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Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

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Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American
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Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't know what else to do in Costa Maya so a friend of mine recommended we walk out of the port and take a Taxi to Tropicante. A taxi was $2USD/pp each way. When you get there the water is to die for. Make sure you email Steve on the website and he will save you your chairs so... More 

1 Thank Becky H
Villa Hills, KY
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to the port of Costa Maya. I went back and forth reading reviews before deciding what to do. We were an extended family group of eight with three boys ages 12, 10, and 5. These boys are very active and great swimmers and nature lovers. Because some of the other port excursions were kind of... More 

1 Thank joetop
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic time here. Spoke to Steve a bit and we felt very welcome here. Love this place and will definitely be back when the opportunity arises.

1 Thank ilovepuntacana
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my family and I missed the opportunity to do the Mayan Ruins and beach break tour by an hour or so… it was there then it was sold out :-( So I read through various reviews, as we still had a few hours left to the day. I found excellent reviews on the Tropicante and reached out to the... More 

1 Thank jeanniejonesva
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is perfect - beautiful beach, delicious food, great beer, friendliest staff ever. Our visit was a one day cruise stop. We wanted to get away from the crowd, and relax on the beach. This place was perfect - Steve greeted us, got us settled on the beach and we were set. I recommend this to everyone - we... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this spot online when looking for things to do in costa maya, we wanted a nice beach to relax in for our stop when we went on NCL. I emailed Steve and he responded immediately confirming our reservations. We got there and they were already expecting us, Steve greeted us, we were taking to our beach chairs as... More 

Thank Cassandra T
Las Vegas, NV
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Costa Maya/Mahahaul on a cruise stop, and wanted to try a "day resort". I narrowed it down to Tropicante and Maya Chan. I decided that Maya Chan was too expensive, and also its beach did not look appealing. I selected Tropicante because there was no cover charge (unlike Maya Chan), the beach seemed nicer, the prices were... More 

2 Thank pokerpro05
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Tropicante with a group of 13 during a seven day cruise. From booking all the way through our visit Steve (owner) was great. We arrived shortly after our ship docked and our chairs were ready and waiting for us. George and Cain hustled the entire day and took care of any needs we had. The beer was cold... More 

Thank hubbug17
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our second time visiting Mahahual, and we would never miss an opportunity to visit our friend Steve Uhl. He is a true friend, advocate, and wealth of knowledge. Not to mention the host with the most. He makes all of his guests feel like they are the only ones in the place. He's is Mahahual's single largest marketing Guru. The... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!!!

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Restaurant Details

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