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La Cueva del Pescador

Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
+52 984 875 9002
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (90 reviews)
“mini lobsters” (16 reviews)
“shrimp” (50 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate lunch here as part of our snorkeling excursion. It was picked by Cancun Adventures. And it was great. Authentic and friendly staff. I think the salsa was made just before they brought it out.

Thank kjh80634
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there with my family, and they tried to overcharge me when the realized that I was paying the bill with dollars. If you go there, take PESOS with you, otherwise your bill will be twice as the regular price! Ps: they don't accept...More

Thank Felipe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place tried to rip me off by charging me more than double what our meal cost. When I tried to pay in dollars they demanded twice what the bill in pesos would be. I had to leave my family there while I drove into...More

Thank johnnyobig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family meal daughter and husband had fajitas I had shrimp. Loved it felt so welcome wish we could have eaten here more often.

Thank alsar01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly the prices were fair and portions were large. The fish filet in butter with garlic was delicious. The quesadillas were exceptional. We had the bistec con queso and the camarones con queso were our choices. Nice breeze under the palapas!

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in the area, particularly enjoyed the atmosphere and surroundings..Our food was first class and will certainly visit again before we return back home.. Try a tequila sunrise, first class ..

Thank Dreinog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for dinner. Order the langostinos with crispy garlic. Enjoy a nice slow dinner with a fantastic atmosphere. The wait staff is attentive, and work to make sure you have an enjoyable experience. Highly recommend.

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went the first night and had an amazing whole fish as well as octopus. Both spectacular, but make sure to have it prepared with the big chunks of garlic. Our waiter, Carlos (great guy!) offered us a fishing trip that we agreed to. 2...More

Thank Nate H
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We went there for a night while staying in Akumal. And it was well worth it. I highly recommend the grilled fish simply prepared with some garlic. My wife had fish with a mushroom sauce which she thoroughly enjoyed. Fun atmosphere, great food.

Thank alchilto
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The guacamole was delicious. Good service. Shrimp tacos are good! A mix of locals and tourist customers.

Thank Tania G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lisa F
We are headed to Akumal in a few weeks. Is there any night life? Bars open late, live music?
3 February 2017|
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Response from cal_dude7 | Reviewed this property |
La Cueva Del Pescador is a good spot for an amazing Mexican dinner, with the prices on food and drinks being quite reasonable. That being said it isn't really a party and nightlife type set up. Heading down to Playa Del... More
Would this be a good place for a family dinner to celebrate a birthday? We would be a party of 8-10. Would we need reservations?
25 January 2017|
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Response from Bendcouple0811 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have lots of room and a festive atmosphere but also family friendly. I do not think you need reservations.
Julie M
How does someone book a fishing trip with you?
24 August 2015|
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Response from William P | Reviewed this property |
LA Cueva only serves fish. Waiters were acting on their own. Simply walk down to the beach or to one of the dive shops. You'll have many options to choose from. None are fancy, only open pongas, like big rowboats. Get... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akumal road, Akumal, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9002
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