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The Thirsty Cougar

Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0214
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our group stopped by the Thirsty Cougar twice while on a cruise visit. Bartenders were extremely friendly. Great place with great prices and an incredible view. You must try the Peanut Butter Margarita! Once you try it, you will see why it was all we...More

1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 9 October 2016

After leaving our cruise ship and surviving several hours of shopping on a particularly hot day, we stopped at The Thirsty Cougar for a few beers. Nice open-air atmosphere. Friendly bar staff brought chips and homemade salsa. We bought some cocktail glasses made from recycled...More

1  Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Small but very pretty bar with amazing view of Cozumel sea, this place is a excellent option if you wanted to enjoy a drink & good music, also they have a good appetizers, I tried the hamburger and was very very good, to many options...More

1  Thank Ivan A
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We enjoyed a little sunset drink here before heading to dinner. The servers were very chipper and the people watching was quite entertaining. We had some beer but seemed like the giant frozen margs were all the rage.

Thank danielaswan90
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We just had a cool frozen drink on a hot day. We chose the liquor we wanted, and we chose the fresh fruit to be mixed in for flavor. The drink hit the spot, but the service was wow. Great people-watching spot with friendly bartenders...More

1  Thank Mandymac71
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I went to the Thirsty Cougat for the first time this week. Heard about their blackened chicken nachos and had to try them. Soooo glad I did. These are the best nachos I've ever eaten. Also the drinks are HUGE and wonderful!! You will not...More

1  Thank Sandra I
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I were in Cozumel on a cruise. I insisted on going to The Thirsty Cougar for a t-shirt. I had no idea is was in such a beautiful, scenic location! In addition, their frozen drinks are like none other. Made with fresh...More

Thank Cyndee C
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stopped here to relax while out shopping one day. They have great drinks, friendly bartenders and it has a great view of the water. My margarita was huge and quite tasty. My husband had the stuffed jalepenos as a snack and he thought they...More

Thank TraceyReynolds
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We loved Carlos and his selection of drinks and hospitality! Love the pink panther drink. He also made us a jalapeño margarita that was awesome! Will definitely be back again! Get the chese dip and fried jalapeños!

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Bar food is good and the beer is cold. I love sitting there and watching the people go by. One of my go to places on the Island.

Thank tomhooper
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Dana L
6 March 2018|
Response from Meredith H | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to ask someone at the bar, and they will gladly help you!
Cassandra M
23 October 2017|
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Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Hi Cassandra. Thanks for your interest.. There are 3 cruise terminals in Cozumel. If you dock at Puerta Maya or SSA International a taxi ride is the best way. (Appx 8usd. Ask to be dropped at Pizza Hut as we are adjacent... More
31 March 2017|
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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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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, Wepe, Melody Niko, Carlos, Alvaro, Jorge, Pam, Alex, Charlie, Hugo, GiGi and Tim, Stay Thirsty Cougars!!!
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