Hartwood

American Restaurant and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Tulum
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  • Ol O.
    "My favourite restaurant on Earth!Agave ribs"(6 Tips)
    Adam S.
    "Generally regarded as the best restaurant in Tulum."(5 Tips)
    Trevor K.
    "Amazing octopus, beet, pork ribs, papaya empanadas, and plantain."(15 Tips)
    Luigi G.
    "grilled calamari salad & the Papaya Empanadas."(3 Tips)
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  • Condé Nast Traveler
    “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 E.
    Zübeyde ErisSeptember 12
    Just an ordinary restaurant! Nothing to say more.
  • Celal Ç.
    Celal ÇevikSeptember 12
    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
    Everything!
  • mafer a.
    mafer aJuly 30
    The costillas al agave are amazing! They take mail reservations now, no need to make a line anymore!
  • Alberto S.
    Incredibly delicious and the whole atmosphere was great. Worth the hype!
  • Roberto K.
    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.
    Top 5 lifetime restaurant in my book. Delicious, fresh, authentic and risky food.
  • Kyle T.
    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
    One of the best food I've ever had.
  • Kevin S.
    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.
    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.
    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
    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
    100% worth the hassle of the reservation!
  • Boris M.
    Boris MindzakJanuary 14
    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.
    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!!
  • Sven
    SvenMarch 7, 2015
    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.
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