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“Excellent restaurant 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: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were there with family including two kids (3 and 9 years old). Restaurant is just in front of the beach so it is possible to go snorkling in betweenre meals. There are turtles, big fish and crabs. The restaurant decoration was traditional and very nice. There was a show while we were there. Personal was very kind and service minded. Food was excellent and prices were reasonable. We will definitely go back.

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Thank Paola M
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Perfect spot after snorkeling at the entrance of akumal. About 1 km inside akumal, it has a pool ,hammocks, swings and a tree house that can hold 4 adults with a bucket so you can bring drinks up. Of course the view is amazing, clear, pristine waters. Good food and ambiance.

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Thank Ofego40
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Nice restaurant and easy to get to on the North side of town. Nice wait staff but very slow. Ambiance is good especially tables outside by the water. There are swings at the bar that our kids sat in while eating and table tops in the trees- The food is terrible. It won't kill you, it's fresh but it's just expensive tasteless bar food. I had lobster, my hband had shrimp diabla. Kids had cheeseburger and chicken fingers, no rating on that as no one ate them which is normal for my kids. Also had rib, calamari and guacamole apps. All unimpressive. Save your money and hit the taco stand in Akumal central.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Nice place to have a meal hang out and go for some snorkeling. The fish is very fresh and you even have free wifi.. love the hammocks on the beach

Thank Kaety F
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We had our first evening's dinner at La Buena Vida and we were extremely pleased. The margaritas and mojitos were to die for! I had Pibil, pulled pork, which was fantastic with great patatas fritas. Others enjoyed fish tacos and other local dishes. Service was great and sitting right off the beach in the cool of the evening made the whole experience (thunderstorm out over the Caribbean). The next afternoon we lounged at the beach for five hours eating and drinking, with occasional dips in the sea. Excellent!

Thank Mike28a
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