If you are looking for the best restaurants in Tulum, I can guarantee that Kitchen Table Tulum has been on that list. It is a high-end jungle restaurant that is an open-kitchen, farm-to-table restaurant. Great idea! I love supporting local businesses that have an emphasis on sustainability and fresh food.
The Dining Vibe of Kitchen Table Tulum
You first enter by stepping on a path of stones, almost like you’re crossing a river. It’s pretty cool but … be careful! The rocks are a little uneven. Once you’re through the rocks, you’ll be introduced to a beautiful jungle hideaway that is truly a beautiful space.
With canopies to protect you from the sun and occasional rainfall, you’ll hear birds chirping and a low hum of discussion that is truly a magical vibe. You’ll see a worker whose main purpose is to light incense to then walk around table to table. It gets super smoky, but the ambiance is a truly unique experience.
You’ll be greeted with cold towels and a drink menu to settle your senses. We ordered a passionfruit soda which has chunks of passionfruit in it. It was seriously one of the best things I’ve had in a long time.
And I don’t drink soda normally. If you’ve been reading a while, you’ll know I’m vegetarian so my dishes reflect that.
For an appetizer, we had a maize black bean sope which was really unique and delicious. Topped with avocado and a cilantro sour cream made in house. And of course, some pickled beets which add some gorgeous color and contrast.
Delicious! For our mains, I had the dumplings which were seriously incredible.
My husband had the pumpkin “casserole” which I wasn’t a huge fan of. But, in all fairness, I don’t like earthy umami flavors too much.
They were presented really well, I have to give them that! Not quite as beautiful as some other high end restaurants I’ve been to. But, pretty nonetheless. There was some care given to presentation. At less than $25 a plate, it was a good value.
Final thoughts on Kitchen Table
It was really good! It didn’t wow me like some other restaurants have in Tulum, but the whole experience made it worth it. And at the price point, it’s a decent mid-tier dining experience. It reminded me a lot of Wild Tulum, which has a similar jungle aesthetic and is just down the road from Kitchen Table.
I personally preferred the food at Wild Tulum compared to Kitchen Table. However, my husband preferred Kitchen Table. So my recommendation would be to go to both. Why not?! You’re like on vacation, so live a little! It's a great option if you're a vegetarian in Tulum!