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El rey del cabrito

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Av. Constitucion entre DR. COss y Diego de Montemayor, Monterrey, Mexico
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not so impressed

Once I was given a clean bill of health from the hospital Christus Muguerza hospital, possible the best hospital and staff I have ever been to, I felt I could not leave Monterrey with trying the famous cabrito. While the service was excellent, the cabrito fell very short of my expectations. We had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
acamacho1970
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Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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280 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mexico
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Once I was given a clean bill of health from the hospital Christus Muguerza hospital, possible the best hospital and staff I have ever been to, I felt I could not leave Monterrey with trying the famous cabrito. While the service was excellent, the cabrito fell very short of my expectations. We had asked the waiter to recommend the best... More 

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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

If you happen to be in town, this place is a must in the same way as Joe's Stonecrab in Miami or Carnegie Deli in NY are. I must admit that the taste is not for everyone but is worth trying... To say that the place is quaint is a real understatement! The decor is a combination Liberace meets Northern... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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245 reviews 245 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

'Cabrito' is 'roast baby goat' which is a specialty of Monterrey. In Monterrey, there is not better restaurant than El Rey del Cabrito for Cabrito. The food was delicious, quick, and served well. I was quickly seated and waited upon. Staff was well trained and many spoke English. I'd really almost say the Cabrito here is worth a flight to... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Not only is the food delicious but it is a must go when visiting Monterrey. I prefer visiting the location close to downtown as it's only a step away from a lot of shopping. The waiters are awesome and so is the rest of the stuff. It is pretty cool how you can see your food being made. Yum Yum... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I've been to this restaurants several times, but I haven't been in years. Cabrito is a popular item in Monterrey, although I'm not that big of a fan. The food here isn't all that great. From what I remember, they give you big pieces of meat on the bone. I would prefer if they cut it for you and gave... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you are in Monterrey and wish to have (or taste if first time) cabrito, which can be translated as kid goat, NEVER go to Rey del Cabrito. It caters to foreigners who are attracred to the name and don't know any better through NO fault of their own. It is the worst place for cabrito. As usual when you... More 

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Monterrey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is the traditional "regia" food in town..the place shows the lige in monterrey throughout the years...good food, good service and the best cabritos ever

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Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

This is the most traditional place to go of you visit Monterrey. The saying is: If you visit Monterrey, and you didn't eat at El Rey del Cabrito, you didn't visit Monterrey. The specialty here is baby goat. They also serve beef, but leave that aside. Eat under the stare of the pictures the owner has of himself with the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

You have to go to El Rey del Cabrito if you ever find yourself in Monterrey (which you should avoid at all costs, since it's the ugliest, most unfriendly, and one of the most unfortunate places in the world). But let's imagine you are in Monterrey. You're sad, have been coughing from the smog, you're in your hotel room, terrified... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is one of the best and traditional places to eat Cabrito in Monterrey. Cabrito (Goat) is a Monterrey specialty and very good. The leg is very good but I like to pick through the shoulder. Apetizers are all good - try several. I like the chorizo with cheese.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Constitucion entre DR. COss y Diego de Montemayor, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Nuevo Leon  >  Monterrey

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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