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La Buena Vida

Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (61 reviews)
“guacamole” (98 reviews)
“lamb soup” (45 reviews)
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Food is amazing and would highly recommend but don’t go if you are in a rush. It’s truly Mexican style slow service. Right on the beach and atmosphere is great. Plan to spend some time relaxing and enjoying.

Thank Mrsdorms
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved this place in totality, the setting is fantastic. It was a 2 minute walk from our condo at Playa Caribe. The food was good but really depended on what you ordered we loved empandads. Some of the mains were so, so but the...More

Thank lmc1110
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must stop and have a drink and food on the beach. Sit back and put your feet in the sand while watching the beautiful waves. Great food, also gluten free options. Service excellent!

Thank coloradorn77
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We heard about Buena Vida on trip advisor and the web and had breakfast today there. Breakfast Burritos were excellent and served with some fresh fruit. Coffee was great and our waiter Victor was keeping us happy. We will be back for sure.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't miss this place if you are in the Akumal Bay area. Great food, right on the water (kick your sandals off and sink your toes in the sand) and relax. Our service was fast, food took a little time to arrive, but you are...More

Thank 1SloJoe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was ok but the place itself is cool and quirky. It's a bit like a tree house with a view of the ocean. Nice vibe.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate here several times out of convenient location and good selection. Staff is friendly, service was fast one day and slower the next, suggest you don't go if you are in a rush.. just in case. From ribs to fajitas we tried a variety...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very good service. You get to sit "on the beach" and enjoy the ocean breezes. OK food. OK prices. Too gimmicky for me, but blanco tourists love this place.

Thank DaveBarnesDenver
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I don't understand why this restaurant is the number 2 in Akumal on TripAdvisor. The food is ok but expensive for what it taste, the service is slow and people are allowed to smoke all around you when you are eating. I only recommand this...More

Thank Etsuko S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Not crowded. Ate guacamole which was fine...needed salt. Hubby had the lime soup, which frankly didn’t have much flavor. I had the fajitas. Fine. But nothing special. We would come back though because we love the view and the atmosphere!

Thank lpguini
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Dominic P
19 February 2018|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
Bit of an odd question. Like any restaurant really, you use their facilities for free as long as you're buying something. Don't know any restaurant that charges by the chair.
Rhonda P
5 February 2018|
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Response from DKF_47 | Reviewed this property |
Easy drive right past the arch into akumal nort
Paris B
20 January 2018|
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Response from allyo511 | Reviewed this property |
It’s just about a mile from a akumal center la Buena Vida! When I was there they had a great happy hour
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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