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La Cueva del Pescador

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Mexican, Chowder, Soups
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Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh and tasty

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Charles R
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Akumal, Mexico
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Akumal, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 37 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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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We loved visiting this restaurant. Our tour guides at Akumal Tours gave us this suggestion. Great service and great food! Also a family-friendly atmosphere

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Wellington, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Ceviche and other dishes were well prepared and tasty. Very fair with prices. If you want to fish - and catch fish - for cheap, just ask. $150 for half a day was outrageously cheap considering its $600+ for the same back home. Granted, you won't be fishing on a 52' Hatteras but who cares. We got two sailfish and... More 

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were fortunate to be able to do two fishing trips with La Cueva! My husband caught dorado each time, and the amazing La Cueva restaurant prepared the fish three ways to perfection!!!! The margaritas are the best in Akumal, and anybody looking for a fabulous local restaurant should go here. If you want to fish, go to the restaurant... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

fresh seafood, great service!!! great music , the Redsnaper file was very good , nice food presentation.

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Dunnville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was our second time eating here and it was just as good as a couple of years ago. Good tasting and super strong margaritas and cold beer. Huge bowl of nachos and salsa to start off with. I had the fish tacos(100 pesos) and my wife had the chicken tacos(70 pesos) and the meals came with 3 tacos each... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

By far the best Mahi we have ever had. In addition, the salsa fresca and guacamole are the very best....anywhere~~ We also had the seafood soup and it too was the most delicious. Thank you Al- and Carlos as well as all the staff for the many wonderful meals and conversation this trip to Akumal.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We took our fresh caught Mahi Mahi to Balto and for around $6 a person had one of our best meals ever

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Additional Information about La Cueva del Pescador

Address: Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
Cuisine: Mexican, Chowder, Soups

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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