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Gitano Tulum: Handcrafted Cocktails & Mezcal Bar

April 10, 2017 0 Comments

Replete with a disco ball and twinkling lights in the trees, Gitano Tulum is a chic, jungle hideaway that’s one of the coolest spots on the Yucatan. Oozing with vibrant natural beauty, here’s why this is a must-visit spot when you’re in Tulum.

Stellar Grub

Specializing in modern Mexican cuisine, this nosh spot boasts an open-fire grill and wood-burning oven. The outrageously creative menu includes snacks such as flavorful gorditas made from Oaxaca cheese and epazote; tapas-style plates like savory grilled avocado, seasoned with aromatic salt, ponzu and almonds; large plates such as the whole roasted fish with tomatillo salsa and cilantro.

Try to save room for dessert because their guava cheesecake, with amaranth graham cracker crust and raspberries, is to-die-for! It’s truly a feast. Remember, you’re on vacay, so none of these food items have any calories anyway.

Tapas-style dishes at Gitano (Photo by: @funfittravelgirl)

Delicious craft cocktails

Hand-crafted and prepared with panache, these cocktails are all fab and all made with mezcal. Even from a quick skim down the drink menu, it’s easy to notice how creative and unique the cocktails actually are!

Below, on the left, is the Unicrelle: a concoction of mezcal, ginger, raspberries, lime and bubbles. On the right is Stardust, which is made of mezcal, dark rum, pineapple, papaya and coconut cream. Seriously, how bad do you want to try one right now?

Delicious drinks at Gitano, Tulum, Mexico

Hand-crafted cocktails at Gitano Tulum (Photo by: @lila.avatara)

Sublime setting

At Gitano, you’ll dine outside in a magical, open-air setting with tropical flora and twinkling lights all around you. It’s a serious escape from reality that’s beautifully decorated in muted earth tones with pops of subtle color. Scattered throughout the space, there’s a few cozy sofas in the nooks and crannies, where you can lounge all evening-long while you sip on tasty cocktails. Truly community style, there’s also some wooden dining tables throughout, where you can dig into an Epicurean eat fest. Eclectic with a touch of mysterious, Gitano Tulum’s vibe is effortlessly chic.

Gitan’s cozy outdoor space (Photo by: @nickcanessa)

Your Evening’s Soundtrack

When you walk into Gitano, you might feel like you’re in a movie. The music here definitely amps up the romantic vibe and gives it a little more, well, soul. Some of the sounds you might hear include South American percussions, Mexican vocals, Latin rhythms, and even disco, nu-disco, funk, groove, gypsy jazz and tropical house beats. Depending on the night, sometimes the evening’s tunes will be brought to you via DJ or live band.

A popular tune you might hear is Yucatan Deep, Habitas Tulum by Alberca Sessions. Give it a listen to whet your appetite for some Gitano goodness. If you want more on Gitano, check their Facebook page where you’ll find lots of exciting things going on.

Girls night out at Gitano (Photo by: @joie.seeks.world)

Top-notch accommodations nearby

Dreams Tulum is one of the best all-inclusive resorts to stay in this area. Its central location is perfect for exploring the best of Tulum with Gitano close by, of course.  At Dreams Tulum, you’ll have the amenities of a larger resort with the personalized service of a boutique hotel. Foodies, take note: they’ve got everything from French cuisine to a fun sports bar. The breakfast place is over-the-top incredible–big spread! Every kind of morning nibble you can imagine: waffles, eggs, cereal, bacon, muffins and of course, fresh fruit, they have it! There’s also a cute chapel for weddings, an on-site cenote, two pools, a luscious spa and, our favorite–Bali beds on the beach.

(Bali beds, Dreams Tulum Beach, Mexico

(Bali beds on Dreams Tulum Beach, Mexico (Photo by: @angcavnyc)

Ready to jet off to the Yucatan and head to Gitano and Dreams Tulum? Because we are! Give our awesome Beachologists a call at 1-800-915-3162 and they’ll help get your all-inclusive, dreamy getaway package started for you! Don’t forget to check out some other great deals on nearby destinations, too! Tulum is THE place to be. Don’t let the fun go on without you.

Lisa Mitchell

I am a blogger for CheapCaribbean.com who is a travel junkie and addicted to the beach.

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