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El Papalote

Mexican, Grill
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Manuel L Barragan y Sendero, Monterrey, Mexico
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
quite qood!

The restaurant is decorative merely but very well. The waiter brings you a plate of tacos (very good but a little spicy!) which let you enough time to place your order and expect the arrival of your food. As in lot of this kind of restaurant you'll find mainly meat's dishes, I personnaly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Denis85_9
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réaumur, France
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réaumur, France
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The restaurant is decorative merely but very well. The waiter brings you a plate of tacos (very good but a little spicy!) which let you enough time to place your order and expect the arrival of your food. As in lot of this kind of restaurant you'll find mainly meat's dishes, I personnaly choiced a pork one and it was... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I saw a lot of reviews comparing this place to Chili's. I don't see that as the case at all. This is a taco place, but the combinations are endless. I wish they had one in the US. It would definitely be better than Chili's. I'm not a price shopper and maybe it is a little expensive, but the quality... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

As one reviewer put it, this place is the Mexican equivalent of Chili's ( a standard U.S. franchise chain restaurant). It is just an average restaurant that offers no stand out experience. I have had worse, and I have had better. Seems clean enough and the staff is super attentive and friendly. The food is just "ok". I will say,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The food is good, for foreigners traveling to Mexico, it is a safe bet with loads of flavor and authenticity. Years ago, it was absolutely delightful. This company has expanded from one restaurant to a dozen or so and I believe the attention to detail may have slipped a bit. As some of the other reviewers have stated, it is... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is what I call a Mexican chillis. The food it's ok, I can get better food on a least expensive restaurant . Do not order any cocktails, they don't know how to make them, either too sweet or very sour.

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San Antonio, TX
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The place was really close to our hotel and for somebody coming from the USA it is reasonably priced. The Cabo Fish tacos were excellent and the variety of salsas were awesome. Our boy had a hamburger with French fries and he really enjoyed it. The portions are pretty big but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I shared the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

While the costs may seem high to some people, remember that you are next to the airport so prices generally are a bit higher. With that said, the selection was plentiful as they have a somewhat large menu. I elected to try the flat steak, arrachera style, and it comes with two sides so I went with a baked potato... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

super high price for less than average quality tacos. Find something in the street if you want authentic.

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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Great hamburgers and tacos. Beef´s real good. We ordered some for an event and everyone loved it!

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Mexico
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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Nice option to taste tacos in a restaurant like place, good food and different options.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manuel L Barragan y Sendero, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Nuevo Leon  >  Monterrey

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Grill
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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