Taqueria Honorio’s uber-relaxed restaurant is something of a foodie legend in Tulum. It’s an unpretentious spot serving up the best tacos in Tulum – we’re not kidding. Here’s why you need to visit.
Visiting Mexico and not eating tacos is the equivalent of planning a vacation to Japan and not scoffing sushi… or Italy and not gorging on pasta. You get the idea – it’s a big no-no.
Luckily, we’ve eaten our way around Tulum and we have found that Taqueria Honorio is one of the very best spots. And it turns out that plenty of others agree with us too – you’ll see queues forming around the block for a bite of their epic tacos.
Humble Tacos, Done Right
While Tulum’s restaurant scene is filled with luxury restaurants where ingredients are fancy and prices are high, this could not be further from the truth than with Taqueria Honorio.
Priced at less than a dollar per taco, these tacos are epic! Not to mention cheap enough that you can sample multiple items from the menu. If it’s fancy food you’re after, you’re better off at Ka’an down the road – there’s nothing fussy about Taqueria Honorio. And that’s why we love it so much.
Now, we bet you’re wondering about the menu, right? Allow us to enlighten you – like any fabulous traditional restaurant, the menu is small but not limited.
What’s On the Menu?
There are four main types of delicious tacos offered up: the popular Cochinita Pibil, a spiced pork affair; Lechon al Horno, spiced pork cooked in a stone oven; Carne Asada, charcoal-roasted pork steak that has been marinated with bitter orange and spices; and Relleno Negro de Pavo, turkey meat marinated with mixed spices and finished off with a hard-boiled egg on top.
We’ve tried every single one of these tacos (multiple times, may we add) and the winners are the classic Chochinita Pibil and Carne Asada, though you won’t go wrong with any of the tacos on offer.
Don’t believe us? We’ve even included Taqueria Honorio in our guide to the best things to do in Tulum. That’s how insanely good these tacos are.
Taqueria Honorio: Practical Information and Map
- A word of warning: this place is popular. For the chance to snag their famous cochinita pibil tacos, you need to arrive early (preferably when they open at 6am, if you’re keen).
- Taqueria Honorio closes around 3pm, or when the food runs out, if that’s earlier.