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Cancun Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cancunnyc.com
  • Email: info@cancunnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 307-7307
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cancun
If you're looking for good times and a tasty Mexican cuisine, you've come to the right place. Cancun restaurant is one of New York city's best; serves up the best margaritas and the best Mexican fare in town, serving the community and tourists from all over the world. We offer you a casual and festive atmosphere for you to come and enjoy a great meal at a great price. We feature the finest quality authentic Mexican food in the area with all the top-shelf spirits and cocktails you desire. The menu includes a variety of standard Mexican Fare, a distinct healthy mix of grilled American favorites and mouthwartering "Platos Del Mar" Seafood choices.
With just a few blocks away from the Theater District and the AOL Time Warner Building, at Cancun you'll enjoy the fair of old Mexico in an atmosphere that is casual and always a lot of fun.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Not at all what we had expected. Reviews claimed the food was traditional. Chili's is more traditional in some ways. The music was ridiculously loud, for no apparent reason. Everyone was obligated to scream. When we entered, the host didn't even acknowledge us and told us to wait, he was busy. Never asked for our name, etc. Food and drinks came quickly, but we asked for coffee and waited over a half an hour, with the blasting music, for coffee. We finally told them to forget it and being us the check. Coffee was brought, about 10 minutes later and was completely not drinkable. It then took 15 minutes to get a check. We were ready to leave and simply put down whatever cash we had. It was a very unpleasant experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Cancan was close by the Studio 54 theater which prompted our choice. As soon as we walked in, we knew we had a winner. The place is LOUD but in a really festive way. Drinks were great and not overpriced. Service was very pleasant but not really attentive and the kitchen was a little slow so Plan for a little extra time if you have a show to make. The food made up for any little. lapses. Really great guacamole (although I'm not sure it was fresh-made, excellent enchilada suizas, shrimp with green sauce and chicken mole. Really the best Tex-Mex we've had outside of Texas. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I went to Cancun for an early dinner before a show at Carnegie hall - it was pretty mediocre mexican food, and pricey for what seemed to be premade entrees and aps. The guac tasted packaged, and for $15, I expected something better. Drinks were good, but I wouldn't go here for food again; for the prices, it wasn't worth it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food and drinks good; however, they pushed chips and salsa and guac on us before we had a chance to pick out any appetizer. When we asked for a dessert menu, it took over 10 minutes to get one, and 10 minutes later when we placed our order they decided to tell us that they only had 3/6 items listed."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was unreal- everything was fresh and tasted amazing. The Guacomole was made to perfection. Bachelorette party going on which was a bit noisy bit besides that, perfect dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • ",A diverse menu, attentive staff, good food well prepared. In all, a very pleasant and satisfying pre-theater dining experience."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We needed somewhere to eat as we forgot to make reservations for a pre- theater dinner. My wife likes Mexican and I found this on opentable. Everything worked out well. The food and service were good. And it wasn't to far of a walk to our theater. As a last minute spot to eat I would recommend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I go to Cancun several times per month. They have the best food, and by far the best Margaritas in the city."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Appetizers were very good. Entrees were so-so. Somewhere between Tex Mex and authentic."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I love the taco salad - comfortable dining, a relax atmosphere. Service was on point and friendly."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Was looking for a new place to eat before going to the theater. The staff was very friendly and the foods was wonderful. Small restaurant but not crowded. Nice find!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Recently made a reservation for 12 on a Saturday night at 6:30pm. When we showed up with 2 extra people, the staff was kind and accommodating, making sure we had plenty of space. The food was tasty -- not authentic mexican -- but there was something for everyone. Fun place to celebrate a birthday!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My search to replace my favorite Mexican place that closed a few years ago is over. CanCun is on par with any of the pricey "chain" restaurants in town (if not better). You don't go here for luxurious/quiet/stuffy ambiance but rather excellent food and service at very reasonable prices. They get the basics like chips and guacamole right and the Bolados Especial recommended by Jessica was terrific. If you have room for dessert, go for the Mexican Banana. Speaking of Jessica, she was great and I hope she is there the next time I go. Seemed to be running the show with a good sense of humor and knowledge of the menu. There was a lively bar crowd at 8 on Friday. It was noisy but I didn't mind given the quality of the food/service."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Fabulous lunch specials and great happy hours. The food is some of the best Mexican food in NYC and right near Columbus Circle and Central Park. Great area and great prices!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Cancun was a great neighborhood nightspot for a relaxed, yummy dinner. The food was delicious; the service staff friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "This is the best Mexican place I have found in the tri-state area, and I have tried a bunch being from the West Coast. They are consistently good every time we go there, are never crowded, and have friendly, attentive service, including fixing some excellent chicken tenders and French fries for the picky child in the family. Terrific place that we go back to again and again - especially good salsa and guacamole, but you really can't go wrong. I highly recommend this place for a great, affordable night out with some really excellent Mexican cuisine."
    Dined on 12/26/2013