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Monday, July 16, 2007

Cancun Fresh Mexican Grill - Review #1

Date of Visits: July 9 and 14, 2007
Cancun Fresh Mexican Grill
18010 Newhope St., Suite B
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 427-0008
(714) 427-0006 FAX

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Cancun Fresh Mexican Grill - Exterior

I've got a lot of stuff in the pipeline, including several guest reviews, so this review is going to be a quick photo tour of Cancun Fresh Mexican Grill in Fountain Valley across the street from the Costco. This place is so new that it doesn't yet appear in any online directory listings that I'm aware of, and neither Yahoo and Google maps can find the exact address in their systems. So much for modern technology.

Cancun Fresh Mexican Grill - Interior

Fitting in very much with its industrial surroundings, Cancun Fresh Mexican Grill serves up food similar to every other place whose name ends with "Fresh Mexican Grill" with a heavy emphasis on seafood.

Here's my carne asada and carnitas ultimate taco platter, made "ultimate" by the addition avocado slices:

Cancun Fresh Mexican Grill - Taco Platter

And here's their signature dish: the Cielo Tierra y Mar platter, with chicken, steak, and shrimp. Pretty good for only $7.95:

Cancun Fresh Mexican Grill - Cielo Tierra y Mar

And two carnitas tacos to go:

Cancun Fresh Mexican Grill - Carnitas Tacos To Go

The main thing I remember about the takeout food was that it was very aromatic. If you find yourself shopping in bulk at Costco try skipping their food court sometime and crossing the street to Cancun Fresh Mexican Grill, which earns a 3¾ Speedy Gonzales rating:

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Their sign looks just like the Baja
Fresh sign.

What next? Cabo Fresh? Qaxaca Fresh? District Federal Fresh?

Anonymous said...

i didn't know that you were local to orange county! i read all your blogs, but they all seem so distant since i know that i'll never make it to all your la spots. i'd love to see your review on alerto's off of brookhurst and slater, in fountain valley!

ChristianZ said...

You thought I was doing a blog about Mexican food in Orange County without actually living in Orange County?

I'm hoping someone else does a review of that Alerto's. I went one time and the food was so bad I had to throw it away. I did go back one more time after that and the food was a little better but it's not a place I'm anxious to get back to.

Christina said...

This restaurant is wonderful! We happened upon it one night as we drove around searching for something "different". We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent service, attention to food presentation and cleanliness of the place. We immediately made "friends" with the nice young man behind the counter (his name is George :o). The restaurant is newly owned by his family, who obviously take great pride in every bit of detail that goes into making it a place where folks will want to visit again and again. The food is plentiful and the price is just right! They even offer chicken nuggets for those who have finicky kids (like mine!). A definite must for anyone who loves fresh *authentic* Mexican food. I highly recommend!

ChristianZ said...

George is also the manager there.

Anne said...

beautiful, clean, website...makes me hungry :) The food is extraordinary.

Anonymous said...

This place is right down the street from my office. It's the new office favorite. More authentic than your average mexican joint, with super-fresh ingredients. The Birria Seca, carnitas soft tacos and fish soft tacos are great.

ChristianZ said...

Great. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

didn´t like the food and they took too long to serve the food.