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Calypso"s Mexican Restaurant

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Avenida Kukulkan km 8.5 | accross from Fiestamericana grand Coral Beach hotel, next to Cancun Center, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 214 5393
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

I stayed across the street from Calypso at The Riu Hotel. I couldn't do one more night of the mediocre buffet, so I ventured out to find a local Mexican restaurant. What a jewel to find Calypso! One day I ate "light" with Tortilla Soup and a cold beer...AMAZING. My final evening, I had dinner. Enchiladas with a homemade mole'... More 

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Thank jefflwelch
francogg, Manager at Calypso"s Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Heyyy amigo thank you very much for your review, hope to serve you soon sir...... Felipe More 

Los Angeles
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

We were in search of some good Mexican. We come from Los Angeles, city of some of the best Mexican on earth! Cancun was such a disappointment in terms of Mexican food. After some research I found this place through trip advisor. We met Felix the owner, he was awesome! I ordered the carne Asada with some melted cheese in... More 

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francogg, Manager at Calypso"s Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, hope that your review will help some people to find good place for mexican food..... Felipe More 

Adelaide
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

We were lucky enough to be in Cancun (2011) whilst the Calypso restaurant & bar was being fitted out, so watched the progress during our stay. It opened just before we left Cancun so we had the chance to enjoy a drink and meal there and thoroughly enjoyed it. They had a good variety of drinks, which were huge, yet... More 

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francogg, Manager at Calypso"s Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, amigos and see you soon ok...?? Felipe More 

New York City, New York
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

Prices are okay, found this place by accident. They do have seafood, however they didnt have conch saluad which we where looking for, although they had conch ceviche which was very Good

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Great selection of traditional Mexican dishes along with fine seafood. The owner goes out of his way to make this a great dining experience for you!

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Just went and the place is as good as advertised! Felipe greeted us as we approached and even though this was our first time there he treated us like family. After he sat us he brought us some fabulous Margaritas along with chips and 4 different types of salsa. He recommended the chicken enchiladas verde, so that's what we went... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Believe the reviews, this is the best place in north hotel zone for authentic mexican food and the seafood selection is surprisingly good. Felipe is very friendly and personable, he did a little magic show to entertain our little girl and she loved it. Great margaritas, we also had the fish tacos and fish & lobster platter - both were... More 

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francogg, Manager at Calypso"s Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, and see you soon......ok::?? More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

It's clear that the restaurant caters to travelers, since some of the more traditional Mexican dishes have been tweaked for foreign (read: American) tastes. But Felipe refuses to compromise on is house specialties, and for that we were grateful. We were eager to try a lauded place for dinner with new friends and we headed to Calypso. Despite the rain... More 

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Xalapa, Mexico
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

The fried fish tacos were tasty, the chile sauces were spicy, the beers in a bucket were nice and cold, and the owner was gregarious. And considering the location, the price was reasonable. Recommend.

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houston, tx
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

Tonight was the last night of our 8 night trip to Cancun. We had read some good reviews of calypso and had been approached by their employees to try this local restaurant Despite its alley like location and unpolished appearance we decided to give the LOCAL small business a try. We arrived at 850 pm ON SATURDAY NIGHT only to... More 

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francogg, Manager at Calypso"s Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Terrible Sorry, please, we had to close that night for some problems we got. our staff outside did not know on time about it, sorry, you can try our food in another time and then you will see why we have the best reviews on the net.... Felipe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Kukulkan km 8.5 | accross from Fiestamericana grand Coral Beach hotel, next to Cancun Center, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 214 5393
Description
Calypso´s restaurant, since 2001, nice little place with good seafood and mexican dishes, best price in town.

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