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Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

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Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Spanish
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Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 984 134 7357
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were looking for something to do in Costa Maya and I saw an ad for the Tropicante. I had a couple questions and had emailed the owner prior to our arrival(which he responded to promptly) which he answered. We made a reservation online, no deposit necessary, you just needed to arrive 2 hrs after the cruise ship arrived for... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast burritos! Service is fantastic and they give you great recommendations on how to spend your day

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Tropicante with a large group of 22 people. Steve was very responsive and accommodating and saved us loungers both in the sun and shade. Cab ride was easy for $2 a person, follow the directions and you are good to go! The service was excellent and we really enjoyed the fresh guacamole and of course the buckets of... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Arizona, so we can be picky sometimes about our Mexican food. And this was GOOD Mexican food! (Don't let the "tex-mex" scare you off---it is WAY better than any tex-mex restaurant in Phoenix!) It was awesome to sit and eat our lunch on the beach, enjoying a shady table and lounge chairs, to have paddle boarding and... More 

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Bennington, Vermont
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited Costa Maya for a day on a recent cruise, we were looking for a place to spend a relaxing beach day, sample good, local food but not spend a lot at an all inclusive. After researching our options, we found Tropicante to be the spot to meet what we were looking for and we were not disappointed.... More 

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Thank Lu104
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw all the good reviews and we wanted some really good Mexican food on our only Mexican stop. The waiters were really nice and gave us a discount so that we would rate the place. Neither of us are picky, we always eat everything on the plate. The nachos and dip to start with were good and a lot of... More 

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Costa_Maya_Dude, Owner at Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill, responded to this review

So very sorry to hear you were sick after visiting us. Not sure what to say, as in all the years we have been in business, this is the first time we have ever had anyone tell us that. My hope is that you shared something else that day that may be the source, and that the symptoms hit after... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the Tropicante by reading reviews on TripAdvisor. I'm so glad I did! My family of 4 was looking for an easy, inexpensive way to spend our day at shore in Costa Maya while on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Emailed Steve the owner who was very responsive and assured me his team would reserve our beach loungers and be... More 

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Pickens, South Carolina
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Tropicante Grill after seeing a recommendation on here. I'm glad we did! We arrived by a Carnival cruise ship. A little hint here: you can get a cab right outside of the gate at the port. We were wrongfully told there weren't any cabs and to use the trolley. I'm sure this was a racket designed to... More 

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Thank Michael H
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We emailed the owner Steve to reserve beach loungers on our Christmas Cruise on the Carnival Magic. With 10 loungers and a group of teens and adults it was perfect. Short taxi ride, and we were there. Steve's staff met us and guided us to the beach location where all was set up for us. Loungers waited, shade was available... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to experience authentic mexican experience, this is the place to go. The Tropicante is American owned. Steve (the owner) and his staff were great. We were greeted by the staff as soon as we stepped out of the taxi and taken to our beach chairs which were located right on the beach. We had chairs in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, 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
Description
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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