A little bit of New York in Tulum!


Unico is a relatively new restaurant in Tulum by all accounts. The head chef, Brian, is from New York so he brings a bit of the Big Apple to Tulum town. Just North of the main drag Unico is a bright, spacious restaurant with a nice ambience.

The menu is a manageable size dominated by international cuisine which is just what we were after. I opted for the Beetroot salad to start and a cheeseburger for my main. My wife opted for the Lobster Ravioli.

The beetroot was served with goats cheese, candied pecans and a raspberry dressing. It was really lovely if not a tad generous for a starter. That said it was eaten.

My burger was great. The meat was seasoned well and served on a homemade bun which was a little dry and crumbly for my liking but very tasty nonetheless. The burger was served with fantastic skin on fries. My wife’s Lobster Ravioli was very tasty and served with a lovely, delicate sauce. Great mains.

For dessert we opted for the Dulce Leche Bread Pudding which was sweet and moreish and a lovely way to end a great meal.

Unico has a decent selection of wines and you can try most, if not all, by the glass. I finally got to try some Mexican red wine. A bold and fruity Nebbiolo and a medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Both were really good BUT BEWARE, even by UK standards, they’re pricey by the glass. MXN$150+ per glass so make sure you ask in advance as they increased the price of the bill quite substantially. If Unico could get a few Mexican craft beers on the menu they’d be laughing.

All in all a fantastic meal, if not the best we had in Tulum. Highly recommend.