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Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

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Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
984-134-7357
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Mahahual’s premier ocean front dining experience. A unique cultural and...
Mahahual’s premier ocean front dining experience. A unique cultural and culinary blend of the best of Mexico and the US. Our food, music and ambiance combine the tastes and flavors of both of these two wonderful countries. We are located on the Malecon right in the center of the downtown beachfront. We offer comfortable inside dining as well as tables in the sand, just a few steps from the beautiful clear Caribbean waters. Best food and conversation in town!
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 304
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great food, fun vibe and great source of books and Info...

Tropicante is a great beachfront restaurant with very good food, good selection of beers and drinks, and a great source of books and information for the traveler. Steve the owner, is a wealth of local information and glad to help you with any questions you may have. He has a great group of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
mtbcouple
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Tropicante is a great beachfront restaurant with very good food, good selection of beers and drinks, and a great source of books and information for the traveler. Steve the owner, is a wealth of local information and glad to help you with any questions you may have. He has a great group of employees along with a sweet spot right... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We came here by chance on a cruise in 2013 and now wish we had never had to leave. Steve and Jorge were amazing host and made the day so special. Will definitely return if ever in the area!

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sudbury
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

After wondering around Mahahual for a bit, we came here based on previous Trip Advisor recommendations. We took a couple of beach chairs, got some salsa , guacamole and drinks. Everything was great. I even took a 30 minute massage and it was as good as the ones I get back home for 85.00 by RMT's. I just wish we... More 

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Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

After finding Tropicante on TripAdvisor, we knew we had to visit while in Costa Maya on a cruise. It was a PERFECT day! We went outside the port and took a quick taxi ride right to Tropicante. Jorge greeted us and set us up with chairs on the beach. We ordered drinks and food for lunch... the fish tacos were... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited here while on a cruise. This was recommended to us and we just wanted a relaxing beach day. Well, we got it. And on top of that, we had such a great time with Jorge and Steve from the Tropicante. The food they made was simply amazing. We ate so much and the price was VERY reasonable! Out... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was our first time on the beach in Costa Maya and we met the owners of Tropicante who were very welcoming and generous. I highly recommend you to go here. The food and service was above the rest. You can reserve your spot ahead of time or they will find you a spot/chair no problem. American owners that support... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Just visited here on 4/2/15. It was recommended by someone on cruisecritic.com who was going to be on our cruise. Our family, including 11 and 13 year old children, had a great time. A nice place to spend 3-4 hours while in Roatan. I took advantage of the $30/hour massage. It was my first time getting a massage outside and... More 

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huntsville,al
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29 reviews 29 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Have been to the Tropicante many times before and they never disappoint. This time was on the NCL Dawn and reserved 4 chairs in advanced. Our waiter Jorge arranged the chairs when we arrived and setup up umbrellas so as to provide some shade. Steve was there and introduced himself. We ate some yummy breaded fish with mango sauce on... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Fresh fish, delicious burritos absolutely the best Mexican food. The owners are quite knowledgable Americans, very friendly as is the staff. The restaurant has clean bathrooms and free phone to the US and wifi. One of our very favorite places on the cruise.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

On prior port, a Canadian couple told us about Tropicante in the Costa Maya port. They raved about it and also had gotten $30 massages. When our ship arrived we walked thru some of the port shoppes and back to the taxis to ride into town. The Carnival bus charged $3pp or you walk just past the gate and get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Mahahual
  • Phone Number: 984-134-7357

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Mahahual’s premier ocean front dining experience. A unique cultural and culinary blend of the best of Mexico and the US. Our food, music and ambiance combine the tastes and flavors of both of these two wonderful countries. We are located on the Malecon right in the center of the downtown beachfront. We offer comfortable inside dining as well as tables in the sand, just a few steps from the beautiful clear Caribbean waters. Best food and conversation in town!

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