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Ante Bistro

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Contemporary
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Av. Lazaro Cardenas #1526 Local 5 | Plaza Santa Fe, Manzanillo 28217, Mexico
+52 314 333 6664
08:00 - 12:30
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Sun 08:00 - 12:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was there last weekend, Karla made sure I got a nice plate with chilaquiles colimenses and my always favorite Nevado de Chocolate. (Sin popote) Plus not so expensive. great quality-price

Thank Jose M
Oliver, Canada
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272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here for breakfast a couple of times. The food was good, nothing over the top great. Service was iffy. It was not busy on either visit but we had to let the waitress know when our plates needed clearing etc. The coffee on both occasions was a disaster. It appears the waitress simply did not know how to make... More 

Thank Ed S
Wabasha, Minnesota
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We heard from friends how great this was, it's a very small place, quiet set back off the road. Very good food, the fish of the day was the best I've had, and shrimp where great also. Presentation was very nice as well. They have beer and wine. We tried the cornbread dessert, very good,!

Thank _d47riverrat
Sarnia, Canada
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We have eaten here for breakfast as well as many times for supper and every dish that we have ordered had been beautifully presented and very tasty. The refried beans are the best I've ever eaten!

Thank OntarioTravellers2
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2016

From the moment we wandered across the street to check out a place we misread as "Arte" we were charmed. The owner greeted us and made sure we were welcomed. She beamed with pride while sharing her love for Mexican food, particularly from her region of Colima, and how happy she was with her all woman staff of chefs. It's... More 

Thank David F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Went to this charming little restaurant based on reviews and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. We had an appetizer of sopas filled with cheese and poblano peppers in a lovely sauce, apparently a Colima specialty. Then the boys both had lightly seared tuna encrusted with black pepper in a delicious sauce. We would love the recipe! I... More 

Thank Katrine E
Alamo, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The food here is fabulous. We ate at this restaurant last year and loved it and tried it again this year. We ate here 3 times in a week, this year and the quality was as good as we can remember. They have great salads with very generous portions. The chicken enchiladas were also very good. Have always had a... More 

Thank Rochelle R
Selah, Washington
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2015

After reading everyone's review, we were so excited to try this restaurant. The staff was very friendly. The appetizers were good. The 5 of us all were very unhappy with our dinners. The presentation was unique. The food was cold with no favor. We all had different entrees. Once again. Very disappointed

Thank Maryannebainter
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Located in the middle of the Las Brisas District (Bus #8 from Santiago, or Bus #5 from Downtown), this is a destination, even if you are not in the neighborhood. The place is quite small -- only 5 or 6 tables, making it quaint and decorated nicely. As others have said, the Owner/Proprietor has 4-years of Culinary School Training, and... More 

Thank Mrjustice
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We had the good fortune to dine at the ANTE Bistro Cafe tonight. It's location on Lazaro Cardenas is across from Best Western Hotel in Las Brisas. What a GEM! The organic tomato salad was infused with light vinagarette dressing & fresh cheese. My Menguiche soup consisted of a puree of tomato with soft cooked chiles. Our entree of Filet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 13
Mexican, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Lazaro Cardenas #1526 Local 5 | Plaza Santa Fe, Manzanillo 28217, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Colima  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: +52 314 333 6664

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Manzanillo, Mexico
5 months ago

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