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La Cueva del Pescador

Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 32 Restaurants in Akumal
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

after spending a beautiful day in akumal watching the turtles, this is the perfect ending, having the langoustines and other seafood, accompanied with a Margarita pitcher .

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Burien, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have been going to La Cueva del Pescador for years, and a few of the visits have been less than spectacular due to iffy service. On our most recent trip, however, we ate at La Cueva two times and it was wonderful in every way. The Margaritas are still the strongest I've ever had in Mexico...be warned. :). Appetizers... More

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St. Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Restaurant was clean with a nice atmosphere, but we weren't overly impressed with the food. Three in our party ordered the chicken fajitas, which were ok, not great. One ordered the shrimp salad, that was actually pretty good. One ordered the chicken fingers that were dry and tasteless. Lastly, I ordered the seafood stuffed fish filet that was downright awful... More

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Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was pretty good, service was good and a lot of fun. Had the grouper and it was outstanding. A bit pricey, but then you have to consider where you are. It gets crowded at supper time, so get there a little early.

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Montreal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Been here many many time, everything I've eaten has been delicious and served with a smile. The chicken club with apple slaw is a lunchtime staple, as is the sopa de limon. Fresh fish is to die for. Highly recommend!

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Akumal, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Sand floors, wood tables and cold beer. Great place for the fisherman to drop off your catch and have them prepare for you. Grilled, ceviche, fried, however you want it. Personal favorite is the baby lobster.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have eaten there twice this trip- one meal right after arriving in Akumal and once after a fishing trip booked with the restaurant we caught a King Mackerel and a Barracuda with Ali - an excellent fisherman from the restaurant. Both meals were excellent- no one can cook fish like the chef at La Cueva del Pescador. Fishing with... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Cueva del pescador advertises "a you hook it, we cook it" policy on the menu. After a great day of fishing my girlfriend and I caught about an 8 pound barracuda and a 20 pound wahoo. As wahoo is a great tasting prize catch we decided to just have some wahoo at the restaurant and pick up a small filet... More

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Terrebonne, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went there on the recommandation of the taxi driver, it was excellent, service was good and it was cheap!

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was out in Akumal early July with some friends. After a long day of Cenote swimming we decided to pop by. Ive been here before and was happy to recomended to my friends. The restaurant is lovely very pescador style. Our feet were on the sand, and this makes it so relaxing. The wodden table, the decor, we ordered... More

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