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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 3 days ago

What a great beach bar to relax after snorkeling. Good food, good fresh juices and excellent desert. Quite and with very nice natural shades overlooking the small beach. Great place for kids as well.

Thank hocunecu
Reviewed 3 days ago

So if you're looking for average-at-best food served on a table that has tiny ants all over it, while struggling to hear your guests due to the incredibly annoying, 3-chord playing, American "guitarist/singer" playing bad Rolling Stones and yelling out dated 90s radio hits at...More

Thank UpgradeMeNow
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved La Buena Vida. It was an amazing place to start and end the day. The children were entertained watching the bay, iguanas, and climbing up the tree houses, while mom enjoyed the view and coffee or an occasional adult beverage. The food...More

Thank Maricarmen G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed on Half Moon Bay for week this summer, in a wonderful house and ate at La Buena Vida twice. Most importantly, they are right on the beach,in the sand with great views! On our first visit there was 13 of us,there are plenty...More

Thank letmepack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bring your snorkel, mask, and towel for after your lunch! The atmosphere is what really makes this place--grilled chicken tacos were ok, drinks were ok, but the area just north of the bar was PERFECT! We grabbed some hammocks and chairs around 2pm and stayed...More

Thank SarahAndBray77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you enter this restaurant, prepare to stay for a few hours. There is a large variety of seating, much of it right on the water. There are hammocks and sun beds and even a small pool. The waitstaff was incredibly helpful and the food...More

1  Thank Agamashs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Playa del Carmen and were visiting Akumal (swimming with turtles). This restaurant was recommended by our hotel staff and we are so glad we visited it. The ocean view is amazing, the food is good. It has private beach at a Half...More

Thank SanFran111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place day and night, you gotta go here its great to while away a few hors a day with your fav cocktail, and in nthe evening great food you really must go and try for yourselfs, don't blame me if you miss out,,,,,

Thank RobJan88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant several times while staying in half moon bay. Nice, fun atmosphere and good food, with authentic food to hamburgers for the young or less discerning, at reasonable prices. Casual, relaxed atmosphere right on the beach.

Thank SoCalCoug2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was the high light of our day trip. Food was wonderful. I highly recommend the seafood platter. Fish was out of this world. The view while eating was awesome.

Thank Myra R
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20 April 2017|
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Response from Lesley M | Reviewed this property |
It is within walking distance from Akumal Beach and is halfway between the beach and Yal Ku lagoon. If you aren't on Akumal beach you can get a taxi
26 February 2017|
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22 February 2017|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
No problem. You can ask the staff and a cab will be called
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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
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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 ten or more. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars.
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