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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great America-mex food in a tropical paradise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
John S
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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
4 restaurant 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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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This ended up being my favorite stop on my cruise. Cheap/short taxi ride to the location ( only about $4) and everything was right there. Ended up paying about $20 to go snorkeling. Boat came and took us out and snorkeled in a group for about 1 hour. Got the best massage for super cheap. Great food and pretty avg... More 

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I had read the Trip Advisor reviews of "Tropicante" so it was a must do. My husband got the Arroze con pollo and he absolutely loved it, huge portion also, he couldn't finish. I was not as impressed with my shrimp scampi, it was good, but not wicked good. But, what I really got a kick out of was chatting... More 

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Forest Lake, MN
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stayed in Mahahual for a total of 9 days. We walked the Melacon more times than we can count, and we finally decided to stop in and give Tropicante a try. A few cervesas, a large burrito, and a side of onion rings were ordered and we kicked back. Our order came up fairly quick, just in time for... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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Additional Information about Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

Address: Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
Phone Number: 984-134-7357
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Mahahual
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Pizza

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

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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