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About 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

J.E. Irausquin Blvd #85
Palm Beach, Aruba 99553
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday; 6:00pm-10:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
523 4243

Website:
http://www.aruba.hyatt.com/

Executive Chef:
Vincent Pellegrini

Private Party Contact:
Florence Stadwijk: 523 4500

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area

Mexicado Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.7

ambience

4.2

value

3.1

Noise

Quiet

60% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (2)
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Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

food was a bit salty, service was outstanding. Overall, an excellent evening

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food is not worth the price.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great service and great food. It was our first night in Aruba and it was beautiful.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Service was slow. Missed the sunset waiting for the check with only 2 tables occupied

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

great meal and great service
I worried by all the negative reviews on trip advisor
I none of the issues mentioned

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The cerviche here is the best on the island. I always go back for the trio!!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Food was mediocre. Chili's chain restaurant is better and I would never intentionally try to eat there.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Not very good food and expensive. The view was stunning at sunset. If you like Mexican food steer clear

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Close but no cigar. Over priced and mediocre at best, guess there's a reason why the restaurant only had two tables in it. Lesson learned

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Great food and extremely AMAZING food! The table side guacamole was to die for and the service outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Mexicado in the Hyatt is a very nice room. Mexican food in Aruba is not easy to come by and was a great diversion from the local fare. Everything from the guacamole to dessert was excellent. I highly recommend it for a moderate priced dinner

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 24, 2017

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...

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2017

We love this restaurant for the fresh ingredients, great Mexican cuisine and ambience.

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Will not be going back. You can find better food most anywhere on the island and the wine list is terrible.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Food was average at best and overpriced. There are many other better options

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 20, 2016

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!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Great spot with amazing sangria! The ceviche sampler was great as were the empanadas. Romantic spot for 2.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2016

First time at this restaurant. The service was spectacular. The ambiance was warm and inviting. The food, especially their ceviche's and their fried whole red fish was over the top. Highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Food is good, clean restaurant , good service . Fresh guacamole is awesome . Expensive for Mexican food !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2015

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2015

Lovely restaurant but food was mediocre at best

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 1, 2015

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 4, 2015

We had a very secluded table, the honeymoon table, but the wait staff forgot we out there and left us unattended several times for upwards of 30 minutes each time. Ceviche was amazing, broken shrimp Acapulco had an odd orange cheese sauce on top.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 27, 2015

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!!!!!!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 22, 2015

Beautiful setting, gorgeous view! Gentle waterfall and pond along side the restaurant, swans swimming just a few feet from our table. Also, a nice view of the beach! Beautiful decor, excellent service, good food!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2015

There is an authentic mexican food truck n the island, next to botica radera which is 1000 times better than the texmex attempt of this restaurant. For example the "queso fundido" was the same nacho cheese dip available at the cinemas. Dont go

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2015

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2014

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2014

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 31, 2014

Nice setting, food is good,not great. Go Friday get free margarita

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2014

Great service, delicious food, fantastic service and vast selection of tequilas.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2014

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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