Please note prices are in pesos and subject to change.
Local avocado combined with garden fresh tomato, onions, cilantro and lime juice. Topped with crumbled queso fresco.
Crispy tempura battered calamari rings, ready for dipping in the chef’s special chile morron and chipotle salsa.
STUFFED AVOCADOS $165
Chilled avocado halves stuffed with our calypso shrimp and fish cocktail salad.
MIXED CEVICHE $145-$180
Best ceviche on the Riviera Maya! Delicious combination of shrimp and fresh fish marinated in lime juice with tomato, onions, and cilantro.
Beef, chicken or vegetarian. Crispy in house chips topped with refried beans, melted Gouda cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, and spicy jalapeño pepper.
MANGO GINGER CHICKEN EMPANADAS $70
Back by popular demand, handmade corm tortilla filled with mango, chicken, and a hint of ginger. Crispy and satisfying! Served with fresh salsa.
SHRIMP FRITTERS $115
Crisp patties made of sauteed shrimp, fresh celery, peppers and onions, served with the chef’s morron and chipotle salsa.
CHICKEN FINGERS $95
Made in the house. Tender chicken breast sliced into fingers, breaded and fried. Crispy and juicy!
BOTANERO DISH $225
Authentic Mexican flavor! Marinated beef, chicken, guacamole, grilled Gouda cheese, refried beans, and pico de gallo. Served with warm flour or corn tortillas. Order to share or as a main course.
TORTILLA SOUP $65
A traditional Mexican soup made with a homemade chicken broth with a puree of sautéed tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppers, and corn chips, topped with avocado, crispy tortilla strips, cream, panela cheese, and slices of dried chile pasilla.
LIME SOUP $55
Authentic Maya recipe with shredded chicken, tortilla strips, tomatoes, peppers, and slices of lime.
LA BUENA VIDA SALAD $85/$105
Crisp lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, hard boiled egg, and crumbled bacon served with our creamy house dressing.
TICUL SALAD $60/$80
A selection of fresh mixed greens with caramelized pears, toasted pecans, carrots, and Gorgonzola cheese, dressed with balsamic vinaigrette.
CAESAR SALAD $65/$85
Whole romaine leaves, shaved parmesan, house croutons, and the dressing on the side for just the right amount.
TROPICAL FRUIT PLATE $60
Simply refreshing. Served with yogurt on the side, enjoy this display of nature’s finest seasonal fruit.
SANTA FE SALAD $65/$85
Fresh and filling. Assorted greens topped with black beans, avocado, tomato, grilled vegetables, and chili citrus vinaigrette.
QUINOA TABOULEH $90
Mediterranean style quinoa salad with spinach, lettuce, parsley, cherry tomatoes, black olives, cucumber and mint, goat cheese, citrus vinaigrette and chili.
QUINOA SALAD $100
Healthy quinoa mixed with avocado, corn, cherry tomatoes, nuts, coriander, and gorgonzola cheese, served with a yogurt and cucumber dressing.
SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE $155
An Italian classic. Spaghetti al dente with a homemade Bolognese sauce and grated Parmesan cheese.
PASTA LA BUENA VIDA $195
Penne pasta prepared with fresh shrimp, sweet red and green peppers, poblano chile, garlic, and onions in a Maya pibil cream sauce.
FRUITI DI MARE $205
Fusilli pasta with shrimp, octopus, and calamari. Sauteed with garlic, peppers, onion, tomatoes, spinach, and black olives.
LASAGNE BOLOGNESE $155
Baked pasta, layered with ground beef, carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, basil, and oregano.
TACOS, BURRITOS, AND MORE
BEEF TAMPIQUENA $220
Traditional Mexican dish of tender marinated beef with sliced poblano peppers, a chicken enchilada, guacamole, black beans, and flour tortillas.
FAMOUS CHEYENNE TACOS $145
Grilled marinated beef served in tortillas with grated cheese, chopped onions, cilantro and beans, served with guacamole and green and red house salsas.
FISH TACOS $105
Fish fillet as you prefer: grilled, ajillo, or in a crisp tempura batter, wrapped in your choice of tortillas with pico de gallo and a touch of mayo.
SHRIMP TACOS $145
Fresh Shrimp as you like – grilled, ajillo, tempura. Wrapped in your choice of tortillas with chopped lettuce, pickled red onion, and a touch of mayo. Served with island slaw.
COCHINITA PIBIL TACOS $125
Tender grilled chicken breast chopped and topped with grated cheese, diced onion, cilantro, and beans, wrapped in your choice of tortillas, served with guacamole and green and red house salsa.
CHICKEN QUESADILLAS $95
Grilled chicken in tomato sauce and cheese in flour tortillas and seared until crisp. Served with guacamole and salad.
A sizzling platter served with refried beans, guacamole, grilled peppers, onions, and warm flour or corn tortillas. Choose from beef, chicken, shrimp, and veggies.
JOSE’S HAVANA RICE $135
Rice browned with sausage and chorizo, mixed with chicken, shrimp, green peas, and served with plantains.
BABY BACK RIBS $185
A full rack of spare ribs slowly grilled in our house barbecue sauce, with island coleslaw and rice.
BURRITOS SANTA FE $100-$150
Large flour tortilla filled with your choice of tender grilled steak, spicy shredded chicken, or roasted vegetables and house black beans smothered with your choice of a homemade red or green chile sauce (or both) and topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and a side of sour cream.
CHICKEN CHILE RELLENO $125
Poblano pepper in crispy tempura stuffed with spicy shredded chicken, dressed with black beans, our house made red salsa, cream and crumbled canasta cheese.
BURGERS & SANDWICHES
LA BUENA VIDA BURGER $110
Made in house from top quality ground beef and fresh grown spices. Served with all the fixings. Extras | Gouda cheese, bacon, fresh avocado, grilled poblano peppers, and sauteed mushrooms.
BLACK BEAN BURGER $95
Made in house from a healthy mix of chopped veggies, black beans, nuts and oats, grilled with olive oil.
K’AAN TUNICH SANDWICH $105
Cochinita Pibil with refried beans, pickled red onion, and habanero sauce.
LBV SANDWICH $125
Marinated beef and melted cheese, beans, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado. Salsa verde and jalapenos.
VEGETARIAN QUINOA BURGER $85
Healthy quinoa with peppers, oats, nuts, corn, leeks and ginger. Served with lettuce, avocado and tomato, and sweet potato hummus and sauteed veggies.
AKUMAL CHICKEN SANDWICH $95
Grilled chicken breast with melted cheese, refried beans, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado. Salsa verde and jalapenos served on the side.
FROM THE SEA
FISH FILLET $120
Your choice: garlic and butter, ajillo, blackened or grilled.
CRISPY WHOLE FRIED FISH Market price
A true local favorite. Served with beans, rice, tortilla and a wedge of lime.
TIC KIN XIC FISH $160
A local favorite! Fish filet rubbed in Maya spices, wrapped in banana leaves and baked, served with rice and fried plantains.
FRESH SHRIMP $240
As you prefer: Sauteed in butter and garlic, ajillo or grilled.
COCONUT SHRIMP $260
Lightly battered shrimp with coconut shavings and an awesome chile poblano dipping sauce.
LA BUENA SEAFOOD SPECIAL $345
A sampling of our best seafood plates: mixed ceviche, octopus a la diabla, calamario al ajillo, frilled fish filet and shrimp.
LA BUENA VIDA SHRIMP $290
Fresh shrimp filled with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon, with hous bisque.
LOBSTER TAIL Market price
Your choice: butter and garlic, ajillo or grilled.
POLLO CHAYA $145
Tender grilled chicken breast stuffed with cheese and topped with savory chaya sauce, served with rice and grilled vegetables.
POLLO EN MOLE $135
Chicken breast in smooth sauce made of chiles, spices and cocoa.
POLLO MAYA $150
Chicken marinated in Maya spices, wrapped in banana leaves and baked; served with fried plantains, purple onions, and black beans.
POLLO EN SALSA BRAVA $135
Juicy chicken breast covered in diabla sauce, sauteed with onion, chipotle chile.
FROM THE GRILL
TRES CHILES BEEF FILET $175
Three tender medallions of beef, each one with its own spicy chile sauce. Cooked to your liking and served with grilled veggies and rice.
CARNE ASADA $250
Grilled steak marinated with blend of spices and served with rosemary potatoes and chile salsa trio.
BEEF TAMPIQUENA $175
Traditional Mexican dish of tender grilled marinated beef with sliced poblano peppers, plantains, an enchilada, guacamole, and refried beans.
FAJITAS $145 – $180
A sizzling platter served with refried beans, guacamole and grilled onions on a tortilla. Add your choice of marinated beef, chicken, shrimp, or grilled veggies.
BABY BACK RIBS $185
A full rack of fall-off-the-bone spare ribs slowly grilled in our house bbq sauce, with island slaw and rice.
Mozzarella cheese and basil.
Mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
Cheese, peppers, onion, bacon, chorizo, mushrooms, and ground beef.
Goat cheese, chaya, onion, zucchini, tomatoes, and mushrooms.