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Cancun Authentic Mexican

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2751 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1528
+1 641-423-1807
11:00 - 22:00
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This mexican restaurant is one of my favorites in this area. There are not many, but it is the best. I have tried a few of the others and then was told to try this one. The food is good and more authentic. The building doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is very nice and clean inside.

Thank Rachel C
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Cancun is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. They have the best salsa! The food is very flavorful and the prices are super low! Service is friendly and fast.

Thank Amy M
Mason City, Iowa
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Always very laid back and never a bad meal or service. Love the guadalajara special! They make it w/o onions if I ask.

Thank summer s
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Always enjoy the goodies here! Wife has onion allergy so limited choices, but they always work with us, and we have found our favorites! Chips and salsa if she shakes off onion and cilantro, we share the mixed fajita dinner (without onions) and she orders a side of beans with cheese to avoid onions in the fried rice. We are... More 

Thank CharlesCity_IASuzyQ
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139 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Usually stop here for dinner but had the day off from work and tried Cancun for lunch. Large lunch menu offering many things that the dinner menu has but a few bucks cheaper. Had what I normally get at night (taco fajita salad) and it was excellent as usual along with great service.

Thank k-and-3j
Mason City, Iowa, United States
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The food is always good. Chips and salsa served when you are seated. They have an excellent cheese dipping sauce. The food is good, though the prices have crept up. Staff is friendly.

Thank Tip P
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

The food was very good. I order from the lunch menu and had the beef chimichangas. I was thinking the beef would be the usual ground beef, but it was not. Instead it was a very tender marinated thin sliced steak. And the was a good portion of steak in the meal. The waiter was awesome. But the lady that... More 

Thank Michael G
Bloomington, Minnesota
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Staff isn't overly friendly but food comes out quick and great quality. Even my 13 year old commented about how much better the food tasted Compared to the last couple of Mexican restaurants we had eaten at.

Thank Earl M
Mason City, Iowa
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Service is super prompt with frequent follow up. Large menu selection from appetizers to desserts and I have tried items from all areas. They make the best salsa and I often purchase some to take home.

Thank Rhonda T
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Unbelievable menu and the service is the best! We keep thinking we will try new things, but the fajitas mixtas are so hard to pass up (as are the nachos fajitas) so we are usually having one or the other. The orders are huge, however they do not object to sharing and we usually order a side with these to... More 

Thank CharlesCity_IASuzyQ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2751 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1528
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-423-1807

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?