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Imelda's Ecocina

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Akumal, Mexico
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Basalt, Colorado
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jan 30 - Large poblano pepper stuffed with shredded chicken and covered in mole...they just called it a chicken relleno and didn't mention the best part - the mole! No cheese, awesome flavor. I think everything comes with rice and beas as a side - not huge amount of beans but great flavor but the star here is the flavor... More 

Thank Colotraveler23
Mora, Minnesota
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here, We were a group of 6 and everyone was pleased with their meal. Low key and humble place. Good breakfast juice shakes

Thank kimbee2016
Berkeley, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Imelda's was the best food we had in Akumal. Just the thing after a day snorkeling with the tortugas or lounging on the beach. Definitely recommend the lunch special.

Thank Geoff_Picus
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been a fan of Imelda's for many years. On this year's trip, our first experience at Imelda's new location, we ordered lunches to go on two occasions and were dismayed that the service was so poor. The food was great, but the wait -- over an hour -- for five entres was very disappointing. When we finally got... More 

Thank Mark B
Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Imeldas moved across the plaza. Check out the new Imeldas, which is nice and bright, you can now sit under an open air roof, and have a little more view. Rather than being under the shade trees, behind the Turtle Conservatory, and Dive Shop, she is now over near where Lucys used to be. Check it out, same great inexpensive... More 

1 Thank Greg R
Tulum, Mexico
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Nothing makes me happier than an authentic Mexican breakfast! We enjoyed Imelda and her breakfast so much our first day in Akumal that we returned our second and last day. Something about the scrambled eggs, in that she gets the ham just slightly crunchy and then adds the cheese to the eggs. Wrap up that combo with some pureed black... More 

1 Thank Tom H
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Nice cheap food, a very hone like feel to the place. Alot better then most of the restaraunts on the beach.

1 Thank Bling_r
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went to seim with the turtles today and did not pack a lunch. We hope there were beach cantinas. I walked back to the shopping area before the beach to look for a small local place. I found it! Imelda,'s La Cocina! Good price, p!entry of food and very tasty mole indeed! You',ll find LaCovina to the left as you... More 

Thank Mo S
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Right behind the turtle museum and Akumal bay beach, the thatched roof room is not hard to miss, as it is on the way to the beach famous for sea turtles. They are moving the ecocina to the middle of akumal town soon, around the basetball court. We went to Imelda's several times in our stay in the town, and... More 

1 Thank sabbiep
Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We only went to Imelda's for breakfast, and it was very tasty. We had French Toast, Heuvos con Chorizo and Omelette con Jamon y queso. They were all very good. The entire place is very quaint and sweet. The server was kind and even brought a sample of juice to for us to try at no charge, because they were... More 

Thank Scott M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akumal, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?