Casa Jaguar lies at the “trendy” part of the Tulum-Boca Paila road, where other eco-chic restaurants and boutique hotels like The Heartwood, Coqui Coqui, Be Tulum, La Rosa de los Vientos are located. As opposed to the first hotels and cabañas you reach coming from Tulum town, Casa Jaguar and the others in the list offer good quality and a chic environment as opposed to the hippie/dirty style of the ones located at the first miles of the road.
Casa Jaguar is both a restaurant and a bar, with one of the best atmospheres of the Tulum beach. Any pizza or dish emerging from the wood oven is just amazing. The restaurant’s speciality is fusion Asian-Mexican food, including some tasty vegetarian dishes. Most recommended dishes include Mango Ceviche (catch of the day marinated in lime, with mango dices, herbs, pepper and serrano chile), Indian Risotto (creamy risotto with curry, peppers, dried coconut, pineapple, raisins and white wine), Whole Fish (catch of the day wrapped in hoja santa, with curry, peppers and zucchini, cooked in the wood fire oven) and Maracujá (passion fruit) Fish (curried grilled fish with passion fruit dressing, spinach and goat cheese).
The place combines open air spaces with thatched roof bars, surrounded by a wall made stone by stone with local materials. The decoration in nicely completed with some owners family antiques, asian and pre-hispanic objects.
Casa Jaguar offers live music (check daily), usually good fusion and jazz. In the mornings the restaurant is operated by other restauranteurs, breakfasts are highly recommended.
Casa Jaguar is managed by Mexico City’s Patricia Calles and her son Diego, both excellent hosts and always ready to give advice on Tulum activities and places. Casa Jaguar is definitely one of the Tulum restaurants, and the right place to spend a great time in Tulum Mexico. The kitchen (including a wood fired oven and a grill) is run by Javier Suárez Bernal.