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

LUNCH MENU

All prices are listed in Pesos.

TAPAS

GUACAMOLE
Fresh avocado combined with tomato, onions, cilantro, and fresh lime juice  | $70

SHRIMP COCKTAIL
Shrimp served with a tangy Calypso style sauce and garnished with fresh avocado, chopped onions, and cilantro | $115

STUFFED AVOCADOS
Chilled avocado halves stuffed with shrimp and fish salad, flavored with our house cocktail sauce | $120

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 | $135

NACHOS
As you prefer: beef, chicken, or vegetarian. Made with refried beans, melted gouda cheese, guacamole, and spicy jalapeno peppers | $95

MANGO 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 | $70

BABY BACK RIBS
Fall-off-the bone spare ribs grilled slowly in our house barbecue sauce | $95

JALAPENO POPPERS
Cheese-filled jalapeno peppers, breaded and fried to a crisp golden brown | $55

CHICKEN FINGERS
Made in-house.  Tender chicken breast sliced into fingers, breaded and fried.  Crispy and juicy! | $65

BOTANERO DISH
Authentic Mexican flavor.  Marinated beef, chicken, guacamole, grilled gouda cheese, refried beans, pico de gallo, and warm flour tortillas to make your own tacos.  Order to share or as a main course | $195

SALADS

GARDEN SALAD
An array of fresh lettuce with tomato, cucumber, onion, avocado, and crumbled panela cheese with balsamic vinaigrette | Starter $45  Entree $80

LA BUENA VIDA SALAD
Hearty and healthy. Crisp lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, hardboiled egg, and crumbled bacon served with our creamy house dressing | Starter $70  Entree $105

TICUL SALAD
A selection of fresh mixed greens with caramelized pears, toasted pecans, carrots, and gorgonzola cheese, dressed with balsamic vinaigrette | Starter $65  Entree $95

MEDITERRANEAN SALAD
A variety of fresh lettuce with goat cheese, black olives, red peppers, and orange slices served with balsamic vinaigrette | Starter $65  Entree $95

ADDITIONS
Add meat to any entree salad
Chicken $30  |  Steak $40*

SOUPS

LA BUENA VIDA SOUP
Our acclaimed original house recipe prepared with poblano pepper, onion, squash blossoms, and corn in a savory chicken broth | $60

LIME SOUP
Authentic Mayan recipe with shredded chicken, tortilla strips, peppers, and slices of lime | $45

 

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ENTREES

HAMBURGER
Ground beef with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions.  Served with your choice of side salad, coleslaw, or steak fries | $80

ADDITIONAL BURGER TOPPINGS
Gouda cheese, bacon, avocado, poblano pepper, house coleslaw | $10 Each

FAJITAS
A sizzling platter served with refried beans, guacamole, grilled peppers, onions, and warm flour tortillas.  Your choice of: Marinated Beef $170 | Vegetarian $100 | Grilled Chicken $145 | Shrimp $185

FISH FILLET
Your choice: garlic and butter, ajillo, blackened or grilled.  Served with steamed vegetables and Mexican rice | $150

FRESH SHRIMP
Your choice: shrimp sautéed in butter and fresh garlic, diabla, flambéed in chile ajillo, grilled | $245

LOBSTER TAIL
Your choice: butter and garlic, ajillo, or grilled.  Served with vegetables and rice | $305

BURRITOS
SANTA FE

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 | $150

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 | $145

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 | $130

 

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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 | $95

SHRIMP TACOS
Fresh shrimp either in a crisp tempura butter or grilled, wrapped in tortillas and served with pico de gallo and coleslaw | $95

FAMOUS CHEYENNE TACOS
Grilled marinated beef served in flour tortillas with grated cheese, chopped onion, cilantro, and refried beans | $125

CHICKEN QUESADILLAS
Seasoned grilled chicken breast combined with cheese, wrapped in flour tortillas and grilled.  Accompanied with fresh guacamole | $90 | Without Chicken $70

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 | $135

JOSE’S HAVANA RICE
Select rice browned with sausage and chorizo, mixed with chicken, shrimp, green peas, and served with plantains | $135

DESSERTS

LA BUENA VIDA FLAN | $45

ICE CREAM | $45
Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or coconut

MAHA BLANC | $45
A local dessert made from rice powder, coconut, milk, and sugar reduced to thick and creamy custard and lightly sprinkled with cinnamon