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Villas Flamingo #8, Akumal 77760, Mexico
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Ranked #16 of 33 restaurants in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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83% Recommend
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We have been going to Akumal for thirty years! We tried Gynn'AK for first time two years ago! Now we will not miss the wonderful fresh Lionfish fixed in several ways! WE love the Lionfish tacos! WE went last week and the place was packed! So the good word is out! Service was fast and yes the tacos were absolutely... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The place had a quaint charm to it, so in spite of the fact that we had to wait to be acknowledged & served, we decided to give it a shot. In fairness, once we were served it was friendly and the desire to please was evident; and the food was tasty. I knew that it was a bad idea... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

When I went to Gynna's place, she was closed due to a long holiday weekend. To my surprise, she came down as I was checking out the place and asked if I was hungry. She asked if I could come back on Monday, but I told her that I would be leaving the next day. She said. "No one should... More

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