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Ave. Gonzalitoz 702 Sur Col. San Jeronimo, Monterrey, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
(81) 8129-4453
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great regioanl food

If you are a foreigner, find yourself in the Monterrey, Mexico area and wish to taste the regional dishes (e.g. steak and, especially, kid goat), then you must have lunch or dinner at El Gran Pastor (Gonzalitos Avenue). It is the best restaurant to have some of the typical Mexican northeastern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
pquintanilla
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Monterrey, Mexico
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you are a foreigner, find yourself in the Monterrey, Mexico area and wish to taste the regional dishes (e.g. steak and, especially, kid goat), then you must have lunch or dinner at El Gran Pastor (Gonzalitos Avenue). It is the best restaurant to have some of the typical Mexican northeastern cuisine. It is unsurpassed. And avoid, at ALL COSTS,... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Monterrey, Mexico is famous for its Cabrito (young goat), and this is one of the best. Places to have it. Meals include a salad bar and the service is great. I highly recommend it.

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Monterrey, Mexico
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a very famous restaurant in Monterrey. It is almost full at lunch time every time I have been there; so, for this reason sometimes you can NOT find a place in the small parking lot they have and also, It is located in an Avenue with a lot of tráffic. They open daily since 8 in the morning... More 

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went to Monterrey this weekend with my husband and he really wanted me to try cabrito which is the most famous food there. We made a little research and El Gran Pastor seemed to be the place to go. First thing you need to know is that there's not a lot of parking space, we had to park outside... More 

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Houston, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place was not bad. Good meats, fair prices. Not the cheapest, but still good prices. Parking is a wreck, but this is Mexico. Nice people.

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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108 reviews 108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It's a bit expensive 9 between 20USD-30USD per plate. If you don't like meat, this is not the place for you. There is nothing but meat there. You can see the open roasted goats over the fire. And you must try the goat. It is excellent. The salad bar left a lot to be desired with bottles of Sam's Club... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Took timeout with colleagues on a Friday afternoon to have lunch at El Gran Pastor. I loved the food, sauces of chillies and vegetables. My taste buds still crave for the spicy sauce of red chillies and avocado. A must place to eat if u r in town.

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Stockholm
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103 reviews 103 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

One of the most famous dishes of the city is Cabrito this regional delicacy is served in different restaurants but here it is superb! The service is excellent and super fast the atmosphere doesn't get more local than that to be honest. The place is really nice and the staff are friendly and helpful. My favourite par the kidney cut... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We visited this restaurant after the recommendation of an uncle, and in general of the people we know here in Monterrey, it is by far the best option to have a good cabrito in Monterrey, with the best value-price relation and awesome attention. To begin the cabrito is not dry as in other places, they give several appetizers free of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

everything is good: staff is friendly and helpful, appetizers are awesome, and the meat is perfectly cooked. Reserve or arrive early, because it;s always full.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ave. Gonzalitoz 702 Sur Col. San Jeronimo, Monterrey, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Nuevo Leon  >  Monterrey
  • Phone Number: (81) 8129-4453

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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?