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El Gran Pastor

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Avenida Gonzalitos #702, Monterrey 64640, Mexico
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Niwot, Colorado
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311 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came for the Cabrito (Baby Goat). Expected great things based on all the reviews. Unfortunately the goat we had was tough and stringy, though the flavor was good. The restaurant is very large and very popular with the locals. It is noisy and therefore does not lend itself well to business dinners. The service was excellent. The selection of beer... More 

Thank Daniel G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and the music is amazing. I really enjoyed my time there. Dessert was delicious and the appetizers were so good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there at peak hours for lunch full house..and the service was fantastic, promptly served and all dishes met and exceeded expectations. Strongly recommend this place, a little on the high side of prices but worth it.

Thank 282Tourist
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come back quite often in this restaurant. For me it is one of the best one to eat cabrito (baby goat) which is a specialty of Monterrey. Service is fast, meat is good. A place to visit. If some claimed that they are Rey del cabrito, Gran Pastor is the emperor!

Thank Mykeulkeul77
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Excellent food, great service. A little expensive compared with the average restaurant. Definitly a must if you come to Monterrey and you want to taste regional "Cabrito" (Goatling) meal.

Thank Julio G
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

So happy I walked from the Hampton Inn just across the street to have a fantastic meal at this authentic great Mexican restaurant in Monterrey. If you are near by it is a highly recommended place for lunch. Plenty of food, with all the snacks served and sauces, all with great flavor you will be well served. In Mexico lunch... More 

Thank Cedricbrz
Monterrey, Mexico
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It is a very nice food, this a regional Typic food, Cabrito and carne asada, Goat and Meat in grill, good salad, it is include in the price, you can have a very original food Machitos, guacamole, Beans with poison, this is a genuine regional food from north of Mexico. We recommend it. if you are a visitor and like... More 

Thank Guillermo S
Mexico City, Mexico
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

When in Monterrey if you want to have a real taste of the "Comida Regiomontana" (local food), do not hesitate and visit El Gran Pastor, where you will be received as if you were at home, and they will attend you kindly and efficiently. Not only the "cabrito" (baby goat) is delicious but also the rib-eye, the salad bar, and... More 

Thank Raúl G
Mexico City, Mexico
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658 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This place is a must for regional food. You won't find the traditional mexican flavors but the food for Monterrey which is terrific! It might not be cheap, but really worth it. Service is overall good.

Thank draghignazzo
Ashburn, Virginia
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with a large group and not only was the food great, the service was excellent. We had some beans with pork, guacamole, queso flamiado as apatizers. All was delicious. The salsa and chips not too spicey. The cabrito and carne asada were soooo tasty that it was hard to stop eating. Strongly recommend these items. Of course... More 

Thank DC_Cazador

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Mexican, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Gonzalitos #702, Monterrey 64640, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Nuevo Leon  >  Monterrey
  • Phone Number: 528181294453

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?