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Review of Tacun

Ranked #87 of 995 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $11
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed October 6, 2013

If you want a real local Mexican food, this is the place to be. It's a small place located along plaza flamingo. Very tasty food, excellent crew, good price.

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1  Thank MG B
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

You must try this restaurant!

My sister and I stayed at an all-inclusive (see my review for Riu Peninsula) but wanted to try something different on our last night in town. After reading the reviews for this place, we went... and were not disappointed.

First, let's clarify where it is, because it took some time to find it. It is approximately 1 block south of Margaritaville/Outback/Bubba Gump, across from an "Extra". It is literally 6 tables under an awning on the sidewalk.

We got there before the dinner "rush", at about 7pm. We were seated right away, and a gentleman who spoke very good English explained the menu to us and brought our drinks. I make the comment about the English, because our Spanish is limited to counting to ten and asking where the bathrooms are; when you go somewhere that is not a typical tourist location, it can sometimes be a challenge to communicate.

We were given a basket of fresh tortilla chips and some salsa options on a little lazy susan. There was mild, hot, and habanero, refried beans, as well as some limes and onions and cilantro. Delish!

We ordered fish tacos and quesadillas for an appetizer, and fajitas and enchiladas for our entree. The entrees came out first, and about 5 minutes later, the appetizers came out. Not quite sure what happened there, but we ended up with a table FULL of food.

The fish tacos were great. Nothing special without the sauce, but the fish was fried, crispy and flaky. The tortillas stayed intact and the overall taste was wonderful. The quesadillas only got sampled that night, but were fabulous leftovers the next morning. The fajitas were a little heavy on the veggies, but they did not skimp on the chicken at all. The flavor was excellent and the chicken was cooked perfectly; not dry, not undercooked and not rubbery. The enchiladas were covered in red salsa and bursting with flavor. The meat in them was tender and flavorful.

We did not have enough room for dessert, unfortunately. When our bill came, we were very pleasantly surprised at how reasonably priced everything was. Two of us ate at LOT of food for $40.

In short - you must try this place. I will be recommending it to anyone I hear of going to Cancun.

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3  Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

All things great- service, food, menu - and the best value in the area. Very accommodating; if they don't have what you want, they run across the street to the mercado to get it!

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2  Thank Brian C
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed ant the NYX hotel just about a block from Tacun the place was recommended by Eliseo a staff member at the hotel, I had some tacos al pastor that where great my wife had the beef tacos and her sister had the shrimp ala plancha everything was delicious and the prices where great compared to the other restaurants around the area for the same type of food,
I highly recommend it.

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1  Thank Frank B
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We looked for this place because of the good reviews we saw on tripadvisor and did not regret going there. Different than most of the restaurants around the Cancun Hotel zone, this restaurant is a small open roadside place with no air-conditioned. The food was authentic enough.
Between 2 of us, we ordered:
- stuffed avocado - wonderfully flavored, creamy mayo sauce with a spicy kick
- pork tacos - meat was flavorful. I found it a little dry but my partner liked it
- Beef quesidilla - crispy taco skin, cheese and beef blend well together, i liked this dish
- Enchiladas mole - the mole sauce was very good
My favorite of all was the mango magarita which was the best we've had so far in Mexico :)

Also for those who love taking pictures, there's a selection of Mexican hat displayed which you can wear. The servers even gave us a large bottle of tequila as props for our many pictures taken there.

As far as service goes, they were very attentive, polite and helpful. They made our dinner there very pleasant and we gave extra tips because they totally deserve it.

If you are looking for something more authentic, good food with reasonable price, give this a try and you won't regret it

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2  Thank violetcraze
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