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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Found Steve on cruise critic review, Emailed him and reserved water front loungers. Told everyone on Star . His guys are great. Steve is a great guy. I couldn't think of a better place to go, was dec 24 which is a holday for mexico. Everyone was great he help me shop the store, told me who to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
pyoung1959
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found Steve on cruise critic review, Emailed him and reserved water front loungers. Told everyone on Star . His guys are great. Steve is a great guy. I couldn't think of a better place to go, was dec 24 which is a holday for mexico. Everyone was great he help me shop the store, told me who to trade with.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Read about Steve and the crew on Trip Advisor. Sent him an email, got a confirmation back very quickly. It's all true, great food, great staff, and a wonderful host! Go to the website to get instructions on how to get there from a Cruise ship. Many hawkers will try to misdirected you to their business, but stay the course... More 

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Thank Don3833
Chandler, Arizona
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free Tequila? How can you go wrong with that. Great place and friendly atmosphere they have food, drink, shopping and oh yes, they said I could rent an apartment for $700 per week if I ever come back. If they through in some more free Tequila I just might have to take them up on that offer.

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hauppauge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time at the Tropicante in Costa Maya. We had a great first experience, so decided to return with our group of 8 more. You could not ask for better service. ( the guys there work so hard )plenty of loungers, shade if wanted and a great massage for only $30hr. Steve has always made us feel... More 

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Thank linkeee
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If Costa Maya is on your cruise itinerary, go to the fb page for this great beachfront restaurant, ask for directions, and make a reservation. Do not stay at the shopping mall in port (though it is very nice). The Tropicante is easy and inexpensive to get to, the food is great, the beach is fabulous, and Steve Uhl's hospitality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally awesome! We stayed in the suite for 11days. It was so nice in fact, that we were able to cancel our room elsewhere, and stay in mahahual a few extra days. Everything you need and more. Steve and Maggie (The owners) are sweet and honest. The apartment is spacious and clean, and so is the beach. The food is... More 

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Thank Sara B
Gates, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful way to spend the day at Costa Maya. Buy your souvenirs here. You can rent snorkel equipment, eat, drink, whatever. Just ask the people where to go.

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Thank Mattgal45
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from a cruise. We visited Belize, Cozumel, and Mahahual. Mahahual was our favorite stop. If you are looking for the glitz of Cancun or another mega-resort don't go to Mahahual. If you are looking to enjoy a day on the coast of Mexico before it changed to Cancun and other resorts, Mahahual is your... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant& spend the day here every time I am on this island. They provide lounge chairs, table/umbrellas..restaurant is in the beach. Steve the owner is very nice ensuring everyone is taken care & enjoying their stay. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive. Great place to spend the day

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Thank Pamela L
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect after finding the trolley to Tropicante. Once we found Steve we felt at home. His entire staff was wonderful. Food was great.

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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: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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