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Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

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Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 984 134 7357
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm already trying to find a way to get back to this place. Steve, the owner, was very helpful and hospitable to us. We had a great chat during our day. Food and drink were great, staff were helpful, beach was clean. Highly recommend heading here if you have a day in port. Very easy to hop in a taxi... More 

Thank ShanLeigh77
Cedar Park, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a good day at the beach, you need to visit Steve's place. Reserve a chair, sit back and enjoy the water and sun. Ask for Cain and he will make sure you have all you need. Margaritas are top notch, food is excellent especially the Enchiladas Tropicante! We had a great time last week.

Thank jesch24
Howell, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I came on the Norwegian getaway and had arranged reservations via email with the owner. From town you get on the shuttle to the beach. He sent someone to the strip where the shuttle stopped to pick you up. It was a short walk to our seats on the beach. We brought our snorkeling gear and took... More 

1 Thank JennieGVacation
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there on February 2, 2017. We took the shuttle and Tropicante wasn't too hard to find. They have a decent beach area, but beware of the land sharks constantly trying to sell you junk. we loved the iguana eggs appetizer, but i didn't care too much for my main course. We definitely will be going back next year and... More 

1 Thank Jason G
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We docked in Costa Maya on January 27th on the Norwegian dawn. We took a short taxi ride to Mahahual (2.00 per person) to the Tropicante. Upon arrival we were greeted by Steve, the owner, and introduced to our waiters/concierges for the day. (Reservations were free and easy. We just emailed Steve ahead of time and he reserved two loungers... More 

3 Thank IWannaSeeItAll1968
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tropicante is an awesome place. Great food, great prices and friendly staff. Very welcoming. Beach is clean, waters not rough. Very relaxing. Lots of palapas, tables and beach chairs. Very happy atmosphere. Booking online makes it easy. Steve and the gang work great together to make your visit a memorable one. Will definitely return.

Thank Angiethecook
New Prague, Minnesota
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved shaded spots for 6 people for a day at the beach while in port on a cruise. A simple email to reserve is all that's required. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. The property is very pretty with lots of palm trees. The beach is not expansive, but it is beautiful and clean with clear turquoise... More 

Thank Tree_and_Me
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant on the Malecon bar none! Friendly wait staff who have worked at this restaurant for years, English-speaking! The food is exceptional. Your bill will be consistent with what you ordered which is a problem of many of the restaurants on the beach in Mahahual. No surprises. Steve, the owner is from Texas and is always present to make... More 

Thank Speaker69
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a cruise & found out one day in advance that we would be going to Costa Maya instead of Grand Cayman. I E-mailed Steve to see if he had availability & he responded that evening. We took the shuttle(2nd stop). The driver did asked us if we had a reservation. We had a wonderful lounger by a... More 

Thank popncrank
Hamlet, IN
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found out about This place on cruise critic. It was easy to arrange a reservation, the owner provides all the info on how to get here including a map. We were prepared to argue our way here but easily traveled by taxi (you have to exit port to get a taxi) at 2.00 each for adults and 1.00 for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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