Are you traveling on I-15 in Utah anytime soon? Instead of doing what almost everyone else does when traveling on the road and grabbing Burger King or Subway, try stopping at a non-chain restaurant. There are a few in Utah off the I-15, one of those is Kan Kun Mexican Restaurant in Beaver, a small town in central Utah.
Kan Kun’s Beginnings
Kan Kun opened in 1992 by Santiago and Rita Amezcua. Santiago is from Michoacan, in Central Mexico where he worked in his parent’s food business, learned many recipes, and developed a passion for cooking great Mexican dishes. Later in life, he moved to Southern California where he worked in food service at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
After some time, the family decided to move to Beaver, Utah to open their own restaurant where they now create delicious Mexican dishes from his family’s recipes.
Kan Kun’s Menu
They serve traditional Mexican dishes inspired from Central Mexico, and they have some more Americanized Mexican dishes as well, which serves to please all tastes. Their menu has a list of all of their dishes, plus from reading some reviews they may have some dishes not included on the menu, such as molé.
Kan Kun’s Quality of Service
The service we received both times was excellent. It was not too busy either of the times we went. This is a sit-down restaurant with hosts and servers. When we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by a friendly host who quickly sat us down and gave us menus. While we were searching the menu, our server brought us chips and salsa. She recommended us the guacamole dip, which we said yes to, and she brought that over too. We made our decisions and ordered our food. After about 15 minutes or so, our food was brought. After we were done eating, we got our check, paid, and got out. No complaints at all about the service or the speed.
Kan Kun’s Quality of Food
It’s not always easy to find good Mexican food in Utah like you can easily find in California, Arizona, or Texas, so it’s always nice to find a place that takes Mexican food seriously such as Kan Kun in Beaver. The food reminds of me the delicious Mexican food I’ve eaten while living in California.
On this visit, I ordered the Seafood Feast #2, which consisted of a Lobster Tail, Shrimp and Steak Fajitas, and rice and beans. I shared this dish with my older daughter Ariana.
My wife Irina ordered the Chile Verde enchiladas, which is always one of her favorite Mexican dishes.
My younger daughter Bella ordered the Cheese Enchilada with Mexican rice.
The Seafood and steak feast I ordered was absolutely delicious, it is up there in price at $24.99, but totally worth every dime, plus you can share it with someone else as it’s a lot of food. The lobster tail was juicy, tasty, and adding the flavor of the squeeze lime, made it heavenly, the steak and shrimp fajitas added to warm corn tortillas was out of this world. Irina really enjoyed her chile verde enchiladas and Bella really enjoyed her cheesy enchilada as you can see in the photo above.
Kan Kun Overall Rating
Based on the service, speed, and quality of food, we would give Kan Kun a rating of 5 out of 5.
Where else can you find excellent Mexican Food in Utah that’s so conveniently located right off the freeway?