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La Cueva del Pescador

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Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
+52 984 875 9002
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Shawnee, Kansas
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We have eaten there twice this trip- one meal right after arriving in Akumal and once after a fishing trip booked with the restaurant we caught a King Mackerel and a Barracuda with Ali - an excellent fisherman from the restaurant. Both meals were excellent- no one can cook fish like the chef at La Cueva del Pescador. Fishing with... More 

Thank LaVerneM_13
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Cueva del pescador advertises "a you hook it, we cook it" policy on the menu. After a great day of fishing my girlfriend and I caught about an 8 pound barracuda and a 20 pound wahoo. As wahoo is a great tasting prize catch we decided to just have some wahoo at the restaurant and pick up a small filet... More 

3 Thank Gareth P
Terrebonne, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Went there on the recommandation of the taxi driver, it was excellent, service was good and it was cheap!

Thank Chantal L
Cuernavaca, Mexico
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I was out in Akumal early July with some friends. After a long day of Cenote swimming we decided to pop by. Ive been here before and was happy to recomended to my friends. The restaurant is lovely very pescador style. Our feet were on the sand, and this makes it so relaxing. The wodden table, the decor, we ordered... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was our favorite restaurant during our recent trip to Akumal. The food was very good, the prices very reasonable, and the service was excellent. The meals came with complimentary chips and salsa. The margaritas by the pitcher ($200 pesos) were very good and strong. The mixed ceviche (large portion for $200 pesos) was the best that we have ever... More 

1 Thank MIHorseman
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

They have the best Lime Soup here I have ever tried. I'm a foodie, I've had it a number of times and tried to make it myself as good as they do. Can't do it. Margaritas are also good (and strong). I've also had grouper, shrimp, and chicken fajitas (which are traditional, no sizzle plate). All good. Don't make eye... More 

1 Thank electra369
Snowshoe, West Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

La Cueva del Pescador...(The cave of the fisherman) A friend and I booked a fishing trip through the restaurant. it was an inexpensive half day trip to catch Mahi-Mahi, it was off season and we did manage to catch two very nice fish. We went back that evening and they had prepared our fish in three or four different ways... More 

1 Thank delbert
Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stopped by for lunch. The jug of Margaritas was more than enough to make us wobbly going out the door. Better suited for four than 2! Ceviche and grouper Wow!

Thank Ralf B
Starkville, Mississippi
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

My husband and I were recommended to eat here by our snorkeling guide at the Akumal Dive Shop. When we saw fish tacos on the menu there was no question what we both would order.Chips and salsa were quickly brought to the table and it was love at first bite. Seriously the best salsa I've ever eaten. Not too hot... More 

1 Thank arnoldadventures
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

This place was highly recommended for its lobster dinner and I am so glad I took the advice. I LOVE lobster and have had it many places all over the world and this was the best. A close second was at Le Tastevin in Grand Case, St. Martin. I agree with the other reviews about the Margaritas also although I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9002

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