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Macumba restaurant

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Calle 9 y 11 Ocean View 102, Rio Lagartos 97720, Mexico
+52 986 862 0092
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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food wonderfull coconut prawns service by JOSE' OUTSTANDING beautifully decorated extremely clean fresh food

1 Thank Jaspervicky
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here after walking the malacon. Wonderful food and drinks. Exceptional hospitality. Lovely surroundings. Great place to relax and watch the sun go down

1 Thank Duncan1975
Ankara, Turkey
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

we were lost in the town looking for a good restaurant with decent food, it was Sunday 6/19th, so everything in the morning was closed, and me and my family were Hungry. we found the place through the application of TRIP ADVISOR, and I must say THANK YOU!!! I mean this place is fantastic!!!! the waiter (i forgot his name)... More 

1 Thank Lex R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Beautiful restaurant right on the water. We ordered some amazing fish specials and chicken empanizada. We pretty much asked the waiter whatever he recommended. The plates were so beautiful looking full of beans, rice, and veggies on the side. The customer service was very very nice, and the decorations of the restaurant/hotel were very funky wild and unique.

Thank Cat A
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I live in Playa del Carmen which is three hours from Rio Lagartos. When we arrived on a Monday around noon we could not wait for a cold beer! A very nice motorcycle cop lead us to Macumba after I asked him where it was. Macumba is a great, kitschy seafood restaurant that is staffed by very friendly people. The... More 

Thank u2girlie
Woodstock, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Love, love love this little restaraunt and mini hotel! The food is awesome and the view of the harbour is spectacular! The owner is very gracious and friendly! Hotel rooms are clean and spacious. Views are awesome off the little deck outside the rooms. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Thank Beachbunny2015
Akumal, Mexico
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

If you want real local Mexican food, there is where to go. The restaurant which is always the welcome area for the hotel is a funky place. Chetto makes flowers and art by repurposing plastic. Paintings of ruins, dancers, and statues cover the wall. Lush with interior plants, skeletons of pelicans, and a few other critters. Its almost a funky... More 

Thank locogringocom
Los Angeles, California
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Stopped by here based upon prior reviews and wanted to have lunch. Only 4 people in the place (at 2 different tables) and I asked if I could have a table by the front (to see the view). A table could have been placed in window open area, but waiter was unfriendly and said he couldn't do that and I... More 

Thank Eduardo2626
Creede, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

We always like to sample the local fare when we travel. We found the Macumba pretty much by accident and what a wonderful accident it was. We would have been well fed on merely the tasty appetizers but the entres were truly special. My favorite was the fish fillet with a shrimp stuffing but the shrimp dishes (and everything else... More 

1 Thank Jim L
Progreso, Mexico
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We had one dinner here and both of us really enjoyed the food. The plating on the dishes was very artistic and beautiful. They tasted great too. Our server was very friendly.

Thank ChuckD09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 9 y 11 Ocean View 102, Rio Lagartos 97720, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Rio Lagartos
  • Phone Number: +52 986 862 0092
Main street that runs beside the water

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