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“Authentic Mexican food in the Hotel Zone”
Review of Tacun

Tacun
Ranked #74 of 970 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$11
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic Mexican food in the Hotel Zone”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We have passed this restaurant many times in years past and then I read reviews on Trip Advisor and recommended to our group of 8 that we try Tacun.

OMG, it was delicious!!! When I walked up to the restaurant the first thing I noticed was a spit with meat on it, juices just a flowing down from it and it had a color of orangy red. I could have walked up to the spit and started eating it right then and there (it was pork on the spit). we were not disappointed at all.

Our recommendations would be anything with the pork (of course). Gringa, fish, pastor and rajas tacos, the rajas were roasted poblano, onion and cheese and had a great roasted flavor. The tortas had a crusty roll with your choice of meat. And lastly the mole chicken, the grilled fish and fajitas were equally delicious.

If you are a fan of margaritas, the mango and strawberry were made with the freshest fruit and the right amount of tequila!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Kay B
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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

If you want a real local Mexican food, this is the place to be. It's a small place located along plaza flamingo. Very tasty food, excellent crew, good price.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank MG B
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fabulous!”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

You must try this restaurant!

My sister and I stayed at an all-inclusive (see my review for Riu Peninsula) but wanted to try something different on our last night in town. After reading the reviews for this place, we went... and were not disappointed.

First, let's clarify where it is, because it took some time to find it. It is approximately 1 block south of Margaritaville/Outback/Bubba Gump, across from an "Extra". It is literally 6 tables under an awning on the sidewalk.

We got there before the dinner "rush", at about 7pm. We were seated right away, and a gentleman who spoke very good English explained the menu to us and brought our drinks. I make the comment about the English, because our Spanish is limited to counting to ten and asking where the bathrooms are; when you go somewhere that is not a typical tourist location, it can sometimes be a challenge to communicate.

We were given a basket of fresh tortilla chips and some salsa options on a little lazy susan. There was mild, hot, and habanero, refried beans, as well as some limes and onions and cilantro. Delish!

We ordered fish tacos and quesadillas for an appetizer, and fajitas and enchiladas for our entree. The entrees came out first, and about 5 minutes later, the appetizers came out. Not quite sure what happened there, but we ended up with a table FULL of food.

The fish tacos were great. Nothing special without the sauce, but the fish was fried, crispy and flaky. The tortillas stayed intact and the overall taste was wonderful. The quesadillas only got sampled that night, but were fabulous leftovers the next morning. The fajitas were a little heavy on the veggies, but they did not skimp on the chicken at all. The flavor was excellent and the chicken was cooked perfectly; not dry, not undercooked and not rubbery. The enchiladas were covered in red salsa and bursting with flavor. The meat in them was tender and flavorful.

We did not have enough room for dessert, unfortunately. When our bill came, we were very pleasantly surprised at how reasonably priced everything was. Two of us ate at LOT of food for $40.

In short - you must try this place. I will be recommending it to anyone I hear of going to Cancun.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Amanda H
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Mequon, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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“A Cancun destination”
Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

All things great- service, food, menu - and the best value in the area. Very accommodating; if they don't have what you want, they run across the street to the mercado to get it!

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Brian C
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Hyattsville, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Muy Bueno!!”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

We stayed ant the NYX hotel just about a block from Tacun the place was recommended by Eliseo a staff member at the hotel, I had some tacos al pastor that where great my wife had the beef tacos and her sister had the shrimp ala plancha everything was delicious and the prices where great compared to the other restaurants around the area for the same type of food,
I highly recommend it.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Frank B
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