Lol Ha is located directly on the beach on Akumal Bay and has a very casual outdoor Palapa Bar and Restaurant that is open year round. The Main Dining Room has both indoor and outdoor dining with a touch of elegance and is open most of the year. They often provide Live entertainment and floor shows which are very popular. Please check for availability. Reservations are suggested, especially if you would like a table near the stage or if you are interested in the popular Prime Rib on Friday night. Our Favorite: Prime Rib. 984-875-9014. www.hotelakumalcaribe.com/resto/lolha.asp
Turtle Bay Café and Bakery is a fantastic restaurant located in the center of Akumal with freshly baked breads, quiches, pastries, etc. Wonderful desserts can be taken home. They also feature gourmet breakfasts and lunches. Our Favorite: Expatriat (breakfast). 984-875-9138 or in the US 949-226-8082 www.turtlebaycafe.com
La Cueva del Pescador is the fisherman’s cave and they have excellent fresh fish, calamari and mini lobsters. If you go fishing with them in Akumal Bay, you can drop your fish off here and they will cook it for you. You can play pool on a sandy floor and enjoy their famous but potent margaritas. Our Favorite: Mini Lobsters.
Leo’s Pizzeria is located in nearby Chemuyil just south of Akumal. You will find the food delicious and very reasonable and they deliver (allow an hour minimum for delivery) to South Akumal. Our Favorites: Hawaiian Pizza, Lasagna and Chicken Fingers. 984-875-4000
La Lunita is located in North Akumal on the ground floor of the condominium building called “La Hacienda de la Tortuga”. You may dine on amazing seafood dishes, contemporary Mexican cuisine and Mayan Specialties. Mon-Sat 5:30 PM-10:30 PM. Our Favorite: Coconut Shrimp. 984-875-9070 www.lalunita-akumal.com
La Buena Vida is a wonderful restaurant and bar located on Half Moon Bay. The downstairs area features swings at the bar, rustic tables, tree houses and unique skeletal decorations. The upstairs dining area has a great view of the Caribbean. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily. The bar hosts a popular two hour happy hour. Our Favorite: Blackened Mahi Mahi. 984-875-9061 www.akumalinfo.com
La Taverna is the newest addition to the restaurant scene in Akumal. They specialize in Italian cuisine but also have delicious seafood and salads. Plaza Ukana 1 Building D, High Floor, Akumal, 984-875-9009 12-10 pm Our favorite: Bruschetta, Fettuccine Frutti Di Mare. www.facebook.com/tavernaakumal/
Tequilaville features international and Mexican cuisine. Conveniently located on main street in the Akumal Pueblo, you must enjoy their excellent food and experience the real world of Akumal. Our Favorites: Sunday BBQ, Spinach Salad and Coconut Shrimp.
Buenos Aires is an excellent Argentine grill located on the main road in Tulum. Our Favorite: Grilled Ribeye and Burgers. 984-871-2708 www.pequenobuenosaires.com
Mezzanine is a wonderful Thai restaurant specializing in exotic Thai cuisine with a Mexican flair located on the beach in Tulum. 8 am – 10 pm 984-131-1596 http://www.mezzaninetulum.com/restaurant
Zama’s is a well recognized beach restaurant and hotel that features fresh seafood and a wood burning stone pizza oven. Our Favorite: Any Pizza. www.zamas.com
Posada Margherita on Tulum’s beach is an eclectic and cool restaurant that serves up extraordinary Italian food. They only take cash and you need to bring plenty of it. Our Favorite: Grilled fish and pasta. 984-801-8493 www.posadamargherita.com