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La Buena Vida Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Gluten Free Options
As featured in 3 Days in Akumal and 4 other guides
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Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great lunch on the beach at this charming restaurant. Prices are very reasonable. I would recommend the fish tacos. It is located right on the beach and covered with many palapas. If you are looking for very casual dining, right on the beach, this is the place.

Thank Gary R
Wheaton Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last week we ate multiple times at this cute beachfront restaurant. Every dinner and breakfast was delicious. We loved the ceviche, grilled seafood platter, soups and tacos. Service was excellent and a very nice place to relax for a leisurely dinner after a day at the beach. An easy walk from Akumal Bay. Loved everyone of our delicious seafood meals!... More 

Thank travel4fun82
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went back a few times during my stay in Akumal. Good food and nice stuff. Service can be a bit slow in very busy hours.

Thank N B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to grab a bite after a long flight and waiting to check in to your hotel. Great food and great service. Loved the atmosphere.

Thank Elizabeth V
Powell River, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This wonderful place is a perfect for hanging out with friends. It is right on the beach, accessible to the reef for snorkelling. The food is great - the Mayan fish dish is well worth a try. Natural coconut drink, straight out of the coconut, hammocks to relax it - can it get much better? Glad we had good friends... More 

Thank STAN49_12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a really really nice place. The ambiance is so good that it makes you stay there for a long time just to enjoy the sound of the waves and the fresh air. It is a little bit dark so its really hard to read the menu or even see what you are eating, guess during day it must... More 

Thank Alejandra C
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always nice people, good food and drinks and a view that rivals none, it has been a stopping place for almost twenty years of Riviera Mayan visits... The menu has a excellent array of offerings and the waitstaff is outstanding...

Thank Ed G
Sheridan, Wyoming
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After returning home from our trip to Akumal, this restaurant is one of the things our nine year-old son tells EVERYONE about. Add it to your list of must-dos for your trip!

Thank wendydev0n
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delicious food! Freshest ingredients! Delicious juices! Vegan friendly. Will go back again and again!

Thank TheSPAonKing
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If closer would have eaten there every day.fresh beer on tap.lots of options,all good.on the water.we were here 20 years ago,12 years ago and it was my favorite all 3 times.thats amazing.

Thank locktender_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9061
On the beautiful beachfront of Half Moon Bay in North Akumal is a one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar: La Buena Vida - The Good Life.

La Buena Vida always has a festive atmosphere with great music, cold beer, scenic ocean views, and good fresh food. Meals are served on the beach under shady palapas with a casual atmosphere and an appetizing menu, ranging from fresh ceviche to tasty hamburgers.

La Buena Vida is a popular restaurant venue for weddings. The rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception can all be planned by the team at Akumal Weddings. Reservations Not Required!
Reservations are accepted for groups of ten or more.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?