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The Thirsty Cougar

Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0214
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a busy day in Cozumel when we visited. 6 ships in port. However for some reason the streets weren't as crowded as we had anticipated. Took a taxi from the port to downtown and were dropped off in front of, what else, a...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to grab a quick drink and bite to eat. We were staggered by the size of the portions and we could have had one meal between us. Guacamole was excellent as was the salsa and I recommend the chicken burritos. Friendly staff and...More

Thank Dodzee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ducked into Cougar to escape the rain and had a "Brain in a Jar"! Tasty frozen margarita that was alos fun to drink! made for some good Facebook pictures!

1  Thank PAmom_321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location - facing water, just down from ferry. Food, drinks and service were all good. Check it out - happy staff!!!

1  Thank Canauk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not eat a meal here but the margaritas were fantastic and I am picky! Guacamole was good. It is a great place to people watch. Our server was fantastic. I was looking for a specific dive shop and could not find it. He...More

Thank Texan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, live music (I think daily) and the staff speak solid english (if needed). Blackened chicken burger is great.

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eating & drinking here was the cherry on top of our perfect day in Cozumel! Perfect place for friends to grab a margarita, share some chips & guacamole and enjoy a tasty grouper sandwich, all while be looked after by the most incredible server ever...NIKO!...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here one evening for a couple of drinks before heading back to Playa del Carmen. Great ambience and super attentive and friendly bar staff. Ended up having such a good time we decided to skip the next ferry to stay a little longer. Had...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We have been to Cozumel many times but this was our first time at the Thirsty Cougar. I had a great time with my wife and friends. Good food, drinks and views.

Thank Jlrd63
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We've been coming here since they opened, and it amazes how everyone remembers us and greets us with a huge smile and a welcome back! (You know who you are Carlos and Niko. . .how do you spell your name?!?!) Thirsty Cougar has the best...More

Thank purple79
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Questions & Answers
Cassandra M
23 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Hi Cassandra. Thanks for your interest.. There are 3 cruise terminals in Cozumel. If you dock at Puerta Maya or SSA International a taxi ride is the best way. (Appx 8usd. Ask to be dropped at Pizza Hut as we are adjacent... More
31 March 2017|
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Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Hi Karen! Thanks for your inquiry! No need for a taxi from the Muelle Fiscal for the ferry. We are about 3 blocks South of that dock! Simply walk off dock mak a right and in a few blocks you should see us on the corner of... More
Robert M
30 October 2016|
Response from GoRockets1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - This message was sent to a reviewer of this location, not the business. Although I agree...they had some awesome glassware!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 0214
  • E-mail
The Thirsty Cougar is right on the waterfront in beautiful downtown Cozumel Mexico. Enjoy our outdoor dining room and view of the Main Street and Water! If you're down for a week or just a day, you can't beat our kitchen or bar to deliver just what you need! We hope to see you soon, Wepe, Melody Niko, Carlos, Alvaro, Jorge, Pam, Alex, Charlie, Hugo, GiGi and Tim, Stay Thirsty Cougars!!!
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