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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
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Plantation, United States
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Thirsty Cougar was recommended by our hotel concierge. We were looking for authentic Mexican food and got it ! Food & service were great. Margaritas were huge. Outdoor sidewalk style restaurant. Very reasonably priced. Pretty view of ocean/port.

Thank Brent Alberto K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had 2 margaritas (16oz/0.5l) and we had fish fingers and French fries. We had very limited to before a snorkel tour so we needed a quick and smooth service which was accommodated. Free wife was also available. Salsa music let us to be in Caribbean/tropical mood

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent two of our four nights in Cozumel at the Thirsty Cougar. The food was great, the drinks were awesome, and I really enjoyed the musicians they have on Fri/Sat nights, a guitar duo called Deja Vu. We were able to meet owners Lauren and Tim, who made us feel just like family! I have a cruise scheduled for... More 

Thank Jody G
Maspeth, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there for lunch-chicken fajitas were wonderful -it came with rice,beans and nachos with great sauce-service was superb-good location right near the ferry pier-i will no doubt eat there again!

Thank Wayne Z
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this Mexican food restaurant after our excursion! The margaritas were stacked to the T! We had a lot of great laughs while enjoying the good food and music!

Thank Sarah H
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a day trip with friends to Cozumel we stopped at the thirsty cougar for lunch, the food was very tasty and reasonably priced as was the drinks. We were served by Manuel-Wepe who was very helpful and friendly. Plus an added bonus a very good position to people watch .

Thank Dave M
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in cozumel for the day and enjoyed the best margarita at the Thirsty Cougar. Right on the corner in the centre of all the action, great place to visit.

Thank darzonline
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to wait a bit to write this review as I did not want to tick-off some of my island friend restaurant / bar owners, but at the end of the day you just to tell it like it is. As other reviews have noted, you will get some amazing drinks here. The frozen concoctions are works of art... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place! Cool atmosphere! Owner is on site and cool, down to earth! The margaritas are awesome but be prepared - they are huge and pack a punch!! Love the merchandise sold in the is recycled and unique!

Thank Iris R
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here are very friendly. The food is pub food and delicious. They have some of the best margaritas in Cozumel. Try The Escalade!

Thank Jeni 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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?