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
Palm Beach, Aruba 99553
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday; 6:00pm-10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Florence Stadwijk: 523 4500
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area
Mexicado Ratings and Reviews
Way too pricy. Value not provided for dollar spent. A "Pitcher" of margarita was barely enough for two glasses with ice. Chips were $3 in addition to the guacamole. Total rip off. I have no problem spending money if I'm going to get value for said money. This place did not provide that.
Previous on site bar closed. Apparently one service bar services all three restaurants on this level of hotel. One single hi-rise to wait for additional people to arrive. Hostess/server clearly not happy with duties. Kept trying to seat us even though I told her we were waiting for others to arrive. Told her three times. Food ok, standard Mexican faire. Drinks same. Have visited this restaurant many times over past years, will not return. Hotel clearly trying to save money.
The good: the guacamole. Delicious - order one per person as the serving size is tiny . Ours looked so lonely in its small serving bowl. The bad: the completely indifferent service, the mediocre at best food, the sticky tables. The worst: NYC priced margaritas that seemed devoid of any tequila.
We went for the all you can eat fajita Friday that comes with a most excellent margarita...decent value...lots of food...even without a second helping of fajitas - they gladly grilled off three large jalapenos to enjoy with the fajitas - even with the initial serving we still had plenty to take home...
Service was poor and chaotic. Started to wonder if they would ever take our order, then wondered if our food and drinks would arrive. Seems to have gone downhill these past few years. Even the guacamole (the highlight!) and the margarita pitchers (small but previously tasty) were disappointing. Next year will try somewhere new.
Guacamole was great, do NOT get shrimp burrito (overpriced and nacho cheese sauce tasted like canned). Overall, disappointed. The Hyatt (where restaurant is) has stairway leading to maitre d' desk, but after going in at 6:30pm for our reservation, they closed off the stairway with a gate and wouldn't open for us to leave at 7:30pm. Had to go back downstairs, thru other dining rooms, up another stairway, walk around the interior of the Hyatt in order to get out. VERY SCREWED UP!
Was there on Friday nights all you can eat fajitas. .service was good...4 pd us ordered the fajitas and were disappointed as the chicken and beef was tough and chewy....overcooked obviously. All at the table had same tough meat. Woukd havw beeen a good value as a Margarita was included with the dinner....but if only the meat was tender it would be a great value. Perhaps the other Mexican choices would have been better
The menu is more traditional but they have a wide variety of specialities to suit a diverse party. The staff were enormously accommodating of my bunch, which included three children under 10. We also had to package some of our food since the portion sizes are generous.
This was our second time at the restaurant. We were a party of 7. Three of us were on one check and the other four on a second check. On our check we had only one alcohol drink and one appetizer with 3 entrees, no dessert. The pre-tip bill was $220.00. You can imagine our surprise. The waiter brought out all our entrees but one which he forgot to enter in the kitchen. We were all almost done when that entree was finally brought out. I had steak fajitas, ordered the steak medium rare. It was beyond well done to the point of dry and chewy. The restaurant charges a 15% gratuity automatically BUT with a note saying we should give more since the escort gets 12% and the bus boys 3%. THEN they charge a health tax and sales tax. It was ridiculous. Expensive for adequate (at best) food. And watch out for the special martini concoctions the waiter recommends. We ordered one jalpeno martini and almost burned holes in our throats
Although I didn't expect great Mexican food on a Caribbean island, I was shocked at how mediocre the food truly was. You get better Mexican food at chipotle chain quite frankly for a fraction of the cost. We made our one and done appearance, never to return.
After 5 days in Aruba we were hungry for Mexican food or Caribbean food and both were hard to find. Not the best Mexican food I've had - it wasn't spicy at all and there was no "spicy" option. The salsa tasted like marinara sauce. However, the restaurant was lovely, the service was good, the margaritas were excellent and the atmosphere was inviting and fun.
The salsa tasted (and smelled) like marinara sauce, cheese dip tasted like it was from a can, chicken was dry, and the shrimp burrito had so much (can) cheese, we sent it back and didn't order anything else. We ended up paying $65 for marinara, can cheese and dry chicken.
Was here on vacation. Very nice ambience. Food is very good! We ordered the beef empanadas, chicken enchiladas & beef fajitas. Everything was very delicious! And for dessert they serve a chocolate brownie spiced with chili & cayenne pepper with small chocolate shavings on top along some vanilla ice cream. Wonderful!!!!!!
The chips and salsa were bland, my wife's fajitas were dry and didn't come out sizzling and a pitcher of Sangria was a mere three small glasses. Come on guys, we are paying a good price for a meal, you can do a lot better than this. Unfortunately I would not recommend this place to anyone. May give it another try in a year or two but only if we are desperate.
typical hotel restaurant. 30 bucks for fajitas that are ok. it is like a less fresh rosa mexicano, but with hotel prices.
location and setting are nice...and fine for a quick bite (we landed late and didn't feel like sourcing a dinner).
if you're selecting a restaurant for a planned dinner, there are so many better options on the island.
If you are craving Mexican in Aruba, this is the place. The food was good and the Guacamole was great. The margarita's were yummy, but, the menu was a bit deciving... they advertised a " pitcher" of margarita's for $22- the pitcher was mini and only held about 2 small glasses worth of drinks. It's not the "beer pitcher" that you may think it is.
Overall, a good experience.
In Aruba, there are plenty of great restaurants. Mexicado is not one of them. They did not inform us that they put tequila in their sangria, and it tasted gross. The food was cold, and wasn't seasoned very well. Everything was very overpriced. We didn't feel like paying high end prices for Chili's style food. Avoid if you can!
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