6 Great Restaurants in Akumal
For a sleepy little town, Akumal boasts some amazing eateries that entice locals from around the Riviera Maya and delight visitors from around the world.
La Buena Vida
Located on Beach Road in North Akumal (Open 12-11pm daily)
This popular beachside eatery serves some of the best fish tacos around! If you are one who likes the option of shade, La Buena Vida offers comfortable seating areas perfectly situated beneath towering palms. There are also ultra-comfy beanbag pillow beds and hammocks, ideal for sinking into for an afternoon siesta. Although the beach here is picturesque, it is a bit rough. There are a variety of unique ocean stones and dried coral formations along the shore, which make for a fun day of beachcombing with the kids!
Turtle Bay Cafe and Bakery
Just North of the main parking lot at Akumal Bay (Open 7am-9pm)
For fresh baked goods (some of the best pies in the region), and a divine mix of local and international cuisine (from eggs benedicts to seafood stuffed chili rellenos,) Turtle Bay Café is a must when in Akumal. It has been around for a while, filling customers’ bellies with home baked goodness and delicious meals for nearly 20 years!
Lol-Ha Restaurant and Snack Bar
In the main Akumal Bay (Open from 7am – 10pm)
Ocean views, a flavorful menu with generous portions and friendly staff – welcome to Lol-Ha! There is a vast selection of items on the menu including the popular nachos al pastor (a thinly shaved porked marinated with chiles and achiote, a very traditional regional spice.) They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you have the choice to sip coffee while watching the pelicans feast, have a cold corona with your nachos in the afternoon, or try a fried whole fish dish, caught fresh, while you enjoy the evening breeze off of the bay.
La Cueva del Pescador
On the main road in Akumal Bay (Open from 12-9pm)
This is where you’ll usually find a friendly crowd of expats gathering for cold beer and fresh seafood dishes. The fish tacos are great as is the cured ceviche seasoned with cilantro. The sand floors are a nice touch and add to the relaxed, Mexican-Caribbean atmosphere.
La Taverna Akumal
Plaza Ukana behind the main parking lot across from Akumal Bay (Open from 12pm-10pm)
For pizzas, pastas and dishes with a Mediterranean flare, La Taverna delivers savory meals in a beautiful open thatched-roof setting. For starters, we suggest washing down the deep fried avocado or bruschetta with an icy margarita!
Located in the Hacienda de la Tortuga, North Akumal (Open from 11am-11pm)
This Mexican Caribbean-style, beachfront restaurant serves an intriguing assortment of savory entrees from duck to jumbo prawns. Enjoy the ocean views over lunch or by moonlight in the open patio area on the sand. For a unique Mexican cocktail experience, try the Serrano margarita!