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La Buena Vida Restaurant

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North Akumal Beach Road, Akumal, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: On the beautiful beachfront of Half Moon Bay in North Akumal is a...
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.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
romantic

perfect exotic bar and restaurant love the chair the food. like in a movie place beautilful each great food love love love it !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Victoriaville, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Victoriaville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

perfect exotic bar and restaurant love the chair the food. like in a movie place beautilful each great food love love love it !!!

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

ceviche was outstanding,great mayan margarita,and believe or not a good hamburger.on the beach with a beautiful view.highly recommend

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by our guide and we couldn't have been happier. Jose's Havana Rice and Dos Equis hit the spot.

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minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Very good food, good service and great view. It is a laid back place with a small pool . on a rocky beach. I liked it very much the kids love the hammocks and pool while we snack and sip a cool drink.

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Westminster, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is right on the beach. It is a hip place for all ages, children included. The kids can play on the beach or swing on the bar swings, or play on the hammocks (so can the adults). We ate here about 6 times and were always pleased with our dishes. The restaurant was quite busy, so a couple... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Our private taxi driver, Miguel Cetzal, (Playa Del Carmen taxis) took us to La Beuna Vida, after swimming with turtles and Stingrays at Akumal Beach. Climbing the stairs to a beautiful wooded bar with swings as seats provided much humour, and I am sure many an hour could be spent there!! We sat at a table on the little beach... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Coolest restraunt and bar. Right on the Caribbean Sea. Best lobster ever with great sides to accompany! Great bar tenders, wait staff, management and even entertainment. All outside on the beach. What more could anyone want. We ate here twice on our week vacation at a nearby all inclusive resort. Would have been more if we found it earlier in... More 

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this place a few times during our stay. They have a great happy hour and fun atmosphere to go with it! With swings at the bar, cool statues, and even tree houses...how can you have a bad time? The food was very good. I recommend the ribs, they are fabulous! This place was a great addition to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Visited this restaurant twice during our two week vacation! Fabulous food and amazing margaritas! Great service! Great value!

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I spent the day here after visiting Akumal beach & enjoyed ourselves a lot. It took about 10 minutes to walk here from the main section in Akumal. The setting was great, on the beach with some great views, especially at sunset. I thought the drink prices were quite good, especially at happy hour. The rose wine... More 

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Additional Information about La Buena Vida Restaurant

Address: North Akumal Beach Road, Akumal, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 875 9061
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Akumal Beach Road, Akumal, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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