Carlos 'n' Charlie's is located in downtown Cozumel directly across from the downtown port. I think they've strategically placed themselves close to a port so those inebriated cruise ship passengers can find their way back to the ship. In our case, however, we were sailing out of the southern port, so it didn’t help at all. If you're trying to locate C 'n' C, head downtown and listen for loud music and rowdy people. Follow the sounds. There you go.
Our group hit Carlos 'n' Charlie's around 7pm. Some of the group had been there all day (!) and were suffering the effects as witnessed by their dancing on tables and attempting to take off clothing. The first thing I experienced was a Sex on the Beach shot. This consists of a bar server pouring the concoction down your throat, grabbing/pinching various body parts, all the while blowing on a whistle as loudly as they can. Interesting. Then came the yard-long margaritas. They have them in every flavor imaginable. I went for a rum runner. It was tasty, but not terribly strong for the $12.95 going price. The second I had was almost undrinkable it was so strong. One thing I noticed was the serious inconsistency in drinks. Some were weak. Some were jet fuel. At that point, I was feeling good and so were most of the group.
As the bar filled up with mostly younger cruise ship patrons, it was time for the conga line. The idea is simple. You form a conga line and 'dance' around the bar. Along the way bar servers pour shots of margarita down your throat. There are shot stations about every 10 feet, so if you make it all the way you're totally hammered. I did *not* make it all the way. Shot number three inadvertently went into my eye. Ow.
We were smart and had designated a timekeeper to stay remotely sober and make sure we got back to the ship in time. Somewhere around 9pm, we all poured into minivans and headed for Puerta Maya (our port). While nobody was permanently injured by our stay at Carlos 'n' Charlie's, there were a few green souls the next day. Rumour has it that Carlos 'n' Charlie's also has food, but I can't speak to it or the possible selection or quality. I can only advise that you eat something before taking a trip to C 'n' C and that you not plan on being anywhere for a while.
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May 25, 2006
From journal Cancun September 2005
March 18, 2005
It overlooks the water and has good food and good music. There's no cover, and the waitstaff is very attentive. Everybody speaks English, so you won't have problems there, and it is reasonably priced.
From journal Cancun Fun, Sun, and Yes, It Is The Caribbean!
Clifton, New Jersey
February 3, 2004
From journal Keep Feelin' Fascination
January 7, 2003
Since they all spend their night being as crazy as possible, you must have a fine sense of humor to really enjoy this place. One of the bartenders hooked a bunch of straws together, to make one really long straw, and then sent the other end of it over the counter to a table so he could have a few sips of the customer's drink (yes, he gave the customer a new one after he pulled that stunt). It is acceptable to bring children, but I wouldn't recommend it after about 10:00 pm.
From journal Cancun for Xmas