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Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 984 134 7357
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (36 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
“fish tacos” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

1) Pick this place if you want a nice beach day while in port 2)Read all of the recommendations & download the map to have handy 3) Enjoy your day! We were here in the beginning on June. One of the people in a restaurant...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't want yo spend money on an excursion in Costa Maya, then hit the Tropicante! I emailed Steve the owner about a week before our Carnival cruise and reserved 5 loungers in the shade. Once off the ship- walk to the back of...More

Thank T0m3000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visit was June 2017. We reserved a few loungers with Steve, the owner and once we arrived I was called by name and and greeted with a smile! Chatted for a bit with Steve who was friendly, pleasant and always had a smile....More

1  Thank bearae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called ahead and reserved some loungers and cruise was a couple hours late arriving but they still saved our spot. Food was good and beach front was very relaxing. Just speak to waiter about anything you want and they can set it up, my daughter...More

3  Thank Keri L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time in Costa Maya, off NCL Escape. There were 7 of us, but we had different plans. My husband and I decided to take a taxi to Mahahual and see what we could do. This is a very quaint small village with many...More

3  Thank MariaMedranda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there from the Celebrity Equinox. It was actually a good trip! Only 2 dollars per person taxi ride! The food and drink was inexpensive and good, but don't go in the restaurant if your use to something a little nicer. The beach was...More

1  Thank Eric F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Read about this place on Cruise Critic and decided to check it out. After a quick shuttle ride over to the Tropicante, our party of 10 were given lounge chairs on the beach, and friendly, fantastic wait service. The stuffed jalapeños were the best food...More

4  Thank FEAndrews
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Steve the owner greeted us with professionalism and informative information! You cannot find this kind of personal attention in the U.S.! Maybe this is why we followed our instinct and stopped at this location. Plan A. 1. Take taxi or shuttle from port for 2.00/3.00...More

1  Thank P1520TPandrewk
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I coordinated a visit here with the owner, Steve and our cruise ship was two hours late arriving but they still had us two chairs waiting. It is a beautiful location and they took such good care of us! Also, we felt extremely safe! The...More

2  Thank twogrlsandamommy
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We read great reviews about Tropicante and decided to email Steve the owner to reserve a spot. He responded within hours and we were set. We followed all of the directions that were emailed to us and were welcomed by one of the employees of...More

1  Thank Echohun
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7 July 2017|
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Response from landstev | Reviewed this property |
Try again, I just did and it seems to be working fine.
Deborah S
20 May 2017|
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Response from nochattyb4coffee | Reviewed this property |
It is wise to get a reservation so you will have enough chairs together in either in the sun or shade. We made them about a month in advance just because we didn't want to forget.
25 March 2017|
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Response from Costa_Maya_Dude | Property representative |
If you ask someone inside the port how to find us, some will tell you to take the port shuttle into town, and get off at the second stop, which is correct. Some will tell you anything, we don't exist, are closed, you need a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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
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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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