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Big Papa's BBQ - CLOSED

KM. 1 Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 983 834 5780
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
11 Jan 2014
“Not good”
21 Apr 2013
“Excellent food and view in the restaurant .”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
KM. 1 Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2013

I ended up having a Mango Margarita for breakfast multiple days during my week long visit. The mangos are freshly peeled and chopped, thrown in the blender with the right mix of tequila and were just great. It was like having a mango smoothie with...More

Thank akleinga
Reviewed 6 March 2013

I had been advised to stay on the ship in Costa Maya and not bother going ashore. We decided to try the beach in any case and was dropped off at Big Papa's. We grabbed some chairs (new and clean) on the beach and ordered...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We visited with the owner the minute we arrived in February. He sat and talked with us about taking over Fernando's 100% Agave (Fernando has health problems). He told us about the changes he has made (massages are 1/2 hr $15, 1 hr $30 with...More

Thank NewYork1Teacher
Reviewed 7 February 2013

On a recent cruise, we stopped off in Costa Maya. We happened to run into the owner of Big Papa's, who was very friendly and personable, so we stopped by. The site is very conveniently located on the main drag. The upstairs dining room was...More

1  Thank maryannemaria
rcrowe1966, Manager at Big Papa's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2013

Thanks for coming by. We (my wife or I) always try to be here in order to meet, greet and make your visit special. We are constantly improving our menu and service. We have just purchased the restaurant next door so we have a super...More

Reviewed 31 January 2013

Visit 1-23-13 from our cruise. Best Mango Margarita EVER! Had a BBQ Sandwich with fries. Fries fresh cut, tasty,great! Very relaxing, the place to return if we ever go back! We were there with a group of nine. Very accommodating. They also used Polar Water...More

1  Thank Doug O
rcrowe1966, Manager at Big Papa's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2013

Thanks! We find the freshest mangos for our margarita's so thank you for noticing. Sometimes we run out of mangos because after the first one comes, EVERYONE orders on.On hte day of your trip, we sold almost 40 mango margaritas! We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 29 January 2013

Our group of six (which expanded to ten) stopped at Costa Maya on our cruise, but, unfortunately, it was raining. After fighting through the merchants on the port, we took a taxi into Mahahual. I'm so happy we found this place. Big Papa was super...More

1  Thank Michael R
rcrowe1966, Owner at Big Papa's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2013

We appreciate you spending part of your vacation with us. We know you have other choices when you travel and we try to make your experience as good as possible. Our windows and second-story location make it a perfect place to hang out during the...More

Reviewed 26 January 2013

Enjoyed our visit to this great little restraunt/bar w/ a view that makes the already wonderful meal taste even better. I have to say that the restrooms were a highlight, too, as it is difficult to find bathrooms that hold up to the standards of...More

2  Thank oinky123
rcrowe1966, Owner at Big Papa's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

We really try to keep the place clean and we thank you for noticing! We are glad you stopped by and spent some of your vacation with us. See you soon.

Reviewed 25 January 2013

This is the first review we have ever written on tripadvisor even though we have used tripadvisor for years to research hotels, restaurants and resorts. The reason we are writing this review is because we felt that people need to know about this place! We...More

1  Thank Trey-Renata G
rcrowe1966, Owner at Big Papa's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

We are excited to have you back next month and look forward to your visit. We moved the bull to the beach and installing a few more televisions so we can show more games at one time. We are thinking of installing a pool table...More

Reviewed 20 January 2013

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! The hardest part was deciding what to eat...nachos, BBQ, or the grilled cheese!

1  Thank Michele T
rcrowe1966, Owner at Big Papa's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

It was great seeing you and we appreciate the review. We hope all our friends and family can make it down to our 'paradise by the sea'. Safe travels!

Reviewed 18 January 2013

Can be a bit hard to spot, they are next to 100% agave and upstairs. Have outside beach chairs if requested. We really enjoyed our days at Big Papa's. The coleslaw, potato salad, and fresh cut fries were perfectly flavor. Pulled pork was tender, and...More

1  Thank Lydia N
rcrowe1966, Owner at Big Papa's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2013

We are glad that you had a great experience.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Good for
Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: KM. 1 Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Mahahual
  • Phone Number: +52 983 834 5780
  • E-mail
If you are looking for a ten million dollar view of the Caribbean and and an unforgettable meal, then our American, Mexican and Seafood restaurant will have you coming back for more. We have over 150' of pristine beach to lounge and enjoy the day in the sun. Or, you can visit our second story restaurant that is above the 'bug' zone and away from the beach vendors, allowing you to enjoy the view, your meal and drinks. We have the most complete bar in Mahahual serving over 40 different tequilas, great BBQ, steaks and ribs, authentic Mexican, American and seafood. Complete your meal with one of our specialty desserts.
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