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El Fogon

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Bulevar Miguel de la Madrid across from Pacifico Azul, Manzanillo, Mexico
0131433333094
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Truly Mexican

We always visit El Fogonon our visits to Manzanillo and it has never disappointed us. Yesterday, we went there with our 1-yr old grandson and had a great lunch of Azteca soup,Chamorro (roast pork shank) and BBQ pork loin. The Chamorro was outstanding - enough to share, but the kitchen staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Aivars T
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Ajijic, Mexico
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Waterloo, Iowa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

tried it several years back and told they had german sausage---wrong they were salchicas--weiners I have been told to try it again , so I will

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Ajijic, Mexico
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We always visit El Fogonon our visits to Manzanillo and it has never disappointed us. Yesterday, we went there with our 1-yr old grandson and had a great lunch of Azteca soup,Chamorro (roast pork shank) and BBQ pork loin. The Chamorro was outstanding - enough to share, but the kitchen staff obviously forgot about my meat, which was overdone. The... More 

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

El Fogon has an authentic country Mexican atmosphere. Delicious grilled meats and hand made tortillas. Savory salsas, and if you can't decide on a dish try their special Mexican plate with a delicious assortment of favorites!

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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

El Fogon is in the middle of town in Manzanillo. All the waiters speak English but if you are venturing this far south, you should speak some Spanish. Around sunset the mesquitos are CRAZY. Bring bug spray or avoid sunset times. The food is good and the service is great. I had the pork which is a HUGE portion and... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Meat lovers paradise. Good portions good price. No AC only fans. Tacos are your best bet , but I did find a mushroom plater for my vegetarian daughter and quesadillas

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had yet another great evening at El Fogan, the food was excellant. Mojocetes Shrimp and Beef combination is very good, as well as the Portobella Mushroom with 3 cheeses as an appetizer. They also have live music for your dining experience. Bring bug spray, just in case, however this trip it wasn't needed. English speaking.

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Minneapolis, MN
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We walked past El Fogon & immediately turned right back around. The place was decorated like you were in the heart of the jungle/deep tropics. There was a lady making homemade fresh corn tortillas non stop & the smell was phenomenal!! The platter you get with chips before your meal is absolutely amazing, I posted a pic of it. Its,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We visited this restaurant for supper on a Thursday evening. It was not overly busy at the time of our visit. We were greeted by a friendly and welcoming staff and seated wherever we chose. Our server promptly attended to our needs and spoke excellent English. One of our group had a traditional shaved ice margarita, which was presented in... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place had such a cool atmosphere, felt like you were sitting in the amazon with waterfalls and bridges and all open air as well. The servings were huge, we all ended up filling up on apps and had to split our main meals. Sangria was to die for! They had a man playing his guitar and singing mexican songs,... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate here twice. The first time was very good. The service was good as was the food. We decided to go back because we enjoyed our first time. On our second visit the service was poor, he forgot our appetizer and brought it part way through our meal. My meal was bland and greasy. Not sure if I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bulevar Miguel de la Madrid across from Pacifico Azul, Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Colima  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: 0131433333094

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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