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“Great to watch sports”

Hippos Marina Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Lovely breakfast, lunch, dinner and special event restaurant overlooking the dolphins which are less than 15 feet away. Hippo has a great Taco Bar on our second patio with all the toppings you can imagine. Fresh daily fish and lobster sold by the gram. Hand carved American Black Angus steaks cut to size.We have large screen TV's for sports events but keep the volume low so others can enjoy the ambiance. Free fresh popcorn and terrific cocktails and ice cold draft/bottled beers make Hippo a gem in Puerto Aventuras for all to enjoy.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

LOVE the caesar salad with chicken. Great staff, charming location. Great location to stop while your away to catch up on the top sports games. Very good wine selection and fun atmosphere.

Thank kellysstudio
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John T, Owner at Hippos Marina Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2013

Thanks for the review, we try to play all the games that people want. Hope to see you again.
Senor Hippo, jt

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was a whole, well seasoned, not to spicy chicken with 4 sides, family style. 220 pesos...great value and taste!!!

Thank pami454
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John T, Owner at Hippos Marina Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2013

Glad you enjoyed our chicken. The boys in the kitchen roast it with their own Mayan blend of spices. It's one of my favourites too. Hope to see you back at Hippo, jt

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We ate here for lunch one day on a recommendation and enjoyed it. The menu was reasonably priced and you get a ton for your money. The spicy chicken sandwich was very flavorful. Most of the lunch menu is American style cuisine, but it's really well done.

Thank Brad T
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John T, Owner at Hippos Marina Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2013

Good to hear you liked your lunch and thanks for the review. Drop in for dinner some night and see what you think. All the best from the boys at HIPPO. jt

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Threatened to call the police when I tried to send back a plate of scallops that was very undercooked!! Food was horrible and somehow the service was worse! This is worst place to eat in puerto!! Stay as far away as possible!

4  Thank Lwrashkin
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John T, Owner at Hippos Marina Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2013

This is not really worth a response but here goes: Firstly, there are no police in Puerto Aventuras, secondly, I asked all staff if they had made a joke such as you suggested, they did not, thirdly, please don't return as no one on our staff wants to serve someone who writes such nonsense.
Adios, jt

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Our second visit to this restaurant - it will be the last. I can only describe this visit as unreal ( surely the first bad experience was a mistake). First, let me say the service staff were doing their best to stop the "train wreck" that was happening before them in the form of a drunk/drugged owner. The shrimp and Cesar salad I ordered were delicious so I don't want to take that away from the chef.

This owner was circulating throughout the restaurant shouting slurs at his customers, turning up the music so loud the manager had to step in, and I personally heard him say to one table next to us "Obviously there is no eating disorder at this table" as he picked up their dishes. When a person at that table said their experience had been a fiasco and they were going to write it up on Trip Adviser he laughed and followed it up with more vulgarities. The experience was surreal.

I sincerely hope this person seeks the help he obviously needs.

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4  Thank hikergirl500
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John T, Owner at Hippos Marina Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Not quite sure how to respond to this but I can assure you the owner/manager is not drunk or drugged. Most evenings the Hippo is full to capacity so it seems as though we are the kinda of place you love or hate. The music is a tough one as we cater to different crowds, some like it loud, some soft, some off, therefore you will usually hear the music change as per our client's requests.. Thanks again and should you choose to revisit us please speak to me directly about any of your concerns. Best, jt

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