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Restaurant el Manguito

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Minute Walk From Town Pier Across the River Or 5 Minute Walk Up the Path From La Playa 15, Yelapa 48440, Mexico
+52 322 209 5061
10:00 - 06:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 06:00
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This lovely spot hangs over the river. The owner is most welcoming and has built a reputation as a favorite of locals who make the walk up the river just past the bridge. Everything from a tuna that just was caught, to traditional mexican dishes, and a couple oddities like hamburgers! Had a handmade fresh passion fruit margarita.

Thank Jon P
Northfield, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good potent margaritas and well prepared dishes. Especially enjoyed the breaded fresh fish filet with nuts and the stuffed chicken breast, as well as the pineapple coconut shrimp. Also one of the few good places open for lunch other than the marginal beach front restaurants. They also serve good breakfasts. Definitely worth a visit.

Beaverton, Oregon
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it is a bit off the beaten track for most who visit Yelapa, if you like authentic Mexican food, that is home made from the absolute freshest ingredients, this is the place. Unfortunately, there are no signs in town that direct you to El Manguito, so be aware that you will need to walk up river. The only bridge... More 

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West Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been told about this place prior to visiting Yelapa, so planned to eat lunch here after our hike to the upper waterfall. We had only brought water on the hike, so we were hungry by the time we crossed the bridge and made the short stroll from there to the restaurant. The restaurant is located on the river... More 

Thank kayteeYVR
Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Since your already in Yelapa, which is only accessible by water taxi, your the adventurous type. Worth the walk jumping the donkey doo to get there. It actually is worth it!!

Thank Travelgonecrazy
New york city
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We rented out the restaurant for a large group of 50 and the food was incredible. Buffet-style with authentic Mexican food. Everything was so good and fresh. The staff was really helpful. Set back away from town on the river.

1 Thank monkeybrooklyn
Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The restaurant is a 15 minute walk from the Mira Mar across the concrete bridge. The restaurant was in a small community. We sat at a table overlooking the river. Lots of local activity going on complete with wandering chickens. We had the catch of the day. It was awesome! Very inexpensive and the portions were huge. The owner speaks... More 

1 Thank Michael Y
Redmond, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

It's a little walk up the river which is a nice trip to get away from the tourists, and quiet on a weeknight. We were the only ones there until much later. We watched a fish come in off a boat into the restaurant so ordered that. It was one of the best fish meals I have ever had.

Thank Wendy W
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Outdoor eating spot, but covered from the direct sun and rain. Ordered the tortilla soup and thought it was the best I've ever had. Delicious food in a totally laid back atmosphere.

Thank Scott F
Edmonton, Canada
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67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had the most amazing huge coconut shrimp! How often can you say three shrimp was enough! I swear they were three ounces each, and moist and firm. Margaritas contained some serious punch. Service was great, and nice touch with the complementary tortilla chips and salsa.

Thank Leslie M

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Minute Walk From Town Pier Across the River Or 5 Minute Walk Up the Path From La Playa 15, Yelapa 48440, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Costalegre  >  Yelapa
  • Phone Number: +52 322 209 5061

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