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Taverna is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant that offers a truly Italian experience. Our Italian chefs strive to create the perfect menu using seasonal ingredients for their surprising entrees; every day we present a variety of northern Italian delights from simple comforts such as pan seared sea bass to delicate pasta and fabulous risotto. Risotto is indeed our flagship dish. We only use Carnaroli rice - the “king of the rice”; thanks to its particular characteristics and firm texture the Carnaroli grain maintains its shape during the slow cooking required for a perfect and creamy risotto. Our broad offering includes truffle oil and Parmigiano risotto, bay scallops with home made
US$9 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My girlfriend and I went to try Taverna on our stay in Akumal. During our two visits we had the: avocado fries, Akumal pizza, Salsiccia pizza, Seafood Risotto, Garganelli Pomodoro, chocolate cake dessert, oysters, and a few drinks. The food surpassed our expectations and the...service was attentive. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a good dinner in Akumal.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 May 2021

The food and drinks were amazing and the customer service was over the top! The outdoor atmosphere was very pleasing.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 8 May 2021

We ventured into town from Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness and just fell in love with Taverna! The food, The atmosphere, The drinks, The staff, are all top notch!!! We were scouting the area for our wedding and can't wait to come back next year...and show our friends and family this little gem of a place!! We had pizza, the salmon ravioli (which was the special this week) and had the creme brulee! Highly recommend the Mexican IPA and local wines as well. All in all- this place is great!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 27 April 2021

We ventured off site from Secrets resort - so glad we did! The staff was friendly, the food amazing! Our waiter spoke very good English. I HIGHLY recommend stopping here for dinner! (only open 4-10)

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 27 April 2021

While staying in Akumal for a month, Taverna became one of our go-to restaurants. There were several restaurants within bike riding distance from our condo and Teverna does not have a view of the water, BUT, they do have absolutely the best food and amazing...service. The General Manager, Elda, often posted at the front door to greet everyone, runs a team of positive, enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff, who will attend to tour every need. They understand the menu and make great recommendations. The restaurant offers changing daily specials, which means you can visit often, because the specials are consistently AMAZING! As long as you are reasonable, the restaurant is happy to accommodate special requests. I fell in love with one of the special and although it was no longer being offered, the kitchen kept the ingredients stacked and were willing to make the special dish for me. The salads are crisp and fresh, anything fried (like the combo plate of seafood and veggies) come out light and not greasy, the pastas have beautiful texture and the sauces are out of this world good. The environment in the raised dining room is fun, not formal and very nice. You walk up a fairly tall flight of stairs to reach the deck, where the dining room is, open air with an almost constant breeze. We loved to sit at the bar, but the tables in the dining room are also beautiful, especially those along the edge railing of the deck. The sky turns amazing colors at sunset. A full bar, so you can order whatever you like, but also try some of the creative house mixology or talk to Elda about a nice bottle of wine. We were on a “learn about Mexican wine” kick, so our favorite ended up being the Casa Medero, of which they have bottles and also featured glasses. Taverna was a highlight of our 14 month culinary exploration of Mexico........don’t miss it.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021

We had a large party of adults and our two year old twins. The staff served us an absolutely delicious dinner and made sure that the babies had food and coloring as soon as we sat down, which for parents is a lifesaver! They helped...entertain the girls so we could enjoy our meals and it was just a spectacular meal. The girls even got an ice cream treat which they loved! If your in Akumal it’s an absolute must go!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 23 April 2021 via mobile

Had a party of 9 adults and 2 small children. The food and the service was amazing all the way around. The ambiance is so inviting, cuisine is superb and the service is excellent. Can’t get enough of this place! A very special thanks to...the kitchen and service staff and especially the manager, Elda. They all worked hard to make sure our experience was beyond our expectations.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 21 April 2021

Nice open air dining area with a great staff. The food is outstanding with lots of choices and the prices are reasonable. Sometimes you may need a break from Mexican food and this place is a great option. The pasta was made on the premises...and was perfection! Try it....you will like it!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 15 April 2021 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of dining at Taverna Akumal many times. As a restaurant owner myself i am very picky! Taverna had consistent exceptional service! Staff is amazing! Colleen, leslie and sebastian bartending tonight and made us the most amazing drinks! Manager, Elda is...wonderful! Food is the BEST in the area!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 13 April 2021 via mobile

From the minute you walk in you feel like you’re coming home. The staff and management is so welcoming and warm. Elda will take care of you. The food is fresh and delicious, you can tell it’s made with love. Great place to have dinner...and socialize with your friends.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Carol H
27 January 2020|
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Response from colleen l | Reviewed this property |
Yes they take credit cards!
Jean L
25 January 2020|
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Response from Deep_Bubbles | Reviewed this property |
Close to the restaurant there's a parking car for payment
11 October 2019|
Response from Mark J | Reviewed this property |
Not when we were there. It's not really set up for it.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taverna Akumal

Yes, Taverna Akumal offers takeaway services.

Yes, Taverna Akumal offers delivery services.

Taverna Akumal is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5