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La Vita e Bella

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Km 1 Carretera, Tulum, Mexico
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in 2013 and found a little gem in the middle of Paradise Beach, where brides rushed past you with their wedding dresses onto white powered sand. Lanterns hung from the walls and the food was gorgeous. Ok fast forward to 2016 lanterns are gone place is a bit empty but they still serve food which is perfectly OK... More 

Thank easterchick
Vancouver, Canada
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186 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Stayed at this hotel - enjoyed the inclusive breakfast the first couple of mornings, but was bit redundant after that. Italian themed menu...pizza was good. Staff were great. Cozy, relaxed bar as well. But at the end of the day, this restaurant is all about the setting. Which is spectacular!

Thank SusieQpacific
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner ate at This restaurant and first the waiters were treating Not equal diferent gender (I didnt receive a menu & wasnt asked if the Service was ok, only him) and second, the pizza has too much average. We look to our wedding venue oversea in Tulum, Guess will Not be at La vita e bella.

Thank Flávia L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Amazing service, right on the beach! Great views, excellent prices! Absolutely loved everything about this place all around!

Thank Sean B
Dent, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel had a half price for sunbeds deal with the place next door to this. However, it seemed rather soulless and I'd read positive reviews of la vita e Bella so we came here. Much more character - thatched sunshades and restaurant/ hotel buildings - and the sunbeds were half the price of next door at M100. So we... More 

Thank JanetPom
San Francisco, CA
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good, the view is fabulous. Just be aware they charge 5% to use a credit card, which isn't customary in this area.

Thank DDfromSF
Limerick, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

I had somewhere read this was the best Italian restaurant on the beach, wrong! We were practically the only four customers, we sat inside a huge empty, uninviting space on a very breezy evening. The waiter had no English but offered us their catch of the day, we thought it had to be good since all fish is fresh and... More 

Thank RonsyRoo
West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

7 of us needed a place in Tulum on the beach where we could eat, hit the beach, and for some of us, sit under umbrellas because we got too burned the day before. That's what we found at La Vita e Bella. The food was decent. The best around? No, but decent. The service was terrific and as a... More 

Thank crapschick
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We've visited Tulum in March. La vita e bella lies on a beautiful spot of uncontaminated water. The restaurant has, thus, a magnificent view. The food is OK, a bit overpriced considering the quality (which is pretty standard). You definitely pay for the view. The service was quite bad; they gave me the beer after 15 minutes. They laughed at... More 

Thank Davide R
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

So this place is AWESOME! However, its a little different how it works which confuses people and if you don't understand youll get frustrated. The beach and restaurant are separate when it comes to ordering food vs drinks. When you get there, walk thru restaurant and down steps to beach. Pick chairs you want(singles, doubles with shade, etc). Those chairs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 1 Carretera, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: 305-831-4970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?