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La Buena Vida

Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lime soup” (48 reviews)
“empanadas” (61 reviews)
“guacamole” (101 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here at lunch and the food, atmosphere,view topped off with great service brought us back for supper. The ceviche was amazing. The shrimp tacos were very good and the steak burrito was very good as well. We would recommend it to anyone.

Thank Les B
Reviewed yesterday

What more could you ask for on the Riviera Maya? The tables on the sand with a magnificent view, the fast and very pleasant service, a superb Mezcal Margarita on the rocks, tacos, Quesadillas and much more. Recommended to us by the concierge at our...More

Thank Lyndon S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant after we snorkeled in the Yal Ku lagoon. Here are the items we all had: chips, guacamole, & pico, chicken quesadilla, chicken fajitas, & steak burrito. We had a couple of drinks and they chopped up our coconut after...More

Thank kbrown80
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family spent a week in Akumal on vacation and we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here. The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful. They accommodated our picky 2yr old and were even amazing with our 9 wk old. All the staff was...More

Thank Lacy R
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I went to La Buena Vida for breakfast on our anniversary last week. It is a beautiful location with great atmosphere and decorations as well as friendly and attentive staff. We both loved our food (I got the breakfast sandwich and my...More

Thank MoniqueM11516
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To die for, fresh out of the ocean seafood! Tables right on the sand, paradise atmosphere! Staff is extremely helpful!

Thank RioArthur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had two different fish dishes, but they were really tasteless or dripping with frying oil. Wonderful location, but the food isn't their strength.

Thank ChiaraBetti
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in with our small group after an afternoon swimming with sea turtles. Best restaurant for atmosphere being right on the beach. Food was simple yet tasty. visually is was nothing out of the ordinary, however after devouring our meals, found we were licking...More

Thank Desimonkey
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our absolute favorites and a must visit while in Akumal. The food is amazing, the service is speedy and friendly, and the views are to die for. Long tables for big groups, swings at the bar, enclosed upstairs dining area, 2 palm tree...More

1  Thank mdcrab73
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down our favorite place in Riviera Maya! We came here multiple times during a 7 night stay in the area. We came for dinner, lunch, drinks and even breakfast. Food and drinks were amazing, the treehouse was such a cool experience, the pool and...More

1  Thank ChefSuz
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Questions & Answers
13 November 2018|
Response from ChiaraBetti | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I don't know. Akumal is definitely not a big town, rather a small village. I would say that you can be anywhere with 20-30 mins walking or 10 by bike.
30 September 2018|
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Response from pjulib | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Our kids loved LBV! There is a pool and a couple of swings for them to entertain themselves with. Unfortunately when we were there it was full of sargassum so we were not able to swim in the beach there but still a... More
7 August 2018|
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Response from kschw9883 | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes by car. Good restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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: Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9061
  • E-mail
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. Have an event coming up? We specialize in weddings, Welcome Parties, and receptions!
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