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The Thirsty Cougar

Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0214
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (26 reviews)
“ceviche” (24 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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131 - 140 of 429 reviews

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here for lunch. We walked by and it caught our eye. It is an outdoor bar on a corner with an ocean view. We Got steak nachos and jalapeño poppers and shared a large mango margarita. I won't ever be...More

1  Thank LeoT123
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stopped in here and we were so glad we did. Pamela and Al waited on us while attending a very busy bar. The drinks were very cold and tasty. We only did chips and salsa but the food looked wonderful. Manuel was waiting tables...More

1  Thank Mikala B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Large drinks, like a full blender in a glass large. Great flavor! We will be stopping in again when we return.

Thank S_I_Z_E_63
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Frozen daiquiris are so good, food is very tasty, employees are friendly and there is always a beautiful sunset to view

1  Thank BlueWaterBlueMoon7
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great spot on the corner close to everything. The staff is very energetic and personable. We didn't eat when we visited, but the food surrounding us looked great. Drinks were fabulous, must try the pina colda floating in the orange soda!

1  Thank wll626
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a place over run by cruise ship people with slow service, this place won't disappoint. The food was decent and the drinks were good but service was lacking. Overall, a mediocre meal

Thank Katy W
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We took the ferry over from Playa del Carmen one morning, and stopped here for breakfast. Our waiter did not speak English, but we managed to order coffees, an energy drink, and two different Mexican breakfast dishes that we were unfamiliar with. Everything was delicious....More

Thank CandBCOLE
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, solid bar food, signature frozen margaritas. Almost American prices, you won't really feel like you're in Mexico aside from the great location on the main street in Downtown Cozumel near the water. The Thirsty Cougar is part of the Wet Wendy restaurant franchise...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were here a year ago on a cruise and just had to go again. The mixed ceviche is so good and fresh and the beer is so cold. Prices and service are very good. We sat outside and enjoyed the breeze. Great way to...More

Thank RERD09
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Soo many margarita options. I had ginger on the rocks, and it was great. I was a bit skeptical after seeing the hawkers all day long walking to and from our hotel, but the server was friendl, music was fun, and the food was good....More

Thank Claire D
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Questions & Answers
31 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Hi Karen! Thanks for your inquiry! No need for a taxi from the Muelle Fiscal for the ferry. We are about 3 blocks South of that dock! Simply walk off dock mak a right and in a few blocks you should see us on the corner of... More
Robert M
29 October 2016|
Response from GoRockets1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - This message was sent to a reviewer of this location, not the business. Although I agree...they had some awesome glassware!
Don D
21 June 2016|
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Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Absolutely! Most of our tables are on a sidewalk and we have a ramp into the restaurant as well! Thanks for your question and we hope to have a chance to serve you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 0214
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The Thirsty Cougar is right on the waterfront in beautiful downtown Cozumel Mexico. Enjoy our outdoor dining room and view of the Main Street and Water! If you're down for a week or just a day, you can't beat our kitchen or bar to deliver just what you need! We hope to see you soon, Tanya, Wepe, Niko, Abe, Alvaro, Melody, Luis, Liz, Alex, Charlie, Hugo, Tim, and Lauren. Stay Thirsty Cougars!!!
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