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Imelda's Ecocina

Akumal, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 33 restaurants in Akumal
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English first
Danbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at Imelda's many times, for lunch. Food is simple but very good and plenty to fill you. It is a pleasure to eat here, always friendly always good people to talk with. Truly a gem. Highly recommend Imeldas for a good "local" meal. Will be back soon and see what is new.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were a bit skeptical about trying any local restaurant because of stomach issues but we are so happy we made the decision to have lunch at Imelda's! Authentic food, large portions and good value. We would definitely go back.

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Akumal, Mexico
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Amidst the gentle bustle of touristy Akumal, tiny Imelda's tables and tiny kitchen nestles behind the Ecology center. My husband's favorite lunch spot, Imelda's always pleases with its Mayan "comfort food."

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Imelda's is a small, basic restaurant but big on quality and value. Breakfast and lunch both were delicious.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

We just had lunch here and really enjoyed it. It was simple and fresh. Chicken and fish perfectly cooked. Excellent service and reasonable prices.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We came across Imelda's as we went to the Akumal Dive Center. It's not well signposted from the road, so it's easy to miss. When we visited, the place was full - a very good sign. Food was simple and traditional, but well-prepared. Only downside was that they don't serve beer or wine, though you can bring these with you.... More

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Salida
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292 reviews 292 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We read the reviews and searched out this little places tucked away next to the diver shop. The comida was tasy enough, simply prepared. The restaurant was simple also... just as described. We were not fortunate enough to have the Mayan Buffet since it was not available. The employees were very nice. All in all we did not feel it... More

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southern oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Once again, Imelda's little restaurant was great. We ate here several times during our 2 week stay and were never disappointed. Imelda usually cooks the food right there, as she would at home. They squeeze the orange juice as you order it and don't charge anywhere near what most restaurants charge for packaged juice. All in all, a good way... More

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Seattle, Washington
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

This in the only restaurant in Akumal Beach that hasn't jacked up their prices sky high. And fortunately the food is also delicious!! The owner & staff are attentive & friendly. The open air seating under the palapa is so quaint & refreshing on a hot, sticky day. Once we found this place, we didn't eat anywhere else. There is... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

You MUST stop here !!! The food is very authentic and delish!! Imelda will come and greet you herself - she will prepare your meal exactly as you order ... fresh and hot !! The atmosphere is just what you want in Akumal and you can relax and enjoy the experience .. Do NOT miss this one

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