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El Ultimo Maya

Akumal Pueblo, Akumal 77780, Mexico
984 877 7869
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Ranked #16 of 32 Restaurants in Akumal
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place may not look like much, but if it's real Mexican food you're interested in, rather than the made-for-Gringo stuff that you can get at the "upscale" restaurants here, then you're in for a treat. My husband had the pescado al limon, while I had the pescado al cilantro, and they were both terrific. The fish was tender, moist,... More

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Ladysmith, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went there and it was a wonderful surprise to find such a gem. It is not a big "tourist" place, it is a restaurant with real mexican food. The owner was absolutely delightful and the whole experience was a pleasure. We are foodies and very demanding and the food in this place was superb. I absolutely recommend this place.

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Baltimore
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We sat at El Ultimo Maya and had a wonderful conversation with the chef/owner (in Spanish, although his English was very good). Four of us, unimaginatively, had the pescado with mojo ajo. All four gushed over the rich garlicky sauce and perfectly cooked fish. Tacos and shrimp dishes were equally raved over. Dinner for eight, with beers and sodas, came... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Off the beaten trail in the pueblo of Akumal (on the top of the hill on the other side of the highway from the beach). Decent food, and remarkable good service, given that we arrived with 3 other families and got our food in a reasonable amount of time. Good fish tacos, although they lacked salsa, or much other garnish,... More

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Bend, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Good little spot to stop for a quick taco, etc. My wife ordered the shrimp tacos con pasilla chiles. Very good but not a great price for the quantity of food that arrived. The menu makes everything look inexpensive until it arrives and you see what you actually get. So, if you want some reasonably priced food at a good... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We recently ate here after reading fabulous reviews on Facebook. Everything we ate, from cheese quesadillas to steak tacos and seafood was excellent. It is a local restaurant just minutes from Akumal Beach. Parking in front was easy and the service was great.

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Terrebonne, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

On a recent trip to Akumal, we visited El Ultimo Maya in the Pueblo twice, and had some of our best meals there. We found the staff friendly, the settling genuine and the food very good. The Lime Soup became my basis for comparison for soups throughout the Yucatan on the rest of our trip, including recommended restaurants in Izamal... More

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Kotzebue, Alaska, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

In 2010 the visit here made my trip to Mexico. If we weren't at La Buena Vida we were here for Real Mexican/Yucataeo/Mayan food. TVs were on the wall with the soccer/football game on, and while the clientele were primarily male, there was a safe, family atmosphere. This visit made me wonder if I had wandered into the wrong place!... More

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Gibsonia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Had a late lunch at El Ultimo Maya in Akumal Pueblo on 5 Dec. We were the only ones there. Gabriel (the owner) seemed glad to see us. The fish was good, and the shrimp tacos & margaritas were outstanding...both the best we have ever had. Next time I will be ordering the grilled shrimp. Don't expect anything fancy or... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Leave the beach, go across the bridge over the highway and into Akumal Pueblo. At the top of the hill, look to your right and stop at the sign that says "El Ultimo Maya". Such a wonderful experience! I had Tikinxik Fish (amazing fish filet, onions and spices cooked in a banana leaf) and the Mr had beef (res) tacos.... More

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