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La Cueva del Pescador

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Mexican, Chowder, Soups
As featured in 3 Days in Akumal
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Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 57
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  • 24
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great fish restaurant.

The wait staff really hustled to take care of a large group of bilingual Americans and Mexicans with Spanish and English flying in all directions. We all ate fish which was cooked to perfection. The food arrived at the same time, a small feat for a table of 11. Prices were reasonable and even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Elana56
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The wait staff really hustled to take care of a large group of bilingual Americans and Mexicans with Spanish and English flying in all directions. We all ate fish which was cooked to perfection. The food arrived at the same time, a small feat for a table of 11. Prices were reasonable and even the picky child eaters were satisfied.

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Candiac, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Located in the small outside hotel zone, excellent food, ice drinks and relax atmosphere. Fresh food, excellent gallo pinto and salsa with local specialities. Second time at this location and always a surprise:)

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very good seafood served in a nice tropical location. Although located in a tourist area, the price/quality is very good.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Man, what a delicious lunch. We had finished snorkeling and walked over here both hungry and thirsty. Our server seated us where there was a nice breeze and brought us ice water straight away. We got the margarita...so nice to have a real margarita after drinking the syrup from our resort bars. We just had the chips and salsa and... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We just returned from a week in Akumal, and La Cueva del Pescador was our favorite meal of the trip. The fish was fresh and perfectly prepared, with just the right sear. The sides and drinks were good, and the price was moderate. We barely beat the lunchtime rush, and the place got packed with tour groups while we were... More 

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Midway, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were here in late July and many Mexicans were vacationing in Akumal. The restaurant was fun and lively Mariachi Band had large group singing along. Food was above average maybe not great. People who complain about slow service don't realize you are on Mexican (holiday) time relax and enjoy, this is typical in Mexico, we always plan on 1... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Cost is more than the quality. The ribeye I ordered as medium came Out well done. The accompaniment (salad stuff) was cabbage and mayonnaise. Not all that impressed. The margarita was nasty and small. I would likely try something else in the neighborhood before coming here again.

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Akumal, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The seafood was fresh with a good presentation. Everything was very tasty. They are not stingy with the alcohol in their drinks. My only complaint was the service was a bit slow. In all fairness to them it was later in the evening and this is the middle of the slow season here in Akumal.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Loved the food. The ceviche is SUPER !!!!!! Don´t go there and don´t try it. Fair price, good location, great food and very nice people. What els do we need ??

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Duluth, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The staff is super cool, great food, and the beer is cold as it should be. They also organize fishing trips and cook your catch free of charge.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Chowder, Soups

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?