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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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  • Excellent61%
  • 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 May 22, 2016

Found this place after walking in the midday sun for what seemed like a year!! We were so thirsty and when we got there we ordered an ice cool corona! Ate here too twice and the food was amazing! Not like Mexican food back here...More

Thank Carly B
Reviewed May 22, 2016

As an expat who has resided in Mexico for three years I have enjoyed exploring the various restaurants in the Riviera Maya. La Buena Vida is truly one of my favorites. The food, staff and location are excellent. On those days when there is little...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2016

One of my favorite spots. great atmosphere, right on the beach. They also have swings, hammocks, and a swimming pool.

Thank Spring F
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

What a great restaurant . We ate here almost every night for a week. Great happy hour(5 to 6) and excellent, varied food. Lively, local clientele , as well as tourists from everywhere come here to socialize .The location is ideal, cooling ocean breezes are...More

Thank creuther
Reviewed May 21, 2016

We wanted to leave our resort for some real Mexican food and decided to try this place. We were blown away by everything. Cocktails were fabulous, food was great, atmosphere was perfect, every table was shaded with trees, breeze from the sea was cooling, feeling...More

Thank Sunsneeker
Reviewed May 21, 2016

We travel fairly frequently to Akumal and the first place we head after checking in (usually around dinner time) is La Buena Vida...and it never disappoints! Situated right at the waters edge in Half moon Bay, whether sitting at one of the swings, at the...More

Thank dolphindog
Reviewed May 21, 2016

What a quaint and lovely restaurant, Loved the location and the service! Food was spot on. Just a short walk from Secrets Akumal. Maybe 20 minute walk. Cut through the dive shop. Lots of lovely street vendors along the way with reasonably priced merchandise.

Thank Aguilar2063
Reviewed May 20, 2016

We were referred to this place by crew staff on 2014 Catamaran trip. It was the off season so there wasn't a crowd to speak of but amazing sand floor open air bar. We walked to the beach and on the way found the tree...More

Thank SoonerGirl13
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Go here for lunch and enjoy the nice view, or go here by night av enjoy the feeling of paradise:) Sit in the top of the palmtrees and enjoy Dos Eqis!! Service is great and food is lovely - drinks also!! Nice latin music, average...More

Thank Ainobeate
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

La Buena Vida is a delightful restaurant. My family and I stopped here for lunch just before snorkeling at Akumal Bay. Yummy food. Friendly staff, on the beach, seated right away and they even had Akumal Pale Ale, splendid.

Thank Wonder Woman D
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Nearby Attractions
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.53 miles away
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.61 miles away
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.22 miles away
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Response from PaulStreiff | Reviewed this property |
Yes we paid by credit card
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Response from Angie B | Reviewed this property |
yes! they are!
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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.
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