We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 35 Akumal Restaurants


Villas Flamingo #8, Akumal 77760, Mexico
Improve this listing
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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!

130 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Annapolis, MD
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I had a great evening at this very small (seats 20?) restaurant, in the middle of half moon bay. It's a husband and wife affair, with a limited menu centered around lion fish, with a Thai/mex fusion and whatever they feel like cooking. We had tortilla chips with a peanut/pumpkin seed sauce first, then a corn and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We should've know by the lack of business that this place was bad but were tired and hungry from traveling all day. Warning number two was the lack of menus or prices. We were assured by the chef/ owner that everything was tasty but soon found out the only thing worth having was a beer. The killer was that we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Collegeville, PA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marietta, Georgia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Eagan, Minnesota
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Poncha Springs, CO
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Gynn'AK also viewed

Akumal, Riviera Maya
Akumal, Riviera Maya

Additional Information about Gynn'AK

Address: Villas Flamingo #8, Akumal 77760, Mexico
Phone Number: 984-804-0088
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing