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“Imelda's is a lovely spot with a gracious hostess”
Review of Imelda's Ecocina

Ranked #10 of 38 Restaurants in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The food is authentic and delicious and Imelda is worth the trip alone, as she is a beautiful soul. We were there a few years ago for a special night of dinner buffet and authentic dancing, which created a very special memory for us. We look forward to dining here again. Breakfast was fantastic!

3  Thank January W
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We visited Imelda's while here in Akumal & we were so happy we did. We wanted to experience the "reservation" mayan dinner and Imelda told us that maybe Tuesday. We were lucky & we went on Tuesday - enjoyed a wonderful buffet style meal that included a special Belizian rice entree that Imelda prepared special for my mother in law!!!! Imelda & her team presented a show with singing & dancing - You have to stop in at Imelda's she & her team are the BEST.

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2  Thank jerryhulsizer
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great little eatery behind the dive ship. They don't serve beer, but don't mind if you bring your own. Very good true Mexican food for a very reasonable price.
If you need foo-foo food, 5 star ambiance or service, this isn't your place!
Try it, You'll like it!

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2  Thank benddragon
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

I really enjoyed the meal we had. Chicken fajitas served with cooked beans(nada sugary)white rice, hot green sauce and a coke in a glass bottle. It was a large serving.

1  Thank Claire L
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Loved this quaint outdoor restaurant. It's kinda tucked back behind other buildings next door to the Akumal Dive Center. We ate breakfast here more days than not on our recent trip. Food was delicious and dirt cheap. We tried several things on their breakfast menu, eggs with chaya, eggs w/ different meats, eggs come with beans and tortillas and awesome homemade salsa. My husband and I shared their delicious fruit plate which had a wide variety of fruit and cup of yogurt for dipping. Also tried a drink called jamaica, which is a hibiscus iced tea - was like nothing Ive ever had before.

Since we enjoyed breakfast so much we came back at night for their Mayan Buffet (only 2 nights/week). This was so much fun! There were only 4 tables of patrons, so was like a small intimate party with friends. Food was absolutely amazing and Imelda was absolutely beaming during the whole experience. You can tell this is her absolute favorite thing to do in life to serve her wonderful food to people and have them enjoy her other family members dance for us. The dancing was excellent, and ended with an unexpected dance lesson. This was a really unique local experience that I highly recommend. You can tell it is the highlight of their week putting this together. Some of the nicest sweetest people we met in Akumal -- also the best food!

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2  Thank magikalfairy
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