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“Delicious Fish Tacos”

Kimbara Caribbean Cantina
Ranked #33 of 75 Restaurants in Mahahual
Cuisines: Mexican
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“Delicious Fish Tacos”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were in Costa Maya for one day on a cruise ship. We took the town bus (its called a shuttle)to the Mahahaul beach which is actually the edge of their town. Get off at the 1st stop. You will see Señor Frogs- don't eat there. Turn right on the boardwalk and walk down to the building with all the colorful flags blowing in the breeze. This is Kimbara Caribbean Cantina. We ordered quesadillas and fish tacos. Order one of each because the cabbage salad comes with the quesadilla and the pico de gallo comes with the tacos and they are both fresh and delicious. After we ate we walked back to Senior Frogs and hired a snorkel boat from Emile. His two men took us out to the reef in his little skiff for $30 a piece. We saw the cruise ship excursion guests on another skiff and they payed $69 a piece and were crammed 20 to a boat. We had our own boat. The snorkeling was great, lots of colorful fish swimming in schools, unique coral. After our snorkel we hired massages on the beach for $25 for 30 min. We walked along the boardwalk and shopped from the vendors but the good shopping was back in the area around the cruise ship dock. We had a wonderful time at this beach. We took a cab back to the ship for $2 a piece. We could see the ship from Mahahaul beach all day and felt safe that we would be able to return in time to make the ships departure deadline. Don't pay for a ship snorkel excursion in Costa Maya. Do it yourself.

  • Visited April 2014
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Athabasca, Canada
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“Kimbara, a great place to hang!”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We were in Mahahaul for 11 days, and the majority of our days in town at the beach were at Kimbara. We ate, drank, and lazied on the beach with the men who worked there taking care to keep our tummies full and drinks flowing. We were taking the PADI diving course next door and enjoyed the atmosphere and staff. Thanks guys for making us feel welcome and taking care of us!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Munich, Germany
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“Kimbara: great food and best service”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed in Mahahual for 2 nights and discovered Kimbara by accident which was great luck. The service is warm and welcome, the best we had in Mexiko during our 2 weeks trip. Ask for their catch of the day. We had a very fresh fish lovely prepared. The ambience inside could have been more inviting, but that does not matter when having great food!!

  • Visited March 2014
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