Mexicado
Mexicado

Mexicado

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aruba.hyatt.com/
  • Phone: 5234243
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday; 6:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Pellegrini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only)
  • Private Party Contact: Florence Stadwijk 2975234500

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Mexicado
Mexicado is an intimate, friendly dining environment featuring a selection of regional dishes showcasing Mexico’s most inspiring flavors. The truly authentic restaurant offers an array of elevated market food items, an extensive tequila selection and a list of handcrafted tequila cocktails. Outdoor lounge, tequila bar and restaurant seating is available. Open for dinner daily except Mondays. 6pm-10:30pm
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Mexicado reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (1)fit for foodies (1)neighborhood gem (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great Experience
    Kiracap
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great service, delicious food, fantastic service and vast selection of tequilas.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    execfwVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Tableside guacamole was a very small portion, and very bland. Chips were stale. Salsa tasted like store bought; not fresh. Shrimp enchiladas were very good--entrees only acceptable part of meal. Service VERY slow.
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  • Enjoyable Meal
    Crib
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great tasting margaritas. Fajitas were tasty and more than enough for one. Table side guacamole is a must
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Mexicado reviews archive.
  • Enjoyed the food
    MJfromJersey
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We had the Pork al Pastore which was very good. The service was ok but nothing special. This place could use more attention. It is so much better than the restaurants across the street. Really nice ambiance. Located in the beautiful and impressive Hyatt Hotel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food is authentic Mexican. Great ambiance without being stuffy. Wonderful attentive service. Prices somewhat steep. About $40 per.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hyatt Restaurant
    MargoVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Nice ambience and the food was OK. Guacamole was good although chips a bit bland. Overall it was not as good as other high end Mexican restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sweet 16 Vacation Dinner
    JanineF
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Glad I didn't heed bad reviews otherwise we would have missed a great dinner. The girls had the chicken enchiladas and I had the grouper. The grouper was sweet and cooked to perfection. We had the table side guacamole which was delicious but wish the portion was larger, not really enough for four people. We loved the salsa so much that I inquired if they sold it. Some restaurants that have a signature salad dressing will have it for sale. Our server Martin said that they did not but was kind enough to not only bring more for the table but gave us some to take back to the hotel with us. Mexicado should really think about jarring the salsa for sale. Very tasty. Ambiance in the outdoor dining area is beautiful reminded of the Hyatt in Maui.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Guacamole was delicious, salsa
    capa7
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Guacamole was delicious, salsa was horrible. Salsa tasted like tomato soup. Pitcher of margarita not even full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Mexican
    Ljfield
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Nice meal. The table side guacomole was delicious. One order was not enough for three people cause we wanted more. The staff was very nice
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The guacamole is a must
    CharmingVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The guacamole is made table side, it's fresh and delicious. The margaritas are delicious too. No sour mix. The portions were large. Food and service were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    laddcVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    The chicken enchiladas were good. The salsa didn't taste like what I'm used to, but tasted like something out of a can. The table-side guacamole was great but it is like $15. All in all, a cool atmosphere with just ok food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Needs work
    bill33oVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Mexicado, in the Hyatt Regency Aruba, is not bad, but it is also not very good. With the prices being charged, that's not acceptable. The table-side made guacamole is bland. My daughter's pork dish was very fatty. My snapper was okay but nothing which would have me return. Yes, the location can't be beat and the service was very good but that's just not enough. It is a recently opened restaurant and may be going through growing pains but I would hold off before returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the food was delicious - we
    Viki922
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    the food was delicious - we enjoyed Mexicado very much and the next time we are in Aruba will def go back....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Beautiful setting! The menu is varied without being overwhelming and the food is tasty and well presented. I had read some average reviews and can happily say that I found this restaurant to be exceptional! Wonderful for a romantic evening. Our water Martin was amazing and made perfect suggestions. We started with the guacamole prepared table side, and each had the tasting dish of three types of ceviche - all delicious and a rather big appetizer!. I then had the mahi mahi tacos which was a starter but was more than enough for a main dish and my husband had the cazuela prepared short-ribs, also amazing. Huge portions and the margaritas are not to be missed!!! Great value for the quality of food and service. We will be back when in Aruba!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and margaritas
    DaveHVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    This is not your typical Mexican restaurant. Service was outstanding. Great margaritas. My wife and I shared the vegetable burritos and also had the quesadillas and veggie tacos as the appetizer. The vegetables were very well seasoned and tasty. Very reasonable portions. We shared a pitcher of margaritas which is enough for 2 people with a bit more left over. Still less expensive than ordering them individually. Great view of the goldfish river inside the Hyatt. Whether you eat inside or outside, the ambience and views are exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dinner on the patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    Tequila tasting with fresh Guacamole made at your table..great variety of ceviche, just delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Mexicado
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Disappointing considering it is on Hyatt-owned property. Competitive restaurant business in Aruba. This one won't last mostly due to high prices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For a restaurant thst has
    MBFMaven53VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    For a restaurant thst has been open only a couple of months, they know nothing about Mexican food or Tequila. Telling us that a list of 10 tequilas "all taste the same" was just unacceptable. A basic dish such as guacomole was tasteless and the chips were saturated with oil. Very expensive. Save your money and go to Iguana Cantina.
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    • Noise LevelModerate