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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lime soup” (41 reviews)
“empanadas” (57 reviews)
“tree house” (227 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 21 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome scenery, atmosphere and food! Ribs, tacos to die for. Great service. Literally feet from the ocean.

Thank Seth B
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We loved sitting on the shore, and eating- the food was great- I loved the shrimp wrapped in bacon- the service we had was great!!- my husband caught mahi on a fishing trip, and they cooked it up for us, which tasted great also

Thank kerri h
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Seriously, folks. How does it get any better than that? Wish I had tried the coconut shrimp. And next time we are going to try to sit in the treehouse. Hubster's calamari was awesome, and he like my mango ginger empanadas. Yes, they also have...More

Thank LindaN22
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a must go for us whenever we visit. Great open air dinning on the beach. Service can be slow sometimes but usually only during busy times. Food is always great and you can't beat the view!!

Thank Rlebb
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We loved this place. Went there twice on a four day trip. We wanted to eat here and then snorkel in the bay, but it was too windy and rainy to snorkel that day. We hung out for a little while on their beach in...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Went for a few margaritas and fish tacos. The service was great. The food was delicious. This place is reasonable and has great views. Go swimming, sit on a swing, or climb a tower. It definitely has alot going on. You wont be bored here....More

Thank Haydee P
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We visited La Buena Vida after a sailing trip. Arrived about 4pm and were able to get a table by the water. Great little spot to have a few drinks. The tamarind margaritas were different than anything I'd had before but absolutely delicious! We ordered...More

Thank Sherry N
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Great location and great meal.. It is an interesting spot. Loved the swings that served as bar stools. The service was good and the view spectacular. If we had a complaint, it was that the food was served too quickly after we ordered it. It...More

Thank MrJFY
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Went with a group of 10 people for dinner about 4pm on Wednesday, April 13th. my purse was hanging on my chair, never left alone. Soon after our food came i noticed my purse was on the floor under my chair. I quickly checked my...More

2  Thank bormond29
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This restaurant is a great place for hanging out and having some cocktails, as well as exploring the ocean. The beach is rocky, so you need water shoes, but it is definitely worth the effort. The prices on the food and drinks are very reasonable...More

Thank trvlgrl1995
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
we are staying in the Bahia Principe Akumal, how do we get there. is it far on cab or can we walk along the beach.
20 April 2017|
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
What night is Karoake?
26 February 2017|
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Response from Megan g | Reviewed this property |
Harold H
Will be down that way the first week in April and wondering if it easy to get a taxi back to resort from there Thanks
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
  • 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
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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.