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La Buena Vida

Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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Overview
  • 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
CUISINES
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 2,778 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Local catch of the day with garlic and butter can't be beat, happy hour is amazing and the best part is you sit in the sand watching the bay while you eat and drink.

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here for lunch a few days ago with my wife and our two children. We got a cab from our AI hotel a few miles down the road (like a another reviewer has said its good to try real Mexican food!). The driver had...More

2  Thank Moongardners
Reviewed 6 days ago

me and my friends were reluctant to leave our resort as we thought it was too dangerous, but we really wanted to get out and try some different food as the hotel all inclusive was dreadful! we got recommended this place by a couple of...More

1  Thank jn303
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the middle of half moon bay. There is parking across the street. Reasonnble price for great services and good food. Location a few feet from the beach is fantastic.

Thank ponowwing
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here for drinks or a meal and enjoy the tree houses, hammocks, swing chairs, and more. When you dream about a vacation in Mexico, this is the place you're dreaming about!

Thank Sarahkeet
Reviewed 1 week ago

My most favorite place in Mexico. I appreciate it more for the atmosphere than the food but the food and drinks are very good as well for a reasonable price. Location on the beach is perfect. If you are staying in Half Moon Bay it...More

Thank 277alissad
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stop and hang out for a while, lots and lots of shade - tables to sit at, hammocks to lazy around on, Palm trees you can climb and chill looking at the views and a nice bar with swings...More

Thank happygilmore10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a place for foodies. A great bar were you can walk on sand, sit and eat almost “on the beach” and have good comfort food. I have a lot of memories here with my family. This is why I come back from time to...More

Thank Roberto B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 friends, one husband , and 5 days in Akumal at a condo in Half Moon Bay. We started our trip with a short walk to La Buena Vida from Del Sol Beachfront Condos, earlier this week( August). Upon arrival we were seated at at...More

2  Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a week in Akumal and ate about 90% of our meals here at La Buena Vida! Here you can eat, enjoy delicious drinks while lounging on hammocks or beach bean bags, swim in the deep pool and watch local musicians...More

1  Thank Matthew R
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Peggy W
7 August 2018|
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Response from kschw9883 | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes by car. Good restaurant
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vflaca
26 March 2018|
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Response from ThumbsUpBarrington | Reviewed this property |
LBV is about a half hour from PDC. It can get busy at mealtimes. Parking is a challenge. They have a small swimming pool for mainly kids, and a nice beachfront, with lounges that are almost impossible to obtain. Down the... More
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Dominic P
19 February 2018|
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Response from theaztecprincess | Reviewed this property |
They are free as long as you are eating and drinking. We had a long leisurely dinner and then the karaoke started! We did not participate, but did enjoy listening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Meals
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, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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