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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, Dinner, Drinks, 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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  • 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, atmosphere and hospitality and even better prices!!"

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Meagan R
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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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