’ll let you decide which one is the best as there are many on this list. Either way – they are definitely delicious, especially for the price!