Tulum’s Best Kept Secret: La Eufemia

La Eufemia Feature

Unspoilt beaches, deliciously fresh cocktails, tacos voted the best in Tulum, and all because of a dog?! La Eufemia is a stunning little beach club and taqueria, owned and run by a lovely old mutt called, you guessed it, Eufemia! There isn’t one day when this hard-working dog doesn’t arrive before the rest of her team in the morning, work her little paws to the bone greeting guests and being petted all day, and leaves after everyone at night.

The Beach Club

After a short walk along a sandy path through a luscious jungle, you begin to feel the welcome sea breeze, and smell the fresh fruit from the morning. Suddenly the thick jungle shrubs turn into spacious palms, and all you can see to each side of you is pure white sand, and crystal clear turquoise waters. This is your initial impression of La Eufemia beach club, and it only gets better from there.

Beach Tulum

You are warmly greeted by the fun friendly staff who show you to the seating areas, and get your day started with a drink. You can choose from adjustable sun loungers, comfy beach beds, or lazy swinging hammocks to really get you into the Caribbean spirit. Every aspect of the decor in La Eufemia reflects a laid back beach vibe, and instantly puts you in the most relaxed mood.

La Eufemia

Tulum is knows for its crystal clear water and pristine beaches, which this beach club certainly has no shortage of! The thing I loved most about this place was that in the morning it was so quiet and empty, then in the late afternoon all the local business owners started to turn up for a VERY late breakfast, giving La Eufemia a strong family vibe. Although not a plus for everyone, because the owner of this restaurant is a dog, dogs are allowed on this beach. I had so much fun watching all the pups playing together, splashing in the waves and playing frisbee with them.

Fern Hammock

The Menu

La Eufemia is a Mexican restaurant, specialising in tacos. When I first saw the Menu I couldn’t believe the prices, starting at $20 pesos a piece, you can stay and stuff your face all day! I would highly recommend the pescado tacos, the fish is caught fresh that day and is absolutely out of this world. Their interpretation of the classic Mexican Ojo Rojo is fantastic, their cocktails are refreshing and fruity, and they even sell the locally brewed Akumal beer.

Tacos La Eufemia

The only complaint I have about the food and drink here is the coffee. Well, more specifically the iced coffee. It tasted like water with a bitter black paste in it, there was no coffee flavour at all. When we complained they happily added more coffee and some sugar, however this is when we noticed that the coffee they were using was instant coffee from a tin. Not usually a problem, but at $70 pesos a pop we thought it was a bit too much. The Iced CoCoffee on the other hand was simply divine. As most of you know I’m a bit of a coffee addict and this one really hit the spot, a lovely blend of coconut cream, chocolate and coffee… yum!


The Directions

From Tulum town centre follow the signs for the beach. After a 5 minute drive you should arrive at a fork in the road heading along the coast line. Take the right hand turn and enjoy the view as you pass all the local restaurants, bars and boutique shops. After around 10 minutes of driving you will see the 10km mark (addresses in Tulum are shown using km points), this means that La Eufemia will be coming up on your left had side. Keep an eye out, the sign is very small and high up.


The Boring Bits

Open: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Phone: +52 (984) 169 5353

Email: taqueriaeufemia@gmail.com

Address: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km10

If you want to know more about this amazing beach club then check out my latest vlog here!


Have you ever been to Tulum? What was your favourite place to spend the day? Let me know in the comments below!


Stay Salty x

16 Comment

  1. Gina says: Reply

    Have never been to Tulum, but the pictures alone have me ready to visit! While I am not a coffee drinker, I simply adore a good fish taco, so La Eufemia, here I come!

    1. Ah you should totally go, the beaches there are amazing! And YES, even I dream about those fish tacos haha!

  2. Marie says: Reply

    Man I would love to go to a nice clean beach!

    1. Haha! There are so many here in the Riviera Maya! You should come and visit for sure 🙂

  3. Ah.. looking at your Mexico images is such fun. I love the beach and I must put Mexico on my to beach list soon 😉

    1. Aww! I’m so glad you enjoy them. Mexico is definitely an amazing place to be! It even has great mountains for you to explore 🙂

  4. Andrea says: Reply

    Thanks for this awesome post! We are escaping England for a quick 2 week holiday and will stay one week at PDC and one week in Tulum!!! So excited!!! Have spent some time reading your blog for ideas and saving all the recommended spots! CAnt wait! thanks!

    1. Ahh you have no idea how happy it makes me to hear that! So so glad my blogs have been helpful to you. Playa and Tulum are AMAZING places, you’re going to have a blast!

  5. Kelly says: Reply

    If we are staying at a condo in Tulum is it pretty easy to take our rental car there and how is parking?

    1. Absolutely! Tulum is super car friendly, and there are lots of places to park in the streets. For your condo I’m not sure, I would contact the booking agency to check that one. Have a fantastic time! Tulum is one of my favourites!

  6. Dustin says: Reply

    Do you by chance who know who the artist is that painted the large pieces hanging on the ceiling inside the main hut?

    1. Hi there, I’m sorry but I don’t. If you message their Facebook page I’m sue they could tell you though.

  7. Brian says: Reply

    Love me some Tacos

    1. Aren’t they the best? Where’s your favourite place to eat them?

  8. Jasmine Elhawary says: Reply

    Hey do you know of any of the hotels near this place?

    1. Hey Jasmine! Yes, there are a lot of hotels down on this strip. Some of my favourites are La Zebra, Playa Mambo Cabañas, Hip Hotel and Ana Y Jose.

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