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“Little Piece of Paradise at Tropicante!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill
Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
984-134-7357
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Mahahual
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!
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Little Piece of Paradise at Tropicante!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My family and I just returned from the Carnival Dream... 7 days cruise. One of my favorite stops was Costa Maya. I had researched the area on trip advisor prior and read GREAT reviews on the Tropicante. I had emailed Steve and he promptly replied and reserved the beach chairs (at no charge) for my family including 2 children 4 and 9. When we arrived we were greated and our chairs were waiting! The street is so quaint with little shops and markets...... and the beach is beautiful! 1 hour Massage for $25 FABULOUS! Guacomole off the chain and extremely friendly- fun staff. Prices were perfect, I could not believe the chairs were complimentary as long as you eat and drink at the property. I highly reccommend this little piece of paradise for anyone looking to relax, have great food and drinks, and enjoy the beautiful beach of Costa Maya. BTW the taxi ride was only $2 per person! We will be back Steve!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Frederick, Maryland, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A MUST SEE AND DO!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

RUN as fast as you can away from the tourist trap at the port entry and do yourself a favor and go see Steve, you will not be disappointed.Food, service and accommodations were all excellent. My wife and I would like to say thanks to Steve for going out of his way to take us to a grocery store to purchase Tequila he had recommended. Don't forget to get a massage,well worth every penny! We enjoyed 2 buckets of beer, lunch for 4 with chips and salsa as a starter, one hour massage, 2 half hour massages, and 5 tequila shots with a generous tip for $160. (At the tourist trap we paid $75 for 4 beers, chips and salsa, and chips and queso dip).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Slidell, Texas
1 review
“Great time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had a very nice time at the beach by Tropicante. Made reservation with Steve Uhl through website. Reserved chairs and table with shade. No deposit required. $2.00 per person for taxi or bus from port. Ten minutes ride. Weather was warm and sunny. Beach was clean. Good food with reasonable prices. Very friendly atmosphere. Great shopping along strip. Safe environment. Steve walked around and spend time with everyone. Highly recommend Tropicante!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Poor weather, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Researched here before booking or rather emailing Tropicante. When we docked on our Disney Cruise the weather turned fierce. There was a violent wind storm and then muggy the rest of the day. Once the rain subsided. we took a cab to Tropicante where things were very slow because of the weather. The rain left lots of standing muddy water but my 6 year old loved it -beautiful tropical water and he's in the mud with his toy cars. Steve was all ours most of the day because of so many cancellations. He's a talker but we enjoyed his knowledge of the island and its culture. He made sure the ladyies dragged the massage beds out on the beach after taking cover earlier. We only ate a little (nachos) and had ice cold beer. In all it was peaceful and pleasant. It had a small village feel not overly commercialized. There are small stores to buy bottle water, snacks water toys etc. Tropicante's neighbor let us take pictures with their parrots my son loved it. I think the cruise port with the big salt water pool and stores are okay but we wanted something cozier and less emphasis on buying stuff. Yes there are vendors in front of Tropicante but they are very easy going. Costa Maya seemed like a place hit by either a hurricane or economic hardship. Prices for drinks at that cruise port are steep-ask before ordering. They try to pretend they suddenly don't understand English.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Mississippi, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

On a 7 night cruise out of New Orleans (4 stops), this little place was the best. Drinks,food, the beach...everything. Price was so low, Steve is the perfect host ( and blogger ). I had found this on tripadvisor and had contact Steve via e-mail. It doesn't look like much, but it has everything, and boy do you relax.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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