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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Best place for Cabrito!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Marilu M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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Miami
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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We decided to visit the place, and were very pleased. Service was exceptionally good. The food - simply delicious.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I came here on business, and local co-workers recommended this place. Like most Mexicans, we arrived at the restaurant around 2PM on a work day and the restaurant was busy. We ordered several things to share, and it was very typical and tasty. Desserts looked awesome too. Service was correct, and it felt like that restaurant was there for ages.... More 

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MONTERREY, MX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

In Monterrey there are another places where to really have very good "cabrito"......places like: "El Gran Pastor" or Restaurant San Carlos.

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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?