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.