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El Vaquero

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
+52 314 334 0129
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Salmon Arm,B.C. Canada
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this restaurant as we had beenhere a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. It did not disappoint.Three of us had the arrachera and it was delicious. The amount recommended was exactly right. It was both tender and tasty. We were offered bean soup as a starter- I don't care for beans so. Could not pass judgement on... More 

Thank Cheryl08
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to El Vaquero twice and were totally thrilled with the beef preparation. It was severed still cooking on a small BBQ along with cactus & onions - absolutely wonderful. We went back just 2 nights later with friends and did the same meal again - great time

Thank Gail-Sparks
Kelowna, Canada
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115 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to have an eating experience that you will not forget. The food is amazing and the people are very fun and friendly.

Thank c0mpassi0nate
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are two locations of this restaurant in Manzanillo. This review is for the indoor seating one located in Colonia Del Pacífico on Las Brisas Boulevard. The atmosphere is a little dark not in a very romantic way. Slightly dungeon like. The other location is open air with second story balcony seating. The wine list was surprisingly extensive. The chef... More 

Thank Mina C
Vancouver, Washington
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice this week, and found the steak and sides delicious. The margaritas were perfectly balanced and the flan was not only beautiful but oh, so tasty. We definitely will eat here again.

Thank Lenore B
Stockholm, Sweden
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I ordered Fajitas de Arrachera here and can recommend it for all of you who enjoy beef and spicy peppers. It was a pretty large dish - I was only able to finish half of it. Only down side for me was that there was so much meat and little vegetables. But then again I guess I could have ordered... More 

Thank manzana26
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We ate here Saturday night at the original place. Low lighting which made it cozy. Food and service were great. I was even given a free shot of Tequila or my wife was. Enjoy

1 Thank pacifictravler
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The food is ok, it's nothing spectacular. The service is pretty slow, I think it's a good place if you have a lot of spare time and not starving.

Thank EmMorningstar
Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Service and food is average the steak is tasty but more towards the tough side not angus quality the climate is pretty hot air conditioning isnt great food wasnt very hot We asked for deserts wich where average

Thank fireblad1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A group of 5 men enjoyed some of the best Rib steaks and Ceasar salads we have had. Huge steaks done to perfection, baked potatoes and huge Ceasar salads cost less than $150 CDN. Drinks Included !!!!! (15-20 drinks). As good qualit and service as anywhere I have been in US, Absolutely going back.

1 Thank Darren T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 17
Mexican, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Colima  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: +52 314 334 0129

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