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 into their empty restaurant by offering us free appetizers with our 2/1 drink special. Well, we ended up leaving somewhat disappointed.
Instead of bringing our 2/1 drinks one at a time, they brought all 4 of them (two of us there) at the same time. By the time we got to #2, it was already watered down from the ice. And, they forgot to mention the drinks were $12.00 each (double what other bars were charging). Shame on us for not asking first!
Here comes the frightening part....during the consumption of our alcohol, Jose/Librado talked us into giving him a $50.00 cash deposit for a time share presentation. We were to receive 2 free tickets for the Pirate's dinner cruise and also get our $50.00 back for visiting a time share.
The next day, we wasted 1/2 waiting on him to pick us up at our hotel as promised. Of course he never showed up! I called his cell phone and he apologized stating that he got too drunk the night before.
Long story-short, after numerous attempts to collect our money, we ended up getting all of it back except for $10.00.
If you want to go to a Fabulous bar/restaurant, go a few doors down to the Mextreme! We ate their 4 times and every time it was wonderful. The food, service and entertainment are wonderful! If you go there, tell the manager, Amelio that his Ohio friends, Greg and Marty said Hello!
Save your money and spend it there INSTEAD of at the Calenda Oaxaca!
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