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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Address: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km10
If you want to know more about this amazing beach club then check out my latest vlog here!
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Stay Salty x