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Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

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Mexican, American, Caribbean, Bar, Central American, Latin
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Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
984-134-7357
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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columbia, sc
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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1 Thank andyllc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Shelby
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time at the establishment and will return again on our next cruise there. The service that Steve provides is second to no one. The loungers, if that is what you reserve , are very comfortable and lots of shade to be had. If the shade is gone they will get you an umbrella. There always seems... More 

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1 Thank Chris497
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing time when we visited the Restaurant Tropicante last week!! We arrived in Costa Maya by Cruise and spent the day at the beach! It was 8 of us, we ordered the chicken enchiladas and I had the Miami Vice Drink👍 the food was excellent, the beach was like being in Paradise, the owners and the... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate the fish, she had a salad! Both were excellent! I will come back! I'd recommend this place to anyone around the world.

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Thank WWUVIK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a cruise and read that this port did not offer many things to do. Found great reviews for this Bar/Restaurant with beach access. Our group of 8 had the best time ever. Only downside was that we had to return to the ship. Steve the owner and his wife were great hosts and the staff was amazing,... More 

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1 Thank Robert T
Inverness, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, good food friendly informed staff. It's actually owned by an American, a Texan. There is a reef but it's passed the buoyed area and the boat lane.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here on an early port stay while on a cruise ship. We were only in port 7 am - 2pm. I have been to Costa Maya prior and went to some Mayan ruins but wanted to just beach it this trip. I made prior free reservations for six people and a couple tables beachfront with Steve Uhl the... More 

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1 Thank shayesship
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I reserved two loungers on the section of beach in front of this establishment, and we had the best beach day at Mahahual! The service at Tropicante was top notch, the food was very tasty and the drinks were great. The owner also greeted all the guests to make sure all was well. For a fraction of the cost of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Bar, Central American, Latin
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Large groups
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
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?