We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“OMG! Still dreaming about this place!”
Review of Blue Gecko Cantina

Blue Gecko Cantina
Ranked #34 of 970 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Description: 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!
Glendale, AZ
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“OMG! Still dreaming about this place!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were on a mission to eat a lot of tacos in Cancun and this place was by far our favorite! The other reviews were spot on in terms if what you can expect. The food was more gourmet than many of the other places we visited, but the price was still reasonable. I ordered a chicken taco and was surprised at how large and filling it was. The flavor was awesome! My husband had the steak quesadilla, which was also pretty big and delicious. We ended up staying for a long time because we were stuffed but we wanted to try one more item...the Texas Taco. This taco was like nothing I've ever had before! It was amazing! It reminded me of a gourmet version of the Jack in the Box taco (if you know what those are like). I wish we would have eaten here on the 1st day of our trip not the last, because I would have gone back again. :)

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank ginbug6117
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,166 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    772
    273
    78
    28
    15
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cochrane, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“YUM”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

This place was so fun and so good. A great get away from the bad resort food all week :) i got the texas taco! We stayed there for a good hour because there is also free wifi!

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Jamie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delishes low key place”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Had read reviews about this lil shaq and had to try it for myself.. Went there for lunch, Lucky for me it was across the st from my hotel. Food was delishes! Had the Chipotle shrimp taco, yummy! and my boyfriend had the grilled steak quesadilla, that was also very good. We both shared the chips and guacamole and it was very good as well. Drinks were very good, They served my favorite drink , Mojito, Hit the spot! I would definately come here again. Very nice low key place with decent prices raging from$ 5.50 to $13.00 us dollars.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank 70luvtotravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Quality & Delicious!!”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

In case you dont want to read the novel, here it is in short: you.must.go. Great food! Great and friendly customer service! Great atmosphere! +free wifi (which is a great bonus in Mexico for some)... and I'm a somewhat picky eater ;)

My friend and I stumbled over Blue Gecko one afternoon after we got of a bus outside our hotel where we were staying in Cancun. We were quite hungry and had the free 'food' from our resort strong in in our sights when a friendly Texan guy started up a convo eventually inviting us in to give his restaurant a go- he said we wouldn't be disappointed... and we weren't!

At first we were a little sceptical as we had been eating at our hotel since we got there, but It looked like quite a funky little shack so we decided to give him a chance... BOY am I glad we did!

We ordered the Strawberry Margaritas (which were great value for the cost) as they were more like 3 drinks in one and still tasted DELICIOUS! We also had the Chicken Quesadilla - which is by far THE BEST quesadilla I've ever eaten in my life (and let me just tell you I love quesadillas and have eaten them all around the world). This was the best one by far!

It was a calm and very chilled out atmosphere, where we just relaxed and ate our food after a long day of snorkerling and we were able to sit using the wifi for as long as we wanted without feeling pressured to move on... which of course led to more margaritas!

The only thing that eventually made us leave was the massive thunderstorm rolling in overhead and just like the owner said before came in, we would be back!

After this we becoming somewhat regulars at the blue gecko during our stay in Cancun, we went on to try other dishes like the texas taco, which also blew our minds. The consistency in food and service was fantastic and we went back many time. We even visited on the last day to get our last blue gecko fix in, as we were never to know when we would be able to return to Mexico again!

A MUST!

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Kikikieran
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food-Great prices!”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We so enjoyed this place! We were in Cancun for medical reasons so were there for three weeks. After we discovered the Blue Gecko we went back 3 more times. The Spicy Salmon and fiery Fish tacos were amazing and my 6 year old loved the sliders. We also loved that we could all eat for under $30 USD.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank bookwormmommy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Blue Gecko Cantina also viewed

Cancun, Quintana Roo
 
Cancun, Quintana Roo
 
Cancun, Quintana Roo
 

Been to Blue Gecko Cantina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing