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Lizard Joes - CLOSED

Calle 17 24 y 26, Chelem 97322, Mexico
+52 999 396 8299
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“ribs” (23 reviews)
“tacos” (5 reviews)
“live music” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, American, Seafood, Barbecue
Calle 17 24 y 26, Chelem 97322, Mexico
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The best bar b que on the beach! The bright spot of a dim vacation! Right on the beach and a pretty cool live music venue!

Thank Prince_CharmRTR
LizardJoes, Owner at Lizard Joes, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you found us to be a bright spot we always hope people feel welcome when they coe and satisfied when the leave :) Hope to be able to serve you again soon

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Recently made a trip to Lizard Joe's on a vacation to Progreso.. This place is so much fun,Beachfront bar, with great food.. try the ribs they are so tasty, my husband had 2 slabs, I had the brisket very tender along with 4 fantastic drinks...More

Thank jenna48178
LizardJoes, Owner at Lizard Joes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Gracias for your review it was great to visit with you and so glad you loved the food it means a lot to us.

Reviewed 31 March 2017

I actually met the owners in another Chelem restaurant. They were very friendly and said to stop by and say hello. I did and went back twice more. The grillmaster loves to talk bbq and is very knowledgeable and friendly. Their bbq is like no...More

Thank pam h
LizardJoes, Owner at Lizard Joes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thank you for your review of Lizard Joes, we are so happy you liked the food, atmosphere and the Owners :) Please come again soon

Reviewed 23 March 2017

I just wanna say that we had a great time last sunday, it is an incredible place with great food, awesome drinks, great people in a few words.....a great place to be, and what about the music....simply great...thank you guys for an awesome time see...More

Thank Lalo F
LizardJoes, Owner at Lizard Joes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Gracias for your review of Lizard Joes. We are truly blessed to have so many musicians participate in our Sunday Jams during the winter season and are happy you enjoyed our new drink menu featuring Margaritas, Texas Toasts, Lizard Juice! Come again soon amigos

Reviewed 14 March 2017

The BBQ is burnt and way over rubbed . Prices are rediculous high . The atmosphere is very click , local groups of musicians oriented . In mexico who wants to see some 3rd level american or canadian play rock star . 3 times all...More

1  Thank 60878Guacamaya
LizardJoes, Owner at Lizard Joes, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

I have thought long and hard about this review and the more I read it and other reviews by this user I am convinced this person submitted for malice intent Vs an honest review and I would be surprised if they have even ever visited...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Every time we go they have ribs (great ribs) my hubbie loves to go and eat that when we go. .They have a great wt. Staff they have live Music that is so good. Very comfortable there owners are great ..

Thank Linda L
LizardJoes, Owner at Lizard Joes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Mucho gracias for your response we love serving you

Reviewed 27 February 2017

The food was awesome. We came through on a cruise and found ourselves at Lizard Joes. My new home! Can't wait to get back to Lizard Joes and to the beach! Texas BBQ in Mexico right out of the smoker. It was great, tender and...More

Thank marik59ki
LizardJoes, Owner at Lizard Joes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Gracias for your review ... please contact us anytime you are n the area whether on the cruise ship or staying locally and we are happy to help you find your way to Lizard Joes

Reviewed 27 February 2017

My wonderful family. I am so blesse that Cynthia and Paul Frost blessed y wife and I the blessing of renewing our vows with family who were not t our wedding the blessing of renewing our vows at her wonderful place. If you have not...More

Thank David M
LizardJoes, Owner at Lizard Joes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Gracias, it was an honor to be part of your ceremony

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Fun place in Chelem with cold beer, great food, live music and a good atmosphere right on the beach. Very much an ex pat place - did not see anyone speaking Spanish, except the wait staff. Monday night is tex mex night and the tacos...More

Thank ChasMac
LizardJoes, Owner at Lizard Joes, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed Lizard Joes. Jan-Mar most of our clients are expatriates or vacationing snowbirds with a few locals mixed in except during holidays like last Sunday Carnival. Semana Santa and Summer Vacation you will find just the...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Just visited after being away for a year, and the place is even better. They have a new palapa roof that brightens up the room, have added other little amenities (cushions on the picnic bench seats!) and expanded the staff. Wed afternoon music jam was...More

Thank Pearl83
LizardJoes, Owner at Lizard Joes, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Gracias for your review, we try to keep getting better and continue to change every year

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 17 24 y 26, Chelem 97322, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Chelem
  • Phone Number: +52 999 396 8299
  • E-mail
Located on the beach in the small fishing village of Chelem Yucatan Mexico, Lizard Joe's Beach Club is the Yucatan Home of Tequila Rock Legend Joe King Carrasco AY AY AY!!! Lizard Joes is internationally known as one of the best BBQ restaurants on either side of the border serving up slow smoked brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, beer can chicken and more ... Our kitchen staff are from Chelem and cook all our Yucatan Seafood offerings using their own family recipies. All our meats come from local ranches and are slow smoked over regional hardwood for up to 20 hours using non-commercial smokers for Authentic Backyard Tejano BBQ, our seafood is obtained from local fishermen and most of our produce comes from the local market in Chelem. Lizard Joes will satisfy all your senses when it comes to what you expect from a Mexican beach restaurant and bar. Relax, beachside under our giant palapa or in our secure beach area. Feel the cool Gulf breeze. Enjoy and dance to great live music. Chow down on authentic Texas slow smoked BBQ or traditional Yucateca Seafood and wash it all down with your favorite cold beverage
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