Restaurants in Akumal and on the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Akumal and the surrounding area offer a variety restaurants on

the beach front, off of the beach, as well as in the nearby towns and villages.
Expect to pay a bit more for beach front dining. 
Attire is very casual at all
of the restaurants and the food
in the area is some of the best you will ever eat.

Lol-Ha Restaurant & Bar, Akumal

    Lol-Ha restaurant and bar is located on the main beach of Akumal Bay.  You can choose to eat at the outdoor bar or for fine dining, in the main dining room.  The decor and view are lovely and the food and service is excellent.

The menu includes a wide variety of foods including soups, sandwiches, hamburgers, seafood, USDA steaks, authentic Mayan dishes, authentic Mexican dishes, and even pizza, lasagna and other pasta dishes.  You are sure to find something for everyone at Lol-Ha.  The main dining room is open for breakfast and dinner.  The outdoor bar is open for lunch and dinner.


La Cueva Del Pescador

Restaurant & Bar, Akumal

La Cueva del Pescador is located on the left, just inside of Akumal's main entrance archway.  This casual and charming restaurant and bar features fresh seafood, such as; ceviche, octopus, shrimp, lobster and of course, fresh fish.  The seafood tacos are a must and the stuffed shrimp are divine.  Open for lunch and dinner daily.


La Cocina Economico (Economical kitchen), Akumal

La Cocina Economico is located on the right, just before entering Akumal's entrance archway.  Often overlooked by tourists, this little restaurant offers good food at reasonable prices.  Breakfast dishes include; Eggs Ranchero, Eggs Montuleno, Omelets, fresh tortillas, pancakes, french toast and fresh juices.  Lunches and dinners include; sandwiches and a variety of Mexican dishes.  Most are served with beans, rice, fresh corn tortillas, and pica de gallo.  A good place to eat!  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


La Buena Vida Bar & Restaurant, Akumal

La Buena Vida Bar & Restaurant is located on the beach of Half Moon Bay in Akumal.  The downstairs offers music, drinks and a great atmosphere.  With swings at the bar, sand floors, and great views of the sea, La Buena Vida truly is "the good life". The upper floor offers a lovely dining room with great food, featuring seafood, Mayan and Mexican dishes as well as a variety of other entrees.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  La Buena Vida is a popular late night gathering place.



Turtle Bay Cafe & Bakery, Akumal

The Turtle Bay Cafe & Bakery is located on the left, just after you enter Akumal's entrance archway.  This delightful little restaurant offers a variety of coffee, fruit drinks, fresh baked goods, breakfasts, sandwiches, and other wonderful items for breakfast and lunch.  This quaint restaurant is a must during your stay in Akumal.

Turtle Bay Web Site


La Lunita Restaurant, Akumal

La Lunita Restaurant & Bar is located on the beach of Half Moon Bay in the Tortuga condo building.  This quaint and romantic, beach front restaurant offers a variety of seafood, authentic Mayan dishes, and other cuisines as well.  La Lunita serves delicious food and is open for lunch and dinner.

La Lunita Web Site


Que Onda Restaurant, Akumal

Que Onda Restaurant is located one block from Yalku Lagoon, at the northern end of Akumal.  Located in a tropical jungle setting, this authentic Italian restaurant offers fresh pasta, seafood and steaks.  Also, a good wine selection and desserts.


Imelda's Good Food, Akumal

Imelda's Economical Kitchen is located on Akumal Bay, behind the ecological center, which is next to the The Original Akumal Dive Shop.  Just check the chalk board for the daily menu which offers a variety of authentic Mexican and Mayan dishes at reasonable prices.  Also, look for the special buffets posted on the chalk board.  Check it out!

Open 8:00 - 3:00 daily.


Lucy's Kitchen, Akumal

Lucy's Kitchen is located on the left, just before you enter Akumal's entrance archway.  Lucy's is the place to find fresh, handmade gourmet ice cream and sorbets in town. 

Now cooking up homemade pastas and sauces!  Whether you're a local or a visitor, Lucy's Kitchen offers the option of eating at home with a minimum of shopping and cooking. Just order and pick up some delicious, fresh pasta and sauce, and perhaps along with a bottle of wine (and Lucy's Ice Cream for dessert!) you'll have a simple, quick and exquisite meal.

Open for sales, orders and pickups from 12 pm until 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday.

Lucy's Kitchen Web Site


El Ultimo Maya Restaurant & Bar, Akumal

El Ultimo Maya Restaurant & Bar is located in front of the water tower, in the Akumal village, across the highway from Akumal.  Often overlooked by tourist's, this local restaurant offers fresh seafood at reasonable prices.  Such specialties include; ceviche, octopus, conch, shrimp, fish and lobster.  Dishes are served with fresh corn tortillas, rice, beans and pico de gallo.  Owned and operated by a local couple, Pablo and Carla (Pablo and family pictured above), this is a great place for some local flavor and very good seafood.

Pablo also offers fishing trips, glass bottom boat tours, snorkeling trips, and the almost famous Robinson Crusoe excursion.  To make arrangements just stop by the restaurant the evening before or ask for Pablo around the glass bottom boats on the beach of Akumal Bay.


Mango Cafe

The Mango Cafe next to La Buena Vida Restaurant on Half Moon Bay is open everyday. Serving fresh juices, delicious smoothies, cappuccinos, lattes, hearty breakfast burritos, croissants, bagels and more. Fast food to go or beach front dining.

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