Mur Mur wins my award for most Instagrammable place of Tulum. We passed it a number of times as it’s in a great location near big hits like Harwood and Arca. While it’s set back from the ‘main strip’, it’s very eye catching (and there are some pretty – though extortionate – boutiques surrounding it).
So one day we tore ourselves away from the beach and cycled to Mur Mur for lunch.
Perhaps it’s the combination of their palm tree printed arm chairs, moss green sofas and distressed wooden furniture that give Mur Mur the ultimate laid back but stylish vibe. The sofas are so comfortable that getting up is the last thing you want to do, so inevitably you end up spending hours here, sipping a cold beer or glass of white wine and savouring the peace and quiet.
This is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch, more cafe than restaurant – though they do have a cool cocktail bar (of course), which is also open in the evening. Fancying a change from the Mexico cuisine overload, we opted for their sour dough sandwiches with side salads. I went for the grilled vegetables and Rob for the chicken. Expecting something far less refined, I was very impressed by the standard of the food. It’s all locally sourced and you can tell how fresh the produce is.
The service here was slow, and they took their time with our order, but sometimes you need to remind yourself that you’re in Tulum not London and relax. Having said that, our waiter was excellent, friendly, and knew his stuff – recommending beers and wine to us.
In short, while Tulum is not short on excellent restaurants, Mur Mur is a great day hang out. Even if you’re not hungry, grab a beer and enjoy some time out of the sun in this delightful little establishment.
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