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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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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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  • 4
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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
Best place for lunch and dinner

Perfect location on Carribean with friendly staff and superb food. Our go-to place in Mahahual for snacks or a full meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
hawkinsrell
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Perfect location on Carribean with friendly staff and superb food. Our go-to place in Mahahual for snacks or a full meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is excellent Steve was great fish tacos are really good but the fish ceviche is the best anywhere. Hands down I have eaten this stuff all over the Caribbean and they top out as the best. Its hard to find a place that really knows how to make good ceviche and they managed to perfect it.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We spent a nice afternoon with Steve and his crew. Food, drinks and conversation were great. Emailed Steve months in advance and he had tables waiting for our group of 21. The beachfront had a ton of sea grass which seems to be an issue across the area, but that isn't something the bar owners can help.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Horhea was an awesome waiter. Kept us with drinks and provided equipment for the kids to play in the beautiful clear water. Steve, the proprietor from Texas, has a great staff to make your day very enjoyable. The ceviche and fish tacos were the best I ever tasted.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a very laid back welcoming atmosphere with a staff that goes out of there way to make sure your visit is perfect. If you are on a cruise take the $2 taxi from the port and enjoy the food, drink, and beach you won't be disappointed, and it's much cheaper than the overpriced excursions they try to sell... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I found Tropicante when looking for a place to go while our cruise was in port at Costa Maya. I was not disappointed! Steve and his staff were so hospitable and made us feel right at home! I had emailed him before going and when the shuttle dropped us off, my name was on the "VIP list." We had chairs... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great place to eat, relax AND get a massage on the beach. Consistently great food and ice cold beer. Love the Tropicante and the staff.

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Costa_Maya_Dude, Owner at Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill, responded to this review

Hi John and thanks for taking the time to share your kind words. I wanted to follow up with your point that someone tried to sell you a pass to the Tropicante inside the port. I have heard that before, so thought it might be good to let all know that we do not have any packages sold by anyone,... More 

Dudley, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Tropicante is one of those relaxing beach bars where you can sit back in your lounger on the beach with your umbrella and enjoy a cold bucket of beer and some great Mexican food. They have mixed drinks too. It is all brought right to your chair by the friendly servers. We read a lot of very good things about... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Checked out the Tropicante thru TripAdvisor and decided it had to be a stop on the day we ported there for a cruise. BEST decision ever!!!! Fresh, local food, delicious drinks with chairs right on the ocean. Highly recommend getting a massage right there on the beach! Relaxation is tops!! I WILL be traveling there again.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We found out about Tropicante through trip advisor but other cruisers on our trip also ranted and raved about this place as well. We took a short taxi ride over for $2 per person per way. Much better value than the $42 I spent in taxi's in Cozumel to get anywhere. Anyways, Tropicante is such a wonderful place. We spent... 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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