Located in downtown Tulum, Le Bistro has become a favorite for both locals and tourists. Founded in December 2010 by the french partners Gilles and Laurent, it offered something new to the Tulum dining scene. It was an immediate success, it is one of the few restaurants (other than local taquerías) that are always crowded.
The menu is french based, using the available local ingredients including see food, poultry and meet. I went for dinner and had a tasty tuna carpaccio with a fruity/chili sauce. I also had a green pepper duck leg, both excellent. Other tempting dishes at the menu included Grouper in a parsil sauce, Filet Mignon in champignon/red wine sauce and herbs roasted chicken.
Not surprisingly Le Bistró also gets crowded for breakfast: they have one of the best coffees in town, and they bake their own bread and croissants (cooked and delivered by Laurent every morning at 9am).
The place is very nice, you can pick up either the street terrace tables to know what is going in town, or one of the nice tables under the trees at their patio (they have a small stage for occasional live jazz).
They have a short but hand picked wine list, including some Bourgogne and Rohne wines with an excellent price/quality ratio. A good wi-fi connection is a plus.
I would say without a doubt it is the best restaurant in downtown Tulum.