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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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“emailed steve” (34 reviews)
“per person” (60 reviews)
“costa maya” (85 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Keri L
Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank MariaMedranda
Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank FEAndrews
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank P1520TPandrewk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank twogrlsandamommy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Echohun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reservations to Tropicante so I read the directions carefully on how to get to there carefully and I'm glad that I did. We took the shuttle into town. The cost was $3.00 each person. We were instructed to get off at the second...More

1  Thank AlabamaTeacher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to begin by mentioning we had a good experience at Krazy Lobster the year before but wanted to try Tropicante as we read great reviews and heard others recommend. Wow! This place is awesome! Service is A++! My wife ordered a piña colada...More

2  Thank Worldwidetraveler13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read about this place on cruise critic and decided to give them a try. I emailed them and made a reservation for the day our cruise ship (NCL Jade) was there. We took the local "transportation" system and had no problem finding it. We...More

1  Thank Stress13
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Deborah S
Do we need reservations for 6 on Oct 19th?
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.
When you get off the ship ..how do you know where to go or ask for to go to Tropicante?
26 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
Will u have room for a party of 10 for March 21, 2017? Cruise lines changed our itinerary and didnt tell us.
12 March 2017|
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Response from landstev | Reviewed this property |
They should be able to handle 10 easily. They have a large beach footprint and will not have any difficulty with your party. Contact Steve (the owner) by e-mail if you have it then don't worry any more about it.
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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