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Big Papa's BBQ - CLOSED

KM. 1 Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 983 834 5780
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
11 Jan 2014
“Not good”
21 Apr 2013
“Excellent food and view in the restaurant .”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue, Mexican, Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
KM. 1 Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 12 January 2014

Meat was dry the service was terrible and it looked like the owners were out of there element. Not worth it

Thank Thedanyoung
Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

The owners are outstanding and the food is excellent. Great place to visit in Costa Maya. The atmospher was great and service very good.

1  Thank Dlmeguiar
Reviewed 13 April 2013

FOUND IT! Our group of 6 grabbed a $3 taxi ride (it's $2 for the ride back) to the Malecon and ended up at Big Papa's. I immediately recognized it as the "old Fernando's". Long story short... it was FANTASTIC! We spent at least 5...More

1  Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We happened upon this place by utter chance while on a wandering self-guided tour of Mahahual from our cruise. We wandered the Malecon for a couple of hours and decided we need to eat and drink and stopped at the center of the Malecon at...More

1  Thank Audra B
Reviewed 2 April 2013

During our two month vacation in Mahahual we spent several days a week at Papa's BBQ. GREAT Mango Margarita's, great beach, and great conversations with the owners. It's a nice alternative to have a place in town serving an "American" menu, the only thing missing...More

1  Thank MerriBelle
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Our family of four spent the whole day at this beautiful, relaxing spot. Other spots along the beach only had chairs and tables, but this spot had reclining beach chairs with a palapa for shade. Staff attentive, food delicious, water calm and perfect for snorkeling,...More

1  Thank swflamagnolia
Reviewed 25 March 2013

My family and I visited Big Papa's as our first day of excursions off a 7-day cruise. We caught a cab from the cruise terminal and were dropped off at the beach in Mahahual. We walked a ways looking for some isolation and solitude. We...More

Thank okmac
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We had a great time by the nice sea on chairs that actually are not broken compared to the rest of places on the beach. The staff /service was excellent! The ceviche we ordered was a nice tasty.. large (fresh) portion. The cool thing about...More

Thank Talk2fabian
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Enjoyed the day at Big Papa's with plenty of options to do. Great place to store our stuff and explore the rest of Costa Maya. Good food and nice place to check the email and make a few quick calls to the US for free....More

Thank PaulfromMs
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Walked down the Malecon of Mahahual trying to find a place to lay out for the day. I spotted Big Papa's BBQ and decided to give it a try. I quickly met the owner and his brother who were both very friendly and attentive. They...More

1  Thank Teo L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Good for
View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: KM. 1 Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Mahahual
  • Phone Number: +52 983 834 5780
  • E-mail
If you are looking for a ten million dollar view of the Caribbean and and an unforgettable meal, then our American, Mexican and Seafood restaurant will have you coming back for more. We have over 150' of pristine beach to lounge and enjoy the day in the sun. Or, you can visit our second story restaurant that is above the 'bug' zone and away from the beach vendors, allowing you to enjoy the view, your meal and drinks. We have the most complete bar in Mahahual serving over 40 different tequilas, great BBQ, steaks and ribs, authentic Mexican, American and seafood. Complete your meal with one of our specialty desserts.
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