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Blue Gecko Cantina

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Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 16 Zona Hotelera | Across the Street From Grand Oasis Hotel, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 840 6935
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Round Top, New York, United States
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be deceived by its humble appearance. It is the best taco place and most likely my favorite place to eat here in Cancun's Hotel Zone. Christian and staff are top notch. The food and drinks are very reasonable and really, really good! I will revisit at least one more time before I head back to NY.

Thank Eileen W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw the review on Trip and thought we needed to visit. The plus side is the food/tacos are very good as are the drinks. On the downside, the location, next to the main road and a building site is not ideal. Overall the experience would have been good if it wasn't for the obnoxious drunk American who staggered in and... More 

Thank Karl M
Oxnard, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My son and I went here for dinner. We had the steak and bacon and shrimp tacos and it was great. Each taco was huge and very filling. Prices were great and the atmosphere rocked. The owner was there and very friendly and had some great suggestions for things to do in Cancun.

Thank Asheen J
Overland Park, Kansas
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great soft shell tacos & drinks. Thought would have beach side seating, was really just street side. Not bad ambiance but not what I expected. Easy to get to from local bus service. Would go back again. Good food trumps all!

Thank Ryan66224
near Portland, Oregon
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue Gecko has been one of our go to places in Cancun for a fun evening meal. We've enjoyed both the people watching and the food in years past. The people watching this year was great, but the food and service was disappointing. We went twice and both times we had mediocre servers. They took our orders both times, but... More 

Thank sarahstree
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been coming to John's restaurant for years. Never falls to have the best tacos in Mexico. You must try breakfast too. Great place for food and drinks!!

Thank K L
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this place on my trip Cancun. I'm true planner when it comes to vacations and I'm glad I put this on my list of places to try. Go---you wont be disappointed.

Thank Cassie C
Venice, Florida
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111 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked 3.5 miles from my hotel to eat here on a recommendation from a friend. It has an interesting , good menu, and the food was really , really good. I ate here twice. My wife liked that a fish taco had a whole filet of fish in it,compared to other restaurants that use pieces of fish. I ordered... More 

Thank Frank-Judi
Hartland, WI
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Cancun, you gotta try the Blue Gecko. It's a tiny, fun "whole in the wall" with great food and fast and friendly service. Sheila (pronounced Shay-la) was awesome - full of smiles and good recommendations. I loved the bacon-wrapped shrimp taco. My husband and kids also liked their meal (but I can't remember what they got). The restaurant... More 

Thank MacTheTraveler
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we are chilling at the JW Marriott at the Adult Pool. Our teenaged kids were away with Grammy on Spring Break so my wife and I made snuck away to Cancun. We were a few drinks into our long weekend and making friends with the people around us. We asked for restaurant recommendations. We wanted to walk off the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Contemporary, Mexican, Latin, Bar, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 16 Zona Hotelera | Across the Street From Grand Oasis Hotel, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 840 6935
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?