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El Tablao

Km 12.5 Carretera Manzanillo No. 41 | Playa Miramar, Manzanillo 28200, Mexico
+52 314 335 1147
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Ranked #5 of 95 restaurants in Manzanillo
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, French, Mexican, International
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

...which is fine, I guess. There just aren't gourmet experiences in Manzanillo. Fresh seafood prepared simply is the best bet in town. As such, when a restaurant attempts too much (e.g., butter, bacon, cheese vs. chiles, herbs,etc.) you get a place full of calories and sincerity, but utterly lacking in expression. A nice place, a consistent place like your parents'... More

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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Very modest, unassuming exterior, but as much as Mexico is, you must go beyond the exterior, the wall, the door, the entrance to be wonderfully surprised by the interior---right on the beach---it reminds me of the Mexico of a by-gone era----modest prices, adequate portions, quality food,courteous waiters, traditional Mexican interior---an owner who loves what he does and translates that love... More

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Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The food at El Tablao was excellent - wonderful entrees and a goat cheese salad that surprised me! We got a table right away, and joined both locals and tourists for a lovely dinner on oceanfront patio. The street front isn't much to look at, but don't let that stop you. We thoroughly enjoyed the upscale menu and danced to... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A group of four of us had a fantastic meal of pork loin and then later in the week a filet mignon. Good service, nice house wine and of course the view of the ocean topped it off. We will definitely return to this restaurant which has never disappointed us. We also have had entertainment provided that really makes the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stopped at el Tablao for lunch during our stay in Manzanillo based on Expedia reviews. We all had seafood (mahi-mahi fish and chips, garlic and butter whole snapper, shrimp fajitas) while watching the waves roll in on the beach. The food was top quality at a reasonable price, and the beer was cold. As the next day was my... More

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Kamloops, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Spend the afternoon watching pelicans dive into the waves! Ice cold buckets of beer served by the wonderful Oscar (the crouch)!! The beach vendors are great!!!! Get a massage!!!! Great Lunch food menu!!!! We have been going there for 5 years now and will continue to go and enjoy the friendly staff at El Tablao!!!

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sun city west
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

i have been going to manzanillo for years and my time i have spent at el tablao is some of the best pascal and laura treat you like family and the food is great ,service is second to none , the beach is nice and clean, a great way to spend the afternoon and then watch the sunset. a private... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My favorite was the fish filet with white wine seafood creme sauce. for lunch shrimp quesdillas. The view is wonderful to watch adults and children rushing in and out of the water and laughing. If you eat there you can sit on the beach free at their table and chairs. Everyone is very friendly and speaks english. enjoy

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

this is a pleasant and friendly on the water place to eat. The food is good the fish and chips are very good. Sometimes they have live music. It can be as romantic as you make it, or everyday.

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

First of all, the view is something else since it is right on the beach. The service was good and the crab salad was tasty. The "Coquille St Jacques" was the way it should be. Overall It is very quiet place.Pascal, the owner, is a pleasant fellow and will make sure you leave happy, and there is no better place... More

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