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Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

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Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Spanish
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Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 984 134 7357
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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167 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a cruise just for the day and wanted to get off the ship and hit the beach. The weather didn't really cooperate but that was alright. We still had a good time. We had read about Tropicante online and I had stopped by one time years ago. Most of the places in downtown are similar but... More 

3 Thank Jim R
Danville, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal and great prices on beer and sodas! You don't need to go to the expensive beach deals on the cruise ship or at the port. Get the a taxi or trolley ride from Costa Maya port (cost us $3 per person). You'll have to push past all of the guys selling you expense beach day packages, golf cart... More 

2 Thank B5335ZIjohnr
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121 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an adequate lunch here. Jambalaya was bland. Burrito was better. But no way is the number one in town. Try somewhere else, folks.

1 Thank mark k
Blue Mountains, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read the reviews on TripAdvisor and I immediately emailed steve to reserve our lounge chairs in the shade. He communicated with me through email and all was set. We arrived and followed his I instructions to grab a taxi and he had a gentleman waiting for us with a sign with our name on it. We were shown... More 

1 Thank localtourist2013
Springfield, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Maya was a cruise stop added in place of Cayman Islands because of an engine problem. We found Tropicante on TripAdvisor and called to arrange chairs. You have to leave the cruise port to get there, but it's very worth it because Steve treats you as if you were family. I forgot my wallet on the ship and he... More 

1 Thank Broominator
Woodbridge, Virginia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the day at Tropicante and it was one of the highlights of our cruise. I sent Steve the owner and email and everything was waiting for us when we arrived. The food was great the service was great and the atmosphere was great. What more could be asked for the prices are great on food, drinks and even... More 

1 Thank hatton1111
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just a couple of hours at the tropicante and it was one of the highlights of our cruise. I contacted Steve ahead of time and he was fantastic. He and his staff go out of there way to make it a relaxing day at the beach. The drinks were good and the food was good also. The best... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stopped in Costa Maya on at least five other cruises so we were looking for a new place to hang our towels for the day. We reserved our beach chairs in the shade as we like to try to not burn! Upon arriving in Costa Maya you need to exit the port area to hail a taxi to... More 

1 Thank Snowbunny1982
Melbourne, Florida
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fair and honest. I did my research into a place to go while in Costa Maya, and get out of the tourist trap port. I read about the Tropicante, emailed the owner, Steve, who responded before we left, he told us he would save us some beachfront loungers, how to get there with the taxi, $2.00 each, and not to... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A couple we met on the Oasis of the Seas recommended Tropicante to us. Steve and his staff, Cane and George, were great. The service was top notch. I asked Steve if they had authentic Mexican food. He recommended a chipotle mole chicken dish. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. The couple whose recommendation we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View
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: +52 984 134 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?