Please note prices are in pesos and subject to change.
GUACAMOLE $145 (v, gf)
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 $190 (gf)
Chilled avocado halves stuffed with our calypso shrimp and fish cocktail salad.
MIXED CEVICHE ∙ $230 Mixed ∙ $265 Shrimp ∙ $185 Fish (gf)
Best ceviche on the Riviera Maya! Delicious combination of shrimp and fish marinated in lime juice with tomato, onions, and cilantro.
NACHOS ∙ $285 Beef ∙ $235 Chicken ∙ $140 Vegetarian ∙ $245 Mixed (v, gf)
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 $110
Handmade corn empanada filled with mango, chicken, and a hint of ginger. Crispy and satisfying! Served with fresh pico de gallo and our house mango salsa.
SHRIMP FRITTERS $155
Crisp patties made of sautéed shrimp, fresh celery, peppers, and onions. Served with the chef’s chile morron and chipotle salsa.
CHICKEN FINGERS $110
Made in house. Tender chicken breast strips, breaded and fried, crispy and juicy! Served with chipotle aioli.
CHIPS AND SALSA $45
Salsa Mexicana pico de gallo with chips. Or, our special house mango habanero pico de gallo with chips.
TORTILLA SOUP $90 (gf)
A traditional Mexican soup made with a homemade chicken broth thickened to a creamy consistency, with a puree of sautéed tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppers, and pieces of corn tortilla. Topped with avocado, crispy tortilla strips, cream, panela cheese, and slices of dried chile pasilla.
LIME SOUP $80 (gf)
The most famous soup of the Yucatan. A light and refreshing flavor with a touch of citrus in the broth, with shredded chicken, fried tortilla strips, tomatoes, peppers, and slices of lime.
Served with your choice of seasoned steak fries, garden salad, or island coleslaw.
THE LBV BURGER $155
Made in house from top quality ground beef and fresh grown spices. Served with all the fixings.
ADD ONS – Grilled Poblano Chile / Sautéed Mushrooms / Grilled Onion / Bacon / Gouda / Mozzarella / Monterey Jack / Manchego / or Cheddar Cheese (Add $20)
THE VEGETARIAN QUINOA BURGER $140 (v, gf)
Combination of healthy quinoa with peppers, oats, nuts, leek, and ginger. Served either on a bun or in a bowl atop a bed of fresh greens. Avocado, tomato, sautéed vegetables, and a side of chipotle aioli. Please specify bun or bowl with your order (the bowl is the gluten free option).
THE BLACK BEAN BURGER $130 (v)
Made in house from a healthy mix of chopped veggies, black beans, parmesan cheese, nuts, and oats, grilled with olive oil. Served with all the fixings.
ADD ONS – Grilled Poblano Chile / Sautéed Mushrooms / Grilled Onion / Bacon / Gouda / Mozzarella /
Monterey Jack / Manchego / or Cheddar Cheese (Add $20)
Add more protein to your salad:
Grilled Chicken $60 • 1/2 Quinoa Veggie Burger $60
LA BUENA VIDA SALAD ∙ $120 Starter ∙ $145 Entree (gf)
Hearty and healthy. Crisp lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, hard boiled egg, and crumbled bacon, dressed with chipotle aioli.
TICUL SALAD ∙ $100 Starter ∙ $125 Entree (v, gf)
A selection of fresh mixed greens with caramelized pears, toasted pecans, carrots, and gorgonzola cheese, dressed with balsamic vinaigrette.
SANTA FE SALAD ∙ $90 Starter ∙ $115 Entree (v, gf)
Fresh and filling. Assorted greens topped with whole black beans, avocado, chopped tomato, grilled vegetables, and chili citrus vinaigrette.
QUINOA SALAD $145 (v, gf)
Healthy quinoa tossed with avocado, corn, cherry tomatoes, nuts, coriander, and gorgonzola cheese. Served with yogurt and cucumber dressing.
QUINOA TABOULEH $125 (v, gf)
Mediterranean style quinoa salad with spinach, lettuce, parsley, cherry tomatoes, black olives, cucumber with a touch of mint, goat cheese, and citrus vinaigrette seasoned with chile.
All our dressings are made in house and can be substituted. Choose from: chili citrus vinaigrette, chipotle aioli, balsamic vinaigrette, honey dijon, yogurt and cucumber, or traditional olive oil and balsamic vinegar. All fruits and vegetables have been washed in a mild antibacterial solution.
LA BUENA VIDA SPECIALTIES
BOTANERO DISH ∙ $275 Chicken or Mixed ∙ $295 Beef (gf)
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.
LA BUENA VIDA SHRIMP $365 (gf)
Fresh shrimp filled with cream cheese, wrapped in crisp bacon, and covered in our rich house bisque. Absolutely decadent!
TIC KIN XIC FISH $210 (gf)
A Maya specialty! Fish fillet with local spices, wrapped in a banana leaf and baked. Served with refried beans, rice, pickled red onion, and fried plantains on the side (Please allow more time for this order)
POLLO MAYA $220
Local traditional dish. Juicy chicken marinated in Maya spices, wrapped in banana leaves and baked. Served with fried plantains, pickled red onions, rice, and black beans. (Please allow more time for this order)
COCHINITA PIBIL TACOS $155 (gf)
Maya style pulled pork, spiced with a rub of achiote paste and the juice of sour orange, a blend of local spices. Wrapped in banana leaves and slow cooked. The tender meat is served with tortillas and refried beans. Topped with pickled onion.
LA BUENA VIDA SEAFOOD SPECIAL $450
A sampling of our best seafood plates: mixed ceviche, shrimp a la diabla, calamari al ajillo, grilled fish fillet, and shrimp with garlic butter. Order for the whole table or as a dinner for two.
PASTA LA BUENA VIDA ∙ $250 with Shrimp ∙ $145 without Shrimp (v)
Penne pasta prepared with fresh shrimp, sweet red and green peppers, garlic, and onion in a Maya pibil cream sauce. Nice and spicy!
SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE $180
Spaghetti or penne al dente, with a homemade Bolognese sauce and grated Parmesan cheese.
PEPPERONI PIZZA $135
Mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. (8 inch)
MARGARITA PIZZA $110 (v)
Mozzarella cheese and basil. (8 inch)
Authentic Mexican flavor! Sandwiches served on fresh ciabatta bread.
Juicy grilled marinated beef with melted Oaxaca cheese, refried beans, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, and avocado. Green sauce and jalapeños served on the side.
K’AAN TUNICH $140
Traditional cochinita pibil (Maya style pulled pork) with refried beans, pickled red onion, and habanero sauce served on the side.
Tender grilled chicken breast with melted cheese Oaxaca cheese, refried beans, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, and avocado. Green sauce and jalapeños served on the side.
TACOS, BURRITOS & MORE
All of our tacos are served on your choice of tortillas, either flour or handmade corn.
FAMOUS CHEYENNE TACOS $175 (gf)
Grilled marinated beef, served in your choice of flour or handmade corn tortillas, with grated cheese, chopped onion, cilantro, and a touch of refried beans. Served with green and red house salsas.
FISH TACOS $130 (gf)
Fish fillet: grilled, ajillo, blackened, or in a crisp tempura batter, wrapped in your choice of flour or handmade corn tortillas with lettuce, pickled red onion, and mayo. Served with island coleslaw.
SHRIMP TACOS $185 (gf)
Fresh shrimp: grilled, ajillo, or in a crisp tempura batter, wrapped in your choice of flour or handmade corn tortillas with chopped lettuce, pickled red onion, and mayo. Served with island coleslaw.
CHICKEN TACOS $130 (gf)
Tender grilled chicken breast, chopped and topped with grated cheese, chopped onion, cilantro, and refried beans. Served with green and red house salsas.
BURRITO SANTA FE ∙ $205 Steak ∙ $175 Chicken ∙ $125 Vegetarian (v)
Large flour tortilla filled with your choice of tender grilled steak, spicy shredded chicken, or roasted vegetables. Mixed with house black beans and topped with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and cheese. Served with homemade red and green chile sauces and a side of sour cream.
CHICKEN QUESADILLAS $120
Marinated chicken with cheese in flour tortillas and seared until crisp. Served with island coleslaw and guacamole. (Without Chicken $100)
VEGGIE QUESADILLA $95 (v, gf)
Corn tortillas stuffed with lightly grilled veggies and just enough Oaxaca cheese for the right mix of light and flavorful. Served with island coleslaw and guacamole.
JOSE’S HAVANA RICE $210 (gf)
Select rice browned with Polish sausage and chorizo Español. Mixed with chicken, shrimp, green peas, and a touch of soy sauce. Served with fried plantains.
FROM THE SEA
Served with grilled vegetables and rice, unless otherwise specified.
FISH FILLET $185 (gf)
Garlic & butter / ajillo / blackened / grilled.
CRISPY WHOLE FRIED FISH $0.55 Centavos/Gram
A true local favorite. Served with beans, rice, tortillas, and a wedge of lime. (Please allow more time for this order.)
FRESH SHRIMP $305 (gf)
Butter & garlic / ajillo / a la diabla (spicy!)
COCONUT SHRIMP $320
Lightly battered shrimp with coconut shavings and poblano chile dipping sauce.
LOBSTER TAIL $1.95/gram (gf)
Tender, juicy, and fresh. Grilled to your liking: Butter & garlic / with ajillo chile
FROM THE GRILL
CARNE ASADA $310 (gf)
A Mexican favorite! Juicy grilled steak, marinated with a special LBV blend of spices, served with rosemary potatoes and grilled baby onions. Accompanied with two different amazing in house chile salsas.
BEEF TAMPIQUEÑA $280
Traditional Mexican dish of tender grilled marinated beef with sliced poblano peppers, plantains, an enchilada, guacamole, and refried beans. Served with warm handmade tortillas.
BABY BACK RIBS $235 (gf)
A full rack of fall-off-the-bone spare ribs slowly grilled in our house barbecue sauce, with island coleslaw and rice.
FAJITAS ∙ $195 Grilled Chicken ∙ $255 Marinated Beef ∙ $145 Grilled Vegetables (v, gf)
A sizzling platter served with refried beans, rice, grilled onions and peppers, guacamole, and fresh corn or flour tortillas. Your choice of grilled chicken, marinated beef, or grilled vegetables.
TRADITIONAL POLLO MOLE $175
Mexico's famous mole. Tender chicken breast in a smooth sauce created from a variety of chiles combined with warm spices and Mexican cacao.
CHICKEN CHILE RELLENO $195
Crispy tempura poblano pepper stuffed with spciy shredded chicken, black beans, house red salsa, cream, and crumbled canasto cheese. Served with sautéed vegetables and refried beans.
POLLO CHAYA $220 (gf)
House specialty! Grilled chicken breast stuffed with cheese and topped with a tasty chaya sauce. Served with rice and grilled vegetables. (Please allow more time for this order)