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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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Getting Better All the Time...

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
LuAnne K
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Stanwood, Washington, United States
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Stanwood, Washington, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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La Ropa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I LOVE El Manglar! We have decided that it is the best place to get food during both of our trips to Zihua (Jan 2014 and Jan 2015). My boyfriend loves Mexican and seafood but on most occasions needs to get his protein from chicken and says that El Manglar has the best chicken selections in the... More 

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Parksville, B.C.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ended up eating here three times during our two week stay. the food was always perfect, our favorite was the alfredo shrimp pasta. Perfect place to watch the sunset

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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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