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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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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mini burritos” (6 reviews)
“nachos” (40 reviews)
“ceviche” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Whew...getting here is quite the feat. We took the shuttle bus from the port, and were basically harassed to get off on the first stop. Everyone on the shuttle did, but our group of 8 insisted on being taken to Tropicante. The driver eventually agreed....More

Thank gabbycooks
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff here went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. It's only a $3 ride per person each way. They try to trap you in the cruise port but please venture out and head to Tropicante! I can't say enough good things!

Thank Amber O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Tropicante very much! As has been said, there were many vendors from across the street selling wares, and you were approached every few minutes, but a polite no, gracias, did the trick. No one was pushy in any way....More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cruised in on the Magic, brought our 10 year old daughter this time. Easy trolley ride to Mauhaul Beach. We relaxed all day in loungers while she snorkeled and built sand castles. So relaxing, so safe. Drank some mixed drinks, beer, had guacamole, salsa and...More

Thank acardinrnbsn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time. We had loungers right at the water. We reserved them in advance. The beach and water were beautiful! We went snorkeling for $25pp and it was great! It was just the 8 of us on a small boat. We had...More

Thank stephrob53
Reviewed 4 days ago

The owner's instructions were spot on. We were somewhat tired coming off the ship and having walked through the maze of mall that is Costa Maya's port, so we took the shuttle... which then only stopped at the end and someone tried to corral us...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Costa Maya for a one day cruise stop in December and had prearranged loungers with Steve. We were met at the shuttle drop-off and escorted to the Tropicante. As all the other reviewers have stated this is a great place with exceptional...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Costa Maya was the fourth port in four days for our family. We were in need of something low key and relaxing. That is exactly what we found. First of all, the port area is full of shops, bars, restaurants and a pool, so they...More

Thank knjhardy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is long over due for various reasons but as I begin a new year, I look back and reflect on people who are unforgettable and need to be recognized before time runs away from me again. Steve Uhl of Tropicante is such a...More

3  Thank Claudia416
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great and the service and beach are awesome. Great to relax, eat and drink. I would definitely return.

Thank kdyates
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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
6 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
14 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
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
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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