Akumal vacation! The Riviera Maya enjoys a rich mix of Mexican, European, North and South American Cultures. Throw a little Caribbean groove in there and you have a thriving cultural scene, a great mix of restaurants, and quality food. We are blessed with fantastic cuisine from all over the world, as well as extremely fresh seafood, all at reasonable prices. For a map of the restaurants in Akumal, click here.
Turtle Bay Cafe offers fresh baked goods, breakfast, lunch, strong coffee, great smoothies and exceptional dinners. Turtle Bay is a cute and charming little place to get fresh salads, sandwiches, and good American style breakfasts. The dinner specials are always great, and don't miss the new bar area with two big screen TV's! Accepts credit cards. Open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Call Turtle Bay Cafe on MX 984-875-9138984-875-9138 or USA 949 226 8082949 226 8082 .
Akumal's newest restaurant, opening early October 2015, La Taverna serves delicious home cooked Italian food in a large open air palapa located in down town Akumal beside Turtle Bay Cafe and La Cueva del Pescador. Opening hours are 12noon - 10pm daily. Credit cards accepted. Please call 984 875 9009
Lol-Ha is Akumal’s most well known restaurant and a community gathering place for afternoon Happy Hour. Lol-Ha is located on the sandy beaches of Akumal Bay. You can choose to dine in a beautiful palapa covered dining room offering fresh seafood, traditional Mexican specialties, and USDA Steaks, or enjoy a freshly baked pizza or delicious burger at the Snack Bar/Pizzeria. Enjoy your lunch served right on the beach! Lunch items include American as well as local classics. Also on Akumal Bay close to Lol-Ha are the The Akumal Dive Center and The Original Akumal Dive Shop. Lol-Ha is open everyday, with a Happy Hour from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Lol-Ha has a variety of nighttime entertainment, including Flamenco dancing with Alfonso on guitar and dancers Maria, Kerstin & Ingrid on Wednesday nights, and Arpason on Thursday nights. Arpason is a string and percussion group that fuses Cuban, gypsy, and Mexican passion with a harp, violin, and percussion. Reservations recommended during high season. Accepts credit cards. Open 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM Daily.
Located Across from Akumal Bay in the Plaza Ukana I (Central Akumal). Open for Lunch and Dinner Daily. Tel: 984 875 9002984 875 9002 . Great choice for fresh seafood! Carlos and staff will take you fishing by day and grill al gusto for you in the evening. "If you hook it we'll cook it!" La Cueva del Pescador is a local favorite for Happy Hour with generously poured drinks. For those who like a game of pool, La Cueva also has a pool table where you can challenge the locals to a game. A sample review: "Carlos and staff will make you a stunning seafood dinner! The baby lobster and grilled octopus are to die for! One heck of a Chicken lime soup as well for those who may be feeling a touch of Montezuma! The liquor flows freely and very generously I might add! I highly recommend the Bacardi Anejo con Agua Gasificado and extra Lime."
Imelda’s Good Food at La Ecocina, nestled amongst CEA, TSA, and the Akumal Dive Shop, serves breakfast and lunch daily and a ‘Maya Dinner’ buffet on Mondays and Thursdays (reservations only). Authentic Mayan and Yucatecan meals and hearty breakfasts, all at a reasonable price with friendly service. "Eco Cocina" refers to an "ecological kitchen"; Imelda composts all of the organic waste from the fruits and veggies. Open 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for breakfast and lunch, dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Imelda's is closed on Sunday and accepts cash only.
Located right next to the Super Chomak store at the entrance to Akumal, the Loncheria is a great place to try some affordable local food. Great torta sandwiches, fresh fruit juices, and soups, tacos, etc. A nice and simple place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Open 7am - 9pm daily. This photo of Loncheria Akumalito is courtesy of TripAdvisor.
La Buena Vida means "The Good Life." Easy enough to find that here on Half Moon Bay in Akumal. Come for lunch, spend the entire day. La Buena Vida is located right on the beach of Half Moon Bay. Great snorkeling is just a short swim from the beach. Akumal Dive Adventures is right next door with snorkel gear for rent and a dipping pool for patrons as well as dive students. Rent a kayak, nap in a hammock, enjoy the view from a crow's nest. Whatever you do, don't miss out on sitting in a swing at the bar while you enjoy your cold drink. Open daily 11:00 AM. Serving Lunch and Dinner. Happy Hour Daily 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Accepts Credit Cards.
La Lunita, an intimate and romantic beach front restaurant located on Half Moon Bay, offers Mexican and regional specialties. La Lunita is perfect for enjoying long relaxing meals over a bottle of wine. Dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the company. La Lunita is open for brunch and dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and accepts Credit Cards.
A local small restaurant with a limited menu located near the Yalku Lagoon, Que Onda offers freshly homemade pasta and changing specials each day. One item not to miss --- the Tacos del Pastor on Sunday afternoons! Beautiful artwork by the former residents of the Ondarte Artist Residency hangs inside under the palapa. Que Onda only accepts cash and has variable hours.
Located in the pueblo of Akumal, Tequilaville is a great addition to Akumal's gastronomical offerings! Run by a friendly Canadian couple, Tequilaville offers a great menu of Mexican/American cuisine, including their texas BBQ on Sundays. They also have karaoke on Wednesday nights and a well-priced bar. Tequilaville is located half way up the hill on the right hand side of the main road in the Akumal Pueblo.
The Sahara Cafe on Soliman Bay with its Mediterranean-inspired menu is currently open from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Owners Enrico & Monika provide tasteful decor, quality service and a fresh, outstanding menu (we hear the Tomato Basil Soup is a great place to start)! Location: Use the entrance where Oscar y Lalo's used to be, then turn right at the end; go about 50 meters to the Sahara Cafe. Telephone 984 129 2744984 129 2744 .