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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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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (37 reviews)
“ceviche” (28 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time at the Tropicante Club while stopping in Costa Maya off of a cruise. I don't have too much too add from the hundreds/thousands of great reviews so I'll toss some numbers since my group was looking for a cheaper alternative to...More

1  Thank bdavis43
Reviewed 1 week ago

After several times just staying at the port, we tried Tropicante. It was $3 ea on the shuttle just outside the port walls. Follow their website instructions and get off at second stop, ignore the guys at first stop. A guy from the restaurant led...More

2  Thank 4TH STOOGE
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tropicante is THE place to visit when in Costa Maya. Depending on how many cruise ships are in port, it's best to make a reservation online with Steve to be sure you will have either a table or lounger when you arrive. You can also...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are like me, you read every review, and research everything... perhaps to a fault. Rest assured, this was a fun day. Yes, the parade of vendors on the beach are non-stop and very tedious, but in spite of this, Steve has created a...More

Thank Harry J
Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking through the port shopping at Costa Maya, we bought tickets for $3 to ride the shuttle to Tropicante. We were greeted and escorted onto their property, given lounge chairs and a menu. The water was great, the beach was beautiful and the beer...More

1  Thank charlescN9812DB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful morning and afternoon! Call ahead or text and reserve a lounge chair on the beach. Eat the fried burrito! Drink the Bloody Mary's and get a bucket of Dos Equis! Life is good...but the Tropicante is even better! Shopping...yes. Food...yes. Easy access...yes. Service...wonderful.

1  Thank PollyJ8245
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't quite sure what to expect here, but there was no charge for making a reservation so I emailed Steve and he happily put us down for two loungers. When we arrived in port, we took the trolly since there were no waiting taxis...More

1  Thank TheLostTexan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will admit that I was nervous as we took the trolley to find tropicante, but we had no problems. There were people waiting at the street to direct us. There were lots of others trying to persuade us to go with them, but the...More

Thank jbauc0m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Tropicante last week and it was definitely a highlight of our cruise. There were 26 of us and we all had an excellent time! The food was delicious--my husband said it was the best burrito he has ever eaten, the fish tacos were...More

Thank Stacie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a reason for all of the rave reviews, the place is great. Despite recent efforts on the part of the port to try and make it hard for you to leave the crowded chaotic carnival atmosphere of the port area, you need to...More

1  Thank evac93rd
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Laurie S
11 December 2017|
Response from knlfaz | Reviewed this property |
It is not the same place as El Faro. Be sure to ask your driver to stop at Tropicante ... you will still have to walk around from the street to the promenade and then be sure to look for the correct place. Contact Steve... More
Laurie S
5 December 2017|
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Response from Donna077GA | Reviewed this property |
Definitely email Steve and he'll hold a chair for you, it's free and no penalty if you don't show :) We've visited Tropicante about 7 times (last time 11/17), had margaritas and lots of menu items and never once got... More
Katherine C
13 November 2017|
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Response from FLGirl32804 | Reviewed this property |
We took a trolley type vehicle with others to the beach and it was only $5. Prices at Tropicante are inexpensive- even cocktails. The massages are also inexpensive- $20 for 30 mins or $30 for 1 hour. Service is exceptional... 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
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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