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$8 - $24
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What’s to complain about when the restaurant is literally titled “the good life”. Quirky, fun and tasty food. Great for a lunch break and just about 20min walk from Secrets Akumal.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we got there early around 10 am...we got a table closest to the ocean...as there was only a couple persons there...we had coco loco and 4 beers then around 1pm there was a lot more people...my wife went for a walk i stayed the waiter...came and told me since i was alone i would have to move to the back since other people wanted the table...i answered my wife gone for a walk she will be back in a few minutes then we will eat...he said no cannot wait then moved our bags and gave the table to somebody else...i travel all the time i never ever encountered this before...i said i want to talk to the boss...his answered its the boss that told me to do that PLEASE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE...do not spend you money to people like that!!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to LBV 5 times with friends. You can't beat the view from tables on the beach. Unfortunately, the food is mediocre and the service is very slow. A lot of potential here.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice palapa style bar and restaurant , very good service , very good drinks and cocktails , good food as well in front of the sea, little pool for kids

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice lunch here. Nothing is going to redefine culinary definitions, but if you was a damn good fish taco or shrimp taco, and an excellent drink (the tamarind margarita) while lazing on the edge of the bay while iguanas roam around,...this was a great and reasonable place to kick back. Pair with a trip to the Akumal Monkey sanctuary.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food. Better location. Terrific drinks. Tables in the sand and sun. Ocean is 20 feet or 3 meters from the tables.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hours are reduced but I’m just happy they are open again. It’s always my favorite place for dinner or even just drinks. Wish they would be open for breakfast again. I love sitting outside on the sand or on the swings by the bar.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location and fun atmosphere. Great food. Highly recommend. Don’t forget the bug spray at night!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After swimming with turtles at Akumal beach, we visited this really good restaurant for lunch. We loved the vibe, the nice Must order dishes are: Especial de mariscos La Buena Vida, the coconut shrimp, the fish tacos, with a nice entries of calamari and guacamole....Outdoor tables give directly to the sea and that gives your experience extra big marks. Prices are not impossible but this is not a cheap place.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family of four had dinner here. The staff is super friendly. We loved the setting and the food was great. Something for everyone,there is food for gringos and food for someone wanting some Yucatan cuisine. We'll be back.

Date of visit: December 2020
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October 24, 2020|
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Response from Heidi C | Property representative |
La Buena Vida plans to re-open on November 15th!
September 22, 2020|
Response from beckrz |
I was wondering the same thing? On there Facebook page it has there hours and says open and on their website also says open. I wish someone could answer because thinking of staying in Akumal in December and would really like... More
December 26, 2019|
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Response from mafromla | Reviewed this property |
We were there for lunch and we did not see a Mayan dancer. However, we were there out of season (summer) Sorry!
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