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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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1 - 10 of 418 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to stop for the name alone- sidewalk barkers finally wore us down. Beer was cold, and the girlfriend really enjoyed a avocado/coconut frozen dessert. Friend liked her mainstream mango dessert as well.

1  Thank CrackerCrumb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great stop on our last day. Excellent service. Ricardo was wonderful and informative about the island. Beautiful view from patio. A must visit when in Cozumel

1  Thank ALMDJOY
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I stopped here again during our Port of Call during a cruise. We visitied on July 11, 2017 and were greated by Carlos, who remembered us from our last visit last year. Carlos is always inviting and has a great attitude. We...More

2  Thank Jorg D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for an early evening visit for a couple of drinks and a bite. Sat on the street and watched the sunset. The drinks were good, one of us has the frozen strawberry margarita - I've never seen one so large, and she...More

Thank GunnerAZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent drinks, and great staff. We stopped in more than once while in Cozumel and will definitely be back.

1  Thank Grant H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My grandson and I were looking to kill some time while the wife and Granddaughter got Her hair braided . We wandered into the Thirsty Cougar... The food was good and our waiter Al was as service oriented as any one that we a encountered...More

3  Thank Rick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner. Arrived by taxi and was immediately greeted by staff and seated along the sidewalk. I was craving a burger and my husband ordered the burrito special highly recommended by our waiter Niccos. My husband said it was one...More

2  Thank HHISC45
Reviewed 14 June 2017

While visiting in Cozumel, we wondered into this small beachside bar and grill for a quick drink. It turned into a couple of hours due to the hospitality of the staff, the size and strength of the drinks, and the prices were very good for...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Thirsty Cougar is another one of those places you have to experience to appreciate. The staff is friendly and works hard to see that you are well cared for during your visit. The drinks and food are good and fairly priced. Though I have...More

Thank MichaelSarah
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We arrived to this watering hole after a long afternoon of riding around the island on scooter and were thirsty, hungry and ready to take a breather. The beer was cold, the margarita was delicious, refreshing and was obviously made with fresh lime juice. The...More

2  Thank allmeatnofiller
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Questions & Answers
30 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
29 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!
Don D
20 June 2016|
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Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Absolutely! Most of our tables are on a sidewalk and we have a ramp into the restaurant as well! Thanks for your question and we hope to have a chance to serve you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 0214
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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, Tanya, Wepe, Niko, Abe, Alvaro, Melody, Luis, Liz, Alex, Charlie, Hugo, Tim, and Lauren. Stay Thirsty Cougars!!!
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