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Blue Gecko Cantina

Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 16 Zona Hotelera | Across the Street From Grand Oasis Hotel, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 840 6935
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Ranked #11 of 550 restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $2
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Blue Gecko Cantina is a fun filled atmosphere providing excellent quality food for a very reasonable price. No black ties or white table cloths here!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Blue Gecko Cantina is a fun filled atmosphere providing excellent quality food for a very reasonable price. No black ties or white table cloths here!
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  • Spanish first
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English first
La Vernia, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Wow - read the owners response to a somewhat negative review (@Acidazzzo) & you'll get a feel for his "I'm from Plano/North Dallas" attitude - sheesh. I agree that 65-pesos is a little much for what they think are "gourmet" tacos. If you consider bar-b-que+honey+lime+habanero/pineapple chutney and (3) shrimp a gourmet taco - then by all means go for it.... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a small outdoor place with very good food. The owner is an american who also owns the dive shop next door. The food on the menu is all original recipe taco's. Everything I have had there has been very good and tasty. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. I highly recommend giving it a... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I found this place from other Trip Advisor reviews. Its a 10-15 min walk from the Marriott CasaMagna hotel (approx 3/4 mile left of the hotel entrance as you are leaving the hotel). The tacos are very big and none more than 80-120 pesos. We ate there 2 nights in a row and I had 2 different shrimp tacos. Both... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went there with my fiancé to eat some "cheap" tacos and it turned out that they weren't cheap at all...You just get 1 big taco for 65 pesos and which is not as good as you might think. I'm Mexican and for me it wasn't the best but it was ok for the area (zona hotelera). If you wanna... More

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BlueGeckoCantina, Owner at Blue Gecko Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for your response, but sometimes it makes you wonder when the only other review from you was for Spain 3 days earlier. We never say that we have Mexican tacos, if that is what you want they sell them everywhere downtown for 10 pesos, that use the Walmart tortillas and some kind of different meat substance. We serve large... More

Atlanta, GA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went there for the Cup Match final. The beer was cold and the food was ok. I'd go again next time we're in town.

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BlueGeckoCantina, Owner at Blue Gecko Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for your response, we do remember your visit. I really suggest trying one of our gourmet tacos next time you visit, even though our nachos are very good, they are not what we are know for. More

Newnan, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved this place with a variety of cheap (65 peso) tacos. Casual, friendly, and local flavor. A real taco joint across from the Oasis hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The food was amazing and it came pretty quickly, the staff were so friendly and welcoming. I would recomend anyone who is staying in the grand oasis or surrounding hotels to give it a go. Tom and friends Liverpool, England

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Fords, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We ate here while staying across the street. The food was incredible, but it would be nice if the tacos were smaller so we could sample more varieties. The drinks were very tasty as well. I found our waiter sweet, prompt, and helpful. The only real turnoff was the manager (?), owner (?). He was negative towards the locals (he... More

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Saint Louis, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This road side stand has some of the best tacos in Cancun! Very inexpensive and good! Seating is rustic but comfortable. This is a great place, give it a try!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I can see why this place receives such great reviews. Great food and great company. We attempted to go to the Blue Gecko one night before, however it was really crowded and we went to the resturant next door (Tecún). Don't go; it's not worth it. Anyway, we went back to find a moderately busy night. And, the food was... More

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