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The Thirsty Cougar

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Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0214
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure to get your frozen drink in a To Go glass as they are HUGE and awesome. All the food we had was good. Bathrooms are clean.

1 Thank lisaerwin2016
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Thirsty Cougar's genius!! When you Soft Serve Ice cream meets the Margarita? An icy mountain of sweet goodness!! The Avocado Fruitarita is amazing. Cool Mexi-Caribbean vibe, upbeat Staff!

1 Thank JoelDarcheville
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here a few years ago on a cruise. Decided to give it an anniversary visit and so worth it. Here's our menu. Started with fish/ shrimp ceviche (pictured) and onion rings because in our family we like opposites. There were at least a dozen shrimp in that dish and the fish was plump and all seasoned great. The... More 

Thank Anthony L
Belo Horizonte, MG
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very traditional place. Food is great and for an affordable price. I've been there once with friends. Nice staff and I say it again, the food was quite surprising (in a good way).

1 Thank Matheus_Faria
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Pink Panther margarita, strawberry mango coconut. Huge and amazing. Wonderful shrimp ceviche. Awesome view. Great attentive wait staff.

1 Thank Jenn S
Lubbock, Texas
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by after dinner. It has a nice street side area to sit and relax. The drinks were enormous but good. The staff was very friendly and outgoing. Our waiter was really cool. He sat and talked with us a while. We didn't have any food but it is a pretty nice place to people watch and drink.

1 Thank Evan P
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grab a drink and some small plates at the Thirsty Cougar. It's not too far from the port and have great Mexican food. Sitting outside is also quite lovely later in the day.

Thank Michael D
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across the Thirsty Cougar after taking the ferry from Playa and I am so glad that we did - it was wonderful! My husband and I took a seat at the bar and were greeted right away by a friendly bartender who gave us one of the best (and biggest) margaritas I've ever had. Due to the location... More 

Thank melpay
Neenah, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10 of us enjoyed lunch here. The margaritas are huge....burritos, seafood nachos, guacamole, and quesadilla were all fantastic. Fun waiter as well!

Thank GoRockets1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard that The Thirsty Cougar was perfect if we wanted local food at a decent price. And whoever told us this was exactly right. We took a taxi from the cruise port to downtown. I talked to a waiter at The Thirsty Cougar, telling him that there would be 16 of us eating for lunch, and that we'd be... More 

Thank Gary M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Seafood, Mexican, American, Caribbean
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 0214
The Thirsty Cougar is right on the waterfront in beautiful downtown Cozumel Mexico. Enjoy our outdoor dining room and view of the Main Street and Water! If you're down for a week or just a day, you can't beat our kitchen or bar to deliver just what you need! We hope to see you soon, Tanya, Wepe, Niko, Abe, Alvaro, Melody, Luis, Liz, Alex, Charlie, Hugo, Tim, and Lauren. Stay Thirsty Cougars!!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?