Santos Mariscos, Cancun

Address: Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 12.723 Loc. 1-A Hotel Zone, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone: +529988406300
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Restaurant name: Santos Mariscos, Cancun
Price range: $ ( Cheap eats)
Cusines: • Mexican
• Latin
• Seafood
Schedule: Sunday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Santos Mariscos, Cancun
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4.5 / 5
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Santos Mariscos, Cancun address:
Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 12.723 Loc. 1-A Hotel Zone, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone: +529988406300

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Excellent:
52%
Very good:
36%
Average:
6%
Poor:
2%
Terrible:
4%



Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2016-12-03
 Small but Tasty
A very small restaurant situated between El Fish Fritanga and La Destileria on Kukulcan about the 12.7 KM, they have 4 tables on a patio in the front (street side) and 2 inside by the bar...and can seat about 12 upstairs. I believe they have the best Ceviche in Cancun...and a rather interesting twist to guacamole...they add smoked oysters to it...yes, smoked oysters! Don't knock it unless you have given it a taste! I love their shrimp and poblano tacos my wife enjoyed the Cheese Empanadas. It looks like a hole in the wall and it is, but it is fashioned after a famous Mexican wrestler...not that would make the food better but it is a great place that enjoys more local patronage that the tourists, but if your walking by, walk in and try the Ceviche!

User
2016-11-18
 Great place you miss if you aren't looking!
We stumbled upon this place as we were walking on the Blvd. looking for two of the other restaurants we'd seen advertised. The prices are great! We had fajitas, shrimp tacos, margaritas, and their salsa. Everything was great! The chicken and shrimp were so tender.

Olathe, Kansas
2016-07-25
 Can't Wait To Return
We having been going to Cancun for the last 10 years and just found Santos Mariscos. This place is right next door to another one of our favorite restaurants El Fish Fritanga. The tacos and the pescados are delicious! The salsas are also very good. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The prices are very reasonable!! We are looking forward to going back next year.

Watsonville, California
2016-05-28
 Yummy Sea Food
Their food was very fresh. We had grilled shrimp tacos and fried fish tacos both were very good. Their choices of Salsas were awesome if you love spicy you must try the Habanero Mayo!!!

Olathe, Kansas
2017-07-17
 Try the guacamole
Thanks to the person that recommended the guacamole. It was amazing! This was our second trip to Santos Mariscos. I am surprised there are not more reviews. The food is great and the prices are very reasonable. Can't wait to return next year.


User
2017-01-06
 Lunch
My new favorite seafood restaurant in Cancun. I'll gone to a lot seafood restaurants in Cancun. Santos is, by far, my favorite. Great location, easy to get to, on the hotel strip. Jump on the bus or taxi and now uber to get there. Great prices! Excellent food with lots of choices on salsa.

Toronto, Canada
2016-12-19
 Excellent fish Tacos! Lotsof other good dishes as well!
This little place is just so cool! Food is really good, Cerveza is priced right and so is the food. Friendly service!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2016-12-03
 Small but Tasty
A very small restaurant situated between El Fish Fritanga and La Destileria on Kukulcan about the 12.7 KM, they have 4 tables on a patio in the front (street side) and 2 inside by the bar...and can seat about 12 upstairs. I believe they have the best Ceviche in Cancun...and a rather interesting twist to guacamole...they add smoked oysters to it...yes, smoked oysters! Don't knock it unless you have given it a taste! I love their shrimp and poblano tacos my wife enjoyed the Cheese Empanadas. It looks like a hole in the wall and it is, but it is fashioned after a famous Mexican wrestler...not that would make the food better but it is a great place that enjoys more local patronage that the tourists, but if your walking by, walk in and try the Ceviche!

User
2016-11-18
 Great place you miss if you aren't looking!
We stumbled upon this place as we were walking on the Blvd. looking for two of the other restaurants we'd seen advertised. The prices are great! We had fajitas, shrimp tacos, margaritas, and their salsa. Everything was great! The chicken and shrimp were so tender.

Olathe, Kansas
2016-07-25
 Can't Wait To Return
We having been going to Cancun for the last 10 years and just found Santos Mariscos. This place is right next door to another one of our favorite restaurants El Fish Fritanga. The tacos and the pescados are delicious! The salsas are also very good. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The prices are very reasonable!! We are looking forward to going back next year.

Watsonville, California
2016-05-28
 Yummy Sea Food
Their food was very fresh. We had grilled shrimp tacos and fried fish tacos both were very good. Their choices of Salsas were awesome if you love spicy you must try the Habanero Mayo!!!

Parker, Colorado
2016-05-11
 nice people and food
This is a hole in the wall and if you blink you may miss it! It is right beside a place that sells excursions. Take the time and effort to find it, you won't be disappointed! You can eat and drink for about $10 US per person. Well worth the price! Home-made tortillas!

Reisterstown, Maryland
2016-05-05
 Authentic, real food in a fun atmosphere
My husband & I are on our honeymoon & have been searching for an authentic Mexican meal since we arrived in Cancun.We read about Santos Mariscos in a travel book & decided to give it a shot.This is the best meal we have had so far in Cancun, hands down.The atmosphere is unique & fun (a portrait of Mexican wrestlers dons one wall), & Reuben, the owner, was an amazing host.The guacamole was phenomenal, served with several salsas (trust us & try the strawberry & jalapeno...it's way better than it sounds) & condiments. The pescadilla was delightful; crunchy & light with tons of fish filling.The al pastor fish & baja fish tacos were the best tacos we have had so far, & the beef taco (marinated skirt steak with cilantro) was refreshingly simple, but packed a ton of flavor.We definitely over ordered, but literally could not stop eating.This spot, right on the Blvd. Kulkukan, is walking distance from La Isla Plaza & surrounding hotels, but seems like a whole different world than the touristy Hotel Zone.If you're looking for an inexpensive, delicious, authentic meal with amazing service, Santos Mariscos is not to be missed.

Downingtown, PA
2016-03-30
 Best Fish Tacos
Our family has been going to Cancun for 6 years and we were lucky enough to find Santos Mariscos the first year and we always look forward to our visit. This year was no exception. Excellent tacos pescados baja, guacamole with oysters, ceviche, to name a few. Margaritas and mojitos are excellent too and very family friendly pricing. Can't wait to go back next year!

New Providence, Pennsylvania
2016-03-01
 Great food and even greater server
Our server Jaime (jimmie) was an extraordinary server. His attitude and personality made our experience an A+. The cheese empenada and shrimp tacos were reasonable and delicious. We hope to come back before we go back to pa.

Atlanta
2016-02-25
 Great, fresh, low cost food!
After reading reviews on TA, we stopped at Santos Mariscos early in our trip, thank goodness, because we could then return! The ceviche is so fresh and delicious! We enjoyed the guacamole and also tacos -- grilled shrimp and a steak taco. We ended the meals with homemade flan. Everything is so good. I can't say enough how delicious the food is, and so cheap! This restaurant is just past Fish Fritanga (another one of my faves, but I like Santos Mariscos better!) and before the cigar bar.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2016-01-17
 Smoked Oyster Guacamole
My family and I found out about this neat little restaurant after visiting with the Concierge at our hotel...we asked her were she and her co-workers go to eat and this was one of the spots she recommended, she said it has the some of the best ceviche in Cancun! I couldn't agree more, their ceviche is some of the best I've ever eaten and ceviche is one of our after scuba diving snacks we enjoy and Santos Mariscos is great. They also prepare guacamole with smoked oysters in it and we love it...I've never had that combination before but we go there at least twice during every trip to Cancun just for the ceviche and guacamole, plus I really like the shrimp, poblano tacos. For an 8 table restaurant the quality has been consistent for the last 6 years and we've made it a must go place when ever we are in Cancun and you should too!

User
2016-01-12
 Great lunch and service
Ate here the other day we found it by accident, sheltering from rain, pleasant surprise, delicious fish tacos, food and service very good, would highly recommend :-)

Parker, Colorado
2016-05-11
 nice people and food
This is a hole in the wall and if you blink you may miss it! It is right beside a place that sells excursions. Take the time and effort to find it, you won't be disappointed! You can eat and drink for about $10 US per person. Well worth the price! Home-made tortillas!

Reisterstown, Maryland
2016-05-05
 Authentic, real food in a fun atmosphere
My husband & I are on our honeymoon & have been searching for an authentic Mexican meal since we arrived in Cancun.We read about Santos Mariscos in a travel book & decided to give it a shot.This is the best meal we have had so far in Cancun, hands down.The atmosphere is unique & fun (a portrait of Mexican wrestlers dons one wall), & Reuben, the owner, was an amazing host.The guacamole was phenomenal, served with several salsas (trust us & try the strawberry & jalapeno...it's way better than it sounds) & condiments. The pescadilla was delightful; crunchy & light with tons of fish filling.The al pastor fish & baja fish tacos were the best tacos we have had so far, & the beef taco (marinated skirt steak with cilantro) was refreshingly simple, but packed a ton of flavor.We definitely over ordered, but literally could not stop eating.This spot, right on the Blvd. Kulkukan, is walking distance from La Isla Plaza & surrounding hotels, but seems like a whole different world than the touristy Hotel Zone.If you're looking for an inexpensive, delicious, authentic meal with amazing service, Santos Mariscos is not to be missed.

Downingtown, PA
2016-03-30
 Best Fish Tacos
Our family has been going to Cancun for 6 years and we were lucky enough to find Santos Mariscos the first year and we always look forward to our visit. This year was no exception. Excellent tacos pescados baja, guacamole with oysters, ceviche, to name a few. Margaritas and mojitos are excellent too and very family friendly pricing. Can't wait to go back next year!

New Providence, Pennsylvania
2016-03-01
 Great food and even greater server
Our server Jaime (jimmie) was an extraordinary server. His attitude and personality made our experience an A+. The cheese empenada and shrimp tacos were reasonable and delicious. We hope to come back before we go back to pa.

Atlanta
2016-02-25
 Great, fresh, low cost food!
After reading reviews on TA, we stopped at Santos Mariscos early in our trip, thank goodness, because we could then return! The ceviche is so fresh and delicious! We enjoyed the guacamole and also tacos -- grilled shrimp and a steak taco. We ended the meals with homemade flan. Everything is so good. I can't say enough how delicious the food is, and so cheap! This restaurant is just past Fish Fritanga (another one of my faves, but I like Santos Mariscos better!) and before the cigar bar.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2016-01-17
 Smoked Oyster Guacamole
My family and I found out about this neat little restaurant after visiting with the Concierge at our hotel...we asked her were she and her co-workers go to eat and this was one of the spots she recommended, she said it has the some of the best ceviche in Cancun! I couldn't agree more, their ceviche is some of the best I've ever eaten and ceviche is one of our after scuba diving snacks we enjoy and Santos Mariscos is great. They also prepare guacamole with smoked oysters in it and we love it...I've never had that combination before but we go there at least twice during every trip to Cancun just for the ceviche and guacamole, plus I really like the shrimp, poblano tacos. For an 8 table restaurant the quality has been consistent for the last 6 years and we've made it a must go place when ever we are in Cancun and you should too!

User
2016-01-12
 Great lunch and service
Ate here the other day we found it by accident, sheltering from rain, pleasant surprise, delicious fish tacos, food and service very good, would highly recommend :-)

Chatham, Illinois
2015-12-16
 Good food.
We stopped here just for a snack. Wasn't really expecting a good experience because it sits on the side of the road in between some big businesses. We ordered shrimp tacos. Much to our surprise they were excellent. I ordered 3, but was still hungry so ordered another one. I wish they had added a few more shrimp, but none the less it was still good.

User
2015-11-24
 Yum
Best ceviche I've found. It's very authenticate, small. I'm will not disappoint Ceviche mixto, tacos and two beers. Fair pricing. Ask for wifi!

Milwaukee
2015-11-07
 Authentic and affordable
Fresh and flavorful seafood tacos with many different spicy salsas. Will return before leaving the area. Very affordable.

DFW
2015-10-06
 Good tacos !
Don't let the "hole in the wall" exterior stop you from going in. They have some excellent tacos and some very friendly and accommodating service. They primarily have only tacos - but for a very local place and not expensive, this is a must try when you visit.

Michigan
2015-09-14
 Delicious!!
Great food and great service. Has both outdoor and indoor seating arrangement. Staffs are polite and speaks good English. The Pescadilla is a little towards American taste in the sense that there was mayonnaise on it. The tamarind margarita was fantastic. Fish tacos, ceviche and steamed fish were very tasty. A tray of condiments is served first comprising of chili sauce, pico-de-gallo, mayonnaise and jalapenos with nachos and crackers.

Warsaw, Poland
2015-09-12
 Delicoius
Place worth to recommend, delicious food, kind staff, reasonable price. You can eat outside or inside.

Chatham, Illinois
2015-12-16
 Good food.
We stopped here just for a snack. Wasn't really expecting a good experience because it sits on the side of the road in between some big businesses. We ordered shrimp tacos. Much to our surprise they were excellent. I ordered 3, but was still hungry so ordered another one. I wish they had added a few more shrimp, but none the less it was still good.

User
2015-11-24
 Yum
Best ceviche I've found. It's very authenticate, small. I'm will not disappoint Ceviche mixto, tacos and two beers. Fair pricing. Ask for wifi!

Milwaukee
2015-11-07
 Authentic and affordable
Fresh and flavorful seafood tacos with many different spicy salsas. Will return before leaving the area. Very affordable.

DFW
2015-10-06
 Good tacos !
Don't let the "hole in the wall" exterior stop you from going in. They have some excellent tacos and some very friendly and accommodating service. They primarily have only tacos - but for a very local place and not expensive, this is a must try when you visit.

Michigan
2015-09-14
 Delicious!!
Great food and great service. Has both outdoor and indoor seating arrangement. Staffs are polite and speaks good English. The Pescadilla is a little towards American taste in the sense that there was mayonnaise on it. The tamarind margarita was fantastic. Fish tacos, ceviche and steamed fish were very tasty. A tray of condiments is served first comprising of chili sauce, pico-de-gallo, mayonnaise and jalapenos with nachos and crackers.

Warsaw, Poland
2015-09-12
 Delicoius
Place worth to recommend, delicious food, kind staff, reasonable price. You can eat outside or inside.

User
2015-08-29
 Wonderful!
This is a fabulous and authentic place in the hotel zone of Cancun. It is small and family run and has wonderful food. It makes a nice change from the resorts and overpriced fare of the tourist traps! Make sure you have the Baja tacos as well as the wonderful empanadas. The guacamole is excellent as well as the tamarind margaritas. For our family of 8 adults it was only around £20 per head. And the best meal we have had!

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2015-08-06
 unfortunately we found this place on our last night
stumbled across this place by accident(you could easily walk past) on opposite side to ruths chris steakhouse about 60 metres away..went in for a couple of drinks but after seeing what people were eating,we decided to try it for ourselves..The "cazuela al ajillo" starter(shrimps octopus and squid mixed with garlic and peppers) was absolutely delicious.Very friendly and helpful owner who gave us tips on which tequilla to take home..Only complaint was wish we had found this place on our 1st night instead of our last!!!

Midland, Texas
2015-07-10
 I wish I had found this place sooner!
The food here was awesome! So different from Texan Mexican food which is exactly what I was looking for in Cancun! The shrimp burger was amazing! The jalapeño & strawberry salsa was so cool and so different as were the rest of the salsas they bring u. The shrimp, fish, and octopus tacos were all delicious. Careful with the habanero mayo because it is hot!

Chicago, Illinois
2015-04-18
 Authentic Food on the Hotel Strip
So glad I checked this out on tripadvisor prior to my trip. This was one of the best meals I had in Cancun while on vacation 2 weeks ago. My boyfriend and I started with the guacamole and decided to split the ceviche. The ceviche w had that great lime flavor that I love so much and was very fresh. I had the octopus tacos and he had the deep fried shrimp tacos with poblano cheese. Again the octopus tacos were fresh and came with onions, cilantro, and lime which was perfect. The shrimp were huge in the tacos. We left full and happy while spending less than $15 per person.The staff was very friendly and attentive and the restaurant itself was very cute. It may be a bit hard to find as its small. We got off the bus near the Kulkulcan plaza, crossed the street and walk north a block or so. It is near a cigar place I believe in a cluster or buildings. We will definitely be back! It is becoming harder and harder to find authentic food in the hotel zone and I'm so glad this restaurant is here.

User
2015-03-20
 The best shrimp tacos!!
We discovered Santos Mariscos after walking by it on our way back to the hotel one night. Looking it up, it had great reviews so we tried it. The most amazing tacos were the tacos de camaron camaroninas- tacos with shrimp, poblano peppers, onions and cheese. And the sauces to go with - delicious! We actually ate here twice in one day - three times overall - and I got these tacos every time. You NEED to go here, and you NEED to order these. The best deal around!!

User
2015-08-29
 Wonderful!
This is a fabulous and authentic place in the hotel zone of Cancun. It is small and family run and has wonderful food. It makes a nice change from the resorts and overpriced fare of the tourist traps! Make sure you have the Baja tacos as well as the wonderful empanadas. The guacamole is excellent as well as the tamarind margaritas. For our family of 8 adults it was only around £20 per head. And the best meal we have had!

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2015-08-06
 unfortunately we found this place on our last night
stumbled across this place by accident(you could easily walk past) on opposite side to ruths chris steakhouse about 60 metres away..went in for a couple of drinks but after seeing what people were eating,we decided to try it for ourselves..The "cazuela al ajillo" starter(shrimps octopus and squid mixed with garlic and peppers) was absolutely delicious.Very friendly and helpful owner who gave us tips on which tequilla to take home..Only complaint was wish we had found this place on our 1st night instead of our last!!!

Midland, Texas
2015-07-10
 I wish I had found this place sooner!
The food here was awesome! So different from Texan Mexican food which is exactly what I was looking for in Cancun! The shrimp burger was amazing! The jalapeño & strawberry salsa was so cool and so different as were the rest of the salsas they bring u. The shrimp, fish, and octopus tacos were all delicious. Careful with the habanero mayo because it is hot!

Chicago, Illinois
2015-04-18
 Authentic Food on the Hotel Strip
So glad I checked this out on tripadvisor prior to my trip. This was one of the best meals I had in Cancun while on vacation 2 weeks ago. My boyfriend and I started with the guacamole and decided to split the ceviche. The ceviche w had that great lime flavor that I love so much and was very fresh. I had the octopus tacos and he had the deep fried shrimp tacos with poblano cheese. Again the octopus tacos were fresh and came with onions, cilantro, and lime which was perfect. The shrimp were huge in the tacos. We left full and happy while spending less than $15 per person.The staff was very friendly and attentive and the restaurant itself was very cute. It may be a bit hard to find as its small. We got off the bus near the Kulkulcan plaza, crossed the street and walk north a block or so. It is near a cigar place I believe in a cluster or buildings. We will definitely be back! It is becoming harder and harder to find authentic food in the hotel zone and I'm so glad this restaurant is here.

User
2015-03-20
 The best shrimp tacos!!
We discovered Santos Mariscos after walking by it on our way back to the hotel one night. Looking it up, it had great reviews so we tried it. The most amazing tacos were the tacos de camaron camaroninas- tacos with shrimp, poblano peppers, onions and cheese. And the sauces to go with - delicious! We actually ate here twice in one day - three times overall - and I got these tacos every time. You NEED to go here, and you NEED to order these. The best deal around!!

User
2015-02-22
 Away from the high hotel food cost for great tacos
Dzahui Campos was an excellent waiter and should be working in a 5 star resort. He was very accommodating and explained the menu in detail. If you like to get away and get a real good Mexican taco this is the place the food was outstanding and the price is right. Short walk from many hotels excellent food and servce,treat yourself.

User
2015-02-08
 Best Taco's & Guacamole in Cancun!
The tacos were awesome. Two couples and we had four different tacos, all excellent. The Guacamole was the best we have ever eaten and we have had allot. A must try when in Cancun.

User
2015-01-08
 Tremendous fish tacos!
Excellent, very reasonably priced fish tacos in Hotel Zone. Looks somewhat of a "dive" but that food was seriously good. Too bad I only discovered it on my last night or I would have made return trips. Pretty cheap beer too.

Sacramento, California, United States
2014-11-23
 Authentic Mexican Seafood
Excellent experience. We had tacos de camarones a la plancha (grilled prawn tacos), tacos de pescado al pastor (spicy grilled fish with pineapple), and fajitas de pollo (chicken grilled with peppers and onions), and shrmp cocktail. Every single dish was excellent. Highly recommended.

Loveland, Ohio
2014-10-30
 Great place to grab a beer
We stopped here for a quick beer while walking along the Kukulcan Blvd. Great service, super cold beers and clean restrooms. Perfect pit stop!

Marquette, Michigan
2014-06-12
 Great Food
Small restaurant in the hotel zone. We go there at least twice while we are here…Great shrimp tacos…forget about chain restaurants you can go to those back home

User
2015-02-22
 Away from the high hotel food cost for great tacos
Dzahui Campos was an excellent waiter and should be working in a 5 star resort. He was very accommodating and explained the menu in detail. If you like to get away and get a real good Mexican taco this is the place the food was outstanding and the price is right. Short walk from many hotels excellent food and servce,treat yourself.

User
2015-02-08
 Best Taco's & Guacamole in Cancun!
The tacos were awesome. Two couples and we had four different tacos, all excellent. The Guacamole was the best we have ever eaten and we have had allot. A must try when in Cancun.

User
2015-01-08
 Tremendous fish tacos!
Excellent, very reasonably priced fish tacos in Hotel Zone. Looks somewhat of a "dive" but that food was seriously good. Too bad I only discovered it on my last night or I would have made return trips. Pretty cheap beer too.

Olathe, Kansas
2017-07-17
 Try the guacamole
Thanks to the person that recommended the guacamole. It was amazing! This was our second trip to Santos Mariscos. I am surprised there are not more reviews. The food is great and the prices are very reasonable. Can't wait to return next year.

Sacramento, California, United States
2014-11-23
 Authentic Mexican Seafood
Excellent experience. We had tacos de camarones a la plancha (grilled prawn tacos), tacos de pescado al pastor (spicy grilled fish with pineapple), and fajitas de pollo (chicken grilled with peppers and onions), and shrmp cocktail. Every single dish was excellent. Highly recommended.

Loveland, Ohio
2014-10-30
 Great place to grab a beer
We stopped here for a quick beer while walking along the Kukulcan Blvd. Great service, super cold beers and clean restrooms. Perfect pit stop!

User
2017-01-06
 Lunch
My new favorite seafood restaurant in Cancun. I'll gone to a lot seafood restaurants in Cancun. Santos is, by far, my favorite. Great location, easy to get to, on the hotel strip. Jump on the bus or taxi and now uber to get there. Great prices! Excellent food with lots of choices on salsa.

Toronto, Canada
2016-12-19
 Excellent fish Tacos! Lotsof other good dishes as well!
This little place is just so cool! Food is really good, Cerveza is priced right and so is the food. Friendly service!

Marquette, Michigan
2014-06-12
 Great Food
Small restaurant in the hotel zone. We go there at least twice while we are here…Great shrimp tacos…forget about chain restaurants you can go to those back home

Minden, Nevada
2016-07-17
 Great affordable dining in hotel zone
This is an excellent place to go if you are looking for authentic and affordable Mexican food in the Cancun hotel zone. The margaritas here were better than those in the hotel bar. The smoked oyster guacamole was excellent and one order was more than enough for two people. The service was good and very prompt. The decor is tacky but typical for a local Mexican eatery. I would happily eat there again and recommend it to a friend.

Minden, Nevada
2016-07-17
 Great affordable dining in hotel zone
This is an excellent place to go if you are looking for authentic and affordable Mexican food in the Cancun hotel zone. The margaritas here were better than those in the hotel bar. The smoked oyster guacamole was excellent and one order was more than enough for two people. The service was good and very prompt. The decor is tacky but typical for a local Mexican eatery. I would happily eat there again and recommend it to a friend.

Coal City
2016-03-20
 Great Food!
This place was Great! Gerat atmosphere,great food, and great prices the dining out trifecta.Our server Dzahui Campos was Excellante!He was very helpful when we were ordering explaining all the different dishes. He also kept our drinks from getting empty.So if you are looking for a small restaurant in the hotel zone give Santos Mariscos a try . Its in a very safe location right across from the Police and Fire station. Also look for Issac he runs the small tour office right next door he helps bring in customers to the restaurant, and he has some beef interesting stories.

Northborough, Massachusetts
2016-02-22
 Get the shrimp tacos!
We went here for dinner. The seafood here is very good. The shrimp tacos were the best shrimp I ever had! The beef and chicken dishes are good, but I recommend sticking with seafood. Also, they do not skimp on alcohol in their mixed drinks like some places:)

New Lenox, Illinois
2016-02-16
 Authentic gem on the strip of all-inclusive resorts!
This place was really good! Fantastic margarita and authentic food. Super affordable. The only downside was that it is a small place with not many seats. It filled up when I was there and the single waiter worked hard to make sure everyone was covered. Absolutely worth venturing out to if you are staying on the strip. Located by La Destileria and next to Lima1205.

Coal City
2016-03-20
 Great Food!
This place was Great! Gerat atmosphere,great food, and great prices the dining out trifecta.Our server Dzahui Campos was Excellante!He was very helpful when we were ordering explaining all the different dishes. He also kept our drinks from getting empty.So if you are looking for a small restaurant in the hotel zone give Santos Mariscos a try . Its in a very safe location right across from the Police and Fire station. Also look for Issac he runs the small tour office right next door he helps bring in customers to the restaurant, and he has some beef interesting stories.

Northborough, Massachusetts
2016-02-22
 Get the shrimp tacos!
We went here for dinner. The seafood here is very good. The shrimp tacos were the best shrimp I ever had! The beef and chicken dishes are good, but I recommend sticking with seafood. Also, they do not skimp on alcohol in their mixed drinks like some places:)

New Lenox, Illinois
2016-02-16
 Authentic gem on the strip of all-inclusive resorts!
This place was really good! Fantastic margarita and authentic food. Super affordable. The only downside was that it is a small place with not many seats. It filled up when I was there and the single waiter worked hard to make sure everyone was covered. Absolutely worth venturing out to if you are staying on the strip. Located by La Destileria and next to Lima1205.

Hughesville, MD
2015-12-12
 Affordable, best guacamole ever
This is tiny place, a couple tables inside and six tables outside but under cover. Unfortunately, the street noise makes it difficult to have a conversation when sitting outside. They have put up plastic walls to help cut down on some of the noise, not much else they can do. The guacamole is the best I ever had in my life (that's numerous trips to Cancun at numerous different restaurants). Very affordable as well. The Shrimp tacos were also very good. Shrimp ceviiche was loaded with very large shrimp, good as well. Fish tacos were good. I did not care for the cheese quesidilla, it was like a fried bread sandwich. We went for dinner one evening, then back next day for lunch. Feels more like a lunch spot, you really want more of an atmosphere for dinner. The waitor was very nice and helped explained menu.

Cary, North Carolina, United States
2015-11-29
 Best tacos I had in Cancun
Small little place that might scare some folks off. Decor is not what you are there for. Tacos were excellent we had the Shrimp Baja and the grilled shrimp. Both were excellent. The salsas were the best I had in cancun. Very flavorful and spicy. We also had the shrimp ceviche with tostadas which were great. My son had the beef tacos which he scarfed down quickly. Again, don't be put off by the decor, this is home cooking and some of the best seafood tacos you'll find anywhere. Another bonus was that the check was about 1/3 of the price than a hotel-based dinner.Do yourself a favor and go here.

Bloomfield, MI
2015-11-02
 Great food at super price.
Who needs a huge meal after a fun day in the sun? 3 tacos from Santos Mariscos more than satisfied us. Price was amazing. No view but able to eat outside which was nice. Walked from our hotel. Fish taco pastor and shrimp taco with cheese , both with homemade tortillas...happy to go back.

Brighton, United Kingdom
2015-10-30
 Best ceviche in town
Small place which can easily be missed but you must try to find it. The staff are not very friendly at all but the food is top notch. I went back several times in the week I was in Cancun. The Peruvian ceviche and fish tacos al pastor are delicious. You are given a selection of chillies to accompany your meal. The best part is the price. Very very reasonable.

Hughesville, MD
2015-12-12
 Affordable, best guacamole ever
This is tiny place, a couple tables inside and six tables outside but under cover. Unfortunately, the street noise makes it difficult to have a conversation when sitting outside. They have put up plastic walls to help cut down on some of the noise, not much else they can do. The guacamole is the best I ever had in my life (that's numerous trips to Cancun at numerous different restaurants). Very affordable as well. The Shrimp tacos were also very good. Shrimp ceviiche was loaded with very large shrimp, good as well. Fish tacos were good. I did not care for the cheese quesidilla, it was like a fried bread sandwich. We went for dinner one evening, then back next day for lunch. Feels more like a lunch spot, you really want more of an atmosphere for dinner. The waitor was very nice and helped explained menu.

Cary, North Carolina, United States
2015-11-29
 Best tacos I had in Cancun
Small little place that might scare some folks off. Decor is not what you are there for. Tacos were excellent we had the Shrimp Baja and the grilled shrimp. Both were excellent. The salsas were the best I had in cancun. Very flavorful and spicy. We also had the shrimp ceviche with tostadas which were great. My son had the beef tacos which he scarfed down quickly. Again, don't be put off by the decor, this is home cooking and some of the best seafood tacos you'll find anywhere. Another bonus was that the check was about 1/3 of the price than a hotel-based dinner.Do yourself a favor and go here.

Bloomfield, MI
2015-11-02
 Great food at super price.
Who needs a huge meal after a fun day in the sun? 3 tacos from Santos Mariscos more than satisfied us. Price was amazing. No view but able to eat outside which was nice. Walked from our hotel. Fish taco pastor and shrimp taco with cheese , both with homemade tortillas...happy to go back.

Brighton, United Kingdom
2015-10-30
 Best ceviche in town
Small place which can easily be missed but you must try to find it. The staff are not very friendly at all but the food is top notch. I went back several times in the week I was in Cancun. The Peruvian ceviche and fish tacos al pastor are delicious. You are given a selection of chillies to accompany your meal. The best part is the price. Very very reasonable.

Heath, Texas
2015-06-15
 Fresh Seafood
Nice fresh seafood in a relaxed setting. Nice to go for a quick bite with the kids. Reasonable prices for great tasting food.

User
2015-03-24
 Authentic Feel, Authentic Food
We enjoyed our meal at Santos Mariscos. It had a very authentic feel to it. While the restaurant is small and far from fancy, it delivered big on delicious food at a reasonable price. It was a great place to have lunch. Made me forget I was in the hotel zone. I will make it a point to stop by on future visits.

TN
2015-03-22
 Good but not spectacular
We ate at this restaurant on 3/17. Food was all good and the value was terrific but not over the top. We had a quesadilla, tacos al pastor, regular tacos, and a fish empanada. One server but he did a great job. I had a tamarind margarita that was also quite good.

Heath, Texas
2015-06-15
 Fresh Seafood
Nice fresh seafood in a relaxed setting. Nice to go for a quick bite with the kids. Reasonable prices for great tasting food.

User
2015-03-24
 Authentic Feel, Authentic Food
We enjoyed our meal at Santos Mariscos. It had a very authentic feel to it. While the restaurant is small and far from fancy, it delivered big on delicious food at a reasonable price. It was a great place to have lunch. Made me forget I was in the hotel zone. I will make it a point to stop by on future visits.

TN
2015-03-22
 Good but not spectacular
We ate at this restaurant on 3/17. Food was all good and the value was terrific but not over the top. We had a quesadilla, tacos al pastor, regular tacos, and a fish empanada. One server but he did a great job. I had a tamarind margarita that was also quite good.

Plymouth, Michigan
2015-02-18
 Delightful, affordable seafood and drinks in the hotel zone
We visited this very small open-air seafood eatery again because it had been such a delightful surprise when we discovered it last year. It is colorful and unpretentious, reminding us of some of the seaside seafood shacks along the Atlantic coast of the US. The bright, plastic- covered tables were clean and the service was casual and friendly. Communicating with the waiter was only a little difficult. Fortunately, his English was better than our Spanish. We managed to get everything we ordered.The portions were larger than expected, leaving us enough to take home for lunch the next day. Everything was very fresh and of good quality and truly a bargain. We are glad that this modest little place has not sold out to someone who will fill the spot with yet another upscale, high priced restaurant. We will return to Santos Mariscos at least once each year when we vacation in Cancun. Note: the place is so small, you could easily miss it: located north of the Kukulkan Mall almost across the street from the fire station.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2015-01-24
 Good local tacos
Went there for lunch, tried their pescado taco & pulpo. Both were good. There's not a lot of seating. Staff was nice. Probably give it more 3.5 stars over 4. If say for price, it's pretty good. I'd go again.

Toronto, Canada
2014-12-03
 Great Fish Tacos!
We ordered fish tacos and were surprised when they were presented to us that the actual shell is made of cheese - fried shredded cheese rounds!! The fish filling was very flavourful and the mix of the two flavours of the cheese and fish was really tasty. Great short bite on the way back to the hotel one day. I highly recommend the cheese/fish tacos! How can you go wrong with fried cheese??!!

Chicago, Illinois
2014-08-13
 Good food
when in Cancun, most restaurants in the hotel zone are kind of expensive but this little restaurant that has tacos is very good. Its across the street from the fire station .

Plymouth, Michigan
2015-02-18
 Delightful, affordable seafood and drinks in the hotel zone
We visited this very small open-air seafood eatery again because it had been such a delightful surprise when we discovered it last year. It is colorful and unpretentious, reminding us of some of the seaside seafood shacks along the Atlantic coast of the US. The bright, plastic- covered tables were clean and the service was casual and friendly. Communicating with the waiter was only a little difficult. Fortunately, his English was better than our Spanish. We managed to get everything we ordered.The portions were larger than expected, leaving us enough to take home for lunch the next day. Everything was very fresh and of good quality and truly a bargain. We are glad that this modest little place has not sold out to someone who will fill the spot with yet another upscale, high priced restaurant. We will return to Santos Mariscos at least once each year when we vacation in Cancun. Note: the place is so small, you could easily miss it: located north of the Kukulkan Mall almost across the street from the fire station.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2015-01-24
 Good local tacos
Went there for lunch, tried their pescado taco & pulpo. Both were good. There's not a lot of seating. Staff was nice. Probably give it more 3.5 stars over 4. If say for price, it's pretty good. I'd go again.

Toronto, Canada
2014-12-03
 Great Fish Tacos!
We ordered fish tacos and were surprised when they were presented to us that the actual shell is made of cheese - fried shredded cheese rounds!! The fish filling was very flavourful and the mix of the two flavours of the cheese and fish was really tasty. Great short bite on the way back to the hotel one day. I highly recommend the cheese/fish tacos! How can you go wrong with fried cheese??!!

Chicago, Illinois
2014-08-13
 Good food
when in Cancun, most restaurants in the hotel zone are kind of expensive but this little restaurant that has tacos is very good. Its across the street from the fire station .

Salt Lake City, Utah
2016-08-17
 Looks cool. Tastes average.
The restaurant has a really cool design. There are masked Mexican wrestlers mixed in with the other Mexican tiles. The hot sauce and salt and pepper holder is also shaped line a little ring. It's not themed for wrestling or anything but it's just a cool touch. My wife had shrimp ceviche which was bland and the worst ceviche of our trip. I ordered the paella which was a special. It was ok but pretty much everything was over cooked. The staff was very nice, but we wouldn't eat here again. It's just not special enough to try again when on vacation.

Toronto
2017-07-03
 Go for the Shrimp Tacos
For a place that looks like a combination dive bar and tourist trap, with a bathroom that's downright scary, they serve up some decent food. If you're passing by the area and need a break, don't let the looks scare you away!

Salt Lake City, Utah
2016-08-17
 Looks cool. Tastes average.
The restaurant has a really cool design. There are masked Mexican wrestlers mixed in with the other Mexican tiles. The hot sauce and salt and pepper holder is also shaped line a little ring. It's not themed for wrestling or anything but it's just a cool touch. My wife had shrimp ceviche which was bland and the worst ceviche of our trip. I ordered the paella which was a special. It was ok but pretty much everything was over cooked. The staff was very nice, but we wouldn't eat here again. It's just not special enough to try again when on vacation.

Toronto
2017-07-03
 Go for the Shrimp Tacos
For a place that looks like a combination dive bar and tourist trap, with a bathroom that's downright scary, they serve up some decent food. If you're passing by the area and need a break, don't let the looks scare you away!

Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
2015-03-21
 Terrible food!
I checked reviews and decided to take a look. We ordered ceviche and fried sea food. I think it was the worsest ceviche that i have ever eaten!! Calmary was like a gum! I do realise that in a hotel zone not so many cheap places to eat, but they are exists and for the same price in other place you can get much better quality.But i should mention our waiter was very good but unfortunately he couldn't fix the main problem-food!!

Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
2015-03-21
 Terrible food!
I checked reviews and decided to take a look. We ordered ceviche and fried sea food. I think it was the worsest ceviche that i have ever eaten!! Calmary was like a gum! I do realise that in a hotel zone not so many cheap places to eat, but they are exists and for the same price in other place you can get much better quality.But i should mention our waiter was very good but unfortunately he couldn't fix the main problem-food!!

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