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La Buena Vida Restaurant

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££ - £££
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 9060
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Super cute place with nothing but smiles and hospitality. Food was great. Tables are in the sand and on the ocean. Allows you to be a part of the local cuisine and the menu has a variety of options. Food was great and view was fantastic!

Thank Bubblesprincess
Provo, Utah
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous view, lunch in swings, really good shrimp.... a really good place to visit if you've never been. One of a kind.

Thank Foodloverandtraveler
Schenectady, New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming here since 2008. The food is mostly Mexican but there is some typical American Fare: chicken fingers, ribs, hamburgers. The food is very good and reasonably priced. It has a fun atmosphere right on the bay. When in the area, we always make it a point to stop here and eat. In previous years, they have... More 

Thank JoyceM-NY
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food at La Buena Vida was very good to excellent and the service was great. All of the staff is very friendly. We went there several evenings and tried several dishes each time and began asking for Geraldine as she quickly became our favorite waitress. The atmosphere is perfect with a sand floor and great tree houses you can... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun Atmosphere Good Food and Drink. Look out posts and bar swings what else could you want. Ive been going to this place since 2000. And will keep coming back till the day I die ! Really !!

Thank Matthew H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing. Our guide steered us here after swimming with the sea turtles. Wish we had more time to relax and enjoy the pool, ocean, food and drinks. Another highlight was a real IPA from a local microbrewery. Will definitely return next time we are in the area.

Thank Good T
Libertyville, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I will run out of adjectives and adverbs: simply put, you must go here. We had amazing, reasonably priced food, creative drinks and a ton of fun at this jewel of the Riviera Maya. Go there during the day to enjoy the beach and drink beer in one of their tree houses ( no kidding! ). Come back at night... More 

Thank Mountains_to_Midwest
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was tasty and the view was unbelievable. The name, La Buena Vida, is fitting for this restaurant particularly because of the location. We got their guacamole and seafood platter. The guacamole, chipotle salsa, and chips were great, while the seafood platter were good (nor great). Seafood platter came with 3 differently cooked shrimp, grilled calamari, fish, and ceviche.... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location location location! Such a cool place! Bar with swings and a tree house. Right on the beach with just an amazing view and they have their own pool for you to enjoy also! Planning on returning to be spending a week in Akumal and will be enjoying this place on a daily basis!

Thank nursedeeco
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view and ambience. Food is very good. Cute tables way up in the trees. Has hammocks, a nice pool, and a relatively sandy and wave free lane way into the water for snorkelling.

Thank aeusher

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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, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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 9060
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?