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La Buena Vida Restaurant

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Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing atmosphere. Great food. Good prices. Sometimes it takes a little longer to get your food but the staff is friendly and are always running. We are here almost every day for 9 days.

Thank Megan g
Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In two weeks we have been there breakfast twice, lunch once and dinner four times, we will be back during the next 2 weeks. LBV omelette great, LBV shrimp and the Jose Havana Rice the best of, the best. Tried and liked the shrimp fritters, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, and the ceviche. Menu covers vegitarians, meat and fish lovers. Good... More 

Thank igolfman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The good life! We've been here for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late evening cocktails, and it just doesn't get any better than this! With an " are you kidding me view" amazing service & delightful food...We love, love, love La Buena Vida!

Thank Scott I
Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views while sipping cold beers & margaritas. Wife loves the Coconut Shrimp! Chicken fajitas , French fries & Mayan fish fillet plate are all good. Enjoy Wednesday nite Local Karaoke nite! Watch ur step at tables close to the stairs down to the beach. It's Mexico so no warnings or protective rails ! Enjoy the moment but be safe....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love La Buena Vida and try to get there at least once per visit to Mexico. However, the secret is definitely out about this gem, as this time it was packed, even at 3 in the afternoon on a Wednesday. That being said, we still had great food (coconut shrimp!) and great drinks. Well worth the stop when in... More 

Thank flip_wilson
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been lucky enough to have visited Mexico twice (going again this August!) and have always made time to visit La Buena Vida. This restaurant not only does amazing food at great prices (nachos and chicken tenders are a must) but the atmosphere is unbeatable. Tree houses, swings, big bean bags on the beach and the Caribbean breeze, I... More 

Thank Daisabelle
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate there with a party of twelve. We found the drinks to be very watered down and the food just so/so

Thank suziSacramento
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in PDC, but went to Akumal for the day- wish I had stayed there the whole time. This restaurant could have been a day long destination in itself. Has a treehouse table (way high!), chairs on beach, hammocks, great food, drinks and service.... the swing seats at the bar are awesome as well...

Thank TEMAustin
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really cool place right on the beach. Lots of really good food to choose from, loved the tacos! Great cocktails too. The service was a bit slow but that's fine when you can relax and enjoy the view. There are hammocks and tree house like things to sit on and a pool which a lot of children were enjoying! I'll... More 

Thank Vixbabs
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was great, but even better were the tables in the sand overlooking the beach. The venue itself is as good as any I have ever been to. The bar unique and welcoming and the staff were good too. Highly recommended.

Thank Steve J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
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.

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