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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%
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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 yesterday via mobile

There are many vegeterian dishes on the menu, but the truth is that most of them have beans - and the beans are cooked with pork fat. As vegans we didnt have much to eat, and the food was not tasty at all. Saying that,...More

Thank Shlomi1953
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Buena Vida is the good life and truly loved up to its name. Such a fun, relaxing environment. The pace of life drops to idle speed here. The food was good. The staff was attentive, responsive. Again great vibe. We split veggie nachos and...More

Thank BackPacker770810
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting is pretty cool. The place is right on the water in the neighborhood of Akumal.Food was ok but nothing that will make it you come back.. We order ceviche and calamari and they were both good. My wife order the shrimp al ajillo....More

Thank eduardopF5953NY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time here, the food (breakfast and dinner) were awesome and so was the service. My wife and 2 kids were here and the atmosphere was so relaxing with the need to come back daily. The seaweed was bad through out the...More

Thank Israel A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A family trip with my husband and three kids and we had almost every meal at La Beuna vida and it is the best!! Super fun yet professional staff, amazing authentic food....not to mention hammocks and sand in your toes....just dreamy...

Thank stowelife
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been six long years since my last trip to Akumal but I took a cab an extra hour each way just stick my toes in the sand, overlook Half-moon Bay and eat the most amazing ceviche on Earth. I'm so glad I got...More

Thank JBLOOM0801
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a great place to chill and watch the ocean / albeit it’s covered in Sargassum so it’s a bit on the nose but it’s a gorgeous place to dine. The quesadilla was great, chicken fingers good for children and the mango chicken...More

Thank travelisthirstywork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great location. If you need a taxi at closing time the owner helps but is hard at that time. Reasonabley priced

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed next door and ate here almost every single day. The drinks (both beers & cocktails) are delicious and reasonably priced. The food was also very good -- the breakfast burrito, fish tacos and chicken mole were stand-outs. But the best part was the...More

Thank emmalydon26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Buena Vida has good food and tequila selection plus local craft beer from Playa Del Carmen. They have a variety of food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The setting and atmosphere can't be beat. I was there with a friend that has some...More

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Peggy W
August 6, 2018|
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Response from kschw9883 | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes by car. Good restaurant
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.
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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, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
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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