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Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 45 restaurants in Mahahual
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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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97% Recommend
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English first
Reading, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

First let me apologize for not sharing this earlier but I went here in May 2011, while on Carnival Dream. I did not want to do a formal excursion so I decided to email the American Proprietor before setting sail in order to reserve lounge chairs (paid for them we we got there...I think it was 7 pp). When we... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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187 reviews 187 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We did not get to spend too much time here, but we wanted to stop and check it out before heading back to the port because we had read so many good reviews on TA about this place. Everything was pretty much as most of the other reviews had stated before we left. The food was delicious and reasonably priced... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Definitely find this restaurant when in Mahahual (Costa Maya, Mexico). Steve the owner is fabulous! His directions were right on target. We arrived on our cruise ship, left the port and found a cab right where he said they would be. The cab drive was 5 minutes to the Tropicante at $2 per person - again, just as Steve said.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This restaurant should not be missed if traveling to Costa Maya. Steve is a wonderful asset to this city. The food was fresh & excellent. Service is exceptional, the staff could not be more helpful.

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Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We took the quick, two dollar cab ride to Mahahual where we went to Tropicante. We enjoyed our beach time in the sun and the faux Mexican food. We truly enjoyed just relaxing on the beach, and I enjoyed a massage. This is truly a great place to spend your day in Mahahual if you dock at Costa Maya.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We followed others' advice and reserved a shaded table for the day. We took a cab to Tropicante and when we got there, they had a big chalkboard with the names of the reservations on it. Jorge (Horhay) and Raphael had a small notepad with our names on it as well. They made small talk with my family and left... More

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This property is cruise ship driven. It is right on the beach and not to be missed. Lots of options in Costa Maya. Steve is the owner and he is an American from Dallas Texas. Steve will share with you his wit and wisdom on being in Mexico. It was a fantastic day with a great view of the ocean.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Spent another great day here. People are great and friendly. Don't forget to get one of tbe best massages you ever get while you are there.

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Garner, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We chose to visit Tropicante during our recent cruise. Reservations were made several weeks prior to arrival and Steve emailed all the information we needed to get a taxi and make it safely from the cruise port. The short taxi ride was only $2 per person! Upon arrival at Tropicante we were greeted by the staff and taken to our... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Tropicante was a great stop for us. Steve makes it very easy to reserve a spot ahead of time and emails easy directions on how to find a taxi just outside of the port area. The staff is very attentive but not pushy, they just make sure you have what you want. The beach area was clean and the water... More

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