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“Charming place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of MC Tropic

MC Tropic
Ranked #14 of 23 Restaurants in Livingston
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Specials: Tapado "Garifuna Soup" made with coconut cream, Sea food and green plantain; Thai curries (Green, red and yellow) conch with oyster sauce, fish & ships, fresh lobsters,grilled fish,Ceviches, Pastas, Vegetarian Food, Coco Burgers. The Strongest coffee drinks from the highlands of Guatemala. Best COCO LOCO!!! HApPy HoUr!! FREE WIFI CONECTION!
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Charming place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

This place is lovelly and ran by women only.

Very clean place that serves healthy dinner: a blessing!

Visited August 2012
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Thank Jerome L
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RIOSTROPICALES_GUATE, Owner at MC Tropic, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Dear Jerome L,

Thank you very much for visiting us and sharing your experience. We are so pleased to know you like the dinner as well as the ambience. Looking forward to your next visit!

Melanie and the Staff of Mc Tropic
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Lake Atitlan
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224 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Excellence in a sea of TAPADO soup.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

The food is great and the menu has more variety than most. Every restaurant serves some version of the local Tapado soup, but this is the best. The menu also features great curries, and other interesting dishes; all good.
The main chef de la casa is Melanie, who strives to bring the freshest ingredients, and new dishes to the menu.
The family who own and operate Mc Tropic restaurant have been in Livingston for three generations. You often find the grandmother, her middle age adult children, and their adult children all hanging out and enjoying the night. This makes for a very cozy and homey atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kayak-atitlan
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RIOSTROPICALES_GUATE, Owner at MC Tropic, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Dear kayak-atitlan,

Thank you for this lovely review. I am very pleased to know you had a good experience with us and also that you liked our Tapado and Thai Curries. We look forward to your next visit and surprise you with more new flavors!

Melanie and The Mc Tropic Staff
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Antigua, Guatemala
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“yumiii! delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

i love this restaurant because of the good service, fresh food "and large portions of food", and the most important is tha they have different food dishes, particulary i love this restaurant cause is always clean, the sttaff is very organized about the drinks OMG i loved Cocos Locos!!.. u should try it!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank vladen y
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RIOSTROPICALES_GUATE, Owner at MC Tropic, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Dear Vladen y,

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so pleased to hear that you loved the Coco Locos. Come to see us soon! Our sugestions are the pineapple margarita and the mojitos which are also good!

Melanie and the Mc Tropic Staff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and awesome Margaritas!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

I've eaten here a number of times and had most things on the menu and each time everything has been excellent. I recommend their curries and their signature Tapado, a typical Caribbean soup, which is especially good here. Also their Margaritas are top draw!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janeechi
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RIOSTROPICALES_GUATE, Owner at MC Tropic, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Dear janeechi,

Thank you for your great review! And for sharing your experience and some good advices to the travelers!! I am glad you like the Tapado and the thai curries. It has been a real pleasure to create some culinary dishes and Margaritas for you.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Melanie and The Mc Tropic Staff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Overpriced, tiny portions and misleading menu”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

We visited mc tropic earlier tonight - after being impressed by the previous reviews of the place on here. It was a major disappointment. My girlfriend ordered the 'jumbo camarones in garlic and white wine sauce but she was given 6 tiny prawns (literally a little over 2 cms each) with a small portion of rice and a few vegetables in a vaguely garlic chinese style sauce. My curry chicken was the same but swap prawns for gristly chicken. I should say we are both pretty small people and do not generally eat very much. When I complained about the prawns to the chef she immediately looked embarrassed and offered a small discount saying that prawns are expensive in Livingston. For 80 Quetzales i expected much more. For context, this is the only negative restaurant review I have written in our whole 8 month trip. Do not expect much from this place!

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1 Thank MickofNazareth
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RIOSTROPICALES_GUATE, Propietario at MC Tropic, responded to this review, May 7, 2012
Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review. We appreciate all comments, good and poor, as it helps us improve, reminding us that any lapse in service and quality can be very detrimental to our business and customer satisfaction.

As you mentioned, we have a history of great reviews, which we are very proud of, and because of those reviews you were attracted to visit us.

We strive to maintain the high standards we set ourselves and feel genuinely sorry that this experience didn’t meet your expectations. We apologize on behalf of our chef who could have handled your complaint in a more satisfactory manner. She is not our manager so we assume full responsibility.

To that end, we had a team meeting to discuss your complaint, and extra efforts will be made to ensure a consistent and proper supply of shrimp.

Our menu does contain Asian fusion dishes, and the one you choose (Garlic shrimp flamed with white wine), belongs to the seafood section as a home recipe (local and traditional food). As fusion Asian dishes we offer “Chao min” and “Chinese fried rice”.

Our Thai Curries are the specialties of the house, and for those who prefer to taste the traditional and local cuisine: Garifuna soup “Tapado”, or grilled seafood and so on.

We take that our Mojitos at Q.13 each in happy hour were good for you, since there is no mention of them in your review. As far as the chicken with curry sauce is concerned, we aim to prepare dishes according to the good taste of the majority of people. Any suggestion is well received.

You are welcome to return anytime, and we will make sure that your next experience with us be like that of all the customers that have given us different reviews… a great one!
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