There are 16 tablespoons in 2/3 cup. Here's the conversion process:

Cups to tablespoons conversion factor: There are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup.

Convert 2/3 cup to tablespoons: Since there are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup, we can multiply that factor by the fraction (2/3) representing the cup amount:
2/3 cup * (16 tablespoons / 1 cup) = 16 tablespoons / 3 (because multiplying by a fraction is the same as dividing by the denominator)

Simplify the answer:
16 tablespoons / 3 = 5.33 tablespoons (rounded to two decimal places)
However, tablespoons are typically used for whole number measurements when following recipes. Therefore, in this case, it's more practical to round the answer up to 16 tablespoons.
So, 16 tablespoons is the recommended equivalent for 2/3 cup.