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El Gran Pastor

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$$ - $$$
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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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Monterrey, Mexico
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I don't really like Cabrito, but my mom does. She doesn't live in Monterrey like I do, so every time I go visit her she asks me to buy her some Cabrito from "El Gran Pastor" and take it to her. She says is the best Cabrito she ever ate when visiting Monterrey. Locals seem to agree as most people... More 

Thank ereys
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This the very first restaurant that I have ever eaten at in Monterey. It was a little pricey but delicious!! It is good for families and couples. They have great customer service!! They have a few locations around the city. It helped make a wonderful impression of Monterey. Very classy place!! Great food!!! Visited here numerous times since 2007. I... More 

Thank Stewart F
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

is the best restaurant for steak and traditional food . the speciality is "cabrito". they do a very good job in the service. and a better job in the food. the offer a salad bar included in the plate. again. very good food.

Thank Beto G
Monterrey, Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Typical Northeast Mexico restaurant, specializing in Cabrito. Excellent location, with its own parking lot and very prompt service. They serve one of the best Cabrito in town, if not the best. Only complaint is it is growing out of date variety wise, they have been offering the same menu for many years. For example; the dessert list is very limited.

Thank JRC837
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The unique place... For the famous Cabrito.... If you are pushed to taste this local meat... Do not be afraid, the most delicious and well prepared dish is in town...the only thing you have to do is chopse" paleta" is a part of the animal that has more meat... As always every body wants to offer you the different part... More 

Thank Felix A
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Came Sunday, looking for a good breakfast with the family; it turns out they have buffet, that is very good, much superior to the safi one and much cheaper. They have all kinds of food, vast amounts, never bring supply and very, very good. The only downside is that the place is packed, so the service is slow, but attentive... More 

Thank cgpinv
Niwot, Colorado
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345 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Mexican, Latin, 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, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?