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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 2 weeks ago 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 

2 Thank Jennifer B
Charleston, South Carolina
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Josh C
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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
1 review
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 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 

1 Thank Chris497
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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 

Thank 320hildah
Tacoma, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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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
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, 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?