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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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  • 224
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  • 151
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 24
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  • 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
After a long day at the beach ...

... 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Steve O
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Denver, Colorado, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fun spot off the beaten path. We had a tip from our snorkel guide to check this place out as a local favorite. He even joined us for some drinks after his shift! Great margaritas, delicious fish tacos, fresh caught fish and vibrant atmosphere in the open air! I loved this place. I saw a sign there that you could... More 

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freeport NY
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201 reviews 201 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My wife and another couple have been enjoying ourselves in Akumal for near a week now dining casual to many restaurants within easy distance from our Hotel Akumal Caribe. We are easy going well traveled New York tourists who have enjoyed Mexico and its people, atmosphere and cuisine a number of times. Tonight we ordered a filet fish. My buddy... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?