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The Thirsty Cougar

Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0214
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rafael Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed today

We stopped here a few times last week. Enjoyed cool beverages, taking in the people watching on the sidewalk / street, and ocean across the street. Pamela is super nice and very attentive. They had a band playing on Thursday night - not sure if...More

Thank TM333TX
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This fun eatery is RIGHT on the Main Street, on a corner. Whether you sit at the bar or at a sidewalk table, you can still see all of the people, cars and boats going by - sometimes including cruise ships. The food was great....More

1  Thank Judy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good lunch stop with water view. Had chicken quesadilla and chicken fajitas. Both were very good. The guacamole was one of the best we ever had. Refried beans were also good. The space is small with bar seating and about six outdoor tables. I...More

1  Thank Ed C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Thirsty Cougar is always on my To-Do list when I'm in Cozumel. The setting is awesome - right across the street from the water. There is free WiFi for customers. The food is really good, and it's one of the few places I know...More

1  Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop when in Cozumel! Every time we come to the island...we have to visit! The staff is awesome and the food is top notch. Get the blackened chicken burrito with mango chipotle sauce!

2  Thank bryant8142018
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot to people watch and drink frozen cocktails. Guacamole is great, good portion. Share the margaritas between two. Awesome soundtrack!

1  Thank sylviak714
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset I would go there once a week to watch the sunset. It was across from the public Pier which was convent and have a drink. The Pina colada here are a work of art. They are overflowing and if...More

1  Thank S8044MNjohnc
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

So much fun! GREAT people, live music, corner location, OUTSTANDING glassware made from recycled bottles!! Tania is a SWEETHEART!!! Make sure you visit when in Cozumel!

1  Thank kendra m
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The service at this bar was great! We had a big table fo around 12 of us, and we never ran out of drinks. The bar itself is just like any other bar, but because of the staff, service & location i gave it another...More

1  Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Life is short.... have dessert first. Had coconut shrimp, potato skins and onion rings ... all good. Friendly service and a great spot for people watching.

1  Thank KLMer21
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Questions & Answers
13 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from TimH338 | Property representative |
Hola! Thanks for the question. They start at $7.50us for lime. The get a bit more expensive depending on fruits, flavors, tequila selection etc. Hope to see you soon!!
Dana L
6 March 2018|
Response from Meredith H | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to ask someone at the bar, and they will gladly help you!
Cassandra M
23 October 2017|
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Response from TimH338 | 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, 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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