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El Fogon

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Bulevar Miguel de la Madrid across from Pacifico Azul, Manzanillo, Mexico
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hit and miss for us

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
LewisFamilia
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Powell River, Canada
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Powell River, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Manzanillo, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While the ambiance is attractive this is one of those restaurants that is inconsistent at best..they have mastered the art of the shrinking platter and spreading the food thinner to achieve the illusion of decent portions during the winter.. The wait staff can only be described as sullen to mutinous but, they shine when at making errors on the bill... More 

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Regina, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We haven't been in 5 years but we're not disappointed! Food is very authentic. Try the sizzling pots served in black lava bowls. Huge portions! Fajitas are also great. The chips and assorted salsas served when you arrive are so delicious! Service was fantastic! Prices reasonable. Usually live acoustic guitarist traveling about the tables. We have been going for over... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Had not been here for several years. Used to go a few times every winter and the inattentive of the wait staff drove us away. Hoped there was change. Initially the waiter seemed to be above average and took and filled drink orders quickly. The beer I ordered, came and the waiter told me there was only 1 left so... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is usually one of our first stops. The Aztec soup is great and my hubby has to have it at least twice during our stay in Manzanillo. A bowl of soup each and sharing the shrimp salad was a very ample meal for the 2 of us. We definitely have it on our schedule for next year. And, if... More 

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

El Fogon is one of the best Steak House of Manzanillo, they have a very nice and spice salsas 100% Mexican style. with nice furniture's and equipales (Mexican seats)

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Chomorro, or slow roasted pork leg, is great as are the lava bowls that are called Molcajetes sp? Atmosphere nice even though it is on Ave de la Madrid. A back table accross the pond helps. Enjoy! It is one of my go to places!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The staff is friendly, the food is really good, staff speaks English. The price for a steak is 180 pesos. It's worth your visit, the bean and meat soup is also very good. Great ambiance!

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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Unique atmosphere and the best food we've had in Manzanillo so far. The boyfriend had the adobo rabbit and I have the Mexican plate. Both were tremendous and so tasty we had to pause and just savor. We started with the lengua tacos and can't recommend them enough. The salsa platter and the fresh made FLOUR tortillas are the cherry... More 

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

Very good to excellent steak house in Manzanillo. Casual atmosphere, big portions and excellent prices (about 20USD per person including a couple of Negra Modelos). The prime rib was excellent, but the other cut I had (I think it was called an Argentina cut) was very good but a little tougher than the prime rib. All things considered, I highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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