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Ave. Tulum 260 | Plaza Las Americas Downtown Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
019988847818
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Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friend and I were shopping in Plaza Las Americas and wanted a quick lunch. Stopped at Sanborn's. Ordered Chicken Enchiladas to split. In a word - Gross. Will never go back.

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Thank bajathecat
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The friendly, cozy atmosphere in this restaurant is enjoyable, the food and service here was as well very good. The waitress was very kind and made sure we had a pleasant meal. We will return to this restaurant again and try some more of their classic dishes. We had a lovely time! Enjoy your meal! PS: Their homemade lemonade water... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a classic restaurant in Mexico for family breakfast on sunday or coffee and dessert during the afternoon or a mexican style dinner. I love the enchiladas suizas, caldo tlalpeño and the coffee. Service is good The place is comfortable

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Thank NuriaTW
Winter Park, Florida
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Being a big fan of Sanborns in Mexico City, this was my second Cancun establishment in a few years. Considerably smaller than the one close to Flamingo Hotel in the Hotel Zone but it felt cozy and inviting. The service was very slow and at times I thought that maybe the lady server who was quite mature was very tired... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This was hands down the worst dining experience I have had during my entire visit to Mexico. I visited Sanborn's because it is one of the few places in the Cancun center that is open late, and I was getting dinner around 10 p.m. since I had just gotten in by bus. First of all, the food was just OK,... More 

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Thank mm305
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I liked this shop it had a touch of the past about it, like how old London department stores used to be before everything become bland soulless white florescent clones.

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Thank Haitchie
Conifer, Colorado
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

The quality of Sanborn's food is not as good as it used to be, unless you go for their classic dishes, like enchiladas suizas.

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Thank Leonor M
Longmont, United States
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217 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Visited recently while passing through Cancun. Standard breakfast included coffee and juice. Several choices for breakfast and they all looked good. Had their omelet and spouse had poached eggs. Down side was my first cup of coffee was cold and the second cup was spoiled by bad creamer.

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Thank Ronald L
Silver Spring, Maryland
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Sandborns is always on my list of places to revisit when I vacation each winter in Cancun. The service is attentive & the waitresses are dressed in a traditional Mexican outfit. Dinners are excellent & there is a large choice of meals. Leave room for dessert too. You won't be disappointed eating at Sandborns & the price is reasonable. Be... More 

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Thank tonihoney
Aylesford, Nova Scotia
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Wonderful large shopping mall almost across from our downtown hotel. Every kind of food can be found here also as there are many restaurants to choose from.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. Tulum 260 | Plaza Las Americas Downtown Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: 019988847818
Description
Nice restaurant in a shopping center. You can find it all here, gifts, snacks, electronics, and a great restaurant. Very friendly and a variety of fresh fruit juices. Breakfast was wonderful and the atmosphere was cozy. Plenty of parking in the shopping center.

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