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La Buena Vida

Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lime soup” (48 reviews)
“empanadas” (62 reviews)
“guacamole” (101 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoy the view of Half Moon Bay while you dine. Lots of palapas and palm trees to provide plenty of shade. Dig your toes in the sand while sipping your favorite drink. The bar had swings that you can sit in, it was a lot...More

Thank jjsweney
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love this place. The fish tacos are fabulous and very reasonably priced. The margaritas are great. The location on half moon bay is beautiful. This is the Mayan Riviera at its best. We eat here every time we travel to the region. Great shopping...More

Thank Athensohlaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

20 minute walk from resort. Great food, and drinks, and all with in a modest budget. Actually quite inexpensive.

Thank bmahusky
Reviewed 1 week ago

LBV is a short walk from where I live, so I do stop in occasionally. Sometimes the food is good, sometimes it is seriously bad. But, what does not waver are the fun and attentive servers! Last week I was treated to a fun experience...More

Thank bajathecat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set right on the beach front and packed full of local and historical themes this is a must go to place. You can either sit on the swings at the bar, or chill outside on the tables. Food was real nice, the staff where really...More

Thank averagejonny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very average and we are not very picky eaters at all.. The Caesar salad came with 5 FULL pieces of romain lettuce that we had to cut with our fork and crappy butter knife to make our own salad. We ordered chicken...More

Thank Alana C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove well over an hour from Cancun to eat at this restaurant. We have eaten here 3 previous times over the last 4 years when we visit the area. Management changed and we will never come here again. We got to the restaurant, ordered...More

Thank Ray F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the views! The lime soup was awesome. The coconut shrimp was excellent. Jose our server was fantastic. I will definitely return. I loved finding this little spot off the beaten path.

Thank jackiepecora
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This comfortable, toes-in-the-sand, friendly restaurant/bar is located right on the beach. The views are breathtaking, the decor is eclectic, and the food is yummy.

Thank BlondeTraveler16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going here for a long time. We live part time in Akumal. The service has really got bad. Use to we all would sit down, chips and salsa would come, drinks. Now drinks come and chips come right before food comes. Hard...More

2  Thank rupham48
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March 25, 2018|
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Response from ThumbsUpBarrington | Reviewed this property |
LBV is about a half hour from PDC. It can get busy at mealtimes. Parking is a challenge. They have a small swimming pool for mainly kids, and a nice beachfront, with lounges that are almost impossible to obtain. Down the... More
Dominic P
February 18, 2018|
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Response from theaztecprincess | Reviewed this property |
They are free as long as you are eating and drinking. We had a long leisurely dinner and then the karaoke started! We did not participate, but did enjoy listening.
Rhonda P
February 4, 2018|
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Response from Mellow60 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can drive. They have plenty of parking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9061
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On the beautiful beachfront of Half Moon Bay in North Akumal is a one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar: La Buena Vida - The Good Life. La Buena Vida always has a festive atmosphere with great music, cold beer, scenic ocean views, and good fresh food. Meals are served on the beach under shady palapas with a casual atmosphere and an appetizing menu, ranging from fresh ceviche to tasty hamburgers. La Buena Vida is a popular restaurant venue for weddings. The rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception can all be planned by the team at Akumal Weddings. Reservations Not Required! Reservations are accepted for groups of 12 or more. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars. Have an event coming up? We specialize in weddings, Welcome Parties, and receptions!
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