This place is a simple, but loveable, Mexican taqueria. Just North of Washington Square Mall, at 10th and Mitthoeffer. (NE corner.) This was my first time here. This place has been in business at least two and a half years that I've been aware of. I noticed it while filling up at the next-door Speedway gas station, at least that long ago. I like these hole-in-the-wall humble authentic places that cater to a Mexican clientele. Opening hours (11 am) are posted on the door, but not the closing hours. I asked when they closed and was told "when there are customers, later, and when there aren't customers, earlier." Menu is very limited, with tacos, tortas (sandwiches), and burritos. The tacos are not tex-mex american (or Taco Bell) style, but just some meat in a tortilla. The burrito was the "put the toppings and the sides all inside" style. I was disappointed they didn't have a chicken option for burritos, but they had 8 other options, including tongue, and brains (cesos). I'd avoid eating cow brains, even well-cooked, as that is where the BSE (mad cow disease) resides, in the brain and spinal cord. And temperature doesn't destroy the things that cause BSE, "prions." Weekend menu has more items, but the only one I remember is birria (lamb). Good birria is good, and most of the birria that I've tried in town is good. So if you're at a birria-on-the-weekends place, try it some weekend. You're probably going to think I'm a little generous in my rating. But something about this place really appealed to me. The clientele included families with little kids. The spirit of the place and staff was just right for me. The cook and waitress were confident, friendly, put-you-at-ease types. So I'm giving them my "Linus' Sincere Pumpkin Patch Award". The men's room was out of "papel higienico" but was clean. If you like clean, cozy, friendly, little hole-in-the-walls that serve simple authentic Mexican food, you ought to like it. And they must be doing something right to stay in business this long.
This is a fun restaurant if you're wanting something different from the usual. As everyone said, they serve tapas, or small plates. This makes it fun because you can try several different things without being overwhelmed with quantity. My boyfriend and I went for dinner last night, and ended up getting about 5 small plates and 1 dessert. We were both stuffed and everything was delicious. They also have lots of good drinks, although all of their martinis are $7.50, so a few of those added up fairly quickly, but I think it's expected pricing for a restaurant downtown. The 2 drinks I had were yummy though, one was champagne mixed with wild berry liquer and the other had midori, pinapple, chambord and vanilla vodka. We started out with the goat cheese and tomato dip, which was delicious. It was also a very big portion, and could definitely be shared by more than 2 people. We also had the garlic chicken wings, which had a good flavor and were crispy like they should be. Next my boyfriend had fried artichokes and I got a beef skewer. The meat was super tender and juicy. They don't ask you how you want it cooked, however, and a couple bites were pretty rare for me, but my boyfriend enjoyed eating those bites. We also had two mini tapas they had on a 'dollar menu' of sorts. He got a chorizo stuffed olive and cheese filled cherry peppers, and I had fried mahon cheese, which was a very yummy cheese stick essentially. Everything had great flavor and was filling. We ended with the tres leches cake, which was creamy, moist and divine. I would eat a plate of just the topping and caramel sauce alone. We wanted to try their version of the creme brulee which is supposed to be fantastic, but they were out. We had a great waitress who made good recommendations and was very friendly the whole night.
Talk about a restaurant? This was more like eating at a family reunion. From walking in the door to being seated, on a Saturday evening at 6PM, we were immediately seated followed by chips/salsa. The salsa itself could have made a meal for us! We added some queso for the chips to top off the appetizer experience. I had the Monterey Fajitas, choice of Chicken, which had red & yellow peppers, mushrooms, onions, topped off with Monterey & served on a sizzling skillet. Right smack in the center was a green chile - so if you're one to have your body 'light up' with a spicy food, a nibble of that chile on a cold night would turn you into a furnace. :):) If you can't really handle or like that much spice, the chile is still on its stem and you don't have to even worry about it. Needless to say, this was enough for FOUR people, not just one!!!! Also came with pico de gallo, guacamole, lettuce, refried beans, and sour cream. Partner had a Senora Burrito, again, enough to serve at least two people. It looked like a footlong sandwich except it was a burrito - all kidding aside!! Nothing but flavor-filled and another 'eat until you're stuffed' situation. Congradulations to the team at Cancun Mexicana at 6473 N Keystone in Indy!! We felt like we were at home, had food within minutes, cooked with perfection, full of flavor, and a staff that ensured you never had to wait for a thing!! NO other restuarant can compete!!! Gracias a todos de la mejor cena! Ningún otro restaurante puede competir!