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La Cueva del Pescador

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Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 227
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good seafood and margaritas

2nd time return and the food and drink was just as good as last year. Unfortunately the mahi mahi that they thought would be showing up got sold to someone else before the fisherman made it in, but the food was still outstanding. Thumbs WAY up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

2nd time return and the food and drink was just as good as last year. Unfortunately the mahi mahi that they thought would be showing up got sold to someone else before the fisherman made it in, but the food was still outstanding. Thumbs WAY up.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This place has been in business for years and continues to deliver! Most of the seating is outside, with plenty of shady palm trees. There is indoor seating if you prefer. Service is fast and friendly. I was seated and had placed my drink order within 5 minutes during a busy lunch hour.I asked for limes with my beer, and... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

... stop by La Cueva del Pescador, you won't be sorry. I have been going to Akumal for about 15 years and this restaurant is one of the many reasons. After a day in the water and sun, I love to grab a cold cervasa, some pico and ceviche and relax in the shade trees at this great spot. All... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We ate/visited here several times during our 8 days in the Akumal area. Make sure you get a chance to meet Carlos, the server. He's the best! The food is good, the atmosphere is great and its an all around good time. Love this place.

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Bowie, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The seafood was really good, and the restuarant is beautiful! The staff was helpful and the atmosphere was lovely! There was not 1 thing that we could complain about, everything was done with excellence.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ate lunch at La cueva del Pescador after diving in Akumal. The restaurant is simple and nice. The best is the food: delicious and at reasonable price.

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Okotoks, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Gotta love a place where you can have a great time, and share stories with local Akumalians! Glad we were there so often over our 10 day visit. Great ceviche and pico de gallo. Ask for the super friendly Carlos and have 2 jugs of margaritas! Dare ya!

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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is our third Akumal vacation and this place remains our favorite lunch restaurant. They have great food at reasonable prices. We really enjoy their gilled garlic shrimp. Service is quick and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We ate lunch at La Cuevo del Pescadaro on a rainy day in November. We started off with an appetizer and were amazed when it came -- a dinner plate of the absolutely freshest ceviche imaginable. Had we known how large the appetizer would be we would have split an entree, as my stuffed fish was perfectly prepared and absolutely... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I swear we ordered from the same menu 5 years ago, literally. That means they haven't raised their prices! The food is wonderful, especially the sea food, which accounts for their name. I love the pescado veracruzano, my wife loves the langostino. Don't ask for the Listo De Vino's. You have the choice of red or white. Even then, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?