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On the Marina, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
+52 984 802 8428
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i had the burrito and my husband had the linguine-it was delicious. service was ok, not the best, but not the worst. owner/manager was a character. place is very cute and bathroom was clean.

Thank Tijo16
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank you to the folks at Hippos for being so accommodating and friendly. On a recent trip to Mexico, I found myself at a resort that did not have "the big game" on TV. Hippos had every channel imaginable and quickly gave me full reign of a remote control. I did not eat but the food looked and smelled amazing.... More 

Thank Michael H
Claremore, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had margaritas and nachos and they were good. Our friend that was with us knows the owner. The owner is quite a character. Nice cozy spot for our lunch. Big TV's usually airing Soccer.

Thank ToeMain
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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130 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the only place we could find open on the marina for breakfast on a Monday, so we took a chance. Although one in our group of 9 enjoyed her eggs benedict, the rest of us were underwhelmed. The french toast was soggy and disgusting. The egg scrambles were not well received either. No mexican breakfast options were offered.... More 

Thank digger
San Antonio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ceasar salad made at the table don't miss it, a wonderful breakfast as well, all around good food and across from Dolphin's so you get an extra bonus

Thank kiki00894
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for breakfast, which was ok except the toast wasn't even done, requested some more, which did finally arrive. No top up coffee offered. The waiter was more interested in taking photographs of a friend than serving us, waited ages to get la quenta. All in all Hippo's appear to have gone down hill since my last visit.

Thank Stephanie H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been several years in a row and will not return. Service is terrible. When you are in a community where all of the other restaurants are friendly and try to create an atmosphere there is no reason to visit this one. We waited 30-45 minutes between seeing our waiter and we were one of two tables. Wait staff... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cancun, Mexico
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed with the meals or service. All meals were tasty, presented nicely and plenty of food. We visit Hippos about twice a month.

Thank curl130
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

best breakfast in PA, also lunch is wonderful, wait staff is fun and will give you idea's on what's special for the day...Best sandwiches, and the chicken wings are the best in the whole town...Just ask how you want them and they will do it...Angel is a wonderful waiter and will get you anything you want ...JUST ASK...FUN...GREAT FOOD...

Thank carolbrck1
John T, Public Relations Manager at Hippos Marina Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Come back soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We ate breakfast at Hippo's several times during our visit to PA, first time was really good, with large portions and good quality we were impressed, the next few visits were not as good but acceptable the service was not as good either on the later visits, they offer a great breakfast at a great price but seem inconsistent in... More 

Thank Karenmagnuso
John T, Manager at Hippos Marina Lounge, responded to this review

Karen, Thank you for the review. We are known through out Puerto Avenutras for our large portions and great drinks. We're sorry if the service wasn't 100%. Please come back next time you are in town and check in with us. We would love to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Marina, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Aventuras
  • Phone Number: +52 984 802 8428
Lovely breakfast, lunch, dinner and special event restaurant overlooking the dolphins which are less than 15 feet away. Hippo has a great Taco Bar on our second patio with all the toppings you can imagine. Fresh daily fish and lobster sold by the gram. Hand carved American Black Angus steaks cut to size.We have large screen TV's for sports events but keep the volume low so others can enjoy the ambiance. Free fresh popcorn and terrific cocktails and ice cold draft/bottled beers make Hippo a gem in Puerto Aventuras for all to enjoy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?