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La Buena Vida Restaurant

Akumal Beach Road, Akumal, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
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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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Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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Reston, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant! Happy Hour prices terrific - 15 pesos for beer and 30 pesos for margaritas. Located right on the beach, great service and delicious, well priced food. Went there twice on this trip as we love the beach ar Akumal!

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I stumbled upon this place from a road trip heading south of Cancun. From the outside it looks interesting but take a seat in a swing at the bar overlooking the ocean or step just outside and climb up into the tree house tables. Once up there you can drop a bucket on a rope for more cold beers. Just... More

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Kent
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit(s) to La Buena Vida and would not hesitate to return. On both visits we ended up with ideal seating right by the wall/steps that lead down to the see. Given the setting and the overall "idyll" of the place I didnt think the prices were too over the top. Portions were a good size and felt... More

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We ate at La Buena Vida after a day-long trip to Akumal, and we were grateful for a nearby spot to eat. The location, on the beach, is very attractive. The food and service were less than stellar, however. Not the worst meal I've ever had, but for the $$, definitely not a good value. Bland renderings of what could... More

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped here as part of our snorkeling excursion. It is a really cool place right on the water with swings for bar stools and a treehouse. The food was very good, but there were literally hundreds of bees. It was fine but the instant people finished eating, the bees converged on us and a couple of people were stung.... More

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Minesing, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

incredible place, excellent food, the pulpo a la diabla was woow.... thanks guys the happy our is great

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The best kids' restaurant ever. They had tree houses and a pool, as well as hammocks and squishy cushions to loll on. The service was great and the food delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Perfect view. Perfect size. Perfect atmosphere. Everyone from my grandparents to my 10 yr old cousins loved this place. Swings at the bar and the tree top tables make this restaurant so unique. The food is good, but not the best.

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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We loved the location of this restaurant....food was good,service was attentive and the location was stunning, overlooking Half Moon Bay. You can actually sit in a swing at the bar. We vowed to come earlier to enjoy the view next time, since the horizon became pitch black after dark. Great ambiance and good food.

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