Hartwood

American Restaurant and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Tulum
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  • Adam S.
    "Generally regarded as the best restaurant in Tulum."(6 Tips)
    Ol O.
    "My favourite restaurant on Earth!Agave ribs"(6 Tips)
    Trevor K.
    "Amazing octopus, beet, pork ribs, papaya empanadas, and plantain."(17 Tips)
    Adam C.
    "jicama salad and tomato salad"(4 Tips)
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  • Adam C.
    Adam CovaltOctober 20
    this spot is unreal.They have excellent salads- jicama salad and tomato salad are amazing. famous for their pork ribs. skirt steak is also one of my favorites- but it's not a large meal. Get here @4
  • Erik K.
    This place does not disappoint. We got the lobster starter then the pork ribs and whole fish. Great vibes as well, place is super lively.
  • Christine Weihe K.
    I went here off season which made it super easy for us to get a table. It was nice to get something different than the traditional Mexican food. The seafood was amazing and service on point! 👏🏼
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy HJune 19
    This place just screwed us over. Had reservations but arrived and restaurant closed for renovations without notifying us. Confirmed 3 days ago.
  • Cameron B.
    Without question the best restaurant in Tulum. Be there by 5pm to line up to get a table.
  • Benjamin P.
    still the best in town. the grilled beetroot is still the best. now they take email reservations (like 2wks out), but you can still queue around 5-5:10 for early dinner at 5:30 or wait on a bench
  • Artem M.
    Tasty and interesting food. Main courses are even more interesting than starters, which os rare for such places. Service is awful. E.g. we booked table for 9 pm, but were seated only in 10 pm.
  • Siranush S.
    massively overrated and overpriced. we had to wait for 40min to be seated no matter the reservation we made. the food was quite average, the drinks weren't good at all, the waiters are slow
  • Jud V.
    Jud ValeskiFebruary 25
    the "it" restaurant down here right now. food was fantastic as was the ambiance and restaurant area. quite a scene (loud music bumping from speakers). Pressure to turn tables was felt though.
  • Ramy
    RamyDecember 18, 2016
    We reserved months in advance and it ain't cheap, but the food is phenomenal. The best grilled octopus I've ever had.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RodriguezDecember 15, 2016
    Anything grilled
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerOctober 26, 2016
    “I could eat here every night for the rest of my life. The ceviches are otherworldly, and the whole grouper in the wood oven is a must.” - Ken Oringer Read more
  • Zübeyde C.
    Zübeyde CevikSeptember 12, 2016
    Just an ordinary restaurant! Nothing to say more.
  • Celal
    CelalSeptember 12, 2016
    Their meals were really nice but the portions are very small. i think that this restaurant is nice but not the best restaurant in Tulum. Do not worth to wait that long queue.
  • Ashley F.
    Ashley FrommAugust 19, 2016
    Everything!
  • mafer a.
    mafer aJuly 30, 2016
    The costillas al agave are amazing! They take mail reservations now, no need to make a line anymore!
  • Alberto S.
    Alberto SimonJuly 24, 2016
    Incredibly delicious and the whole atmosphere was great. Worth the hype!
  • Roberto K.
    Roberto KusabbiJuly 24, 2016
    Simply the best food and service in Tulum. Everything was magnificent. Went back the next day it was that good, in 9 days I stayed nothing best this place for food.
  • Salomon A.
    Salomon AskenaziJune 13, 2016
    Top 5 lifetime restaurant in my book. Delicious, fresh, authentic and risky food.
  • Kyle T.
    Kyle TaylorMay 26, 2016
    Lives up to reputation - best in Tulum
  • Sheniqua F.
    The jicama salad is refreshing yet surprisingly savory. It's a generous portion, too, with enough to share. Bring cash and don't forget to apply mosquito repellant!
  • 🍕Lisa R H.
    Agave ribs!!!
  • Nuno S.
    Nuno SilvaApril 10, 2016
    One of the best food I've ever had.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacApril 6, 2016
    Only open Wed.to Sat. Get in line at 2pm to put your name in at 3pm for the same day dinner reservation (no joke). Menu changes daily. Pork empanadas were killer, as was the ceviche and jicama salad.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfMarch 9, 2016
    Our evening here was rather magic. My only complaint is we felt rushed from course to course. When I joked about it to our waiter, he said just like New York and laughed.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ColmenaresMarch 7, 2016
    The skirt steak is incredible, cocktails are really tasty and the service was perfect. Come around 2.15/30pm to book a table on the same day though.
  • Johanna F.
    Johanna FuentesFebruary 15, 2016
    They take reservations in person at 3 pm ONLY. The line forms well before this. Believe the hype on the Agave ribs. They're delicious! The lentils have a sauce that can best be described as crack.
  • Bridgette B.
    Bridgette BekFebruary 13, 2016
    100% worth the hassle of the reservation!
  • Boris M.
    Boris MindzakJanuary 14, 2016
    The line for reservations opens at 3. People start lining up before 2 to get the good spots. Totally unnecessary: just skip lunch, show up at 3:15, and get one of the leftover 5:30 dinner reservations
  • Arlen V.
    Arlen VartazarianJanuary 5, 2016
    Good but inauthentic food. Below par service. OTT prices.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.December 28, 2015
    Octopus, whole fish
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.December 24, 2015
    Catch of the day, pork ribs, octopus, ceviche yucatan
  • Katie B.
    Katie Berger FolmarDecember 21, 2015
    Everything! Ceviche de Caribe, Octupus, cocktails and ice cream. All were delicious ! My husband got in line at 3 pm to get the reservation and was in 8th position. So glad we were able to go!
  • Mario A.
    Mario ADecember 7, 2015
    Fish steak, ceviche, cocktails
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KNovember 29, 2015
    Amazing octopus, beet, pork ribs, papaya empanadas, and plantain. The best.
  • Kristin G.
    Kristin GullikssonOctober 10, 2015
    Loved the food and the drinks
  • Jackie C.
    Jackie CAugust 1, 2015
    A must for foodies visiting Tulum. The octopus was divine
  • Wendi L.
    Wendi LiMay 4, 2015
    Amazing ribs and the platanos are a must. Also try the corn and cheese ice cream. Really cute outdoors restaurant. Go early when still light out.
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithMarch 10, 2015
    I felt like an idiot waiting in line on vacation for a restaurant reservation. That feeling disappeared when I tasted the Agave Ribs. Absolutely worth the hype.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarMarch 8, 2015
    The hype is real. They take names each day at 3, so get in line by 2 to snag your dinner reservation. One of the most romantic and sexy restaurants ever. Try it all - food and cocktails are amazing!!
  • ...go with the flow... ..
    No recommendation at all
  • Claire
    ClaireMarch 5, 2015
    The agave ribs are incredible. Good desserts and drinks too! But FYI they don't take real reservations - you have to line up around 2:20 day of and add your name to the list for that night.
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FreilichJanuary 31, 2015
    It's really worth the wait. Pork empanadas, pork ribs, rib eye, all the salads and the passion fruit drink...I could go on. Order the sweet potato as a dessert and enjoy the ambience.
  • Liane P.
    Liane PierceJanuary 25, 2015
    The drinks are great but I recommend the mezcal special (mezcal + grapefruit = incredible). Also, the agave ribs and the yuca mash are delicious. The jicama salad is a great way to start the meal.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurtoJanuary 10, 2015
    I was first in line, I waited 1.5 hours to make a reservation. The cocktails were amazing, our server was terrible, the food was OK.
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PalmerJanuary 4, 2015
    th the best restaurant in Tulum and tops globally. pork, steak, beets, all good. Arrive 4pm and wait till 5ish to get a res for later that day. go a bit south and get takeout margaritas for the line
  • Natalie
    NatalieJanuary 3, 2015
    definitely worth the hype! try their famous pork ribs. their octopus dish and cocktails are also amazing.
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanDecember 19, 2014
    Whether or not you want it to be, it's worth the hype. We ate at Hartwood on our first night here and no other meal has come close. Absolutely go.
  • Ted F.
    Ted FDecember 9, 2014
    Very simple: Overrated. Enough said.
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JohnNovember 15, 2014
    We loved the grilled octopus, papaya empanadas and the whole fish (snapper).
  • Jamie H.
    Jamie HutchinsOctober 31, 2014
    Lovely setting but the bullshit NY door policy makes this a no for me. The kitchen looks awesome and the wait staff are mostly good but they try to hard to move you on too soon. Food was good not fab.
  • MACRODON
    MACRODONAugust 8, 2014
    If you are anywhere near Tulum, this place is a must. Delicious food, awesome atmosphere, fantastic for a date -and after going just once, I can't stop thinking about it!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    There are no appliances—everything is done by hand and cooked in a wood-burning oven or open grill with entirely local farm-raised produce, fish, and pork. Read more
  • Svenja S.
    Svenja SchMay 30, 2014
    Alagave pork ribs are by far the best ribs I've ever had.
  • Luigi G.
    Luigi GiordanoMay 26, 2014
    One of the greatest places I've ever been! Try the Agave Ribs (ask for a platano side), the grilled calamari salad & the Papaya Empanadas.
  • Winter
    WinterMay 25, 2014
    Valentine is the best. And yes the pork is hands down the best, but lets discuss the potatoes in lobster cream sauce that comes with the steak.. And corn ice cream. Unfreaking real.
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AbellMay 1, 2014
    Amazing. Totally worth the hype + our 1.5 hr wait. Line up at 5 pm so you can be seated when it opens at 6. Pork ribs were out of this world, as was the skirt steak. Corn ice cream is a must, too!
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightApril 3, 2014
    Best food I've ever had in Mexico. The octopus platter, grilled fish and agave pork ribs are the real deal. Great staff and great experience. Bring cash (lots) because they don't take credit.
  • Dominic P.
    Dominic PreussMarch 27, 2014
    Get in line by 5:45 to get a table at all. While in line, send someone to Le Tente Rose to get mini Coronas to drink while waiting.
  • Mike C.
    Mike C.March 13, 2014
    The arrachera is a game changer as are the ribs.
  • Lissette
    LissetteFebruary 24, 2014
    Get there early, or expect to come back later - the octopus, ribs, and lobster are the favorites.
  • Aimee A.
    Aimee AstilleroFebruary 8, 2014
    Come early. Try the Pulpo platter 🐙 and the Skirt Steak. For drinks, try the Pineapple habanero margarita (strong) and corn ice cream for dessert! The BEST meal in Tulum. Worth the $ and hype!
  • David F.
    David FudgeFebruary 2, 2014
    Get the ribs! Skip the pineapple margarita.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LiuDecember 30, 2013
    Got there before it opened @ 6, waited in line 45 min only to be turned away at the door because they were full for the rest of the night. Which they couldn't have told us earlier?! Bad management.
  • Al N.
    Al NessDecember 27, 2013
    Amazing agave ribs and delicious octopus!
  • Manu E.
    Manu Espinosa NevraumontDecember 21, 2013
    The best restaurant not just in Tulum, but on Planet Earth! Calabaza Salad and Octopus a real food orgasm!
  • Karen A.
    Karen A.December 16, 2013
    Come a little before or at 6pm sharp or the wait will be at least an hour for the rest of the night. Get the pulpo platter.
  • Dana H.
    Dana HannaNovember 5, 2013
    Pan-fried snapper, finished in the oven, over local greens and roasted pineapple, with a touch of spice... may be the best food I have ever eaten. Put your phone down. Get on a plane. Go.
  • caitlin
    caitlinOctober 15, 2013
    Closed Mondays & Tuesdays :( so plan your week well.
  • calderas
    calderasOctober 13, 2013
    octopus! that is all!!
  • Rocio D.
    Rocio DelgadoOctober 13, 2013
    Amazing food with Mexican ingredients!!
  • Jen C.
    Jen CohenSeptember 1, 2013
    Amazing food, amazing place, amazing people. Try the cactus salad!
  • Mo S.
    Mo SalimiJuly 25, 2013
    Octopoda is the way to go.. I can have it 8 days a week.. Fantastic atmosphere, great staff, & even better cocktails and Grub.. WoW.... Brilliant & well Done Hartwood...
  • Bo K.
    Bo KiceJune 22, 2013
    get the Octopus if its on the menu
  • Ehrin F.
    Ehrin FeeleyJune 15, 2013
    Get the Pulpo and the Pineapple Habenero margarita
  • Klara L.
    Klara LichtMay 23, 2013
    My friends recommended it and of course they were right. The tomato salad was amazing. Either the margarita was very strong or the anti mosquito smoke got to my head. Great atmosphere too.
  • Ol O.
    Ol OMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My favourite restaurant on Earth!Agave ribs to die for, amazing Octopus, tender steak from the oven with a touch of smokiness. Great cocktails too.Been there 7 times and can't wait to be back to Tulum
  • Berner
    BernerMay 12, 2013
    Everything. Habanero marg = best. Agave ribs = Better than best. Grilled Octopus = best I've ever had. Don't miss it.
  • Rasmus F.
    Rasmus FiskerMay 11, 2013
    After 2 weeks in Mexico, Hartwood took home the price of serving me the best meal on the trip. Go there if you're in the neighberhood.
  • Alexander
    AlexanderMay 6, 2013
    Don't believe the hype! For Mexican standards overpriced meals and next to that: way too much salt in the food...
  • Jeff O.
    Jeff OrlickApril 30, 2013
    Just like Brooklyn but in Tulum.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmaleraApril 22, 2013
    Get there early or you won't get a table!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WhytockApril 15, 2013
    Pulpo platter was the best octopus I've ever eaten, but of the 5 dishes we ate I would order any of them again.
  • Pradip
    PradipApril 13, 2013
    Great fruity cocktails, amazing food. Try the bokinete :0 Luv it ;)
  • Adam S.
    Adam SiroisMarch 4, 2013
    Jalapeno margarita is excellent, ask for no sugar. Generally regarded as the best restaurant in Tulum.
  • Hannes ☕.
    Hannes ☕March 3, 2013
    Come early (~5:45), stand in line for a bit and eat the best ribs on earth. Even if you're on a tight budget: You don't want to miss this place.
  • Tay
    TayFebruary 18, 2013
    Ribs, steak, mackerel dip, ambiance, and drinks! All superb! Arrive early if you don't want to wait for hours or not get a table all together!
  • John S.
    John SpinellaFebruary 14, 2013
    The skirt steak, Pork Ribs, and Octopus were amazing. The Wahoo Dip, Cactus, and Calamari were not too shabby either. Great food, booze, and service.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BerlinJanuary 31, 2013
    Best restaurant by far. Eco! Try Pulpo Plattern (excellent) and the signature dish Costillas al Agave (pork ribs)! Cash only. Arrive at 6pm if u don't wanna wait. Reservations only for parties of 8.
  • Ed
    EdJanuary 2, 2013
    The ribs. Eat the ribs.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BDecember 30, 2012
    we ate at 5 different restaurants in Tulum and nothing came close. the skirt steak was as good as I've ever had and the pineapple habanero margs are tasty and potent.
  • ashley
    ashleyNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    a wholehearted tip (from someone who rarely leaves tips!) -- the pork ribs are amazingly good.
  • Joe Z.
    Joe ZiemerNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best spot in tulum. The ribs are amazing.
  • Larken E.
    Larken EglestonNovember 11, 2012
    Everything is amazing! Best restaurant in Tulum.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 13, 2012
    The sound track is 1970’s rock, the waiter wears a T-shirt that reads SLACKER, and the chef–co-owner Eric Werner is a bearded Brooklyn transplant. Try the smoky wood-fired pork.
  • naveen
    naveenJune 20, 2012
    hands down, the best restaurant in these parts. must tries: agave pork ribs. yuca a la crema on the side. a gin gin queen as your drink. bring lots of cash.
  • Mari S.
    Mari SheibleyJune 9, 2012
    By far the best meal in Tulum. Menu changes nightly, but you really should try their signature agave pork ribs.
  • Emily T.
    Emily TJanuary 12, 2012
    Open from 6-9pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Kayla W.
    Kayla WilsonJuly 24, 2011
    Try the pork ribs served with an amazing coleslaw! Only open for dinner at 7pm!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BatorMarch 24, 2011
    Menu changes, but the grilled fish is excellent.
  • Anita C.
    Anita CJanuary 27, 2011
    Opened by 2 New Yorkers. Great vibe. Wood burning oven. We had great meatballs, lentil and octopus salads!
  • Helena
    HelenaDecember 25, 2010
    Brand new spot..menu changes nightly...amazing wood burning oven..try the whole fish...yum!
  • Jud V.
    Jud ValdesJuly 21
    El dip de vegetales asados esta riquísimo, muy agradable el lugar.
  • Beatriz T.
    Muy rica cocina tipo salvaje, con saborcito a brasas todo, pidan variado para que se dejen sorprender, no hay pierde! La costilla esta de muerte natural!
  • iPau_
    iPau_June 3
    Muy ricas las costillas, el betabel asado y la nieve de canela. 👌🏼
  • Enrique N.
    Muy rico de comida, MUY, mucho calor, y acabas de comer y te corren, por que tienen que darle 4 vueltas a la mesa y se siente la presión, y la hostess, CAGANTE pero muy recomendado para ir a comer.
  • Pako R.
    Pako RiveraApril 25
    Costillas al agave cocinadas por 14 horas: indescriptiblemente deliciosas 😋🍖🔥
  • kay b.
    kay barcaffelatteAugust 22, 2016
    Costillas al agave !!!
  • Saxow B.
    Saxow BoyMay 1, 2016
    Ceviche del Yucatán, pesca del dia
  • Rasputin V.
    Rasputin ViktorFebruary 26, 2016
    Что-бы забронировать столик, вам нужно прийти в 14:30 и простоять до трёх в очереди. Если прийдете в 15:00 столов уже не останется. Только живая бронь, только на 17:30-18:00. Новый день новая бронь.
  • Hande T.
    Hande TokmakJanuary 3, 2016
    Rezervasyon imkansız! Öğlen 15.00 de rezervasyon için sıraya girmeniz gerekiyor. 1 saat sırada bekledik :) sıra bize gelince yerimiz kalmadı dediler :) Durum bu! Ama yiyenler çok beğeniyormuş
  • Alejandra M.
    Alejandra MendozaOctober 6, 2015
    Cerradisimo hasta noviembre gracias :(
  • Rebel
    RebelMay 10, 2015
    Es de los mejores lugares de Tulum, todo es delicioso, pide una costilla de cerdo al agave o un filete robalo, y para acompañar un camote con miel y canela.
  • Alberto O.
    Alberto OteroApril 12, 2015
    Probad las costillas al ágave!
  • Yamille R.
    Yamille RiveroApril 10, 2015
    La niña de la entrada es insoportable
  • Diveke P.
    Diveke PiñonJanuary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lleven repelente para los moscos y suficiente efectivo, de lo demás ellos se encargan.
  • Diveke P.
    Diveke PiñonJanuary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lleven repelente para los moscos y suficiente efectivo, de lo demás ellos se encargan. <3
  • Diveke P.
    Diveke PiñonJanuary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulpo y costillas
  • Mecki K.
    Mecki KaulitzOctober 28, 2014
    Alguien sabe el teléfono de contacto? Me súper urge :s
  • Samuel S.
    Samuel SalinasAugust 2, 2014
    La espera puede ser larga, pero vale muchísimo la pena, las costillas al Agave y el pulpo al cobre son exquisitos!!
  • Xime M.
    Xime MedisNovember 4, 2012
    Las costillas de cerdo ¡deliciosas! El pulpo no se queda atrás. Inclusive la cocina es perfecta. Todo tiene un propósito, todo colabora a crear el ambiente escenográfico.
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