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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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  • 287
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  • 21
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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
Most recent review
A GREAT way to spend a day!

We had made reservations for 2 lounge chairs a couple of weeks ahead of our Feb 26 visit. We were met by Tropicante staff at the taxi stop, and they took us directly to the beach front restaurant. We choose our chairs under the palm tree and lazed away the day. Did I mention this is a BEACH FRONT... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
j0y68
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Winona Lake, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winona Lake, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had made reservations for 2 lounge chairs a couple of weeks ahead of our Feb 26 visit. We were met by Tropicante staff at the taxi stop, and they took us directly to the beach front restaurant. We choose our chairs under the palm tree and lazed away the day. Did I mention this is a BEACH FRONT restaurant... More 

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Plattsmouth, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We did not eat here but did have some drinks. The staff is great and the owner, Steve, was very knowledgable, friendly and interesting. Had a great time.

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Indiana
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We only had a short stay in Costa Maya. We reserved 2 beach chairs ahead of time and Steve was very quick to respond to our request. He gave great instructions on how to get to the Tropicante from the port. It was a quick easy trip by taxi and taxis were waiting to take us back at the end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We visited on a cruise stop. We had 9 people in our group and received great service. The water was clear and calm. The beach was clean and not too crowded. The servers were nice and brought our food and drinks out to us on the beach. I would definitely recommend visiting the Tropicante if you're in Costa Maya!

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Reserved by email 4 loungers at no charge a few weeks before our scheduled cruise port stop. We were greeted as soon as we exit the taxi and taken to our loungers and umbrellas. Steve came over and chatted with us and he was very personable. Based on his suggestion we tried the ceviche- it was fabulous! Highly recommend this... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were at Tropicante on 2/19 and we all agreed it was the Best stop on our cruise. We had 8 loungers reserved and they were ready and waiting on us. Steve and his staff were all Wonderful. Drinks were good, cold, and very reasonable. The food was fantastic!! The fish tacos were the best that I have ever had.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were looking at Costa Maya da almost a throw away port (a la progresso)...until we arrived at Tropicante...the place was wonderful. Steve and his staff accommodated us with fantastic service and friendly atmosphere. You must take the trolly ($3/person) and get off at the stop. Be sure to email Steve beforehand to let his staff know you will be... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had emailed Steve prior to arriving asking him to "hold" two beach chairs for us, which he did confirm. Upon arrival, we were now a party of 5, but they quickly made accommodations for us and we had a terrific time. The food was great, the service was good, prices were reasonable and the massages were EXCELLENT....two thumbs up on... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Reserved 2 loungers, umbrella & 2 chairs via email with Steve about a month prior to our visit. Can't say enough about Steve, great communication ahead of time, then made it a point to stop by and chat with everyone on the beach and check in on us. He stayed a good 15 minutes or so talking football with my... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our first time to Costa Maya and we weren't sure what we wanted to do. At the recommendation of some of our dining partners, we decided to take a taxi to the Tropicante. It was awesome. We didn't have a reservation, but they found us a nice table on the beach and we just relaxed the whole afternoon... 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: American, Mexican

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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