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Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 984 134 7357
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (45 reviews)
“ceviche” (28 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived in Costa Maya on the Norwegian Escape on August 9, 2017. I had reserved 12 lounge chairs with the owner of Tropicante Steve Uhl a couple of months before our arrival. Other friends and family had also contacted Steve to reserve chairs and...More

Thank Lazaro Q
Reviewed 5 days ago

The beach is extremely small and literally chairs all over it. When we pulled up out front I was a bit skeptical because it looks like a deserted ran down mall from the street, but on the other side other than a small beach and...More

Thank 615Gina615
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on 23 May for a port call. I had reserved loungers for the 4 of us ahead of time and asked some questions. Steve was prompt and answered my questions. Unfortunately, Tropical Storm Alberto decided to visit early and we had nasty...More

Thank bchristop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a great afternoon at the Tropicante, great food, great drinks, great atmosphere. We did not get in the water but just sat at our table soaking up the vibe. Steve the owner came out and sat with us for quite a while and talked...More

Thank 5d4w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day at Tropicante off of the Allure of the Seas last week. I emailed Steve the owner prior to arrival to let him know that our family would need 4 chairs and some shade for the day. I received a prompt reply...More

1  Thank MoCaribfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not want to do a shore excursion (Carnival Fantasy). Researched and decided to take a leap. This place was amazing. Do not listen to the “info guides” in the port village. They will tell you that Tropicante has seaweed, etc. Nope. I sent...More

Thank christy c
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We reserved chairs a head of time and when we arrived, our names were on a list. Plenty of chairs to choose from, either sun or shade. The wait staff was very friendly and eager to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. When it came...More

Thank Sheila L
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped and visited this lovely restaurant in Costa Maya while on a cruise. Fantastic food! The nachos are huge! Everything that all 6 of us ordered was so good!! The owner (who is from Texas) came by and talked to us. The waiters were very...More

1  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 8 May 2018

made reservations ahead of time and when we arrived they had two chairs waiting for us. Drinks were served and we also had some wonderful food to eat. These guys are the best and we wanted for nothing!

Thank suzie j
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Great Day on the beach from a cruise ship. Steve the owner will come by and talk with you to make sure everything is ok. George , Steves right hand man, over sees the other workers will make sure you chairs are what you want...More

Thank Jimmy D
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19 April 2018|
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Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
Email Steve. He’s a great guy and will get right back to you. He will give you the best info.
27 February 2018|
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Response from Katherine H | Reviewed this property |
When you ask for reservation on website, the email goes to Steve. He will email you back with confirmation.
27 February 2018|
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Response from stephrob53 | Reviewed this property |
Click on the website listed on trip advisor. He has an email address listed on the website. He is pretty quick to respond.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lote 8 Ave Mahahual | Oceanfront Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Mahahual
  • Phone Number: +52 984 134 7357
  • E-mail
Mahahual’s premier ocean front dining experience. A unique cultural and culinary blend of the best of Mexico and the US. Our food, music and ambiance combine the tastes and flavors of both of these two wonderful countries. We are located on the Malecon right in the center of the downtown beachfront. We offer comfortable inside dining as well as tables in the sand, just a few steps from the beautiful clear Caribbean waters. Best food and conversation in town!
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