THE SPACE

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, while our back area is suitable for wedding ceremonies and other small gatherings.

We provide linens, tabletop votive candles, as well as silverware and stemware. Guests and planners are welcome to provide their own additional lights or decorations as well.

MINIMUM SPEND

Our minimums for private events vary by day of the week. 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.

LOCATION

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.

PARKING

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.

1.ARCA PRIX FIXE
(guest chooses one option per course)

FIRST COURSE
Raw Chayote, Cucumber, Jicama, Quinoa, Sesame Vinagrette
or
Prawn Crudo, Orange, Citrus Yogurt, Charred Habanero, Crustacean Oil

SECOND COURSE
Wood Fired Octopus, Crema Negra, Xcatic Chile
or
Grilled Asparagus, Local Chile Hollandaise, Black Quinoa

THIRD COURSE
Seared Grouper, Soft Garlic, Yucatecan Fish Bone Sauce or Cornish Hen, Local Squash, Ginger, Honey, Barbecued Greens
or
Oyster Mushroom, Cured Nopal, Smoked Salsa Verde, Epazote

DESSERT
Chocolate Pot de Crème, Almond Crumble, Cacao Brittle, Toasted Meringue
or
Lima Souffle Cake, Local Vanilla, Hibiscus

$85 per person

DINING OPTIONS

2. ARCA FAMILY STYLE OPTION
(all items shared
for the table) 

FIRST COURSE
Raw Chayote, Cucumber, Jicama, Quinoa,
Cilantro Sesame Vinagrette &
Grilled Octopus,
Crema Negra, Xcactic Chile

SECOND COURSE
Wood Roasted Whole Fish,
Salad of Raw Chiles Herbs and Lime & Cornish Hen,
Local Squash, Ginger,
Mayan Honey,
Barbecued Greens

DESSERT
Chocolate Pot De Crème,
Almond Crumble,
Cacao Brittle,
Toasted Meringue &
Rotating Selection of
Seasonal Local Fruits

$65 per person

SELECT BEVERAGE PACKAGE OPTION 1

SPIRITS
Whiskey: Jameson
Bourbon: Bulleit
Vodka: Stolichnaya
Gin: Beefeater
Rum: Havana Club 3
Tequila: Siete Leguas
Mezcal: Recuerdo de Oaxaca

BEER
Victoria & Negro Modelo

WINE
White 2 rotating by the glass selections Red 2 rotating by the glass selections

PRICING
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
$28/person for the 1st hour
$14/person for each following hour

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
$30/person for the 1st hour
$16/person for each following hour

BEVERAGE OPTIONS

TOP SHELF BEVERAGE PACKAGE OPTION 2

SPIRITS
Whiskey: Glenfidditch (or rotating selection)
Bourbon: Woodford Reserve
Vodka: Ketel One
Gin: Hendricks
Rum: Diplomatico Anejo
Tequila: Don Julio Reposado
Mezcal: Montelobos

BEER
Victoria, Negro Modelo, Negro Modelo Especial, Montejo

WINE
White 3 rotating by the glass selections
Red 3 rotating by the glass selections
Rose 1 rotating by the glass selection

PRICING
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
$30/person for the 1st hour
$16/person for each following hour

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
$32/person for the 1st hour
$18/person for each following hour

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.

FAQ

For a sit-down dinner our capacity is 100 – 120 people. For a stand-up canapé event or cocktail party we can accommodate up to 300 people.

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.

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 2 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. We have a beautiful area behind the dining room and kitchen surrounded by jungle that is perfect for wedding ceremonies. Please ask us for photos of the space if you are interested in a ceremony.

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.

In some cases we can extend until 2am but a permit is required and 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 for background music. If you do require a DJ, we have a larger sound-system that is available for rent, as well as CDJs, a mixer and turntables.

There is an area in our dining room that is suitable for dancing. The area is gravel but it is very easy and comfortable to dance on. We don’t recommend hiring a dance floor as it isn’t necessary but if you would like to, you are most welcome.

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.