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Hartwood
Mandatory Eating at Hartwood
It's worth the wait
Hartwood
Hartwood
A Dinner Worth Waiting For
Heartwood Restaurant, Tulum, Mayan Riviera
Hartwood
Mandatory Eating at Hartwood
It's worth the wait
Hartwood
Hartwood
A Dinner Worth Waiting For
Heartwood Restaurant, Tulum, Mayan Riviera
Hartwood
Hartwood prides itself on having no menu; instead, they base daily options on whatever is available from nearby ranches and farms. Of course, that means locally sourced ingredients only, in the service of innovative, Mexican-inspired dishes; the never-the-same menu has made Hartwood one of Tulum’s most popular and in-demand dining rooms lately. With its gravel floor and palm-shaded, outdoor setting, there’s a dreamy ambiance that melds beautifully with recipes created in the moment. Walk-ins not usually accepted; book tables well in advance.
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Mandatory Eating at Hartwood
The ambience and food at Hartwood make it a mandatory stop when within 50 miles ofTulum.

The expat chef and owners have upped the ante with delicious food and local ingredients on Tulum's pristine beach. The menu also changes daily, and while the prices are equitable to those you might see in New York or San Francisco, the food is totally worth it.

Their cocktail menu is incredibly unique and refreshing and they have done a wonderful job at staying true to Tulum's vibe. Note that they currently open Wednesday through Sunday, and their hours are 6 to 11 p.m.
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It's worth the wait
Kind of a must do in Tulum, and the food, cocktails, people watching and scene are well worth the hype. After some of the little hole in the wall taco stands and beach ceviche, it’s hard to swallow the NYC like $100+ meals, but go ahead and splurge, you’re only here once!
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Hartwood
Located on the jungle side of Tulum’s beach road with only the open sky as its roof, Hartwood is Tulum’s most celebrated and acclaimed restaurant. As a farm-to-table restaurant that is completely solar powered, Hartwood buys locally and chooses to create all meals by hand without the use of any electrical appliances. Culinary mastermind chef Eric Werner brings food back to basics and showcases exquisite cuisine by slow roasting and open fire cooking. Some must try dishes include the pork ribs (of which they have become famous for), fresh jicama salad and pulpo cooked to perfection.

*Casa de las Olas and Restaurant Hartwood collaborate a few times a year offering an Eat Retreat to a villa full of guests excited to eat, adventure and learn about the region’s sustainability in form of cooking farm to table food and an off-the-grid Caribbean lifestyle.
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A Dinner Worth Waiting For
I had heard about Hartwood not only through friends who'd recently traveled to Tulum, but also from locals once I arrived. Essentially, Hartwood is an open-air restaurant on the jungle side of Tulum. The restaurant, like so much of the eco-chic area, boasts solar panels as its source of sustainable energy and a wood-burning oven to prepare all of its cuisine.

While the wait can be long (I waited about an hour for a spot at the bar), it was well worth it. The menu changes daily based on produce readily available and locally sourced. I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh jicama salad dressed with juice of prickly pear as well the grilled octopus.
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Heartwood Restaurant, Tulum, Mayan Riviera
Here is how a NYC trained chef cooks with local ingredients on the Mayan Riviera. Worth a special trip.
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Carretera Tulum Boca Paila 7.6Km, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Wed - Sun 5:30pm - 10pm