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The Thirsty Cougar

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Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0214
09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a great place to drink a margarita in the arternoon and enjoy a prettysunset, because it is on melgar.

Thank Amy Q
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This bar/restaurant has excellent outside seating to while the day away people watching with a few drinks. The staff were exceptionally friendly and efficient. The food was great and drinks were a reasonable price. Definitely a bar with visiting.

1 Thank kazmc30
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ordered nachos and the dirty monkey drink- was not disappointed! My nachos were delicious, its a huge portion though so best to share with friends! And my drink was so good, didn't even taste the alcohol! Carlos, the bartender was so friendly and so fun to talk to- plus he gave really good recommendations on what to eat and... More 

1 Thank Margaret F
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice hang out on a corner of the main street - all kinds of people - lots of divers too getting a good taco snack after a days diving - great for me being a solo diver - was always made to feel at home! -

1 Thank 37Bluesparkle
Barrie, Canada
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thirsty Cougar is a fantastic bar right on the San Miguel's main drag. Great service, fun crowd, very good music and tasty food. I am not a mixed-drink fan, but Lime Margarita in this bar is simply outstanding, best I have ever tasted anywhere. Food is good and reasonable. Service is quick, friendly and attentive. Very lively and popular place.... More 

1 Thank mosaic
Schaumburg, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 able to eat nachos again without thinking about those. They were delicious and came with... More 

1 Thank LeoT123
San Angelo, Texas
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and was very personable to everyone. This is just the fun place you want to... More 

1 Thank Mikala B
Willmar, Minnesota
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank eec1010
Cozumel, Mexico
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1 Thank ldeblanc35
Chandler, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Seafood, Mexican, American, Caribbean
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?