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“Great food, great location ”

Lol-Ha on Akumal Main Bay
Ranked #11 of 39 Restaurants in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Contemporary
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A view of Lol-Ha Restaurant and Snack bar from the tip of Akumal Bay. Lol-Ha offers seafood, steaks, pizza, mexican food and great burgers. It is kid friendly, casual, and has the best view of the main bay. Check for weekly live entertainment and look into our romantic dinners on the beach. Our staff will welcome you and make you feel at home. New management as of 2009. Same owners since 1984.
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This small open-sided restaurant is situated right on the beach-front Akumal Bay, Quintana Roo

Ice cool Sol slated the salty thirst while we pored over the extensive menu. Whether you want just a snack or something more substantial, the choice is excellent. Hot nachos and spicy tomato dip helped us along.

Mixed seafood kebab served on a bed of rice with mixed vegetables and pineapple salsa was my choice. It consisted of a good quantity of fresh white fish, shrimp, bacon, onions and green pepper. Delightful!

The other half went for 3 x sliders with fries and horseradish cream. Each slider was bigger than we expected and contained plenty of tender beef, fried onions and melted cheese. Great

Being the greedy one I chose a side of Chilli Cheese Fries. This was huge, came as a starter and was a total star. Could eat that every day

This is not a Michelin* restaurant. It does what it's good at. Good, fresh food, prepared quickly and at a fair price

The whole ensemble together with 4 bottles of Sol $42 US

What's not to like?

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a nice place located right on the beach in Akumal. The food is good, but not exceptional. They do have good chillie, which is hard to find in this part of Mexico. So I recommend the Chillie Nachos for an appetizer.
Lol-Ha is a hangout for local Expats who gather every Friday for Happy Hour.

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Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have been to Akumal numerous times and make sure that we always stop at Lol Ha for happy hour and to see our buddy Oscar! Best bartender around!! Try the empanadas! They have the best chips and salsa around too!

Thank Nathan M
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Akumal2u, Owner at Lol-Ha on Akumal Main Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you for your review! It's so good to get comments about our staff, they really appreciate it, and love to see familiar faces visit!


Sincerely,
Laura B Wolfe
Owner

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is right on the main beach in Akumal. It is causal. You can eat in your bathing suit. We went several times to get a drink or a snack. Menu has something for everyone. Food is good. Service is good

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are visiting Akumal Bay to snorkel with the turtles or just take in the sun, Lol Ha is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch or dinner. We are experienced snorkelers and did not wish to book on a tour. We also had an 84 year old with us who simply wanted to admire the view from the shade.
I was in touch with Lol Ha before our visit to reserve a table. Let me tell you we could not have been better looked after. We were allowed to park right up beside the restaurant making it easy for the 84 year old mother in law. We had absolutely no issue with any of the security around the bay. We were greeted and looked after with great friendliness, charm by all the staff, who were aware of our visit.
We were granted full use of the facilities toilets and showers etc and used the restaurant very much as our base.
The younger members took to the water to see the wonderful turtles and coral reef while the oldies were looked after with copious amounts of coffee and drinks.
We then enjoyed a really excellent meal brought swiftly and always with a smile by the staff.I repeat service was impeccable.
The food is a wonderful mix of traditional mexican dishes such as quesadillas, enchiladas burritos etc and also TexMex of wings, ribs, pulled pork sliders etc.
There are also some great fish dishes - coconut shrimp, fish and chips, whole fried grouper, breaded fish fillet.
All the dishes are fairly substantial but of good quality.
Two other dishes to note were local favourites the mixed Ceviche and the Aguachile. They were superb.
We invited our Mexican driver to join us for lunch, and even as a local, he sang the praises of the ceviche and an excellent tomato salsa that came complimentary with authentic tortillas, as a pre meal snack. He also finished off all the Tex Mex left overs we couldn't quite finish as he had politely only ordered the ceviche.
The bill/check was not excessive and would go to say it was really great value, particularly given our fantastic treatment throughout.
DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY for a great meal, with great service and a great view if visiting Akumal. Thank you Laura, Walter and all at Lol Ha

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Akumal2u, Owner at Lol-Ha on Akumal Main Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

We are delighted that you had a great day in Akumal! Thank you for your wonderful review. Our goal is to do our part in ensuring that everyone that visits us leaves with a smile! We hope you return in the near future, and we will be glad to help you with advance arrangements.

Sincerely,
Laura B Wolfe
Owner

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