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About 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; in business 35 years! We serve 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 Time Warner Center, at Cancun you'll enjoy the fair of old Mexico in an atmosphere that is casual and always a lot of fun.

937 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 307-7307

Website:
http://www.cancunnyc.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

Cancun Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.4

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

50% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Picked this place because of the Happy Hour drinks specials. Could not get the Happy Hour specials at the table. Margaritas were over double the price at a table than the bar. It was extremely loud. Food was edible, but nothing special. Honestly, Chipotle has better Mexican food. Would only come back if it was to just go to the bar for $5 margaritas during Happy Hour.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Cancun is a family favorite. The food is consistently good and the staff makes you feel at home. The kids love the way they celebrate birthdays. A great neighborhood gem

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The $13 frozen drinks weren't frozen at all. Food was good, but way overpriced. Service was lacking to say the least.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Enchilada dinner was served cold
Hard cheese in cheese ensalada

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Although we had a large group, the restaurant was not busy and the food took over an hour to arrive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Food was surprisingly very tasty and quite affordable. My only hiccup was that I couldn't bring my drink from the bar to the table.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Absolutely incredible. The staff was so sweet and accommodating. It was my brothers birthday and they turned off the restaurant music to play happy birthday in Spanish and had a giant candle almost like a sparkler!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We went in after a Broadway show just because it was really close to the theatre , for an early dinner at about 5 PM . The place was almost empty when we've got there but getting busier towards the end of our meal . The food was OK , but nothing to write home about it ( compared to other Mexican restaurants that I've visited in the City ) . Not so cheap for what it was . The place was very cold and drafty , it seemed that the wind was blowing every time someone was opening the front door ( and we weren't even seated by the door , but quite in the back , by the wall !! ) . I saw some other customer ( a Bachelorette party ! ) even keeping the coats on during dinner ! I won't visit this place again .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Good food, Friendly staff and it is close to Central park

Tags: Healthy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Ingredients in menu items were fresh and of high quality. Service was efficient and friendly. Restaurant was clean and organized.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Horrible customer service. They won't let you order happy hour specials from the table. Ridiculous

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Fun place without the crowds around Times Square. Delicious dinner and awesome margaritas!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2016

We had previously eaten twice in Cancun restaurant and it was always a good experience. We decided to bring our visiting family to eat some good mexican food. The waiter immediately saw that we were not american (although I live in NYC) and did not offer tap water, only bottled water (that will cost us $9 per bottle later) until I realized what he was trying to do (take advantage of tourist people). On top of that, he brought some guacamole (which we though was complementary and ended up not being the case) to even take more advantage of us. We had the lunch menu in which complimentary sangria is always offered but he never offer it. Thanks God the food was good because the service (I will say it in spanish, so the waiter will understand):DEJA MUCHO QUE DESEAR.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Terrible food and service. Iwillnotgobackorreferanyone

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Drinks are amazing. I did not eat anything really just had drinks. I had a banana margarita, mango margarita, and a coconut margarita. All of them taste amazing.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 29, 2016

Cancun's food was good , but a little pricey. We are from out of town and are used to Mexican restaurants having free chips and salsa and free refills on soft drinks. This is not the case at Cancun and we felt a little nickel and dimed throughout the meal. The noise level was extremely loud.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Had dinner with old friends. Had two pitchers of red sangria and guacamole before ordering dinner. The sangria was delicious and the guac was very good. Dinner entrees were good as well. Portions were modest but tasty. We would go back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2016

A group of us, seven people who use to work together, always like to get to gete once a year to celebrate our birthdays. We remembered Cancun's. We enjoyed the guacole and chips. We ordered both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks such as coconut and mango margarita and a strawberry margarita mix with no alcohol. The tradition Mexican food was good such as tacos, beef chimichanga, carne asado (marinated steak), rice and beans and tostones. Some of us were watching our weight so the restauranted accomodated with 2 people wanted grill salmon. They prepared it with a garlic sauce. The side dish that comes with they meal differ. I had the carne asado and chose the tostones. They were fried just right and the steak was huge. The other person got the side of black beans and rice. One other person got the red beans and rice and that was good too.
The décor of the restaurant was nice. We had a big round table so the seven of us could here each other talk. We did not have room for the desserts however, I had gone to Cancun's for lunch and was able to fit in a dessert. The brownie dessert was very delicious. And my lunch special of chicken chimichanga was really big and covered with melted cheese and sauce.

The service was great. It was a friendly staff that answered any questions we had. They keep refilling our water which was terrific. Lastly, we wanted a group photo to remember our evening and our waiter obliged. I would recommend Cancun's for any celebration or lunch if you are in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2016

this is my second time at Cancun - the food is delicious - the service is good and everyone is friendly - I always enjoy the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Really slow service, poor food quality. I visit Mexican restaurants twice a month, this place was average. We enjoyed the margaritas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2016

I have been to this restaurant several times before, however, never on Cinco De Mayo. First off when we arrived the waiter told us there was a 45 minute to 1 hour time limit for us to eat. This was not told to me when the restaurant called to confirm the reservation. Secondly for us to eat for 45 minute to 1 hour the service was not up to par. I had to call the waiter several times to come over to attend to us. In the end I even had to ask for the check, which when we received it had an 18% gratuity per person and we were only 2 people. Now I understand having automatic gratuity for a holiday event, however, per person is outrageous and also this was not told to me when the reservation is confirmed. I feel the restaurant should inform thier dinners of this information and give them options. We had not choice but to comply as we had already eaten.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2016

We arrived early for our reservation, so we had a drink at the bar at Happy Hour. When it was time to eat we were not allowed to bring our Happy Hour drinks into the dining room. Seemed odd ... Our meal was served promptly and was presented well. My friend's meal was an enchilada which she said was excellent. My taco salad with chicken was good. The fresh guacamole was mostly chunks of avocado with little else to flavor it. The salsa was quite hot. Overall a good meal, but not a great one.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Wanted something different before heading to Lincoln Center This touristy restaurant was just that - a place for out of towners & kids. Not a restaurant for locals. The chips were stale the guacamole dull & the main courses pretty bland. It was a very disappointing experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Very noisy in front by bar. Table in back better. Good excellent

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 20, 2016

Great food! Great staff!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Food was adequate, but once the server realized only one person was ordering drinks she was much less attentive and it took forever to get our check.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Cancun restaurant was delicious.
Their guacamole is one of the best I ate and their mojitos taste as the ones you would find in South America or Spain!
The waiters were kind and helped us with the menu since you have lots of choices.
We took some tacos and the portions were huge.
I will definitely go back to this place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 21, 2016

Cancun is a good choice if you are looking for a reasonably-priced restaurant in Midtown (something hard to do). They offer a typical Mexican menu - with a good range of choices. Food and service was fine.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was fast and delicious, try the coconut margarita!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The quality of the food and the service didn't merit a return visit. We waited 45 minutes for our entrees after paying for our chips (seemed from a bag) and salsa (which actually was good). They refill soft and charge you for your second serving. Overall not impressed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Energetic was enjoyable

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2016

Great time, awesome experience, AMAZING food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2016

I definitely appreciated the jumbo sized margaritas although i was disappointed in the size of the meals. For the price, I was expecting more food like I typically receive at Mexican restaurants. It was my birthday and they brought out a brownie with a giant sparkler on top which was fun. Plus, they plopped a huge sombrero on my head! Good location.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2016

Update from my previous visit. Everything was back to delicious. Ordered the same thing, but this time, as opposed to my last visit, my dish was excellent. Meat wan't dry and salty. Chips were fresh, and love those little tostadas. I will continue to visit Cancun!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2015

Pro- we were seated immediately.

Cons- never received a drink menu, several menu items were not as described: queso fundido was different than I've ever had it, chimichanga had tomatoes and I specifically asked the waitress if there were any and I was told no which is why I ordered it, steak burrito had ground beef instead. Charged for a refill that was done without asking.
Would not recommend the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2015

Has been better in the past. Ground meat in both the enchilada in hard shell taco was extremely dry. Refried beans tasted bland. As mentioned, the food (same items) have been better in the past. I will dine again, and hopefully get the better result.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Terrible service. Terrible food. Expensive prices for no quality foods. Not worth it. Never making that mistake again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Our server seemed to forget about us during the meal. She never came back to check on us. We finally flagged down a bus boy and asked for our check. Twenty minutes later we were still waiting for our check. We finally paid and had to run to our show. If you want to know what it feels like to not be valued as a customer this is the restaurant for you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2015

Found on Open Table after arriving in NYC. It was close to my hotel and prices we're reasonable. It was a but loud but the food was very, very good and the presentation was better than the usual casual Mexican restaurant. Great margaritas and the guacamole was delish!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2015

Cancun serves traditional Mexican food as well as any restaurant. They need to improve their service.
The service was totally inattentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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