Best meal we had in Tulum


My very picky family loved Unico. I was nervous about asking my parents to dine in the pueblo (they’d only just arrived in Akumal). My parents are very particular (and a little freaked out by travel to Mexico), and I’m sure they were a bit put off by the location. But once our waiter arrived with the absolute best margaritas we’ve ever had, they were fine. Sadly, those amazing margaritas totally spoiled us for all future margaritas…

Our server was outstanding (on a night when they were short-staffed), and made good recommendations. We all started with the shrimp croquettes, and agreed that they were unbelievably good. My parents had the lobster ravioli with was very good, though a bit al dente for my sorry suburban palette. I had the seared tuna, which was excellent. My husband had the vegetable lasagna, which was creatively prepared and delicious.

After dinner, the chef, Brian, came out to chat and offer us a complimentary digestif. Very nice young guy, who is clearly working very hard to make Unico the best restaurant in Tulum. I’d have eaten every dinner there, but my parents wanted to try some other places. Bad decision.

My very picky parents took my sister and her husband to dinner at Unico two nights later. While my parents didn’t love the sea bass (too fishy), they were very impressed overall, and also plan on returning when we’re next in Tulum. My sister and her husband are foodies, and they had nothing but praise for Unico.

Definitely the best meal I have ever had in Tulum. I can’t wait to return.