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Calenda Oaxaca

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Cancun, Mexico
883 57 88
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Monroe, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

We made the mistake of stopping by here too on our recent trip to Cancun on 9/25/11. The bar/restaurant is right near the beginning of the strip in the Hotel zone. Like most of the other Mexican people, the tall bald guy, who introduced himself as Jose (and we found out later that his REAL name is Librado) lured us... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

We stopped here for a family dinner on our first day in Cancun. First of all, this restaurant didn't have air conditioning. We were going to keep walking but the host (tall bald guy) insisted he had turned it on and would cool down, it never did. We were the only people in the restaurant, that should have been a... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

Have been to Cancun many times over the past 20 years and this was the first time I ever noticed this restaurant so decided to give it a try. Loved everything . Great atmosphere, excellent service and fantastic food. My sis and I went twice. Looking forward to eating there again during my trip next month. But note that, at... More 

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San Clemente, CA
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

Coming from California I have experienced plenty of good Mexican food. This place was the worst place we ate in Cancun and one of the worst restaurant decisions I have made. The food is bad and the prices are ridiculous. First clue was the giant ad selling 5 coronas for $10 US. The bucket on the wall is clearly 12... More 

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San Ramon, CA.
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

For some reason the night we went they had the restaurant interior closed; the only table available were outside in the front. The food was okay but nothing special; ditto for the service and the drinks.

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2011

My wife and I had an excellent experience, here. The food was great and the service was outstanding. Our waiter, Gusto, was very accommodating and, not only provided samples of the different mole sauces, but also arranged my meal to have the meat in two of the mole sauces, since I couldn't decide. The fact that they had several different... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2011

We went to try Calenda Oaxaca because the night before, after we had already ate at another place, we walked by and talked to the hosts in front. The gentelman with the shaved head was very friendly and thought we would go back the next night and try it out. We had had a late lunch so only wanted some... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2011

We ended up going to this restaurant after walking around this area of the hotel zone, and I wish I would have read some of the recent reviews before wandering into this establishment. By this point in our trip we'd already eaten downtown at several small restaurants several times and expected our experience to be fairly similar, but it turns... More 

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Freedom, Pennsylvania
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332 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2011

Always have heard that the best food and chefs in Mexico come from Oaxaca. They must have deserted Cancun for the States. Restaurant was completely empty when we arrived around 730 pm. Service was very accomodating since no one else was there. We got taste all the various mole sauces first so we could make a choice. Once selected though,... More 

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1 Thank Sweetwater
Rome, Italy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2011

Please do not even enter the restaurant! Terrible food! No no, it's a trap for turists! Use your money in other restaurants, please!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: 883 57 88

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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?