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La Cueva del Pescador

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Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 150
    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
Did NOT Serve Grouper as Stated on the Menu.

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
popsrocks99
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freeport NY
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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freeport NY
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200 reviews 200 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Washington, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We find this to be a fun spot with both locals and tourists enjoying the atmosphere. The fish is consistently fresh and cooked to perfection.. Prices are very reasonable and service is terrific.

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Denver, Colorado
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I was staying in Akumal Sur and went to Akumal playa for dinner with my husband, sister and her fiancé. 3 of us got the fish with garlic sauce shrimp dinner. We were all pleased with our choices. There are a few sides with this meal. the staff was very friendly. I would recommend this for anyone in Akumal. the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had dinner here with family including a 10 month old baby. Waiters friendly and attentive. Mixed ceviche and grilled squid were excellent. Very good value considering beach location and yummy pitcher of margaritas. Enjoyed guacamole and chips also.

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Regina
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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We took our catch from a fishing trip and had it cooked at the Cueva. The price was great, and they did an amazing job cooking our fish. The margueritas are deadly...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We really enjoyed our meals at La Cueva del Pescador. The inexpensive margaritas were delicious, and so strong. My husband got the grilled whole fish, which was cooked to perfection. I got grouper, fried the first evening, grilled with garlic and butter the second evening. Both were good, but I liked the grilled grouper better. The atmosphere was fun. The... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Service was wonderful as well as the pitcher of margaritas. I had the grilled shrimp and it was very good. It had a fun atmosphere.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere with a strolling Mariachi band. Had the grilled garlic grouper and it was to die for. The only thing keeping me from going to five stars was the margarita was a little week and had to be fortified with another shot of Tequila.

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connecticut
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13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a low key lively place for sea food. We had excellent shrimp ajillo and good broiled fish. And the margaritas which came by the pitcher knocked us all a bit cockeyed. Go for a fun, simple meal and enjoy.

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Tonsberg, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Seated outside in the sand, hidden by the palmtrees - you get great food (lots of it) and free starters; nachos with homemade pico de gallo:) Mmmmmm... Very good food, at a very nice price:) Don't miss it!

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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?