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La Buena Vida Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Gluten Free Options
As featured in 3 Days in Akumal and 4 other guides
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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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Clinton, Ohio
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am afraid of heights but my wife talked me into going up in the crows nest. I am glad I did as we had a great view of the bay. We ate breakfast by the sea and went up to the crows nest after to drink a few beers. Also they have a great a Mango Margarita. We had... More 

Thank PlayamanOhio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We so looked forward to this meal because the setting of this restaurant is lovely. Beachside dining with swings by the bar, made us think this should be a fabulous choice. Three of us ordered the lobster which was tasteless and cold. It was accompanied by cold rice and cold grilled vegetables. The Cabernet wine I ordered with dinner came... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I shared a large lobster grilled with garlic and lime. It came with rice and grilled veggies. It was not cheap at about 75.00 (with 3 beers) but it was worth the treat! The view was spectacular overlooking half moon bay and the service was great.

Thank Bendcouple0811
San Mateo, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great "La Buena Vida shrimp" with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and seafood combo plate were great. Decent service. First floor surface is sand. If wearing nice shoes or heels go upstairs.

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there every day for a week. Shared seafood platter as appetizer for four. Awesome. Whole fish. Fantastic. Pitchers of local pale ale, the best!

Thank toso2014
Excelsior, Minnesota
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The four of us all ordered something different. We did share guacamole and chips and then had fish tacos, chile rellenos, Catch of the Day and fajitas. I would highly recommend anyone going to Akumal make sure that they have a breakfast lunch and dinner at this location! Grab a swing at the bar and sip a margarita! It's right... More 

Thank Lvdinvest
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is ok not great drinks are good.had coconut shrimp that was burnt bad another night food was not hot.the location can't be beat right on water

Thank redsox7447
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our group dined here several times and in aggregate managed to work our way through most of the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The food was all enjoyable and the setting is fun and friendly. At busy times, however, service can be grindingly slow.

Thank mr_dendrocacalia
ft worth texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Family went here several evenings to relax from the day- the swings, treehouse, table upstairs were very relaxing and enjoyable for the group!

Thank caligal18
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here on our second night in Akumal, and came back twice more. Very good food. Drinks were top notch.

Thank Meg T

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?