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La Buena Vida Restaurant

Akumal Beach Road, Akumal, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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. And, we’re rated a Top 3 restaurant in Akumal on TripAdvisor!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.Just outside are two ‘miradors,’ or crow’s nests. These lookouts perch on the beach and have great panoramic views of the bay and sunsets. (Climb at your own risk!) All sorts of interesting details like the miradors can be found throughout our La Buena Vida hangout.We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars.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 recommended only for holidays and groups of ten or more.
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Troutman, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had a blast here and were very grateful to the couple from San Francisco that recommend this place. We had lobster and shrimp both grilled with butter and garlic and it was so great, we went back a second time before leaving MX. The bar or tables were great. Louis at the bar never missed a beat. They also... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This bar has an amazing location. Right on the beach. It also has different types of seating options. There are loungers on the beach, bean bags, tree top seating, glass seating and on the cliff. Only downside were the flies. There were millions around. The entrance has a swarm of wasps too when we visited as they seemed to put... More

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Glasgow
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This place is a hidden gem. If you are in the surrounding area....go! Fantastic bar, with swings, looks right onto the water. The drinks and cocktails are of good quality and very reasonably priced. The food was fantastic! Huge quantities and we couldn't finish our starter let alone our mains! We loved it!! Ps. Cash only - no plastic

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

sand is the floor of this wonderful restaurant. I had the fish wrapped in a banana leaf with Mayan spices. it was fantastic. great atmosphere and service

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Good atmosphere and away from crowd. Parking is easy. Prices reasonable. View is very pleasant and relaxing.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was just a stumble from our condo so we came here for drinks and guacamole quite often. Even watched the 2014 super bowl here!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant (set back from MX380 in Akumal village) three times now - and have thoroughly enjoyed the meal, the view and the prices every time. There a lots of vegetarian choices. The food is very reasonably priced and the meals hearty compared to other dining options in Cancun or Playa. If you can make it... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place to go and have happy hour!! Atmosphere and the views were spectacular. Going back next year and spend more time. The drinks were very good and not expensive.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After snorkelling around Akumal Bay to see beautiful turtles , me and my four guests built uo an appetite, and we asked a local where to go, we were directed to LA BUENA VIDA just a short distance from the beach. We were so hungry and first thing we ordered was guacamole and chips and a round of beers! We... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Took a golf cart ride down to this wonderful fun restaurant! Had drinks on a swing, ate Octopus, had delicious Shrimp tacos and the kids took a siesta in a hammock! Great friends, great food, wonderful drinks, toes in the sand, with a beautiful view of the blue blue waters of the bay! Cant get any better then this place!!!

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