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“THE Place for Mexican Seafood… or any Original Mexican Food…”

Cancun Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #240 of 1,563 Restaurants in Fort Worth
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Worth, TX
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“THE Place for Mexican Seafood… or any Original Mexican Food…”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

It must have been ten years that we ate at the Cancun Mexican Restaurant, on Camp Bowie W Boulevard, a bit west of Highway 183. At that time, if I remember right, it was rather a “hole in the wall”, but the food was good: I particularly liked their selection of seafood.

As the location is quite out of the way from where I live, I hadn’t been back.

I had to do in the neighborhood and used this as a perfect excuse to go back to it. The premises are, compared to earlier times, very much spruced up: the outside a bit colorful, tacky but alright; the dining room very pleasing, in dark wooden tones.

And they still have a nice selection of seafood.

I came at lunch time. The restaurant was packed with patrons. I didn’t choose from the lunch menu (no seafood on the lunch menu) but from the regular one.

I went straight to the seafood menu (eight different selections [!] out of which two were seafood tacos) and settled for El Marinero: a grilled white fish filet, three grilled shrimp, salad, rice and a cup of fish soup.

I couldn’t have made a better choice: the spices on the grilled fish and shrimp were just right (except on one shrimp where the cook overdid himself); the fish was so tender it almost melted on your tongue; the shrimp was a little bit overcooked but still good. The fish soup was in a class of its own, just excellent. Five stars + for the grilled fish and the fish soup. Salad was standard, and so was the rice.

Wait for the food was about 25 minutes – this tells me it’s made from scratch (well, maybe not the soup) – but it was worthwhile.

Of course, Cancun has also a great selection of classical Mexican food: fajitas, carne asada, enchiladas, parrilladas, tamales, chiles rellenos, etc. Many of these also appear on the lunch menu.

The chips were good, not outstanding. The dipping sauce had a nice afterkick but for my taste was a bit too thin and too bland.

Service was attentive. Prices are more than reasonable for the quality of the food; without drinks (and taxes), the bill was $12.99. By the way, their website has a menu, but prices are not listed in it.

Overall, a very enjoyable, satisfying experience.

There is a terrace in front of the building (access from the dining room) enclosed on three sides with a low wall; one also can be served there. May not be a good choice because of all the noise of the traffic on Camp Bowie.

  • Visited August 2012
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Ft Worth
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Pretty good food”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

I have eaten there several times although the most recent was about a year ago. Food is good, service is good and the menu is reasonably priced.

Visited August 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food .. Great place”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

The outside may not be that nice, but the inside is well decorated and inviting. The service was wonderful, and everything we ate was well made and delicious. Queso flameado is delicious. This is one of the better Mexican restaurants in Fort Worth. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed. We will be back!!

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Fort Worth Texas
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food at reasonable price”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

This is one of the few Mexican Restaurants we have found in the DFW area that is as close to authentic as possible. Having lived in El Paso for 14 years we were spoiled by the many Mexican Restaurants available there. Too many of the DFW Mexican restaurants are very TEX-MEX and not very authentic.

  • Visited October 2011
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