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La Cueva del Pescador

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Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
+52 984 875 9002
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We went out at 8 am, and fished for 3 hours in extremely rough water.(take gravol), had a great time and caught 2 10 -12 lb. barracuda. Our 2 guides were obviously expert fisherman, and knew where to go. No one else going out that day seemed to catch anything, so we were pretty happy. Later they cooked it all... More 

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Durand, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Had to have these mini lobsters on this trip again. Back two years ago we ate here and the food was outstanding. Still is two years later.

Thank jewlst
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2014

I had read about this restaurant in my "Mapchick" map of Akumal. It was given a very high recommendation, so I wanted to give it a try. We loved it! The atmosphere was great, the food was great, and the service was great! We had ceviche, and fish tacos. Everything, including the guacamole that comes with the fish tacos was... More 

Thank 680janej55
Owosso, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We (4 adults and 2 children) ate at La Cueva del Pescador twice during our trip to Akumal 2/10-2/19 2014. It's a fun atmosphere, mostly outdoor seating. Great margaritas and they don't go light on the tequila :) My personal favorite was the mini lobster. I liked it so much I ordered this meal on both occasions. Cooked perfectly and... More 

Thank mommiesRN
Atlanta, Georgia
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187 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Great fresh seafood. We love Akumal and this place hits the spot. Order the whole fish and be amazed.

Oxford, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

The tables (and the diners) have their feet in the sand in the little plaza just off the beach. The waiter never fails to offer you the "romantic" table, whichever one is free. In the palm trees and jacarandas which divide one table from another birds whistle shrilly. This place is a local classic and there is a steady throughput... More 

Thank Christopher D
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Arrived late after diving to join the family, who had already eaten. They made me extremely welcome and rapidly produced beer and excellent grilled fish. Good food and a really nice atmosphere

Thank Michael_WLiverpool
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 18, 2014

once we saw it, we came back every day... you like fresh fish and real Mexican food (not the tourist stuff everywhere around the coast) then go there!!!

Thank Juliane46
Regina, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We went snorkeling at Akumal Bay, and then did some shopping. One of the shop owners brought us to this restaurant. We loved sitting outside, in the shade, quaint atmosphere. After ordering they brought us chips an salsa - yummy. Unlike the resort we stayed at - this salsa had spice! I ordered the fish tacos, it came with guacamole.... More 

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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We visited this place twice this week. Both times we found the staff helpful and friendly. On the recommendation of a couple from Princeton we tried the Shrimp Stuffed Avocado. Wow. It was great. The pitchers of Margaritas were great too. This restaurant is wonderful. It serves good Mexican food at moderate prices to travellers and locals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?