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Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

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Mexican, American, Caribbean, Bar, Central American
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Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must stop place food is great try the burritos, service is great, and American owned...beach access and free wifi as well...hopefully u get a chance to talk to thw owner what a down to earth guy!!!

Thank Brian Y
Bluff City, Tennessee
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had reserved 2 loungers and got a wonderful view of ocean. Our server kept the coronas and tequila shots coming. Met the owner Steve when we arrived. Food was great. Leave your stuff there for a bit of shopping and swimming in the ocean. So amazing and relaxing. Hated to leave. The guacamole was delicious. Very good prices. Bought a... More 

1 Thank acardinrnbsn
New York City, New York
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It really doesn't get any better than a day on the beach at Tropicante. We had visited several years ago and had a wonderful time, so we had to come back. We were not disappointed. The water was spectacular. The beach was beautiful. The food was great. The drinks were good, strong and very reasonably priced. And, the service was... More 

2 Thank fincantieri
Trinity, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 4 visited the Tropicante Grill while on a cruise stop.We went through the port area, found a taxi, and were there in about 6 minutes. I had contacted Steve prior and, as requested, he had a very shady table under a palapa ready when we arrived.There were lots of other tables closer to the water, some with... More 

2 Thank doublejs77
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

My entire family stopped here on a cruise. At first the place looked a little run down but once we got our seats and got settled I realized it was filled with charm. It was not a typical tourist trap. The beach was truly amazing. There was so much shade but plenty of sun if you want that. The water... More 

3 Thank Jennifer B
Charleston, South Carolina
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Gamecock Stuart got us to change our mind of where to relax for the day. Service was not what we expected, good, but not great. Food was quite good. Lot's of choices, so not able to compare to other options. Say hello to Stuart and Steve!

1 Thank ChasTraveler1
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Spent the day here with my extended family. Was great chatting with Steve and Stuart about history, baseball, moonshine, tequila and craft beer. Staff was most accommodating. Highly recommend!

1 Thank Josh C
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with family and friends, a total of 5 kids and 6 adults. Steve and his staff mad the cruise stop our favorite. They reserved us a table under the palm trees and gave us lots of tips on how to get there by cab quickly and easily (and it would have been tough without the tips). Mainly, don't... More 

4 Thank Josh N
columbia, sc
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We were a group of 13 that came in on a cruise. We reserved some space at Tropicante (no fee, easy to set up via email) and had a great time. We all drank, ate, and lounged all day. Plenty of shade, plenty of sun, beautiful and calm water. Fantastic time. The water is super clear and provides a great... More 

2 Thank andyllc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Had the opportunity to go to Costa Maya on cruise and my husband found this gym of a place thru TripAdvisor. A quick taxi ride from port got us right on beach (with reserved chairs). Daughter got to play in ocean, right in front of us while we sat under the palms enjoying some delicious guacamole. Brief summer storm blew... More 

2 Thank Andi M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Bar, Central American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?