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La Buena Vida Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Gluten Free Options
As featured in 3 Days in Akumal and 4 other guides
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Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is ok not great drinks are good.had coconut shrimp that was burnt bad another night food was not hot.the location can't be beat right on water

Thank redsox7447
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our group dined here several times and in aggregate managed to work our way through most of the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The food was all enjoyable and the setting is fun and friendly. At busy times, however, service can be grindingly slow.

Thank mr_dendrocacalia
ft worth texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Family went here several evenings to relax from the day- the swings, treehouse, table upstairs were very relaxing and enjoyable for the group!

Thank caligal18
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here on our second night in Akumal, and came back twice more. Very good food. Drinks were top notch.

Thank Meg T
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really good food and drinks, the drinks and food are cheap as well. great environment they have swings at the bar a must go to if your in Akumal

Thank walshcolton33
Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is fresh and the drinks are cold. Great atmosphere, there are dining areas in tree forts and happy hour is 5-6. Tables right on the beach in the bay. If there is a full moon no better place to take it in.

Thank Pender80
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant exceeded our expectations. Great ocean front location, friendly staff and delicious food! One guest was a vegetarian and the menu had multiple options and she loved her meal. Highly recommend for atmosphere, service and food!

Thank AshleyE1982
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bar area has swing chairs, so much fun. You can sit ocean front or in an enclosure is weather is bad. Crows nest for the more adventurous or upstairs for a more romantic setting. Always visit there but have noticed the staff are getting too serious. They don't seem to enjoy being there and miss the friendlyness we had seen... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited LaBuena Vida three times during my stay in Akumal - first for lunch; the service was a bit slow,and the portion sizes weren't all that big, but the food was very tasty. The second visit was for cocktails - unfortunately we had just missed the Happy Hour from 5-6pm, but the cocktails were still very reasonably priced, and... More 

Thank Theresia E
Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went for dinner one night and then came back the next day to spend time by the beach and pool. Great food and really woonderful place to spend time: hammocks, swings, crow's nest, pool, clean beach, great chairs...drinks!

Thank KWCanada1234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9061
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?