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The Thirsty Cougar

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Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0214
09:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Loves Park, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If your looking for a great lunch and beautiful view try The Thirsty Cougar. I'll keep it simple. We had the steak tacos and the poppers. Both were awesome...the steak was very tender and they gave us guacamole, pico, and lettuce. The best guac of the week for sure. The view is amazing. If you happen to walk by and... More 

Thank Fio6
Lincoln, Nebraska
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220 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by the Thirsty Cougar one night while out on the town. The bar is cool as there is a combination inside/outside seating configuration. The bartenders do a great job of keep your drinks full. Also, the bartenders were a blast and helped us multiple times as we attempted to pull off the Mannequin Challenge. Really had a good... More 

Thank kerrycorcoran
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Margaritas are good, nachos are HUGE! It's a cool place to people watch! There may be children selling you things if you sit on the street, my friend made them practise their English before we bought anything from them. We also chatted with a Mayan vendor named Rey. He had some nice things to sell, but chatted with us about... More 

Thank temrobertson
Stockholm, Sweden
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to watch the ocean and the people. Lots of drinks, The frozen margaritas looked awesome. The Ceasar sallad was good aswell as the pasta arrabiata.

Thank Per N
Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sidewalk tables, the live music, the bustle of tourists, the heaping pile of freshly made guac, the delicious and refreshing Mango/Pineapple margarita.... what else can I say? AMAZING!

1 Thank meycay
Deer Park, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place to sit back relax and watch all sorts of shenanigans. The staff is very friendly, Abraham and Niko were great. We spent two evenings here drinking XX and frozen drinks (yes it was served on a Barbie plate) listening to the live music. The two guys they have playing music are very good. We had... More 

Thank Jack H
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our food:) The best jalapeno poppers I have ever had!!! chicken quesadilla and a burrito:) Both were yummy! of course we had to buy a shirt;) Awesome staff and we and treated very nice!!!

Thank Sandi T
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Street bar with snacks rather than a restaurant. Lively vibe with loud music and young staff. Wide selection of cocktails which were very well made and large but they were much more expensive than rival (more boring) alternatives

Thank mike_piercy
Edmonton, Canada
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for just a drink, and ended up sitting here for 2 hours! Margaritas were very good. Service was a ten out of ten! Carlos and Manual were amazing waiters! We have walked by this place on all our visits to Coz, and this time we decided to stop in there. We will be back definitely! The... More 

Thank rjjj_r
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134 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Cozumel one day off cruise and stumbled across this place while shopping. Food was excellent as was the service. Food is served in very large portions so if you're with a group just order a few things and share.

Thank Kim_OK

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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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
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?