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El Fogon

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Mexican
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Bulevar Miguel de la Madrid across from Pacifico Azul, Manzanillo, Mexico
0131433333094
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 61
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

The fajitas were not very good. Seemed watery . It was a mediocre restaurant . The service was good . We didn't know of any other restaurants near our hotel so we figured it couldn't be that bad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
shelley s
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Deerfield, Illinois
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Deerfield, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fajitas were not very good. Seemed watery . It was a mediocre restaurant . The service was good . We didn't know of any other restaurants near our hotel so we figured it couldn't be that bad.

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to El Fogon several times with friends I am in no hurry to return. Chipped plates, slovenly dressed waiters and humdrum food make it a poor choice when there are so many better experiences vying for your peso.

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Thank Larry F
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many restaurants have come and gone, El Fogon is an institution. The food here is always wonderful and the staff are welcoming and friendly. We just had New Years dinner at the restaurant and had a wonderful evening with family and friends.

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Thank JohnAndrew606
Aalborg, Denmark
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place and food! Very good prices! Mexican food, very good taste and atmosphere. The place it is open so it is very nice to eat there by night when it is a bit fresher the weather

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Thank Jazminillalabonita
De Soto, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic food, lots of choices, great service. You will be able to find something you like on the menu. Portions are large and the steaks are great and prepared how you like it.

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Thank CharlieRx
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is always good to visit for lunch or dinner. We have been in Playa so many times that I've lost count after 10. El Fogon is our favorite restaurant for Mexican food. I have tried their tacos al pastor first time in 2006 and i can tell you they are the best you can find! My husband says the... More 

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Thank JuliaZ26
calgary
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

An amazing spot with authentic food and spectacular service... but don't tell the Americans... they prefer to eat 3 doors down at some gringo spot. We went twice last week. The freshest tortillas you could possibly eat. It's not cheap... both bills were around 500-600 pesos for 2 people with drinks. But good for "special" occasions... or just because you're... More 

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Thank paul p
Hillsboro, Oregon
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is perhaps our favorite restaurant in Manzanillo. There is a menu in English is you want to use it. Most of the staff speaks some English and they are very helpful. A must try is the Aztec soup, chili rellanos, and the GUAVA PIE. Ray (the manager) says during tourist season he has to ask for extra pies it... More 

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Thank Sharon e
Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

My husband claims the Salmon, stuffed with Goat Cheese, was A1, in fact we went back twice, so he could have it again. Ray, from Reno, our server, was very hospitable. Lovely convenient location to Sorianas and the Gran Pacificio.

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Mexican cuisine and authéntic design. Great atmosphere and well priced. Recommend the molcajetes, especially mar y tierra, and the queso fundido.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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