Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Best Cancun Bar: Senor Frogs


The best bar in Cancun is Senor Frogs.  Sure, there are lots of competitors for the title of Cancun’s best bar — I’d put Carlos & Charlie’s in second place — but Senor Frogs absolutely deserves its title.

Senor Frogs is the best Cancun bar because the staff make it their duty to make sure you’re having a great time every minute.

It was a bit disarming at first — I posed for a picture with my margarita, and immediately two waiters hopped into the shot without even asking.  But it wasn’t uncomfortable — it was just fun!

At Senor Frogs, which is a restaurant as well as a bar, you’re not expected to just sit back.  Every few minutes, a staff member will pull you out of your seat to join in a dance, a contest, or a conga line where they shoot tequila straight into your mouth.

Dance music is played the rest of the time — but the performers rarely take a break.  Something entertaining is always going on!

Another great thing that makes Senor Frogs the best Cancun bar?  The hilarious shot girls.  They will hound you until you buy your first $2 kamikaze shot — but they don’t tell you what comes next.

They’ll feed you the shot while blowing a whistle, then bop your head around, pinch your chestal region, ladies, rub your head in their own chestal region, and slap you on the cheeks.

Lots of Cancun bars have gimmicks, but Senor Frogs has the best: a waterslide that takes you from the top of the bar to Nicupte Lagoon, the lagoon between Cancun and the mainland.

A lot of people freak out once they land in the lagoon — it’s not the cleanest of waters, and you’ll often see various animals swimming around.

My favorite thing?  The sign:

Please don’t throw your cigarettes in the lagoon.  The crocodiles are getting cancer.

Senor Frogs is so much fun, nobody else could be the best bar in Cancun.  If you ever book holidays to Cancun and end up missing this place, please lie and tell me you went anyway!

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12 Responses to “Best Cancun Bar: Senor Frogs”
  1. Cancun’s really not my kind of destination, but it can’t be denied that Senor Frog’s basically epitomizes The Cancun Experience. Sounds like you had fun!

  2. Erica says:

    That sign is amazingly classy. <3

  3. jim says:

    I remember going there for spring break in college and it was an absolute blast.

    Did you ride the water slide? 🙂

  4. Eli says:

    Kate, I went to Senor Frogs in Puerto Vallarta back in 2003, and it was easily one of the coolest places I’ve ever been to. I distinctly remember the shot girls, and I also remember they all had little whistles, too. It was definitely a crazy experience! I’m glad you did a write-up of it. Everyone visiting Mexico has to find one of these places!

  5. Candice says:

    Lol! Love that sign. I went to the one in the Playa del Carmen, LOVED it. One of the waiters kept grabbing my hair because he loved it, haha. It didn’t have the waterslide though. Shame.

  6. Jade says:

    I’m so glad I found this just in time!
    Heading to cancun in a month, will definitely check it out!

  7. daniel says:

    great write up on the bars will share with fellow spring break adventurers for the 2012 spring holiday

  8. Manolo says:

    Incredibly happy to hear you loved this place… My dad founded it and I grew up as a little kid selling roses in front to beautiful girls like you Kate, well more to there boyfriends trying to get lucky… Thanks for the positive review! FYI- Carlos n’ Charlies is the same management as Senor Frogs, my dad is Carlos, it’s a long story.. C and C’s is a little more family oriented but still a blast.. Kate, I’m traveling overland from Vietnam towards Europe right now.. Working on some creative projects involving art and writing with locals on the way, am currently in Cambodia, heading west towards Europe and slowly… Would love the opportunity to chat with you as you seem to have this down… Any way of getting in touch with you or are you at celebrity status now and can be met by appointment only.. ?:)

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