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Imelda's Ecocina

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Akumal, Mexico
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Berkeley, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Imelda's was the best food we had in Akumal. Just the thing after a day snorkeling with the tortugas or lounging on the beach. Definitely recommend the lunch special.

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Thank Geoff_Picus
Wisconsin
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a fan of Imelda's for many years. On this year's trip, our first experience at Imelda's new location, we ordered lunches to go on two occasions and were dismayed that the service was so poor. The food was great, but the wait -- over an hour -- for five entres was very disappointing. When we finally got... More 

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Thank Mark B
Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Imeldas moved across the plaza. Check out the new Imeldas, which is nice and bright, you can now sit under an open air roof, and have a little more view. Rather than being under the shade trees, behind the Turtle Conservatory, and Dive Shop, she is now over near where Lucys used to be. Check it out, same great inexpensive... More 

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Tulum, Mexico
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Nothing makes me happier than an authentic Mexican breakfast! We enjoyed Imelda and her breakfast so much our first day in Akumal that we returned our second and last day. Something about the scrambled eggs, in that she gets the ham just slightly crunchy and then adds the cheese to the eggs. Wrap up that combo with some pureed black... More 

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1 Thank Tom H
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nice cheap food, a very hone like feel to the place. Alot better then most of the restaraunts on the beach.

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1 Thank Bling_r
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went to seim with the turtles today and did not pack a lunch. We hope there were beach cantinas. I walked back to the shopping area before the beach to look for a small local place. I found it! Imelda,'s La Cocina! Good price, p!entry of food and very tasty mole indeed! You',ll find LaCovina to the left as you... More 

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Thank Mo S
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Right behind the turtle museum and Akumal bay beach, the thatched roof room is not hard to miss, as it is on the way to the beach famous for sea turtles. They are moving the ecocina to the middle of akumal town soon, around the basetball court. We went to Imelda's several times in our stay in the town, and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We only went to Imelda's for breakfast, and it was very tasty. We had French Toast, Heuvos con Chorizo and Omelette con Jamon y queso. They were all very good. The entire place is very quaint and sweet. The server was kind and even brought a sample of juice to for us to try at no charge, because they were... More 

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sASKATCHEWAN
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

a very limited menu in a nice surrounding right by the beach. The food is home made and tasty-- just a bit expensive for what you get. I am more used to the prices in my home area of Mexico which are more reasonable for food of this type. The prices here must be tagged to the rise of the... More 

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Thank PASTRBUZZ
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

A guy from Michigan told us about this place and that it had the best French Toast. We decided to go and we all had French Toast. It was definitely the second best I have ever had - the first being my own, which is very awesome. It is just a simple place and you will see Imelda cooking in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akumal, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?