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El Ultimo Maya

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Akumal Pueblo, Akumal 77780, Mexico
+52 984 127 6497
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: RESTAURANT BAR WITH TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the three minutes over the overpass!

Lovely little local restaurant! Amazing food and wonderful service! We had an amazing lunch of seafood, vegetables and rice. Delicious dishes unlike any we have found on the Yucatan before.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kevin W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely little local restaurant! Amazing food and wonderful service! We had an amazing lunch of seafood, vegetables and rice. Delicious dishes unlike any we have found on the Yucatan before.

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Basalt, Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four of us had dinner tonight. We have been coming to Akumal for 11 years (missing a year occasionally) and this was probably the best dinner we have EVER had here! The chef came in and talked to us personally - mind you this looks like a typical little hole in the wall type Mexican place. It definitely is not!... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small, clean space in the pueblo. Very friendly and helpful staff. Marvelous food. We were here for lunch, specials might be a bit expensive for lunch, but they sure were good. Must go while in Akumal. We'll be gpong back.

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Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and five kids ages 11-17 rented a house in Akumal for the third year in a row and decided to venture to the public side for dinner. We were so glad we did because El Ultimo easily became our new favourite. We ate here twice. Chef Alfredo was so nice and welcoming and the food was all very... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and i visited Akumal at the end of January 2016. We loved it there. Rented a house on the beach and visited Akumal, the Pueblo side, which is the west side of the hwy not the tourist side. Don't be afraid, it's a nice little town. BEST of all is the little restaurant we found there. The caretaker... More 

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3 Thank SueCQ55
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef made the experience so much fun. Get the Shrimp Fajitas! I ordered that dish, and the whole family said it was the best out of all of our's. While staying in Alkumal, my family & I came to El Ulitimo Maya twice.....we would have gone more if we were staying longer. Seriously, it was THAT good! The town of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be scared off by the ambiance, the food is spectacular! Everything is wonderful, ceviche amazing!, fajitas fantastic! Chef Alfredo, delightful. My partner Bruce and I live in Portland, OR and know good food - this is a place not to be missed!

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Gualaquil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Akumal 30 times and love it but this restaurant is Truly incredible. You have to go to the Puebla and experience the Magnificent food that chef Alfredo send out of his small immaculate kitchen! The dishes are extraordinary! Do not miss this amazing restaurant.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice family run place, fresh food, no frills. Had the fish filet with mustard sauce. Yum. Fish wasn't overcooked (like some of the more touristy places. yuck) and tasted great. A perfectly simple lunch.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in Akumal on our drive into Tulum and did not know what to expect but we stumbled upon this little restaurant. It turned out to be the best spot we ate at during our week long stay. When we drove back up for activities on the other side of the bridge, it was a must to stop back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akumal Pueblo, Akumal 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 127 6497

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 9
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

RESTAURANT BAR WITH TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD

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