We read about Tacun through Tripadvisor and thought to visit this gem of a restaurant while on our recent trip to Cancun. We stayed at a 5 star resort down the road and took the bus, which dropped us off right in front of the Plaza Flamingo (it costs about $1 US per person to ride the bus). Tacun is across the street and a block south of the plaza. A worthwhile trip that we ended up making quite a few times during our recent stay. Once we had experienced the terrific food at Tacun's, we gave up eating at our resort. The quality of the food at Tacun is second to none and the price was excellent consideriing it is located on hotel row/strip. We had the garlic shrimp which was absolutely the BEST I have ever had and they are so fresh, they were swimming in the sea the night before. They come head on with all of the goodies inside that true seafood lovers enjoy. I also had the whole caribbean lobster (fresh caught that morning!) prepared with garlic, along with 6 garlic shrimp and it was the best I have ever had. It was split down the middle with all of the goodies inside (again, a must have for me eating lobster) and it was delicious and juicy. You can get just the tail if you prefer...I just prefer the whole lobster. My wife and daughters had the beef enchiladas and fajitas and they were to die for delicious. We loved this place so much that we ate there several times for lunch/dinner and even for breakfast! The "Rancher's Eggs" for breakfast were just awesome and a must have for breakfast is the fruit plate that had perfect papaya, pineapple, melon, strawberries, and apples...just awesome.
The food here was priced right and simply excellent. I met the owner and the entire staff and they were just great with a dedication to serving the highest quality food! The service was excellent and everyone was kind and generous, always there attentively to answer your questions with a smile. Everything in Tacun is homemade with pride using only the freshest ingredients. I only wish I had them in my neighborhood today for lunch!!!
Finally, if you don't eat the flan dessert, you will miss one of the great meal ending, mouth watering events known to mankind. It simply cannot be missed...EAT THE FLAN. It is delicous and NOT TOO SWEET! I miss it already.
The four of us ate lunch for around $40 (3 days in a row!!!), but in all fairness, we ordered and ate everything that we wanted: meals for 4 people, including beers, cokes, dessert, etc..., like real hedonists! We ordered multiple meals with shrimp and lobster and everything else under the sun several times. A lobster meal will cost more (daily market value), but well worth it. A similar meal with lobster at our hotel was $300+! The food at Tacun was far superior in quality to our 5 star resort and WAY CHEAPER. You could taste the freshness of the food and the seafood was what dreams are made of!!!
Quality, quality, quality! Make sure you visit Tacun on your next trip to Cancun! We can't wait to return to Tacun. Thank you, Tacun!!!:-)
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