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The Thirsty Cougar

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$$ - $$$
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Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0214
09:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Oswego, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We stopped here for a quick drink while walking the main strip downtown. We sat outside and my wife had their Dream Cycle Margarita, which was awesome and fun at the same time. Great place to stop and people watch. Good food, great owners, and wonderful scenery.

2 Thank Mike H
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We salute the Owners and Staff of this great little bar and restaurant. You guys go way beyond the call of duty in providing your guests with a fun atmosphere, great drinks and food. This was our third visit to Cozumel but our first experience of Carnival and you guys and girls outdid yourselves to help us enjoy such crazy... More 

2 Thank Shelley936
Circleville, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Cute bar, water front view!!! We have been here before, and we returned for another trip. We also saw the owners on a show about moving to the island. So we had to come back and meet them. My husband had a fabulous conversation with them.

1 Thank Barbkrgb
Swedesboro, New Jersey
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

My husband and I stopped here for a drink and a bite to eat on our first day in Cozumel. I really liked the rocks Margaritas, my husband really liked the Mojitos. He also tried the frozen Margarita. He was impressed with the size, but got a little bored with it after a while. We also ordered the seafood nachos.... More 

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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Came here with my friends, the spectacular frozen margaritas caught our eye! We tried the pink panther which was delicious! They do melt quite fast however in the heat so our next drink we decided to share. The staff were lovely, Alexa was our waitress on both times we visited and felt like she was a friend by the end... More 

2 Thank Eleanor S
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

I was in Cozumel for 3 weeks and spent many happy times at this little sidewalk bar. It is a great place to sit and watch the tourists come and go. The food is good and the blackened fish, fresh and tasty. Everyone seems to enjoy the massive frosty margarita's. I like to stick with the DosXX amber on tap.... More 

1 Thank Steve C
Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

on a corner of the main road - makes great margaritas and good cheap food to fill you up after diving all day - great staff too

1 Thank 37Bluesparkle
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

This is a really cool place. The staff are really friendly and welcoming. We had a few beers and chatted to the staff and everyone there was really friendly. We treated ourselves to a lobster which was really fresh and tasty. Could have easily had more. Would highly recommend this place.

1 Thank Longun13
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Carlos The Chef & Laura The server is definitely the reason we will be back on our next vacation! This place is not a miss! From the food to the service this place is a must!!!!

1 Thank Lizzy A
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The wait staff stop you on the sidewalk - the patio is on the sidewalk. We had a table on the corner and we had the funnest waiter ever. He was interactive, polite and knowledgeable. Our meals were delicious and the margaritas are huge. We had a great time hanging out at this restaurant and I totally recommend this for... More 

2 Thank Shannon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Seafood, Mexican, American, Caribbean
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?