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Mandinga

#183 of 799 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
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Av. Lopez Portillo, Cancun, Mexico
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12:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 19:00
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Australia
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Delicious food with delightful service. Beach chairs and sandy beach in front of restaurant if you want to enjoy a day of relaxing. I love the limonada here and always a delicious meal.

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Thank MsSoloTraveller
Zephyrhills, Florida
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Ask the taxi driver, he/she will take you. A wide assortment of seafood dishes. My family loves the coconut shrimp, I went for the steamed fish. Takes a half hour to prepare and is .30 centavos a gram. Ask for the smallest (500) gram fish, 150 pesos. Not bad at 19 to a dollar. The atmosphere is not spectacular but... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Great place to eat when the sun goes down. Right on the water. Had a shrimp/rice dish that was so good had to come back. Watched the pirate ship next door sail away while we ate. Moderately priced

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Thank SLTraveller2914
Cancun, Mexico
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The place is good where it's located, but the quality of the service is bad, the food it's average, the staff seems a little lost, they got wrong our food, we ordered octopus with onion, but in reality it's more onion with a little octopus, the cocktail was not as good as other places. Not coming back. If you want... More 

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Thank Eduardo D
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

La Mandinga is a special find outside of Cancún in the Puerto Juarez area. Their service is excellent, prices even better, and delicious plates even better still. Things to try; arroz tumbada; fish any style (grilled with garlic was spectacular); pulpo a la plancha; jugo fresco de naranja; margarita frozen; torito de coco, torito de cacahuate - You have to... More 

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Camarillo, California, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located north of the hotel zone by the ferry going to Isla Mujeres. A quiet setting on a Monday afternoon. We were warmly greeted and shown to a table overlooking the beach as shown in the photos. The stuffed fish fillet was remarkable and for less than $10US. After our meal, we hung out at the lounge... More 

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Thank Ralph C
Cancun, Mexico
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I always take guests and family members to Mandinga. We used to celebrate Mother's Day and my birthday here. I still go every chance I get. The food is exquisite, the drinks divine and the view priceless!

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Thank muwzik
England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

We were staying nearby Mandingas so this was a lovely find for us. It's a real place for the locals, serving all the traditional food you would expect. The waiting staff are very friendly and the food is nice and fresh. The restaurant is clean and well looked after. We were shown the 'wet fish' caught that day and were... More 

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Thank mjdevuk
Manchester, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Very good Mexican food. Service was very good. Food excellent. Going back soon. Easy walk from our condo. Prices very reasonable.

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Thank Flybouy_Ken
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant. We took the recommended seafood dish, which was a well prepared fish covered with scrimp, a creamy sauce and rice and potatoes on the side. It tasted very delicious and it was only 170 pesos (the most expensive dish on the menu). The serving was quick and friendly. Would definitely go there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Latin, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 19:00
Thursday
12:00 - 19:00
Friday
12:00 - 19:00
Saturday
12:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Lopez Portillo, Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun

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