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“Must go in Akumal”

La Buena Vida Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 38 Restaurants in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
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Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Needham, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Must go in Akumal”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

La Buena Vida is a great place to have lunch or relax with a few drinks. It is located right on the beach on Half Moon Bay. The view of the beach and ocean is great. It is a fun casual eclectic bar. The food is very good. I had the Botanero dish which is a tradition Mexican dish and it was delicious. The cocktails are fun and a plenty. If you are in the area this is a must stop!

  • Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“One of the best in Akumal”
Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

La Buena Vida is currently my favorite Akumal restaurant. Their happy hour is excellent, they have so many drinks to pick from and they are all around $30 MXP. The food is really good and not too expensive, not necessarily the most authentic place but very good for sure. Just make sure to pay in MXP they'll get you on the conversion. We converted in the US for about 13 and they tried to convert at 11 the second time we went and paid with USD. Otherwise everything was great!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Dia de Los Muertos”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

i have been to this restaurant/bar 4 times now. Always loved it, but the "Day of the Dead" party on November 2nd was a complete hoot! The entire staff embraces the day, patrons dress in amazing costumes, and even after a long day flying down from Boston, we found ourselves still dancing well after midnight! This is a must stop in Akumal, well worth the extra effort to find it :)

Visited November 2013
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London, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Slow and Underwhelming”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Great atmosphere, however it took over an hour for my meal to arrive. The food is fairly plain, and in our case, cold.

Visited February 2013
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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fun place on beach”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

This is a causual fun bar on the beach in Half Moon Bay. It has a great location, view and ambience. The food and drinks are reasonable but nothing too special. I liked the Lime Soup I had one night and my husband enjoyed the fish.

  • Visited November 2013
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