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El rey del cabrito

Av. Constitucion entre DR. COss y Diego de Montemayor, Monterrey, Mexico
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Ranked #32 of 347 restaurants in Monterrey
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

this restaurant encompasses all mexican culture, specifically that of Monterrey. The food you will have here is authentic mexican food featuring very local dishes from the city of monterrey. Their specialty is cabrito (baby goat) and it is delicious! the decor is very interesting. Something to look at on every wall and corner. So many mexican celebrities have visited el... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Eating here is a step back in time in terms of decor. I was told that one must sample cabritos (baby goat) while in Monterrey and this seems to be as good a place as any for that experience. The goat was tasty, but we like the arrachera better.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The typical Monterrey food "Cabrito" This is the best well know cabrito restaurant Average food, prices little high for what you get When in Monterrey... try a better option for cabrito

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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771 reviews 771 reviews
661 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is quite an unusual place - and not just because their speciality is goat. Tiled arched ceilings, statues/busts of animals all over, multiple chandeliers - quite a site. We had dried beef and chorizo and cheese apps. The beef was interesting - and good. The chorizo dish was nothing to get excited about. I had the combo of arrachera... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

During my recent stay visit in Monterrey, I was invited for a business lunch. The food was great, both the small starters with salsa and guacamole, and as well the goat meet with tacos. The setting and atmosphere in the restaurant is very nice and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Try the riñonada one of the best plates. Take care of the salsas they are very hot if you don't know to eat chile. Also ask for an INDIO beer. And a guacamole with totopos(tortilla chips)

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

If you really like cabrito and are spending a lot of time in Monterrey, you should probably try this place. The cabrito is good. They also serve parts of the animal that you can't find in a lot of places (for the more adventurous person). This place has been around forever - a true Monterrey landmark. The food is good... More

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Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Cabrito is the traditional dish from Monterrey. El Rey del Cabrito is a nice place to have a good meal under a reasonable rate.

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Houston, Texas
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170 reviews 170 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

For those that like slightly dry fibrous meat, this is the old school "camposino" style Mexican food. For seemingly exotic dishes such as calf sweetbreads and different cuts if meat. Fair, but not cheap prices, good beer, plenty of sides,( ala cart of course). First class service.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Yes it´s a good option and a classic in Monterrey, but recently it is not the best option for having a delightful Cabrito in Monterrey. We visited last week, and while the service is still very good, the food itself it´s nost the best i have. The cabrito is commonly little bit dry (even the legs) and the tortillas are... More

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