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We went twice!!

Ok, we have been going to Tulum for 8 years every February. One of the best, if not thee best dinners ever!! Starters where out standing. My wife had the beet salad both visits. Fish for her, shrimp pasta for me all were perfect!! If you don’t go just once on a weeks stay, your missing out. We had to go twice, it’s that good.

Nice Place

One of the things about Tulum joints is that you are inevitably met with the decision of something expensive on beach road vs. something cheaper, but perhaps less upscale, in town. Sure, there are times that one of those alternatives is just fine and I’ve had some great meals at both ends of that spectrum, but Unico strikes a balance between those two extremes.

We were there about two weeks ago on a cold, cold, cold night. Food was great, service was good, and we really enjoyed talking to the owner. Goat cheese appetizer, lobster ravioli, and the chicken were our selections. I think we also had a flourless chocolate cake for dessert.

We’ll be back, but hopefully on a warmer night.

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.

Above all expectations for Tulum!

What a surprise to taste in Tulum such an exceptional cuisine from a N.Y.C. chef that bills himself only as Brian, but has remarquable credentials and expertise from several USA and European restaurants! The service was accordingly perfect and friendly…

Each of the four plates ordered by my wife and I were amazingly prepared with fresh products and tasteful creativity from an authentic international level chef. And the bill for such a high quality meal was a steal at 70$ including a bottle of Cabernet wine! As the president of a major Food & Gastronomy Festival in Montreal, I must say if you go to Tulum, don’t miss the chance to experience that restaurant wich is in a class apart, above all others there. We have been here for five weeks and our only regret was not to have discovered Unico before!

A wonderful new restaurant in Tulum

The food is delicious and the presentation is stunning. Two of us shared the grilled octopus, a beet and goat cheese salad, and an order of the lobster ravioli and found the quantities very generous. That and a bottle of good Chardonnay all for $50 seemed an amazing deal. Many other items on the menu were appealing and we look forward to a return visit.

Do bring cash as credit cards are not accepted. There is limited parking in front, but additional spaces just beyond the restaurant.

Mix of Flavour

Simple restaurant,well done and quiet athmosfere. You can experience a unconvetional modern cousine, very well done.
Details are everywere,from glass and dish to colors of painting,something just a few does in Tulum.
Tasty and well presented, each dish can offer you a new way to enjoy local fish and meat.
I reccomand it for couple and friends or business meeting, not for family/kids.

Great Experience

Been here a couple of times & will go back. The owners & staff are very friendly and the food is great & cooked freshly. The surroundings are very pleasant. Definitely worth a visit.

So Enjoyable

October 2013 was our third trip to Tulum.
Unico was new since the last time we had visited Tulum and we had read good things about it.
We had a thouroughly enjoyable dining experience. Chef Brian and his beautiful wife are wonderful.
They made us feel so welcome! The food was amazing! We have always stayed right on the beach so we found the prices were comparable. The food was one of the best dinners we had. We loved it so much we went back another night. Their breakfast menu sounded so good as well. I would have gone again if our hotel had not included breakfast.

probably the best place in Tulum

The restaurant serves a very tasty food. It is modern with quirky design. The menu is available in Spanish and English . The staff is very friendly. We came to the restaurant before opening and when returned later were given a welcome drink. The chief came to ask if we liked the food. The lobster ravioli were especially delicious so as the pecan tart. Probably the best meal we had in Mexico. Highly recommend. The only suggestion for the owner is to consider accepting cards for payment. Thank you for the wonderful lunch!

The best restaurant in Tulum

No doubt, Unico is the best restaurant in Tulum town. I have been there three times and I can say to have tasted almost all the menu. The food was always delicious and weel cooked. It is a marvellous sensation to eat a lot without feeling full. I recommend the tasting menu. For sure it is more exspensive than the other restaurants in Tulum, but the ratio quality/price is really high. Brian, the chef, is nice and careful to the customer satisfaction. Once you go there, you will think: why to change?