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Review of La Buena Vida

La Buena Vida
Ranked #4 of 39 Restaurants in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 12 or more. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars. Have an event coming up? We specialize in weddings, Welcome Parties, and receptions!
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Absolutely loved this place! The staff was friendly, the ambiance was amazing, and was jut an overall fun place to go. We loved the swings at the bar under the palapa roof. It is right on the beach with a great view as well. Can't wait to go back again!

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Thank Josh H
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Right on the beach, relaxing spot with wood tables in the middle of the trees. We had the ceviche, tacos de cochinita pibil and the shrimp entrée. All very good, but the ceviche was just unbelievable. The service was adequate, although not very expedite, as per usual in the Yucatán. Quite cheap for what we got, and the whole experience.

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Thank Francisca F
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This restaurant was the ultimate beach hotspot- swings at the bar, tree houses that overlook the beach, Mayan and Mariachi performers and of course delicious food and beachy cocktails. A must go for your Akumal/Tulum vacation!

Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Outstanding. What a view! The Staff! The View! Chips and salsa! Mojitos! The view! WE loved it. Drinking mojitos and relaxing in the hammocks was one of the most enjoyable experiences of our vacation. I really wish we would of known of this place and set a few more hours away to kick back and live the "Buena Vida".
$4.70 Mojitos and that wasn't happy hour.

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Thank toodrastic4
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

I have been at La Buena Vida three times in the last three days, first for dinner on a Friday night when I felt in love with the place. The tables in the edge are almost on the beach and are the perfect setting for a nice dinner, the closest place to heaven where you can bury your feet in the sand, and relax like in heaven while dining. Sea food is so fresh!

Thank Mike G
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