13 Best Vegan Restaurants in Tulum + What to Avoid
If you’re looking for some delicious vegan eats while you’re in Tulum, look no further! This blog post rounds up 13 of the best vegan restaurants in Tulum – all of which serve up plant-based goodness. And if that’s not enough, we’ve also included a few tips on what to avoid while you’re dining out. So whether you’re a vegan traveler or just looking for some good vegan food, this post is for you!
Best Vegan Tacos in Tulum: El Bajon Vegan Tacos
If you’re looking for some delicious vegan tacos while in Tulum, Mexico, El Bajon Vegan Tacos is the place to go!
We loved this place so much that we went back multiple times to try everything out on their menu. Of all the vegan restaurants we visited on our trip, we have to say that El Bajon is the best vegan restaurant in Tulum, and they happen to be the most affordable too!
The tacos are made with homemade corn tortillas and topped with fresh vegetables and sauces. You can choose from a variety of fillings, including soy chorizo, black beans, and portobello mushrooms.
The tacos are incredibly affordable at just 25 pesos per taco (about $1.25) and the staff is super friendly! For warmer days, El Bajon sells refreshing fruit water for just 30 pesos – and they’re refillable!
Oh, and did we mention El Bajon has an unlimited homemade salsa and toppings bar?
We recommend: chorizo rojo tacos. These tacos are made out of 100% chickpeas but the texture and flavor were so close to the real thing!)
Best Vegan Lunch Spot in Tulum: La Hoja Verde
For a delicious and healthy lunch spot in Tulum, La Hoja Verde is definitely worth checking out.
This restaurant is committed to being eco-friendly and 100% vegan and offers both Mexican and International cuisine.
The menu is full of fresh, seasonal options, and the staff is super friendly and helpful.
They provide Mexican and International cuisine.
I loved the trilogia de tacos (taco trio) on their menu. It featured vegan versions of pastor, barbacoa, and hongos in homemade charcoal tortillas. Delicious!
The location of this vegan restaurant is really convenient too – it’s right in the middle of Tulum where things are happening, so it’s the perfect spot to relax and recharge after a long day of exploring Tulum.
The food is delicious and the staff is super friendly. I definitely recommend giving it a try!
Best Vegan Quick Eats in Tulum: Suculenta Tamaleria
Suculenta Tamaleria is a family-owned vegan restaurant in Tulum, Mexico that specializes in tamales.
The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and serves traditional Mexican food, but everything on their menu is 100% vegan.
The tamales are made with fresh ingredients and are very popular with locals and visitors alike.
The atmosphere is casual and inviting. Pro tip: place your order upfront then head to the back of their restaurant for a dreamy outdoor seating area.
In my opinion, Suculenta Tamaleria is a great place to eat if you are looking for a casual dining experience. You’ll feel right at home enjoying a traditional Mexican meal!
Best Raw Vegan Restaurant in Tulum – Raw Love Cafe
Raw Love Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a healthy and delicious meal in the heart of Tulum, Mexico.
The cafe is open every day from 8 am to 6 pm, and they offer a variety of raw plant-based vegan food (including breakfast, lunch, and snack items). My favorite dish has to be the living pizza, which is made with sprouted seed crust and topped with fresh veggies. Other menu items include zucchini alfredo, coconut curry, soups, salads, and desserts.
The vibe there was so relaxing and the decor was very eclectic. The cafe has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and I loved that the staff was happy to help us choose what to order.
For breakfast, I recommend their smoothies and smoothie bowls! I thought Raw Love Cafe has the best vegan smoothie bowl in Tulum. The consistency of the smoothie is always perfect.
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Best Vegan Pizza Restaurant in Tulum – Pizza Papi
If you’re looking for a delicious, affordable pizza place in Tulum, you’ll want to check out Pizza Papi. This Italian restaurant is super cozy and is a 100% plant-based pizzeria.
This small pizzeria is located on the main road in town and offers a wide variety of pizzas, pasta, salads, and desserts.
The atmosphere at Pizza Papi is casual and laid-back, and the service is wonderful.
We thought the prices were very reasonable too, and the pizzas were delicious. I loved their Margherita pizza.
Keep in mind that they are closed on Tuesdays, so plan your visit accordingly.
Best Late Night Vegan Restaurant – Laylo Vegan Lounge
Laylo Vegan Lounge is a restaurant in Tulum that serves vegan food.
They open only at 3pm and stay open until 11pm.
The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, and the menu offers a variety of vegan dishes, including salads, sandwiches, wraps, bowls, and desserts.
It’s a great vegan restaurant in Tulum for a quick late-night bite. We loved their sushi burger!
Best Vegan Comfort Food Restaurant in Tulum – Aguacate Limon
Aguacate Limon is a restaurant in Tulum that serves up some of the best vegan Mexican comfort food in town.
The menu offers a variety of dishes, from tacos to enchiladas, and everything is made fresh using locally sourced ingredients.
Aguacate Limon is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family or friends, and it’s also a great spot for a quick bite.
We recommend their vegan chilaquiles with their homemade salsas! Their frozen margarita was also very refreshing.
If you’re lucky, you’ll also catch a live band playing at Aguacate Limon.
Best Vegan Bowls in Tulum – Los Bowls de Guadalupe
For a quick and vegan Mexican dining experience, visit Los Bowls de Guadalupe in Tulum.
This small but charming restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Tulum, and it’s quickly become a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
The specialty at Los Bowls de Guadalupe is, you guessed it, bowls. But these aren’t your ordinary bowls of rice and beans. In fact, the chefs at Los Bowls de Guadalupe have created a variety of unique and flavor-packed vegan bowls that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.
This includes sweet smoothie bowls to savory grain bowls.
From savory vegan jungle bowls to sweeter options like the el chapo smoothie bowl featuring pineapples and mangoes, there’s something for everyone at Los Bowls de Guadalupe.
This cafe is a small stand and the price is super fair for that location. Give it a try!
The Best Vegan Smoothie Spot in Tulum – Matcha Mama
Matcha Mama is a popular plant-based juice bar and matcha bar in Tulum. They started out with just one location but have since expanded to 4 locations in Tulum.
You’ve likely seen this place featured by multiple travel bloggers due to its “instagrammable” decor and drink presentation.
This fun vegan Tulum cafe serves vegan smoothies, juices, nice creams, açaí, various vegan snacks, coconut water, and of course.. matcha drinks!
Pro tip: you can add vegan protein to your drinks for an additional cost.
Best Breakfast Restaurant in Tulum – Burrito Amor
Burrito Amor is an open-air restaurant located in Tulum. They are known for their delicious burritos and all-day breakfast. While they are not a fully vegan restaurant, they offer delicious vegan options. I recommend their vegan burrito and smoothies!
The restaurant is set in a beautiful location and we loved the open-air setting.
Burrito Amor has such a relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends or family.
The food at Burrito Amor is absolutely delicious. The burritos are packed full of flavor and are very filling. The cactus burrito was the most unique in my opinion, but they all are very good.
The service is also great, and the staff is very friendly.
Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Tulum – El Vegetariano
El Vegetariano is a vegetarian restaurant in Tulum that specializes in plant-based cuisine.
The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and a menu that features dishes such as the chile ancho, enchiladas, and the portobello sandwich.
El Vegetariano also has a variety of vegan-friendly options, including the vegan tacos and the vegan burger.
I enjoyed their open kitchen set up and thought the portions were generous!
Best Street Vegan Food in Tulum – La Cordobesita
La Cordobesita is a small restaurant in Tulum that serves up some of the best vegan street food I have ever had.
The jackfruit tacos and sandwich are amazing! Just the right “meatyness” and tenderness and 100% vegan goodness!
The One Vegan Restaurant in Tulum to Avoid
Despite the pretty good reviews online, I was disappointed with my visit to Co.Con Amor.
Compared to all the other restaurants, Co.Con Amor’s food offerings were not at all flavorful. In fact, all the savory items we ordered tasted very bland and we had to request salt and pepper to make them taste decent.
As a disclaimer, I certainly hope that my experience is not the majority, but on our visit, the staff was very curt and not at all friendly. We waited over 45 minutes for the server to come by and take our order and the server added a very large tip to herself even though we experienced very poor service overall. When we asked if this was standard, she said yes. We came to find out later from other travelers that this was not the case.
The place itself was pretty cute and I like the live music. However, my husband and I agree that we would likely not return.
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