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“Awesome tacos, tons of variety.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Gecko Cantina

Blue Gecko Cantina
Ranked #18 of 853 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary, Mexican, Latin, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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!
Howell, Michigan, United States
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Awesome tacos, tons of variety.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in here after reading several reviews about the place. I would have have to agree with the reviewers, the place is fantastic. I had Guacamole, (awesome, and a large portion) Salsa, Texas Taco, and Fiery Fish Taco. The two tacos were huge. The Fiery Fish taco was especially good. The owner was a very nice guy as well. He is very knowledgeable of the area, and willing to help you out. The waitress was also very friendly and did a good job. Make it a must to stop here next time you are in Cancun.

Located across from Oasis.

Outdoor seating only

Not a dress-up place

Tv with American channels

Cheap Beer

  • Visited July 2013
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Thornton, CO
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ok for a street taco, but over-rated for what you get.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We decided to try it based on glowing reviews...but we were not impressed. Ordered Korean BBQ taco (mediocre), nachos (average), fried fish taco (no real flavor) and the mushroom taco (good). Service was excellent by our waitress, very attentive, but the owner telling how much better his food was than anyplace else we'd eat left a bad impression. Let the food speak for itself, and we were not impressed.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The gem of cancun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

By far the best place to eat and drink in cancun. The fiery fish taco is awesome and the homemade salsa is delicious. Plus they have the best drinks in cancun. Do not leave Mexico without going to the blue gecko I promise you'll fall in love with the place. John the owner is real laid back and the staff treat you like your a long time friend. I would honestly go back to cancun just to stop by again. Oh yeah make sure you get a banana monkey drink its the best

  • Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A must try for lunch in Cancun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Great little lunch place in Cancun. The Texas Taco's are a must have! Great owners, Mimi and her staff take great pride in taking care of her customers.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Delicious, authentic and reasonably priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This little local hole-in-the-wall could easily be overlooked, and what a shame that would be. We enjoyed delicious mojitos and tacos plus an appetizer of homemade guacamole. One taco filled an entire basket, so if you order two, you better be really hungry. The sweet waitress/bartender is reason enough to visit! She was charming and sincerely enjoyed people. I recommend the firecracker fish taco for those who like a little spice. The taco (soft) shells even tasted of homemade corn flour! Delicious! Please visit this casual eatery. Save lots of money than if you were to eat at the mall or your hotel!

Visited July 2013
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