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Arca

The 10 Best Restaurants in Tulum

Arca

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Av. Boca Paila, Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

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Casual Restaurants

4.6

Arca is giving well-known Hartwood a run for its money, and it is right next door. This rustic, open-air restaurant in the jungle, lit with candles and twinkling lights, serves Mexican cuisine using fresh local ingredients. If you’re dining with children, they are happy to create something kid-friendly. On the adult end, one of Arca's specialties is creative, unique cocktails. 

What’s that smell you ask? Copal, a natural tree resin burned to keep away mosquitoes and used ceremonially by the ancient Maya civilization. Arca is open Tuesday through Sunday from 6 p.m. They only take reservations for parties of 8 or more. Pay attention to your bill, the gratuity is added automatically.