ARCA has a unique modern design while still encapsulating the organic beauty of the lush jungle. With our commitment to native sourcing, our design embraces its natural environment, utilizing local tropical wood to provide a covered area from rain, while still allowing the sun and moonlight to filter in to the dining room throughout the day and night.
The lighting and design is intended to create intimacy while still boasting a warm, dinner-party atmosphere. Our dining room provides ample space for dinner and dancing, making it the perfect venue for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions.
We provide linens, tabletop votive candles, as well as silverware and glassware. Guests and event planners are welcome to provide their own additional lights or decorations as well.
THE BACK BAR
The newest addition to our space, our back bar was built in the summer of 2018, intended as an intimate, late-night cocktail bar with an urban sensitivity to contrast its natural surroundings whilst still existing harmoniously with them. Located behind the dining room of our restaurant, it is available to hire exclusively for smaller events, or in addition to the rest of ARCA.
Our minimum spend for private events vary according to the time of year. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking, and the balance will be due 1 month before the date of the event. Please ask us for more information and for the full terms of our event contract.
All of our prices include 16% VAT. An 18% service charge will be added in addition to all food and beverages, payable on the day of the event.
All prices are in US dollars.
ARCA is located on the jungle side of the Tulum beach road. Our full address is Carretera Tulum – Boca Paila km 7.6, Tulum 77780, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
For a helpful point of reference, we are the next restaurant after Hartwood, and before Casa Banana, if coming from the direction of the ruins.
The nearest parking lots for guests are at Akiin Hotel or La Zebra Hotel, less than a 5-minute walk to ARCA. Both lots charge $100 MXN.
grilled shrimp, charred scallion salsa verde, avocado
charred tomato salsa, cotija cheese
SEARED PORK BELLY
chapulin glacé, crispy chapulines, lemongrass skewer
SOFT SHELL CRAB TACO
amaranth tempura, grosella and pickled habanero salsa, hoja santa aioli
grapefruit aguachile, chile de arbol oil, jicama kimchi
ARCA FAMILY STYLE OPTION
(all items shared for the table)
Soft Shell Crab, Amaranth Tempura, Grosella and Pickled Habanero Salsa,
Hoja Santa Aioli, Grilled Hoja Santa, Sealettuce Powder
Tartare of Roasted Peppers, Cured Egg Yolk, Toasted Almonds,
Pepper Ash Salt, Morita Chile Oil
Roasted Bone Marrow, Tamarind and Pasilla Glace, Charred Scallion Salsa,
Pickled Onion Flowers, House Grilled Bread
Coconut Oil Confit Filet, Fresh Coconut and Jicama Slaw,
Toasted Cashews, Coconut and Local Basil Sauce
Suckling Pig Roulade, Chorizo Sauce, Chicharron and Peanut Crumble,
Fresh Chayote Salad, Roasted Garlic and Mint Vinaigrette
Avocado Mousse, White Chocolate Brown Butter Cake, Pumpkin Seed Crust
Fresh Mango Pure, Green Mango, Puffed Quinoa, Fresh Cheese, Local Basil
PREMIUM BAR PACKAGE
Vodka: Grey Goose
Tequila: Maestro Blanco
Mezcal: Montelobos Espadin
Rum: Havana 7 Años
Whiskey: Johnnie Walker Black Label
Liquors: Ancho Reyes Green or Red
Montejo, Victoria, Negra Modelo, Modelo Especial, Pescadores IPA, Pescadores Blonde Ale
Red: Pinot Noir and
White: Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
and Pinot Grigio
Rose: MiMi, Provence
Har Mar Superstar
1st Hour $60 / person
2nd Hour $55 / person
3rd Hour onwards $50 / person
REGULAR BAR PACKAGE
Tequila: Maestro Blanco
Rum: Havana 3
Liquors: Ancho Reyes
Green or Red
Victoria, Montejo, Negra
Modelo and Modelo Especial
Red: Monastrell, Syrah
White: Sauvignon blanc
1st Hour $50 / person
2nd Hour $45 / person
3rd Hour onwards $40 / person
HOUSE BAR PACKAGE
Tequila: Maestro Blanco
Rum: Havana 3
Victoria and Montejo
Red: Monsatrell Syrah
White: Sauvignon Blanc
1st Hour $40 / person
2nd Hour onwards $35 / person
Please fill out the form to tell us a little bit about your event,
so that we can respond to you with the appropriate information.
For a sit-down dinner the capacity of ARCA is 100 – 120 people. For a stand-up canapé, buffet, or cocktail event we can accommodate up to 300 people.
The back bar can accommodate up to 150 people. We do not offer sit-down dinners in the bar, only standing events with bar snacks.
The rental fee of ARCA includes the back bar, so if you are hiring the restaurant, you will automatically have use of the bar space as well. It is not possible to rent ARCA without also renting the back bar, although the back bar can be rented exclusively from the restaurant.
The cuisine at Arca is a unique style of modern farm-to-table Mexican cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients. Our menu changes frequently according to the season and availability of produce.
Yes. If you require canapés in addition to our sit-down dinner menus, or canapés alone, please contact us for more information and a package can be made to suit your needs. In the back bar, our snacks are a little larger in size than regular canapés.
Yes, we can certainly cater any of our food packages to be suitable for vegetarians vegans, and pescatarians. If you have any dietary requirements at all please just let us know.
Because our menu is seasonal and changes frequently, it is not possible to do a tasting of the actual dishes you will have for your event until 4 weeks before your event date. Please ask us for more details if you wish to arrange a tasting for a confirmed event.
If your event is 50 people or less, we have enough covered space from the rain in our dining room and bar. If your event is larger than 50 – 60 and there is a strong chance of rain, we strongly suggest having your event planner work with us to organize tarps beforehand. We do have some small tarps, but if larger ones are required they will have to be rented.
Yes. You may arrange to bring your own decoration including your own serviettes and tableware if required. The only thing we do not allow is the use of confetti.
We currently only offer the space for events in the evening, from 6pm – 12am.
We can extend until 2am but extra fees will be charged. Please contact us for more information.
Our house sound-system is not suitable for use with a DJ, only if you are using an ipod. To have a DJ, it is necessary to hire an external sound system and the appropriate equipment.
You can reserve your event date with us up to 18 months in advance. First, please check with us to see if your desired date is available. Once you have chosen your food and beverage packages and confirmed all of the details, we will send you a contract to sign. At the time of signing, we ask for a 50% deposit to confirm the event.