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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%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (43 reviews)
“jambalaya” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (9 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 10 January 2016 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect after finding the trolley to Tropicante. Once we found Steve we felt at home. His entire staff was wonderful. Food was great.

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Reviewed 6 January 2016

Read about this place on TripAdvisor and decided it would be our destination in Costa Maya. Take a taxi for $2 each way per person. (Tour trolley is $3). Staff here is great. They set up lounge chairs for our whole group right on the...More

2  Thank Bob K
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

What a great find and a great place to pass some time! Take a regular taxi (not the tour trolley) for 2 per person each way. Relax over a beer or a big margarita. When you get hungry don't be afraid to try the food...More

2  Thank Sights2
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Steve and his staff do a wonderful job catering to the ship passenger crowd.I pretty much hung out here everyday for a week recently. Cold beers and excellent lunch. Best Cerviche of the malecon! His staff of George, Caan, and Blonde are just terrific and...More

1  Thank Bob C
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We've gotten off various cruise ships and headed straight to Tropicante every time we are in port. It's safe, clean, charming, fun, TOTALLY relaxing... Plan to have good snacks, food, drinks and just relax. (Take ship towels or bring beach/pool towels from your hotel.) Plan...More

1  Thank SunshineTodayFL
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Visited last week while on a cruise...Steve was great as well as staff who were very attentive...beer prices great! Food really really good!! Actually ran into a person from my hometown who was nearby that location...small world...beach was awesome...wife said the massage was outstanding! Will...More

Thank Randy E
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

I had a quick stop here for food and drinks while in Costa Maya. The service was excellent. I had nachos and fish tacos which were enjoyable. The owner is great to have a conversation with and learn more about the area from. It is...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Found this place from cruise critic forums and it is a great little place. Instead of paying the $50/person to go to a beach (and possibly a 45min bus ride), instead pay $2/person for taxi from port to Tropicante. Where you can walk-up, they will...More

1  Thank scuguy77
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We renewed our vows at the tropicante! Steve and his staff were AMAZING!! we showed up and he had set up a table for us with fresh cut flowers...and set aside four chairs for us in the sun and in the shade. The bathrooms were...More

1  Thank mel0375
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We stopped by Tropicante on our first day in Mahahual to meet Stewart, the author of the Mahahual/Costa Maya blog. He was there (of course) and we got to meet Steve, the propriator of Tropicante as well. Steve became one of our "go to" guys...More

2  Thank etaschwer
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26 February 2018|
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Response from Katherine H | Reviewed this property |
When you ask for reservation on website, the email goes to Steve. He will email you back with confirmation.
26 February 2018|
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Response from stephrob53 | Reviewed this property |
Click on the website listed on trip advisor. He has an email address listed on the website. He is pretty quick to respond.
Donna J
2 February 2018|
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Response from acardinrnbsn | Reviewed this property |
We rented goggles and snorkel for $5. I don't know about kayaks, but you can email Steve the owner and ask, if they don't have them he could probably give you an idea of who does.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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
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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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