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Villas Flamingo #8, Akumal 77760, Mexico
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Ranked #15 of 33 Restaurants in Akumal
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Description: Altho this restaurant is listed in Cancun, it actually is on the main road across from Half Moon Bay in Akumal, Mexico. It is newly opened and has excellent, inexpensive food. Gina, who runs the restaurant makes the best guacamole this side of Guadalajara & her pita rellenos are the best! She is open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. and also delivers! What more could you ask for! Enjoy this delicious menu without leaving the beach!
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Collegeville, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Gynn’AK Though the setting leaves a bit to be desired, the food at Gynn’AK is not to be missed! Everything was served fresh and, as we were the only diners, the service was excellent. I opted for the Lionfish fillet with Thai slaw: Much tastier than Grouper and the slaw was incredible. The Thai-fusion chicken with saffron rice was perfectly... More

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Marietta, Georgia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Very small, outdoor cafe that serves mostly lionfish dishes. It is billed as a Thai-Mexican fusion restaurant and that hold true. We had four different dishes and all were amazing. From a lionfish filet to Thai lionfish tacos, it was unique, fresh, and very flavorful. The only thing we wished was different was that the restaurant was on the ocean... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If this place were on the ocean side of the road instead of the jungle side, and if the owner would decorate it a little more to look like a restaurant, then this place would be a bigger hit. I loved the vegetarian pad thai. We went for lunch and really enjoyed the food. Will definitely go back!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is an authentic local dining experience; the layout an ecclectic and comfy mix, seating is outdoors but in the shade, complete with the muy simpatico resident mutts who seems to enjoy fish at least as much as the patrons. :-p The lion-fish is very tasty ( we had the cheviche and the fillet), and you are doing a good... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our plan was to check this out while in Akumal. Mid-day stop and not overly hungry. Ordered a couple of pacifico's and the lion fish fillet. Beers were served in plastic glasses. Prefer my beer served straight up in the bottle. The fillet had been done in panko and had a green sauce over it. Jasmine rice with sesame seeds... More

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Poncha Springs, CO
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

As we were staying right across the street from Gynn'Ak, we thought we'd give it a try. The menu looked intriguing, yet chancy. Unfortunately, our choice to have dinner didn't pay off - at least as far as the meal is concerned. Let me preface my comments by noting that the night we dined there, Gynn, the owner and chef,... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

expensive but good. id eat more lion fish if she didnt charge so much. dont get me wrong...food was phenom!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Been going to Gynn'AK for a few years now and consistently the best tasting in Akumal. The Lion Fish filet or tacos are both fabulous. If you are looking for something that has more of a fusion taste and something unique and spicy (I don't mean hot spicy) this is the place. The prices are very reasonable, in fact a... More

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nanoose bay, bc
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Was so close to our condo, we should have eaten there more. It is about 1/2 way down Half Moon Bay. Right on the side of the quiet (main) street, under an awning, beside her house. Typically Yucatan!! We stopped and noticed all the Lion Fish logos, and read the article there on the takeover of the reef of this... More

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Odessa, Tx
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Fish tacos and fish and chips! Tastiest food I've had in the riviera maya. Order your own plate! Too good to share!

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