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El Cabrito

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Av. Costera Miguel Aleman 1480, Acapulco, Mexico
+52 744 484 7711
14:00 - 23:45
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Sun 14:00 - 22:45
Mon - Sat 14:00 - 23:45
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i have been going to cabritos for a long time. it is my go to restaurant in acupulco. although it has a beautiful indoor air conditioning room i much prefer the outside table closest to the street .the authenticity of cabritos is second to none. this is a family owned and operated restaurant .the great you like family and i... More 

Thank brick32657
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The service was great. The food was good, but seemed more expensive than other restaurants nearby. They provided free Wi-Fi as well.

Chicago, IL
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191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's a curious quirk about Acapulco dining that so few restaurants (not counting informal beach and street kitchens) offer quality, land-based (as opposed to sea-based) Mexican food. El Cabrito is one of the few, and it's a joy. Cabrito -- spit-roasted goat -- is the signature offering, of course. I skipped that but chose chile en nogada, a special-occasion dish... More 

Thank alsolly
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Ten years ago my daughter and my nephew were delighted with the Mexican dishes and the warm tortillas were served in a nice container. I was just as pleased when I returned 6 years ago with my husband. The chef/owner's standards must have changed and we were disappointed when we visited this month. The warm tortillas were served in a... More 

Thank ang t
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The place for goat. Grilled on spits. If you don't like goat, they have many other chooses. Service is good. Can sit inside or outside.

Thank DPNA
Kratie, Cambodia
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215 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I found this place in Lonely Planet. It wasn't a long walk from my hotel. I've had cabrito before, but many years ago, and thought I'd give it another try. The inside of the restaurant was cool and relaxing on a hot evening, and I enjoyed a couple cocktails. When it came time to order, I thought maybe the cabrito... More 

Thank Rick M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in Acapulco 6 years ago and we ate here twice. The first time I was hesitant to eat the Cabrito but I tasted my wives dinner and had to go back again to order it myself. While booking our trip to Acapulco all we talked about was this restaurant and couldn't wait to have the... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Service was tip top and the goat was excellent. Tampiquena was good but under seasoned. (Mole enchilada was to die for). Tortillas were authentic and tasty. Service was impeccable. Best flan I have had in Acapulco this trip. Would recommend if you want a nice quiet dinner with good food.

Thank JWIreland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We went to this restaurant, because it had great reviews, but honestly, we didn't like it that much. Our waiter took a long time taking our orders and bringing us the check, although the restaurant wasn't very full at that time. The food was okay, but neither of us was crazy about it and one of us ordered a filet... More 

Thank Melanie F
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64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Always my go-to restaurant; the place I will visit more than once a week on my Acapulco visits. There is not a bad dish on the menu. Even if you have not tried the mole; when they bring the very fresh chips and salsa prior to your meal, be sure and ask for a dish of the mole. You will... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 20
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:45
14:00 - 23:45
14:00 - 23:45
14:00 - 23:45
14:00 - 23:45
14:00 - 23:45
14:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Costera Miguel Aleman 1480, Acapulco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Acapulco
  • Phone Number: +52 744 484 7711
Food is fresh, fast, and delicious and the service is great too. Soups and fish fillet are excellent, and they have a large selection of drinks served in Mexican styled glasses. Located on a main street, you can eat inside or outside.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?