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El Gran Pastor

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Mexican, Barbecue
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Avenida Gonzalitos #702, Monterrey 64640, Mexico
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Cabrito ever !!!

A new Restaurant of the Gran Pastor just opened in Garza Garcia and it was incredible !!!! The best Cabrito (Kid Goat) I ever tasted !!!! And they say ( and the crowd every morning) that the Breakfast are also incredible .. Must try soon ! A must Restaurant to visit !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A new Restaurant of the Gran Pastor just opened in Garza Garcia and it was incredible !!!! The best Cabrito (Kid Goat) I ever tasted !!!! And they say ( and the crowd every morning) that the Breakfast are also incredible .. Must try soon ! A must Restaurant to visit !

Thank esadafdz
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the waiters' task must be to increase the turn over of clients given the unpleasant and impatient service, typical of a restaurant focused on tourists. the meat was great. their frijole was the best i had this far in mexico. with such good meat it is a pity that they do not serve any mexican wine (or any wine at... More 

Thank MZSAdeCV
Burlingame, California
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138 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a large group lunch in Monterrey. Started out with outstanding appetizers (I think the appetizers were even better than the mains). Everything we ordered was fantastic. The mains (no goat and I realize that was probably a mistake) were outstanding as well. The quality of the beef is outstanding and prepared perfectly. Super experience and highly recommended.

Thank drosen85
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been there for a long time. Their specialty is "cabrito", or baby-goat. Monterrey and the whole region is the capital of "cabrito" in Mexico and Gran Pastor is the flagship. I haven't tried their beef, but friends in my party said it was good. My goat was outstanding. Salad bar is included in the price. Food -... More 

Thank Romex-Romex
Mexico City, Mexico
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is only so much stake you can eat at Monterrey. El Gran Pastor is like every other stake house you've been. Good food, but nothing special. Decoration is outdated, and staff was barely good. Better try some place else.

Thank Roy_Llorens
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Have eaten at this restaurant for a coup,e of decades. It has had its ups and downs over the years, and right now it is on an up. Service is very good and the cabrito (goats no older than a year) are juicy and tender. Highly recommended.

Thank Sigifredo S
Las Vegas, NV
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you're in Monterrey you have t try the Cabrito. It's famous for the region and something you won't find most other places. El Gran Pastor is THE place to go!

Thank Middohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great city friendly,but always keep your guards up,San Pedro best part of the city,great restaurant and places to see. Want to shop cheap downtown monterrey is the place to go.

Thank Alejandro D
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

As the title implies, it is something that you have to try. I have always gone out of my way to try the food that a city or region is known for. Cabrito is that good here. Would I get it again? No, I would get the steak instead but I had to try it. The restaurant, atmosphere, and staff... More 

Thank ynotravel
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I've been there every time I visit the city, service, food and atmosphere are just amazing. Without a doubt one of the best places to eat in town. Order "queso flameado" with some "guacamole" to start, then if you feel like it try "riñonada", best match ever.

Thank Angel L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Gonzalitos #702, Monterrey 64640, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Nuevo Leon  >  Monterrey
  • Phone Number: 528181294453

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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