One of my all-time favourite places to eat in Tulum is El Camello which serves huge plates of ceviche and fish tacos for next to no money to mainly locals. Early in the morning you can see people waiting outside to get the fisherman chef’s catch of the day! The ceviche is definitely the one to go for, the space is simple with plastic seats and mainly Mexican families.
This is a great place to come for lunch. Although one day I did accept a recommended ‘hangover cure drink’ only to find after the second gulp it was full of shellfish!
El Tabano is a twist on Mexican food. It is located in the jungle, the best dish would be albondigas el tamarindo and fresh fish cooked in a red pumpkin seed sauce with a cucumber margarita!