Celti Restaurant – Tulum, Mexico

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Celti Restaurant

(52) 1 984 108 0681
Calle Polar Ponte S/N, Centro,
Tulum Quintana Roo. CP 77780, Mexico

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Open Hours:
17:00 – 22:00  Thursday – Tuesday

On a quiet back street of downtown Tulum on February 2oth 2004 chef Claudia Perez Rivas, turn her house into a most delightful and charming restaurant, a destination

The complimentary tasting plate is alone a marvel,  with Xicatic sauce, mini requeson and chile serrano quesadillas, pelliscadas, a miniature tostadatopped with beans and cheese,  the best bread and queso fresco with betavel (beet) jam and a vegetarian tamale made with corn, butter and garlic – it is quite the experience.

Be sure to have a Topil soup and a Tamarind Margarita to round out the starters.

 

Celti-012frozen tamarind margarita with chili tajin
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The menu was authentic and varied to suit a variety of palates and is vegetarian friendly.

The Mexican zucchini, stuffed and baked with vegetables and chaya (wild spinach) over a bed of roasted tomatoe sauce and Stuffed poblano pepper with huithacoche (corn fungus) and red peanut mole are two standouts.

On our second visit a  year later – same menu –  we tried the same dishes plus the fish with huithacoche sauce.  This combination was not as successful as the others; but overall it was a nice, if similar, experience.

Celti_008Topil Soup like a Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Celti_006Ixoxotic – fried tortilla, stuffed with cheese and covered with almond mole

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Celti_007Topil Soup like a Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

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