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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%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (26 reviews)
“ceviche” (24 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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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
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Tanya and Melody (la la la la) for the good drinks and friendly conversation. I am so glad I stopped in. Fue placera conocerte.

Thank Brent S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The people working there are fantastic. Great drinks and good spot to laugh at the cruise morons. Have a beer or a frozen speciality drink

1  Thank toxicavenger
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We just walked into this place thinking to get a cold Sol beer, and we ended up having the most awesome ceviche and we have been waited upon by a very cool dude! Thanks Ricardo for the awesome service!

1  Thank Stefan N
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Wandered in to the Thirsty Cougar after a long walk from the Cruise terminal and we delighter by the service, food, and drinks. We had Cucumber/jalapeno margaritas and some queso fundito. Great atmosphere and Ricardo treated us great. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Vern B
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We were going to eat at a place nearby, but this place sucked us in. So glad it worked out. We started with drinks. My strawberry margarita was unbelievable. Real strawberry, not that crap fake mix stuff you find everywhere back home. Then we decided...More

1  Thank Ricky T
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Loved it! Ricardo was lots of fun and his friendly service made us feel welcome. Great prices, food and drinks...we'll definitely be back! 😃👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

1  Thank Cathie S
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Carlos, Alvaro and the team at The Thirsty Cougar were amazing. The Chicken Tacos Roja and Indio Cerveza were a must have. No better two bar tenders in Mexico.

1  Thank ckk05
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I had heard about this place but had never been here. We heard the great live band playing and we got a table right on the sidewalk. The drinks are a huge mountain of delicious frozen slushie alcohol concoction. It is served with a plate...More

1  Thank Arizjackie1022
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The food was wonderful. We left our all-inclusive resort twice to come here for dinner. Pamela was our server both evenings and she was a doll. The fish tacos were the best I have ever had, and the giant frozen drink I ordered actually had...More

1  Thank jessiejeanette
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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
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
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
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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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