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El Timón de Cancún

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US$10 - US$15
CUISINES
Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

We had a great experience at the restaurant. Great vibe and music. Marco was our server and he was amazing. He can recommend you anything to drink or eat. Have to try tamarind margarita, it was my fav and they sold out!

Date of visit: April 2022
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emilio c, Propietario at El Timon de Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2022

Hello Phouthonem! Thank you so much for your visit and great review. We're waiting for you on your next visit and another tamarind margarita😄

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Reviewed 10 October 2021

great best local food love it, we stayed las week in October 2021 was on of the best restaurant that we visited in Cancun

Date of visit: October 2021
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Estefania L, Propietario at El Timon de Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2021
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🤩🤩🙌🏼🙌🏼

Reviewed 15 March 2022 via mobile

Everything we ordered was excellent. We speak mostly English and the staff was very accommodating. Luis was very helpful with his recommendations and English accommodations. Overall we had a great experience. We’ll definitely be back next time we visit Cancun.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Grupo Bovinos, Other at El Timon de Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2022

Thank you so much!!! 😊 it was a pleasure, hope to see you again 🤩

Reviewed 16 February 2022

Perfect for family dining! Our food was great, fast and friendly service. We were happy to find this place!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Estefania L, Propietario at El Timon de Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2022
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Muchas gracias :D A nosotros nos alegra que nos hayan elegido para comer delicioso!

Reviewed 13 January 2022

We ordered "the whale" (no idea what it was but as it was explained figured hard to go wrong with shrimp and squid) ,calamari, orange juice, a coke and sangria. The coke was...well coke. The OJ was watered down but eh still tasted fresh. Whatevs...."The whale" was this cold concoction of what I'm convinced is past patrons leftovers. Cold fish, squid, and shrimp bathed in this horrid (I think) tamarind sauce that tasted more like a hangover cure or a dare gone wrong than a meal. The sangria, again watered down, no fresh fruit and bland. Literally if you've bought any supermarket sangria in any country in the world, including the non alcoholic kind, you've had better. The calamari, almost certainly from the frozen food section, was the highlight of the meal. Tourists, go here for the view and a beer, nothing else.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2021 via mobile

My uncle recommended this restaurant when I asked him for some good seafood. We have come back three times and the food has been awesome. The place is really nice and super friendly. Regarding the prices it is very reasonable for Cancun. I highly recommend...it. Our last waiter was Silverio and he is awesome.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Estefania L, Propietario at El Timon de Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2022

What happiness that you liked! We hope you visit us a fourth time! 😍

Reviewed 19 October 2021

We discovered this place during our trip to Isla Mujeres on a Saturday. Had dinner on our way back. It was a wonderful experience. Great food, reasonable price, excellent service and amazing view. Couldn't have been better. So we went back for dinner 2 days...later. On a Monday it is a whole different experience. After taking our order our waiter was nowhere to be found. We had to reach out to the staff servicing neighboring tables. Food was still great. Service was complete contrast to our previous experience. Finally we sent word to our waiter for the bill. He shows up with the bill. I noticed an error in the bill. Our waiter had of course disappeared by now. So we flagged the waitress from the next table and pointed out the error to her. For one item they had charged higher than the price on the menu. She just shrugged and refused to address the issue, instead asked "cash or card". We were in a rush and didn't have the time to escalate the issue. Not to mentioned they had also added a 15% tip automatically. Was hoping to have one more dinner here before we left Cancun. Not happening anymore.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

Capitán Efrén , Christian and Marco made my daughters Quinceanera so special they treated her like a queen I recommend this wonderful restaurant 100000% AMAZING people!!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Estefania L, Propietario at El Timon de Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2021
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Rachel, muchas gracias por tus comentarios son muy importantes para nosotros, nos encantó recibirlas! 🤩🥳🎉 Esperemos pronto nos visiten nuevamente...More

Reviewed 1 October 2021 via mobile

Wonderful place overlooking the beach. The fish tacos and ceviche were amazing. Super affordable, $20 for dinner for the two of us.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Estefania L, Propietario at El Timon de Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2021
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Muchas gracias por tus comentarios esperamos verlos nuevamente de regreso 🤩🤩

Reviewed 28 September 2021

I don’t have words for the food nor the service. After the first bite of the calamari and the lobster I was speechless. I did not take any picture or said a word during the meal. Seriously. Ingredients were top quality and preparation was masterful....Even the most simple foods like steamed vegetables where on point. The staff is so nice and servicial. After having a meal that leaves you speechless most times I’m conscious of having dessert since many times it doesn’t live up to the expectations created by the main course. I had the Brigadeiro cake and took a bite from my partner’s cheesecake. Just amazing. Every single bite of every single plate. The beverages? Dead cold beer and Horchata (which wasn’t too sweet). Everything was homemade. I consider myself a foodie and today I had my Ratatouille moment.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Estefania L, Propietario at El Timon de Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2021
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Tus comentarios son muy importantes para nosotros ¡Gracias!

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Frequently Asked Questions about El Timón de Cancún

Yes, El Timón de Cancún offers takeaway services.

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El Timón de Cancún is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4