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Mandinga

#172 of 811 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

brought my family to Cancun and was lucky enough to find this gem....Prices were super affordable for my family of 5... The coconut shrimp was excellent.We had the lobster pizza (amazing) and a shrimp pizza along with seafood pasta. I had the house mariachi band sing a song of love to my beautiful wife ( and did a great job... More 

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Thank Kent K
Berthoud, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is great, right on the beach, with dining in or outside options. The food was very good, and the prices are reasonable. Our server Cindy was great and made the experience all that much more enjoyable. Can't wait to go again!

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Thank knudsendebbie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A family-friendly restaurant right on the beach overlooking the Captain Hook galleon, with a basic but good value menu. As our hotel was a way out from Downtown Cancun or the Hotel Zone, I'd been struggling to find vegetarian-friendly restaurants (most concentrating on seafood). Thankfully Mandinga could offer a few dishes including a rather delightful Rice & Blackbeans (Cuban style).... More 

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Australia
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70 reviews
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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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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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Thank Albert F
Sugar Land, Texas
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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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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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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
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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
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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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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?