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El Gran Pastor

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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: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
Simply the best Cabrito in town

This is by far the best cabrito experience in town. They not only have that, they also serve pretty good steaks and the starters are to die for. You can get guacamole, fried cheese, etc. The salsas are also a great component. One of the things I like the most is the service. Make sure you order a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Alfredo M
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Monterrey, Mexico
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English first
Monterrey, Mexico
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best cabrito experience in town. They not only have that, they also serve pretty good steaks and the starters are to die for. You can get guacamole, fried cheese, etc. The salsas are also a great component. One of the things I like the most is the service. Make sure you order a cold beer... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was a disappointment the service was good but the quality of food was not at all to expectation .This was my second time with them and I am not going back .

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have been here many times over the years and always found it to be excellent for bbq cabrito. Now retired in fl no cabrito

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Mexico City, Mexico
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A great dinner. Cabrito was very savory and every dish was really good. Service is a bit slow but good. Recommend you pay a visit.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Order the Tablitas, they are very good. Your dish include the salad bar, which is short but with the basics. Cabrito is probably the best in town, order a paleta or order the mixed dish that comes with cabrito and stakes. Good atmosphere, big restaurant with tvs and smoke room. Good service and hand made tortillas and great salsas.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went to El Gran Pastor to try the roasted goat after reading good reviews, but it was very disappointing. It was easily the most expensive meal we ate in Monterrey, and the least-flavorful. The margaritas were okay, but our tacos and sangria were not worth it, and after we got our food the waiter stopped checking on us.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great service and the goat tasted delicious. I would recommend this place to have one of the most traditional dishes in Monterrey "Cabrito al Pastor" or roasted goat.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've eaten take-out from this place several times with friends. The main dish - roasted kid goat - is probably the most typical regional food, and you can find similar restaurants throughout the city. However, several locals have confirmed my (limited) experience: El Gran Pastor is outstanding, and preferred by many over the more ubiquitous chain, "El Rey del Cabrito."

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Food is excellent, one of the best places in Monterrey to enjoy goat. Great service and adequate pricing.

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