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El Mirador

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Constitucion 1257 Col. Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico (Alejandro de Humbolt)
8345-2168
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7:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:30 am
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A nice place to eat

This restaurant is a nice place to eat in Monterrey. The price is above the average but it's justified by the good food and room. I liked it for businness meals and even leisure when you want to impress.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2013
Fneriteixeira
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Monterrey, Mexico
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have known this restaurant for many years and it has great food. We always ask for machacado (dried meat with eggs), beans with poison (pork with non-spicy sauce) and flamed cheese. Never miss the flour tortillas and the green chiles they serve on the side. I have been there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The only issue to take... More 

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I've been traveling to Monterrey for over 20 years. El Mirador is always consistently excellent. One of my favorites. Centrally located to downtown or Garza Garcia. The steaks are excellent and the service is second to none. You cannot go wrong. Enjoy!

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A wannabe American restaurant with bad steak and expensive dishes. The guacamole is decent, the rest is not worth the price

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McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It's not the tipical "fonda" where you get tacos. It's an upscale mexican restaurant. They have very good "carne asada", guacamole, asado de puerco and their famous frijoles con veneno (beans with venom), beans with the asados de puerco's sauce. Thier tortillas are very good also. It's expensive, but the service is excellent, and it's one of the best "mexican... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This restaurant is a nice place to eat in Monterrey. The price is above the average but it's justified by the good food and room. I liked it for businness meals and even leisure when you want to impress.

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Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I used to visit El Mirador weekly for over 10 years, and it was always a nice experience. El Mirador has always been known for fantastic beef and amazing service, also as 'the place to see and be seen'. The place is still always packed with business people and politicians. After not visiting for some time, I decided to stop... More 

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San Diego, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Whatever you do, you need to order a "Taco Loco" first. Great service and better food. Very well located.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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164 reviews 164 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This very big restaurant was popular ten years ago with the politicians, the place to be seen. Then it was enlarged with a second floor for non smokers that made the place loose its spotlight effect. The meat is plain average, but the handmade tortillas with real corn and not corn flour always make me come back.

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Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The different cuts of meat were prepared perfectly - everything was tender and delicious - and most of it served family style. The side dishes, i.e guacamole, etc. and the mixed drinks (Cuba Libres) were great as well. Beautiful setting and very attentive service. Great experience and looking forward to my return visit.

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Chicago, Il
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

El Mirador is a great authentic Northern Mexican food experience. There was an abundance of specialty appetizer selections that did not disappoint. The best part was a "steak platter" that was prepared for the table "family style". It was simply delicious ! I needed a nap back at the hotel after our lunch. Would definitely go again upon my next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Constitucion 1257 Col. Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
    (Alejandro de Humbolt)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Nuevo Leon  >  Monterrey
  • Phone Number: 8345-2168

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:30 am

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