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La Buena Vida Restaurant

Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

My boyfriend and I visited Akumal for two days and decided to stop by this spot for lunch. The prices were decent for drinks and snacks, and we ordered some local treats. The view is wonderful but service was a bit all over the place....More

Thank Slee2424
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Definitely recommend this place! We needed to get out of our resort and this place was perfect to spend the afternoon. Cocktails were delicious as was al the food we ordered and shared. The guacamole, shrimp avocado, fish tacos and steak burrito were deoxidise and...More

Thank VictoriaJoe
Reviewed April 23, 2016

I had such great food with wonderful service this week, that this place stood out. And not in a good way. Service seemed rushed and the server a bit surly. I asked for a vodka and pineapple juice with cilantro. My server said they have...More

Thank ReluctantViking
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

My son and I were exploring Akumal and out of nowhere this beautiful and fun-looking restaurant was in front of us. The huge wood pillars, tree forts among the palm trees and right on the beach with panoramic views of the bay beyond. The service...More

Thank Winnie P
Reviewed April 22, 2016

A great place for any meal or just to hang and have a few drinks. The staff is always friendly and attentive.

Thank 21jeffreyi
Reviewed April 22, 2016

This beach restaurant is just fun....swings at the bar, beach chairs and pillows and hammocks lining the beach...a pool for a cool dip between meals...it's fabulous. You can eat huevos with an Akumal Chiller in the morning...go snorkeling with the eel out in the bay...come...More

Thank jgongloff
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Excellent service , relaxing , beautiful scenery , nice beach. Can have a drink in there tree house! Short walk from turtle beach. Every trip to Akumal we stop in and have a drink and chips to relax!

Thank k b
Reviewed April 21, 2016

The location is amazing. Sitting right on the beach with your toes in the sand and having amazing food and drinks. It doesn't get any better than this. We went with 3 other couples at the beginning of April (2016) and had a wonderful trip...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Great spot on half moon bay, walkable from Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort. Great happy hour, great calimari. πŸ‘πŸ‘™πŸ‘™πŸ‘™πŸ‘πŸ‘™πŸ‘™πŸ‘™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thank Racer61
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Awesome scenery, atmosphere and food! Ribs, tacos to die for. Great service. Literally feet from the ocean.

Thank Seth B
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we are staying in the Bahia Principe Akumal, how do we get there. is it far on cab or can we walk along the beach.
April 20, 2017|
Response from Lesley M | Reviewed this property |
It is within walking distance from Akumal Beach and is halfway between the beach and Yal Ku lagoon. If you aren't on Akumal beach you can get a taxi
What night is Karoake?
February 26, 2017|
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Response from Megan g | Reviewed this property |
Harold H
Will be down that way the first week in April and wondering if it easy to get a taxi back to resort from there Thanks
February 22, 2017|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
No problem. You can ask the staff and a cab will be called
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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
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, 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 ten or more.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars.