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“Lol Ha!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lol-Ha on Akumal Main Bay

Lol-Ha on Akumal Main Bay
Akumal Main Bay, Akumal 77760, Mexico
52 984 985-9013
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Ranked #13 of 35 Restaurants in Akumal
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A view of Lol-Ha Restaurant and Snack bar from the tip of Akumal Bay. Lol-Ha offers seafood, steaks, pizza, mexican food and great burgers. It is kid friendly, casual, and has the best view of the main bay. Check for weekly live entertainment and look into our romantic dinners on the beach. Our staff will welcome you and make you feel at home. New management as of 2009. Same owners since 1984.
Truckee, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lol Ha!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I've been to the beach bar several times and have never been disappointed. The location on the beach is wonderful, the food is good, a little pricier than other places, but you pay for the location. It's worth it. What I feel compelled to rave about, though, are the chips. Who would have thought that the lowly tortilla chip could inspire an addiction so intense--I can taste them while I'm writing this. I don't know what they do to them. They are served warm, with a nice pico de gallo. But the flavor and perfect crisp...mmmmm. I wonder if they fry them in lard? Most places in the states have given up on lard so the flavor has almost disappeared.
The only thing I would change about this place is their playlist. The music is so seriously bad it inspired me to leave early on a couple occasions, and this has never happened to me before, anywhere. I'm not picky about music, but this was really terrible stuff.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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115 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“High aspirations, poor execution. Expensive.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

4 for dinner. $160 with 2-glasses wine and 3-beers for the table. Lots of table side preparations by non-skilled waiters. Grouper was over-sauces. Shrimp scampi was okay but the waiter burned the garlic. Ceviche was good ($13). We sat inside due to breeze but they close the doors whenever they need to flambé so it got very hit inside. I'm sure this was a nice place in its day but really needs an experienced manager if they seek TI keep this price point.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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White Lake, Michigan
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“Very Conveinent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Perfect location, could not be better. Service was good when busy, very good to excellent when a litter slower. Prices were on the upper end, but you are literally on the beach. Perhaps one of the better beaches in this part of the world. Happy hour is only 1 hour, that could be 30 minutes too long if your having margaritas, be careful :). Food was good to very good. Breakfast was excellent, every time. Breakfast service bordered on exceptional as well. We had an opportunity to do a dinner show with flamenco dancers, really cool, great show. Will certainly be back next time we are in Akumal.

Visited March 2013
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Eagan, Minnesota
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Unfortunately Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I ordered the butterflied grilled shrimp and my partner ordered the sea scallops. The shrimp were okay served with grilled vegetables and rice. The sea scallops were barely warm when served, not very appealing. The atmosphere was stuffy and not enjoyable. We've been here in the past and had a totally different experience....

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Zephyr, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Dinner Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Lol-Ha consists of a beach bar, fine dining restaurant and an ice cream shop. The fine dining restaurant is our favourite. Every time we are in Akumal we book to have dinner there at least once - ask for a seat out on the patio as it is beautiful to hear the surf, see the moon and stars and the lights in the palm trees! I love the chicken breast with a nut sauce (I believe it is almonds). The desserts are also delicious and the service is great! The prices are higher than most restaurants, but the food is worth it. Also they have a great flamenco show usually!

Visited February 2013
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