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El Manglar

Presidente Dario Galeana Farayan - Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
755 554 37 52
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Ranked #39 of 212 restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Chicago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

As a tradition my husband and I always eat at El Manglar on our first evening in Zihuatanejo. The Fish Roll and Mai Mai in Lime sauce are probably our favorite items on the menu.

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Alachua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you stay I Zihua you have to try the 27 spice tuna at El Manglar. It is one of th best things I had during my stay. The interesting thing is that there are crocodiles probably 25 yards from where you're eating. If you walk down playa del ropa it is near the south end towards Las Gatos. Hope... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had a great lunch here with friends. Got off the beach and out of the sun and kicked back for the afternoon. I second the other review that said the fish was "screaming" fresh.

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Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went here on a recommendation from one of the locals. He said that his family goes all the time and that they love it. So of course we had to try it. It is located on Playa La Ropa, near the crocodile reserve. You have to walk up a short boardwalk. When you get there, the decor is very... More

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B.C.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Reached from the beach by a wooden walkway across a swamp !!! The sign is correct there are crocs in there. Service was prompt and seafood the freshest bar none . If you find yourself on LA Ropa Beach this reasturant is a must try !!!! Portions are generous and well priced.

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Its an ok spot on the beach. The food is quite acceptable and the ambiance is well,.... Plastic patio furniture, but who cares because you're on a beach and looking for decent fish, authentic Mexican food and cold beer. So this is a good place for that. The grilled fish was fresh and simply prepared, the tuna steak was done... More

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Toronto
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Dining on fish tacos while watching crocodiles and iguanas? What an experience! We loved this place and the food was delicious and a great deal!

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you want deliciously prepared seafood as well as service, go to El Manglar on La Ropa Beach. This casual, and spacious locale is on the beach alongside an estuary that boasts of native wildlife that live year round in their natural habitat. It is a marvel to the diners, and also a joy. The food is excellently prepared and... More

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Bellevue
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Right on the beach. Stripped down fresh food and fish. Coronas 1.50. What more do you need to know. If you are looking for the locals experience, this is a just go. My reco is the 27 spice tuna, just seared.

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Chico, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

El Manglar was the final treat shared by our panga capitan, Avi, also known as Shark Boy. We had two fishing/snorkeling trips with him to Morros de Potosi and Playa Manzanilla. The jack cravel that we caught was prepared so deliciously by Avi's family at their enramada on the beach!

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