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Friday, August 03, 2007

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville in Cancun, Mexico

There are of course, several of these establishments in the United States, including the Las Vegas one where I attended a company event a few months ago. Regardless of that, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is where we ended up eating dinner this evening. Not necessarily because of any strong desire to spend the evening there, rather because it was the only establishment this evening that had any activity at it.

After taking the R-1 bus down to the Cancun Central area around 8pm tonight, everywhere was pretty much still dead – say maybe a few folks at either Outback Steakhouse or TGI Friday’s restaurant down here. Both a combination of a relatively early hour and the slow season left many a restaurant dead and empty. Senior Frogs, Bubba Gump’s Shrimp, Pat O’Brien’s, and a few others we went by had very few people in them and thus less excitement.

Next to Pat O’Brien’s of course is Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. And while they still had their upper floor closed, the lower floor was full of activity and people. So, after a little contemplation – we ate there. It was a pretty good time at Jimmy Buffet’s. Our food which included some hot wings, a cheeseburger in paradise (but not Cheeseburgers in Paradise), and fajitas made for a good meal plus our waiter was a stand-up guy providing a lot of fun, jokes, and interaction.

Then there is the whole frequent show and performances from the Tiki Performers to a Mexican singer covering Jimmy Buffet songs. It’s fun, loud, and when the rest of Cancun appears to be empty or sleeping – Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville still has a lot of activity going on.

Have you been to Jimmy Buffet’s in Cancun, did you have the same good experience?