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“Relaxation is my middle name...”

La Buena Vida Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 38 Restaurants in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Spokane, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Relaxation is my middle name...”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

Great food, engaging staff. Worth the trip for any meal without question. This deserves the excellent rating though do simply to its chillax factor. Secluded, beautiful, serenity in a neat little sandy package. If you do not feel tension slipping away while sitting here with a cold liquid refreshment, yours is a hopeless case. I would be quite content to make this my 8-5 job. Stop reading...just go.

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Salida
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575 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Perfect for an arrival day!”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

After traveling for too long, airport hassles, rent a car, getting comfortable on the road, dodging potholes through town, exploring new streets in a unfamilar town, looking for a place that says you have arrived. This is just what we needed. Tart and tangy margaritas, our feet in the sand, freshest of seafood... cerviche, fish tacos (which fish...who cares) and a view of the Carribean. Nice!

Visited December 2013
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Coolest bar I've ever been to!”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Excellent bar right on the beach. Happy hour was very cheap. Staff and food were great. The location and character of the bar was what won us over. If your in the area you've gotta go there!

Visited December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great fish tacos !”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Great beach location- attentive staff and very good food at a great price. Have giant pillows for seating, tree house for great sea views.

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Kingston, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“fish tacos with a view”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

On a beach walk of half moon bay last Sunday I wandered in looking for some shade. Even though they weren't open yet the staff had no problem with my hanging out at a shaded table, or with me drinking the dos equis I had with me-try that in Canada!. The view was so gorgeous I decided to stay for lunch. The food was great and the staff were attentive without being pesky. The locals say it's a party bar (and you can tell a lot by the decor!). Even if you are not there to party it's worth going up one of the treehouses to take in the view-and probably a lot safer sober! It was a fairly steady stream of customers while I was there but not jam packed like Lol Ha on Akumal beach-a plus in my opinion.

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