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Cancun Mexican Restaurant

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175 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 02919-1468
+1 401-232-0844
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

The place is very cheerful, all different colors displayed! The service was ok, but the food was delicious! Had a margarita and it was spot on! My friend had a burrito and she can't stop talking about it! Overall will definitely go back for more

1 Thank Lily L
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very good Mexican food. My family has enjoyed everything we've ordered there from nachos to burritos, tacos, and specialty dishes. The food is consistently very good and the service is excellent. Viva Cancun!

1 Thank GDion21
Johnston, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 4, 2014

The atmosphere is so festive and the food is great and so reasonably priced! Great place to celebrate a special event.

1 Thank pammy65
Rhode Island
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Overall I would say Cancun was just okay... They have great salsa for their chips though! Spicy and delicious! The cocktails looked yummy although I didn't indulge...

1 Thank RelocatefromRI
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fresh homemade salsa and happy staff. You could taste the kindness oozing from your enchiladas! Excellent atmosphere and gorgeous authentic chairs. Rice and beans were on par!

1 Thank CassandraTheGreat
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2014

Very bright and colorful decor.....cheerful atmosphere and a good place to go after work with friends! Bartenders are awesome and always happy to make you a REAL margarita from scratch (none of that pre-made margarita mix). Just ask! Chips and homemade salsa are complimentary and yummy :-)

1 Thank PITA1960
Union City, New Jersey
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Where to begin? Yes, I realize I am in Johnston, RI and besides this place there is no real "Mexican" restaurant around; because anyone who rates this a 4 or worse a 5 obviously has NO clue what authentic Mexican food is. Remember I go to Jackson Heights, Queens where it is all Mexicans and a few gringos. Hence this... More 

Thank jjpumaty
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great food, the best drinks and the friendliest staff. I bet my husband and I visit this place at least twice a month. I even forgot a jacket there once and didn't realize it. The manager had it aside for me and gave it to me when I came in the door.

Thank daisy67Ri
Seattle, Washington
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135 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2014

There are some chain Mexican options nearby, but this un-descript restaurant from the outside was very nicely decorated and comfortable inside. The margarita was very good, with just the right punch without being over whelming either to sweet or to strong. The guacamole is fresh and flavorful. I had the combo Cancun, (skirt steak and shrimp) which was chard nicely... More 

Thank berghuis3
Barrington, Rhode Island
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014

had fajitas for 2 steak and chicken combo this was the best Fajita steak i have ever had anywhere oh so tender lots of food and a lot left over to take home cant wait to go back friendly staff always checking in to see if everything was okay

Thank Ken V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 02919-1468
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 401-232-0844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?