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Cancun Mexican Restaurant

Update 12/2013: Cancun is now Nonno's.

In a word: Decent; but do we need another Mexican restaurant with Laredo's right across the street?

The specs: #0140
Address, hours & details via Isthmus; reviews at Ruppert Food Blog and again, 77 Square, Cancun Mexican Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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JM ate the chicken chimichanga with a lemonade.
Nichole ate the chicken mole with orange juice.
The bill was about $20, or $10/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Cancun a B (see our grading rubric).

The service was nice and lightning-fast (we were in and out in well under 45 minutes), though being seated by an 8-year-old host was a tad weird.

This is the point at which JM admits that his food was good, but since he consumed it in under three minutes, it's hard for him to tell one chicken chimichanga from another.  This one was not memorable. The beans and rice were standard and the chips were kinda stale.  The salsa, therefore, ran out too quickly even given the aforementioned fast service.

Nichole's chicken mole had one note - chili powder - but the sides were fine. The glass of OJ was huge.

The aggressively cheerful decor grew on us; particularly cute were the mood-shifting hummingbirds carved into our tabletop that changed from fierce to weepy to noble depending on your point of view. The repetitive soundtrack might have been annoying, but if it didn't bother the staff (who could be heard singing along in the kitchen) we can't say it bugged us.

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This is also a chain restaruant although they don't advertise it as such. There is one in East Lansing, MI with the exact same decor and menu.

This is probably the worst Mexican food we have ever had in our entire lives. Every single item, the enchiladas, the tamales, and the relleno, were covered in a thin, pale tomato sauce that appeared to have been all taken from the same vat, if not the same industrial-sized can.

The food had no soul to it, it insulted our sensibilities.

Also of disturbing note: the enchilada was filled with ground beef, not the usual shredded beef. Wierd.

The service was fast but indifferent.

Don't go here.

Best chips and salsa in the city.

Powerful margaritas! We had dinner before going to The Comedy Club and I had 1 margarita. Was very loopy by the time I left!

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