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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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  • 293
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
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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
Best Place on the Beach

We loved this place! We recently spent a week in Mahahual and this was our favorite place. Then food was very good and the service was the best we had here. Like many others, we had the chance to talk with the owner several times and he was very helpful with suggestions on other places to visit as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Mike K
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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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We loved this place! We recently spent a week in Mahahual and this was our favorite place. Then food was very good and the service was the best we had here. Like many others, we had the chance to talk with the owner several times and he was very helpful with suggestions on other places to visit as well. But... More 

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Madison, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I had emailed the owner Steve a couple months prior to our cruise which was stopping at Costa Maya Mexico. He was able to secure 9 chairs for us. On our arrival which by the way was an inexpensive $2 per person taxi ride from cruise port, We were greeted by his staff and was all set up for some... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I emailed Steve a couple of months ago and we reserved 9 loungers (which were two steps from the water. Everyone there was so happy and attentive!! Wifi was down but we had a lot of people in port that day. Taxi's were $2/person. And the trip took less than 10 mins. Follow Steves instructions from his website http://www.sandalsandskis.com We... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Ahhhh. Visiting Tropicante was one of the highlights of our cruise. I emailed Steve ahead of time and reserved four loungers in the shade. We were greeted by Tropicante employees when we got out of the cab and they walked us right to the correct location. We were able to choose where we wanted to sit and they quickly brought... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We loved this little fishing town. We stopped at the Tropicante while in port for the day. We had a chicken quesadilla and a couple of drinks. The food was good and waiters were very attentive. We also used there free Wi-Fi which worked very well.

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ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were on NCL Sun mid February. We emailed Steve ahead of time and he saved us a table. We reserved a table for a party of 4. Many other passengers heard us rave about the relaxed atmosphere, that about 20 people joined us for the beach day. Steve made sure and accommodated all of us by toasting all of... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Excellent time had with Steve and his great staff! We reserved two beach chairs. The chairs were waiting for us when we arrived and within ten minutes I had a reasonably priced bucket of beers. Steve recommended massages and we were very happy with our time spent on the tables. The ceviche is delicious and not to be missed. We... More 

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Winona Lake, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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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