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“Great time, great food!”

Carlos'n Charlie's Cancun
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Ranked #68 of 977 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Carlos’n Charlie’s opened 33 years ago and has always been considered one of the Mexico’s favourite spots for lunch, dinner and drinks in a fun and full of life atmosphere. Our friendly and joyful service, make our visitors feel very comfortable. The festive ambiance starts early and lasts the whole night long!Because of our DJ’s versatility, the party spreads amongst our guest.Carlos’n Charlie’s is located in the heart of the Night Life Zone.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great time, great food!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Ended up here 3 times this trip to Cancun because the kids loved it so much. Food is very good, would recommend the Peep and Oink, beer is cold, and the staff is extremely helpful and courteous. Each night the place was absolutely packed so if you go with a large group as we did be prepared to wait a little while. Overall was absolutely pleased even though prices were higher than anywhere else we went.

  • Visited June 2013
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Vacaville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Don't buy water”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We went in to grab a bite and a drink with the kids on a hot day. All we got was nachos that tasted pretty good, but nothing special. Right away we were bombarded by a "artist" wanting to draw cartoon characters of us. The staff was ok but the bill was just ridiculous. 8 small 8 oz water bottles for $24. The nachos were about $26. We do not mind paying extra for bottled water, but this was extreme. Definitely put a bad taste in our mouth for the whole experience. The key is to buy water at the OXXO and bring it to the restaurant. Buy Coke instead. Then you won't feel like you are being ripped off as much.

  • Visited June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Entertaining”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Very entertaining restaurant located next to Coco Bongo in the centre of the Hotel Zone. Don't eat here expecting a quiet meal.

The food was good and came in large portions however it is certainly reflected in the prices. Drinks are expensive as well vis-à-vis other restaurants in the area, a bottle of Sol was c.50 pesos and a small cocktail was c.90 pesos.

To echo the point of another reviewer, while nice and engaging, the staff tend to hover around the table and we were interupted a number of times by staff trying to sell shots and various other things which became quite irrating. Our waiters also insisted on a mandatory 20% tip when settling the bill!!

Overall, good if you're looking for a bite to eat and a few drinks before decending on one of the nightclubs near by but I wouldn't go out of my way.

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great, fun atmosphere. Good food.”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

This restaurant is so lively and fun it would be a great place to take a large group for a special occasion, or to amuse the kids. It may not however be the place that I'd recommend anyone to sit down for a quiet romantic meal! It is quite familiar to both TGI Fridays or Captain America's type restaurants.

The waiters provided great service and made sure that everything was ok with our meal.
The cocktails are really nice but quite expensive..I would recommend the snow driver cocktail (really yum!). The food was quite expensive but we definitely had more than enough food so we were overall very happy with our meal. Would definitely return.

  • Visited June 2013
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Kansas City
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Staff were very entertaining but food was just ok......not a lot of choices and served ..just barely warm.

Visited June 2013
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