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Mexican Vegetarian Options

There is nothing more unique about Mexico than its flavors. People cook with their own style from scratch. The result is tasty meals that are amazing. But what happens when a Vegetarian tourist visits our incredible country that is full of amazing flavors? Well, there are tons of Vegetarian Mexican options without losing the characteristic taste that makes this country’s food so unique.

To show that Mexico has some great vegetarian options, two Akumal restaurants are highlighted. If you are visiting the Riviera Maya and want to try something authentic and Vegetarian, these two restaurants are great choices.


La Buena Vida Restaurant – Vegetarian Mexican Meals

Vegetarian quesadillas are a cheap but delicious meal. You get corn tortillas stuffed with Oaxaca cheese but also have the added surprise of both juicy, pan fried and raw vegetables inside; pumpkin, carrots and mushrooms are deliciously seasoned with salt, pepper and lime. Served with guacamole on the side and the best pico de gallo and habanero sauce you can get in the area, this meal is also accompanied with an alfalfa sprouts, lettuce and tomatoes. What a nutritional choice!

Buena Vida also offers a vegetarian club sandwich and salads. Orange Juice is fresh and a great addition to your breakfast or lunch.  Try the tables right in front of the beach for an extra relaxing meal.


Lunch wouldn´t be complete without a good dessert. Buena Vida has a vegan/vegetarian artisanal home-made ice cream. The perfect choice.

Turtle Bay Café & Bakery – Veggetarian Burgers & Vegan Ice Cream

Turtle Bay Bakery makes a wide variety of home-made ice cream but is the mastermind behind the  exquisite artisanal home-made Vegan ice cream! Its creamy consistency will fool you at the beginning but trust us when we say it is complete vegan. Turtle Bakery uses a blend of almond and coconut milk to make this delicacy. Dulce de leche Vegan ice cream with its coffee and caramel flavors is our favorite. You cannot visit Akumal and miss this. It is so delicious you will be asking for another scoop after you finish the first one.


Next time you stop in Akumal you can get vegetarian, Mexican AND delicious options without giving up the taste of Mexico nor your lifestyle.

Find out more about Turtle Bay Café & Bakery and Buena Vida Restaurant in our directory.


Paulina is a crazy animal lover who has been living in the Riviera Maya for over 9 years. Her expertise is designing unique vacations for travelers and visitors. This comes from her desire to share her area knowledge, local restaurant secrets, and cool cultural experiences that have been a large part of her life on the coast. Paulina never sits still on her day off as she feels there is always something to see, a new beach to check out or a new restaurant to try. She loves answering questions and helping you plan your next vacation. [email protected]

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