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Eat the flan first? It’s all good at Cancun

by Robin Garr » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:02 am

Eat the flan first? It’s all good at Cancun

LEO's Eats with Robin Garr

Cancun’s flan is so good that it tempts us to have dessert first.
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I’ve never had all that much of a sweet tooth. When it comes to the flan at Cancun Mexican Restaurant, though, that’s a whole ‘nother story: I might even eat dessert first. Yes, it’s that good.

Cancun, an early 2017 arrival, has developed a good following, for its food and service and, no doubt, for the tequila drinks and happy-hour offerings in its long, inviting bar. Bright habanero-orange walls, high-backed booths and wood-look tables fill the long, narrow dining room, with bright sombreros a colorful wall mural depicting palm trees on a sunny Cancun beach. A large screen is tuned to Spanish-language television.

The eight-page menu offers the usual Mexican-restaurant options in abundance. Affordable pricing puts Cancun squarely into the category of good cheap eats, with a huge collection of 35 dinner specials under $10, and two dozen lunch specials from $6.99 to $9.99. Only a few fancy seafood dinners break into double digits, and they top out at $15.99 (for the Del Mar trio of lobster, tilapia and shrimp).

Mary, my sister Amy, and I enjoyed a satisfying lunch the other day, starting with good quality chips and zippy salsas and ending with that memorable flan. ...

Read the full review on LouisvilleHotBytes,
http://www.louisvillehotbytes.com/eat-flan-first-cancun

You'll also find this review in LEO Weekly’s Food & Drink section today.
http://www.leoweekly.com/category/food-drink/

Cancun Mexican Restaurant
808 Lyndon Lane
883-1924
http://cancunrestaurantlouisville.com
https://facebook.com/CancunMexicanRestaurant502

Robin Garr's rating: 85 points

Noise level: It’s a busy, popular place, and a friendly lunch-hour crowd kept up a constant buzz that, however, generally did not hamper conversation. (Average sound level 77-85 dB.)

Accessibility: A short wooden ramp makes the entrance accessible to all. The restroom is equipped with grab bars, but narrow doors could be tricky to negotiate in a wheelchair.
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Re: Eat the flan first? It’s all good at Cancun

by Robin F. » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:51 pm

I just want to add, we think they are all around some of the nicest people.
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Re: Eat the flan first? It’s all good at Cancun

by Robin Garr » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:08 pm

Yes! I thought during our lunch that they seemed exceptionally nice, almost sweet. Good folks! I still wish they'd lighten up on the mozzarella shreds, but other than that it's all good. Especially the flan.
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Re: Eat the flan first? It’s all good at Cancun

by SilvioM » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:58 am

I'll add that the same issue of Leo had a "triangles" concept for their food issue that was a neat idea, well executed. Publications that do yearly food issues have trouble coming up with fresh approaches that work as well as this one did.
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Re: Eat the flan first? It’s all good at Cancun

by Robin Garr » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:33 am

As the writer of several of those bits, I'll say "Thanks, Silvio!" :)

Hold on, let me link to the article ...
https://www.leoweekly.com/2018/06/dinin ... ouisville/

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