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 restaurant in downtown Tulum
Frozen tamarind margarita with chili tajin
Celti restaurant in downtown Tulum

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 restaurant in downtown Tulum
Topil Soup like a Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Celti restaurant in downtown Tulum
Ixoxotic – fried tortilla, stuffed with cheese and covered with almond mole
Celti restaurant in downtown Tulum

(52) 1 984 108 0681
Calle Polar Ponte S/N, Centro, Tulum Quintana Roo. CP 77780, Mexico
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17:00 – 22:00  Thursday – Tuesday

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