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
As you prefer: beef, chicken, or vegetarian. Made with refried beans, melted gouda cheese, guacamole, and spicy jalapeno peppers |

MANGO GINGER CHICKEN EMPANADAS
Back by popular demand, handmade corm tortillas folded and filled with mango, chicken, and a hint of ginger.  Crispy and satisfying!  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.  Crispy and juicy! |

BOTANERO DISH
Authentic Mexican flavor.  Marinated beef, chicken, guacamole, grilled Gouda cheese, re-fried beans, pico de gallo, and warm flour tortillas to make your own tacos.  Order to share or as a main course |

SALADS

GARDEN SALAD
An array of 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 made to your liking 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
Your choice: 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
Large flour tortilla filled with tender grilled steak 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 |

CHICKEN BURRITO
Large 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, 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 |

 

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LOCAL FAVORITES

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

SHRIMP TACOS
Fresh shrimp either in a crisp tempura butter 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 re-fried 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, wrapping it in banana leaves, and slow-cooking it.  The tender meat is 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 |