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“Great location and Poor service”

La Buena Vida Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 12 or more. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars.
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have been to this place few times over the years. It's right on the beach. Usually, the service is good. This time around service was really bad. The food came late. When it did come, it was cold. It was crowded. May be they couldn't handle the crowd.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a fun restaurant right on the beach in Akumal. (Across the street are some little souvenir stalls.)The prices are fair at La Buena Vida, and the food is very good. We ate there three times in one week. What drew us to return was the ambience and cheap drinks. There are tables, swings, tree houses, hammocks, and even a pool. The service was good and the drinks were cheap, but without much alcohol! Still, a fun evening experience with a four page menu of mostly Mexican food. Our family of four adults enjoyed ourselves at La Buena Vida.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Swings, bean bags, hammocks--even the seating here is fun. Very large menu allows just about everyone to find something they like. Everything we had (there were six of us, on multiple occasions) was good. And, of course the location right on the beach of gorgeous Half Moon Bay. Our favorite moment was probably sitting under a palapa, lounging around on beanbag chairs alternating between eating, drinking, and dozing. Sigh.

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Thank Racandee
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We sat so close to the beach- the floors were sand. IOur driver recommended this place and rightfully so. The kids ran around and played in the sand. The food was delicious!

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

There is a 10% off coupon in the free Akumal tourist map given out at hotels, but we forgot to use it. Dinner for two adults and two children came out to $80 US! And a couple of our drinks were discounted from being there during happy hour. It was the first meal of our trip and rather eye opening that we had to watch out how the meal bill racks up quickly.

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