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La Cueva del Pescador

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Mexican, Chowder
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Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Good cost benefit

The seafood restaurant has a rustic decoration and very tasteful food. The staff is helpful and the fish tacos specially good. It is not a fancy restaurant, but it is good to have a common meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
ArthurL316
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Shawnee, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

La Cueva del Pescador is famous for its margaritas and I definitely enjoyed my fair share of them! Awesome seafood dishes and chips and spicy salsa. Definitely a place to visit when you are in the Akumal area!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The seafood restaurant has a rustic decoration and very tasteful food. The staff is helpful and the fish tacos specially good. It is not a fancy restaurant, but it is good to have a common meal.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The main course is great! But, the side dishes suffer at this restaurant. They focus on the entree and leave little to desire of anything else.

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Como, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We have been in this nice restaurant for lunch, we hate very good lobsters and we liked it so much that we came back for dinner!! Friendly service and fresh seafood!!

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lake forest, il
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Our waiter both nights, Baltazar, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered lobster grilled with salt and pepper with melted butter on the side and it was perfect. Steve also had a small fresh water lobster as well - so sweet and wonderful! Next time we are in Akumal we will definitely return!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The shrimp here are to die for. My husband ordered the fish filet, which was good but not as amazing as my shrimp. We put in another order of shrimp after our first because we both wanted more! So simple and fresh with sides that complement them so nicely. I recommend them just grilled with garlic.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

After our turtle swim we were recommended to come to La Cueva and so glad we did! The tacos came out warm with freshly made sides! Wow! We then Ordered the fish tacos and chicken quesadillas. By far the best meal we've had in Mexico and the prices are excellent. Wish we'd found this place sooner as we would have... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

First off the restaurant is not located where Trip Advisor is showing. It is right next door to Turtle Bay bakery in Akulma. An employee of Budha Garden Spa recommend this gem. We tried it for lunch and were well pleased. Restaurant is very rustic but the food was amazing. I had the fish tacos and my husband had the... More 

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?