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Imelda's Ecocina

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Akumal, Mexico
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Tulum, Mexico
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing makes me happier than an authentic Mexican breakfast! We enjoyed Imelda and her breakfast so much our first day in Akumal that we returned our second and last day. Something about the scrambled eggs, in that she gets the ham just slightly crunchy and then adds the cheese to the eggs. Wrap up that combo with some pureed black... More 

Thank Tom H
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice cheap food, a very hone like feel to the place. Alot better then most of the restaraunts on the beach.

Thank Bling_r
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to seim with the turtles today and did not pack a lunch. We hope there were beach cantinas. I walked back to the shopping area before the beach to look for a small local place. I found it! Imelda,'s La Cocina! Good price, p!entry of food and very tasty mole indeed! You',ll find LaCovina to the left as you... More 

Thank mozezone
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Right behind the turtle museum and Akumal bay beach, the thatched roof room is not hard to miss, as it is on the way to the beach famous for sea turtles. They are moving the ecocina to the middle of akumal town soon, around the basetball court. We went to Imelda's several times in our stay in the town, and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We only went to Imelda's for breakfast, and it was very tasty. We had French Toast, Heuvos con Chorizo and Omelette con Jamon y queso. They were all very good. The entire place is very quaint and sweet. The server was kind and even brought a sample of juice to for us to try at no charge, because they were... More 

Thank Scott M
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

a very limited menu in a nice surrounding right by the beach. The food is home made and tasty-- just a bit expensive for what you get. I am more used to the prices in my home area of Mexico which are more reasonable for food of this type. The prices here must be tagged to the rise of the... More 

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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

A guy from Michigan told us about this place and that it had the best French Toast. We decided to go and we all had French Toast. It was definitely the second best I have ever had - the first being my own, which is very awesome. It is just a simple place and you will see Imelda cooking in... More 

Thank Williz
Chicago, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Pleasant surprise located just to the left of the entrance to the Akumal Diving Center. This grass shack will surprise you with high quality food at a reasonable price. Don't let the look of this place deter you. Check out the chalkboard menu of daily specials. The cooks definitely know what they are doing. Authentic Mexican cuisine you would never... More 

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Savage, Minnesota
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

We were told to make sure to stop here for breakfast after snorkeling at Akumal bay. Huevos Rancheros was amazing and portions were generous. Would highly suggest stopping here. Right at the entrance to the Ecocentral of Akumal. Heard she will be moving, but still in Akumal.

Thank Jean J
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

We visit Akumal twice a year and always have lunch at Imelda's. The price is reasonable, the food is local home cooking, and the service is great. My favorite is the fish fillet with rice and beans. Delicious.

3 Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akumal, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal

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