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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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Overland Park, Kansas
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw the owners featured on Caribbean Life while we were packing for a cruise to Cozumel. IT was a must see after watching the show. We stopped in for some of the best Ceviche I have had. We also met other mid-westerners at the bar which was a good time. The Iowa people were a hoot and made our... More 

Thank Mark C
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want a tall, frozen, fruity cocktail this is the place for you. You can pick the flavors you want to combine and off to the blender they go. The food was decent, about what you would expect from a waterfront tourist trap. The drinks are the reason to come and come again. Also, they accept Visa.

Thank Robert C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome food, and delicious drinks, and good people watching!! Wait staff and bartenders were so friendly, and great at their jobs. Nico was super! The place is always busy, and they work hard to make sure you're happy. You may wait a little bit, but a lot of their drinks are time consuming to make.

1 Thank Ashley B
Boise, Idaho
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place, live music on Friday nights was excellent, great food and drinks. Pretty lively and fun staff. Look like a place all the expats hung out. Perfect for that sunset sip!

Thank Teamseip
Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Thirsty Cougar is a good spot to stop for just a drink or lunch/dinner. Food is delicious, drinks are generous, service is quick and friendly.

Thank Paul D
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here again and was just impressed as the first time. Huge drinks and delicious. Service was top notch too. Worth a stop while you are in town.

Thank S_I_Z_E_63
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had all Mexican dinners tacos and enchalates all very tasty, right on the water very nice view , waiter was very nice like most all people in Cozumel. Enjoyed

Thank John S
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice on our 12 day dive vacation. Not the cheapest place but reasonable and the food was very good. Drinks were amazing! The grilled fish dinner was excellent and my husband had the lobster one night. They actually bring the lobster out in three sizes and they tell you the prices of each one so you can... More 

Thank pdotnndd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place and could easily see myself hanging out here if we ever lived here. We had Carlos as our server on our first visit and Al as our server on our second visit. Not chintzy on the alcohol and that makes a big difference in the taste of the drink not to mention, the buzz. LOL.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun little corner bar with constant activity. Waitstaff is very pleasant. Fun drinks. Seems like they always have live music.

Thank Stephen N

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?