Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 9:38 a.m.
Cancun, Mexico: The name alone suggests a good time, with resorts dotting the lengthy beaches that span the distance of this popular tourist destination on the country's easternmost coastal state.
Now, Cancun can also mean a good deal on some incredibly good food at the Cancun Mexican Grill
in Fort Lauderdale.
Today, Cancun Mexican Grill is our Deal of the Day
, meaning if you act now, you'll receive $25 worth of food and drink for just $10.
At Cancun, sit down and you're automatically greeted with a basket of chips and salsa -- the bread and butter of any good Mexican joint. Scan the menu and you'll find there are all the usual cheese-topped traditional dishes you'll find at most taqueria establishments -- but with a slight twist.
All the sauces and salsas are made fresh daily, and the tortilla chips are hand-fried. Even the margaritas are poured into those goblet-like glasses with a mix of fresh-squeezed fruit juices, not premade mix (and a mega 46-ounce glass goes for just $13.95).
At Cancun, you'll find all the prices are unbeatable too. Escpecially during happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., when small margaritas go for just $2.99 (large $9.99), domestic drafts are $1 each (imports $2), and a plate of nachos is just $4.95.
Most appetizers remain fairly priced even after happy hour, with most dishes between $4.95 and $10. Like the Quese Fundido, a blend of melted cheeses spiced with chorizo, onions, and tomatoes ($4.95), which pairs perfectly with the restaurant's famous Tuna Dip ($4.95) or guacamole ($3.50). Another favorite: the panchos,12 chopped corn tortillas topped with beans, ground beef or chicken, and melted cheese ($8.95).
Superhungry? Try your luck with the Plato Cancun (billed as the biggest plate on the menu) for $14.95. It's one enchilada, one chile relleno, one taco, and one tamale served with rice, beans, guacamole and pico de gallo. As the menu clearly states: Caramba!
Not in the Mexican mood: Don't worry, there are plenty of Americanized options too, including burgers ($6.95), charbroiled chicken ($7.95), and fish sandwiches ($8.95).
So what are you waiting for? This deal won't last forever....
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