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La Buena Vida Restaurant

Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“empanadas” (57 reviews)
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“lamb soup” (42 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate at this restaurant at least twice a day. The food is amazing. Happy hour is from 5-6pm and I highly recommend the Pink Panther. There are tables right along the beach where you can watch the kids play. There are also hammocks or...More

Thank denacarver2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was incredible. We had it recommended to us, and it did not disappoint. The decor is most original. There are swings at the bar, a treehouse in the palm tree, and beanbags on the beach. The menu was delicious, and I would really...More

Thank Kaya W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at the Del Sol next door( same owners) and enjoyed several meals at the lbv. The ambiance is totally informal as the sand is the floor. Lovely ocean breezes and hardworking friendly staff.Beautiful view over Half Moon Bay . If you like your...More

Thank Arcosdad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not a place that I would say has amazing food but go anyways because the restaurant and staff are incredible. The restaurant is not “in town” it is on half moon bay a short drive down a residential street so to take the Collectivo you...More

1  Thank 10kcoloradorunner
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There were 12 of us and we all voted to eat here 3 times during our week long visit to the area. Each meal was great and the service was friendly and efficient

Thank devonwayne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, good food, and great cocktails. The staff is very attentive and helpful. Geraldine (one of the managers) is great. We always visit this place when coming to Akumal.

Thank pauldoro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and cozy beach vibe. You can drink a beer on a hammock, dine at a table in the treehouse, or pick a more traditional table overlooking the beach. Great carne Asada and a salad to die for!

Thank mplssarah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super cool restaurant/bar on a gorgeous beach. Very casual (shoes are NOT required) and relaxed. Sit at a table, in a swing, a hammock, or a tree house. Good steak tacos and pork tacos and tasty grilled fish. Haven't tried the ribs or burgers. Beware...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, good prices, fresh sea food. View is beautiful and you can take time swimming in crystal water or snorkeling to watch marine life and sea turtles

Thank AlejandraR06-30-2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while on vacation in akumal. We were here 4 years ago for our honeymoon and it was exactly as we remember it. Delicious food. Awesome service in a picture perfect atmosphere. Doesn't get any better than that.

Thank Christy G
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28 September 2017|
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Response from TravelByDotty | Reviewed this property |
Hop on a colectivo for a few pesos and go there! You will enjoy Akumal. Go in the ocean at Akumal Bay and swim with the turtles. Shop in the cute little shops. You definitely will have fun!
Kaya W
22 August 2017|
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Response from PaulStreiff | Reviewed this property |
Yes we paid by credit card
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22 August 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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 9061
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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.
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