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Gynn'AK

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Villas Flamingo #8, Akumal 77760, Mexico
984-804-0088
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12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery
Description: Altho this restaurant is listed in Cancun, it actually is on the main road...
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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  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
you've gotta try it!

Stopping by Gynn'Ak and having the lionfish tacos is a must-do if visiting Akumal or Half Moon area. Don't miss it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
MelHMichigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We missed eating a Gynn AK last year, so were eager to try it when we returned to Akumal this month. Although the sign said best deal in Akumal, it was the most expensive meal we had there. The menu had no prices the night we went. When they were cooking the meal it smelled delicious, but it was so... More 

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Wis. Rapids, Wi
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I can honestly say the lionfish fillet with thai/mex fusion is one of the best meals I have ever had in my life. Yes...the place looks like a dive...mismatched tables, dirt floor, dogs under the table. But...then your food arrives, and all you can think about is how delicious it is! The chef is fun to talk to...she has an... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Gynna told me a couple of months ago that this was going to be her last season due to a landlord problem. Unfortunately, I think things may have come to an end. As I passed her place tonight half of the front of the place has been dismantled and she was not open for business. Her opening and closings have... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Stopping by Gynn'Ak and having the lionfish tacos is a must-do if visiting Akumal or Half Moon area. Don't miss it!

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were excited to eat Lionfish, but food was just not good. The setting was not nice and the food was worse. There is virtually no menu, just lionfish taco's and burgers, you can't even get a soda. Perhaps Lionfish is hard to prepare and not very tasty, but there was FAR to much salt on our tacos, we could... More 

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Potosi, Wisconsin
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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Overpriced, small portions, sit in a gravel park lot next to the street under a falling down palapa or tent. Originally this was a neat local place with local food. The cook got a big head and tried to get fancier. How much is enough ginger on/in your food. The employees seemed ok, the manager/owner is a bit special. It... More 

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Chicago
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My family of 4 ate dinner at Gynn'AK while visiting Akumal in December and were disappointed in the Lion Fish tacos. Note that we had eaten lunch there a few years back and were wowed by them. The newer chef changed what was an awesome, fresh lion fish filet, into a ground up mess that was inedible. The mole chicken... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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Virginia
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7 reviews
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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 

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Collegeville, PA
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Villas Flamingo #8, Akumal 77760, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: 984-804-0088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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!
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

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