Lunch Menu at La Buena Vida Bar & Restaurant, Akumal, Mexico

LUNCH MENU

 

TAPAS

GUACAMOLE
Fresh avocado combined with tomato, onions, cilantro, and fresh lime juice  |

STUFFED AVOCADOS
Chilled avocado halves stuffed with shrimp and fish salad, flavored with our house cocktail sauce |

MIXED CEVICHE
The best ceviche on the Riviera Maya.  Delicious combination of shrimp and fresh fish marinated in lime juice with tomato, onions, and cilantro |

NACHOS
Beef, chicken, or vegetarian. Made with refried beans, melted cheese, guacamole, and spicy jalapeno peppers |

MANGO GINGER CHICKEN EMPANADAS
Handmade corm tortillas folded and filled with mango, chicken, and a hint of ginger.  Served with fresh salsa

BABY BACK RIBS
Fall-off-the bone spare ribs grilled slowly in our house barbecue sauce |

CHICKEN FINGERS
Made in-house.  Tender chicken breast sliced into fingers, breaded and fried

BOTANERO DISH
Marinated beef, chicken, guacamole,  cheese, refried beans, pico de gallo, and warm flour tortillas to make your own tacos.  Order to share or as a main course |

SALADS

GARDEN SALAD
Garden fresh lettuce with tomato, cucumber, onion, avocado, and crumbled panela cheese with balsamic vinaigrette |

LA BUENA VIDA SALAD
Hearty and healthy. Crisp lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, hard boiled egg, and crumbled bacon served with our creamy house dressing |

TICUL SALAD
A selection of fresh mixed greens with caramelized pears, toasted pecans, carrots, and Gorgonzola cheese, dressed with balsamic vinaigrette |

MEDITERRANEAN SALAD
A variety of fresh lettuce with goat cheese, black olives, red peppers, and orange slices served with balsamic vinaigrette |

SOUPS

LA BUENA VIDA SOUP
Our acclaimed original house recipe prepared with poblano pepper, onion, squash blossoms, and corn in a savory chicken broth |

LIME SOUP
Authentic Mayan recipe with shredded chicken, tortilla strips, peppers, and slices of lime |

 

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ENTREES

THE LBV BURGER
Top grade ground beef with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions

FAJITAS
A sizzling platter served with re-fried beans, guacamole, grilled peppers, onions, and warm flour tortillas.  Your choice of: Marinated Beef  | Vegetarian  | Grilled Chicken  | Shrimp

FISH FILLET
Sauteed in garlic and butter, ajillo, blackened or grilled.  Served with steamed vegetables and Mexican rice |

FRESH SHRIMP
Your choice: shrimp sautéed in butter and fresh garlic, diabla, flambéed in chile ajillo, grilled |

LOBSTER TAIL
Your choice: butter and garlic, ajillo, or grilled.  Served with vegetables and rice |

BEEF BURRITO
Flour tortilla filled with tender grilled steak and house black beans, topped with your choice of a homemade red or green chile sauce (or both) and topped with lettuce, tomato, and cheese and a side of sour cream |

CHICKEN BURRITO
Fresh flour tortilla filled with spicy shredded chicken and house black beans, smothered with your choice of a homemade red or green chile sauce (or both) and topped with lettuce, tomato, and cheese and a side of sour cream |

VEGETARIAN BURRITO
Roasted red bell peppers and other seasonal vegetables with house black beans wrapped in a large flour tortilla, topped with your choice of a homemade red or green chile sauce (or both). Lettuce, tomato, cheese and a side of sour cream |

 

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LOCAL FAVORITES

FISH TACOS
Fish fillet in a crisp tempura batter or grilled, wrapped in tortillas and served with pico de gallo and coleslaw |

SHRIMP TACOS
Fresh shrimp in a crisp tempura batter or grilled, wrapped in tortillas and served with pico de gallo and coleslaw |

FAMOUS CHEYENNE TACOS
Grilled marinated beef served in flour tortillas with grated cheese, chopped onion, cilantro, and refried beans |

CHICKEN QUESADILLAS
Seasoned grilled chicken breast combined with cheese, wrapped in flour tortillas and grilled.  Accompanied with fresh guacamole |

COCHINITA PIBIL TACOS
Mayan style pulled pork that begins with rubbing the meat with achiote paste, wwrapped in banana leaves, and slow-cooked. Served with warm tortillas and pickled red onion.  This dish is prepared fresh daily, so quantities are limited |

JOSE’S HAVANA RICE
Select rice browned with sausage and chorizo, mixed with chicken, shrimp, green peas, and served with plantains |