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The Thirsty Cougar

Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0214
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (31 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here a few times to hang out and enjoy a few drinks. Good margarita, awesome view of the water. Wait staff was excellent, Just a great place to hang out and meet other people.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there many times in my 2 weeks vacations, delicious food, perfect cheerfull staff, would recommend it to anyone

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch while shopping in San Miguel. Don’t know how this place got a good review except for maybe their flamboyant cocktails. The food in contrast is no better than mediocre and horrid if you really want the truth. I had a hamburger...More

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so we were on Cozumel for a week and I can tell you we were in here several times a day. The staff here is amazing they make you feel right at home. Please stop in and say hi to Carlos, Christian, Niko, Alvaro,...More

1  Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually assume that the places right off the cruise ship docks are the best, but this places was so good that we ate there four times in the week we stayed on the island. The staff is super friendly and the food is...More

1  Thank LeeAnn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: breezy location on the water, great, attentive service. Cons: we had the blackened chicken nachos which were totally forgettable and kinda seemed like a bunch of stuff had been thrown onto a plate. We also had the green enchiladas (fine) and Argentinian sausage salad...More

Thank elena9687
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was above the quality of usual bar food. We sat at a sidewalk table off Melgar and had a great time people watching and seeing friends we had just dived with. We had been talking about stopping here for the last few trips...More

1  Thank Judy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in this nice quaint little bar on the corner right on Main Street in Cozumel had great drinks bartenders were outstanding and each night they have music in most days people walk up and play music while your people watch and loved it so...More

1  Thank pissedoff01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us stopped in on Thanksgiving day and really enjoyed the great music, friendly service, warm ocean breeze and the awesome art glasses the drinks are served in (which are also for sale- we bought four mugs). After going back to the ship for...More

1  Thank Amy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had fish and lobster tacos which were good not great. Would do really well with a good sauce. The garlic shrimp apititiser was great with plenty. They have fun marguerites that are frozen and come out taller then the glass

Thank Todd L
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Questions & Answers
Cassandra M
23 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Hi Cassandra. Thanks for your interest.. There are 3 cruise terminals in Cozumel. If you dock at Puerta Maya or SSA International a taxi ride is the best way. (Appx 8usd. Ask to be dropped at Pizza Hut as we are adjacent... More
31 March 2017|
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Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Hi Karen! Thanks for your inquiry! No need for a taxi from the Muelle Fiscal for the ferry. We are about 3 blocks South of that dock! Simply walk off dock mak a right and in a few blocks you should see us on the corner of... More
Robert M
30 October 2016|
Response from GoRockets1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - This message was sent to a reviewer of this location, not the business. Although I agree...they had some awesome glassware!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 0214
  • E-mail
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, Wepe, Melody Niko, Carlos, Alvaro, Jorge, Pam, Alex, Charlie, Hugo, GiGi and Tim, Stay Thirsty Cougars!!!
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