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Cancun Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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
  • "We were visiting with our kids (12 and 9) for a long weekend. Found Cancun on Yelp and decided to give it a shot. Food was really, really good and prices were reasonable, especially for NYC. The Queso dip and the Steak Cancun were particularly tasty."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Had grandsons along. All the entrees were very good, definitely a return spot. Service was timely and water glasses were filled frequently."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Service was excellent and the food was very good. It wasn't too pricey (by Manhattan standards). We chose Cancun because it was near the Broadway theater district and we were on our way to see a play. I would recommend Cancun to anyone who has a hankering for Mexican food."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food was delicious, we had four different mains, all very good. Service was not very personal, but professional. Beware though, restaurant adds 20% gratuity and it's easy to miss."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service was awful! I think they may have noticed us if we had walked our without paying. Took them a long time to bring drinks and take an order. Place wasn't full so no excuse of being too busy. Margaritas were OK, not great. Food was fine, nothing spectacular. Will not dine there again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Three of us dined here pre-theatre. The food was excellent. Although the staff was friendly and willing, the service was very slow. Several times we had to ask for our order. The margaritas were the best! (I had 2 of them, on the rocks and without salt.). It is an after-work hangout during happy hour; it was a bit too noisy for my taste, but the atmosphere was fun and lively."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food and delicious drinks!! Last minute find but was totally worth the trip..."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I read mixed reviews and the Cinco de Mayo crowd wasn't the most appealing. Drinks took longer than expected due to Cinco but everything else was better than expected. The Queso was not the usual Velvetta but molten tasty fresco and the Quesidilla did not have the sometime cat food filling but lovely chunks of dark meat. The food was rustic and yummy. I would go again!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere. Never actually got seated despite having a reservation. My party got there and were told that there would be an additional 2 hour wait - then we were asked if we would actually would like to wait....in the words of Jerry Seinfeld - "You see, you know how to *take* the reservation, you just don't know how to *hold* the reservation. And that's really the most important part of the reservation: the holding. Anybody can just take them.""
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I went on cinco de mayo and it was crazy busy with most ppl at the bar. We had a table reservation and was promptly seated but had to wait for 30-45mins before we could find someone to flag down to take our drinks order another 30-45mins to find someone else to take our food order. I'm sure this was just unique to the cinco de mayo crowd. I had a chimichanga and rice and beans and ate less than half because it just wasn't good to me. My sangria was awesome and so was the chips and salsa."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "THis a favorite menu selections great for everyone Great staff ... Convient location"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Cancun was a decent place to go to for a nice dinner with a friend. The server was good and came over to check up on us a few times, which was nice. The food was pretty good, large portions. The margaritas are fantastic! "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere were just okay. Not "authentic" Mexican. It was an upgrade from Taco Bell. You can definitely find better Mexican cuisine elsewhere. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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
  • "Great guacamole! Waiter hard of hearing or just sneaky. Found a way to charge me for a drink that should have come with the lunch special"
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "Celebrated my birthday here. They were very accomidating and my guests had a good time. Great margaritas!"
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "We have been to Cancun MANY times and for MANY years. Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. Drinks are amazing too and many flavors are available."
    Dined on 5/7/2013
  • "Had a reservation for two, when we came the hostess said that she has our reservation but no free tables and suggested that we will wait until someone gets up without specifying how long it will take."
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "awesome vibe. had about 8 people for dinner and we all had a great meal and a great nightl. they were giving out freebies all night and giving tequila shots to celebrate cinco de mayo!! will return :)"
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "Perfect atmosphere for Cinco de Mayo, which was why we went. The Mexican Steak was great, everything else was not as great."
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "Still searching for decent Tex-Mex in NYC, but still haven't found it. The menu here looked promising, but the food was only fair. The enchiladas were bland with little to no seasoning. Same for the rice and beans. The Chips were good and the Guacamole was decent, but not nearly as good as they serve at Chipolte. The hot sauce was anything but hot. Best bet is the margheritas. Very nice and attentive servers and the space is well decorated and not crowded like not Mexican restaurants."
    Dined on 4/14/2013
  • "Chile Relleno very good, tacos were so-so. I asked for a combination and instead got two separate meals. Service not good. Basically food dropped off and forgotten about. If you are really in the mood for mexican and can't find anywhere else then I would say go here."
    Dined on 4/4/2013
  • "Although the guacamole was nothing special, we enjoyed our entrees. Very generous portions. . We had more rice and beans than we could finish. They were out if the dessert we picked but the substitute we chose was delicious. Waiters and staff were very polite, efficient and helpful. Prices are very reasonable."
    Dined on 4/3/2013
  • "The food was amazing and so affordable. The cocktails were delicious and sure had a bunch. I went with an old friend to catch but next to us there was a group celebrating someone's birthday. They came out with dessert and a sombrero and the entire restaurant joined in. I loved the energy. Most likely, I will be holding my birthday celebration here. Totally recommend!"
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "The food, the atmosphere, the service ALL top notch!! More than worth the word "Outstanding"!"
    Dined on 3/16/2013