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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Cancun Mexican Restaurant - Review #1

Date of Visit: January 17, 2007
Cancun Mexican Restaurant
7011 Warner Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 842-3436

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Cancun - Exterior

Met up about a week and half ago for lunch with my cousin Sean at Cancun Mexican Restaurant, a place he recommended and which he goes to on frequent lunch breaks from his work. Sean works at Nitro Records and is also one of the key figures in the Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce revolution. Sean also took a couple of the pictures that appear in this review.

Cancun - Interior Shot #1

Cancun is one of those hole-in-the-wall, mom-and-pop places that pretty much only the locals know about but it deserves some wider recognition, and that's where I step in, spreading knowledge of this county's many great Mexican restaurants.

Cancun - Painting

Sean got a chicken torta and souped it up with some Gringo Bandito hot sauce which was already there on the premises and which, the owner told us, has been a hit with their other customers:

Cancun - Torta and Gringo Bandito

I ordered one chicken and one fish taco, both were grilled and both were surprisingly zesty and full of flavor. The fish taco had just the right amount of fishy flavor to it and the chicken taco had a robust herbal flavor to it. The fish taco was also filled with tomatos and cabbage while the chicken taco was filled with onions and cilantro which shows that the owners here know that different taco fillings work better with different types of meat. The Gringo Bandito sauce worked especially well on the chicken taco.

Cancun - Chicken Taco and Fish Taco

Cancun - Interior Shot #5

Cancun - Salsa Bar

Sean and I discussed what rating to give Cancun and we were both hovering around the 3.5 - 4 Speedy Gonzales range, so Cancun gets the first 3¾ Speedy Gonzales rating awarded at this blog:

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Here's some extra shots of the interior:

Cancun - Interior Shot #2

Cancun - Interior Shot #3

Cancun - Interior Shot #4

Cancun - Dessert Painting

Cancun - Parrot Painting


Cicosan said...

Better than south of the border. Like your eating in Cancun MX only,better. Just awesome. The burrito's and tacos are great. Get your fix on the best Cancun fish taco's ever. If you go for Menudo! This is a must have. But, Don't look for the corn. Just a lot of the meat. Like it was originally made instead of stretching it out with corn when meat was scarce. This is the way to have it. These guys don't mess around with friendly prompt service. Muy sabroso, rico suave. Oh yeah.

ChristianZ said...

Thanks for the comment. You know this place well.