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El Manglar

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Presidente Dario Galeana Farayan - Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
755 554 37 52
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Crocodile watching while eating

An uncle recommended this place and we told and aunt she should go. She went first with her sisted and son and said the shrimp avocado was delicious. We later went and even though they do not have a beach area or huts to eat on the beach they do have a shower in case you need to clean the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Guayaquil
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

An uncle recommended this place and we told and aunt she should go. She went first with her sisted and son and said the shrimp avocado was delicious. We later went and even though they do not have a beach area or huts to eat on the beach they do have a shower in case you need to clean the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Consistently good food at fair prices. Don't miss the iguanas and crocodile they have on the premises.

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Stanwood, Washington, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is our fourth year of enjoying this tucked-away restaurant and I swear it has improved each year. The food has always been delicious, but now the tables, floor and even the structure itself appear improved. Best sesame crusted tuna!

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Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I hate to say, but I had my least favorite meal during our week long stay at El Manglar. It started out great with a nice table on the sand at the front of the restaurant. Our margaritas were good, as was our ceviche appetizer. But the main courses were very disappointing. Especially mine - the shrimp in coconut and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food, the best callimarie. The salads were excellent. I had a steak which normally I would not even consider but it was quite good.We ate here twice and I definitely will be back.

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toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

once we finally found the place we got the surprise of our lives!! first off make sure you know how to get there or your cab knows the place it is at the back of an rv park on the beach at laropa ..had the calamari app and should have stopped there it was amazing and enough to fill any... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Six of us ate here twice during our two week visit and really enjoyed the great food, drinks and service. It is one of our top choices for a nice dinner while in Zihuatanejo.

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Fiddletown, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had the Veracruz Pescado, the flavor was wonderful. It had just the right amount of spice without being spicy hot. Wasn't fortunate enough to see any crocodiles during our visit but we did see monkeys swinging in the trees.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

You enter through a trailer park.....don't let that stop you....or from the beach. Once you have arrived you will have some of the most wonderful food you could ever hope to find. The starters are great! Wonderful avocados stuffed with shrimp, calamari's with a terrific dipping sauce, and the main courses...where to begin! The two different fish rolls are outstanding.... More 

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Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Average restaraunt all the way around. The musician that came in during dinner was amazing he played the guitar, the harmonica? and sang while moving around. Good place to go for a meal

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  • Address: Presidente Dario Galeana Farayan - Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 755 554 37 52

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