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La Escondida

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Rio Verde 147, Monterrey 64640, Mexico
8348-9816
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1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 am
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Weston, Florida
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170 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Place is awesome, great atmosphere and even better food, real Mexican food. You have to try the pork, it is so tender you don't need a knife. Service couldn't be any better.

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Thank DonatoInWeston
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a peaceful restaurant, best in the menu iron cooked ribeye brought to the table on a slab of Himalayan salt. Seasoned with herbs it's really tasty and juicy, exceptional service and great background music ! Definitely a place to try specially when the restaurant next door is always crowded!

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Thank Miguel H
Monterrey, Mexico
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you want to try a different version of our well know "cabrito", you have to try the special "J.I." of La Escondida. It is a real different thing compared to the cassia al pastor dish. And if you are not in the mood at all for cabrito, the menu has plenty of alternatives to indulge to evey one. Meats,... More 

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Thank Luis T
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

After several "go, no go" we finally went to have dinner. It's not easy to find as the street to get there is kind of hidden an the best reference point should be La Nacional restaurant. Regarding the food it was between good and great. The starters, fried quail and mushrooms were great. For the main we had ribeye "a... More 

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Thank Carlos B
Charleston, South Carolina
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We liked our meal very much. We arrived for dinner very early by Monterrey standards, so found the place virtually empty. The wine selection was solid, if not excessive. My husband had the braised baby goat and was very pleased. I had a stewed baby goat in a roasted poblano pepper that we all agreed was the best selection of... More 

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Thank Boojums70
Monterrey, Mexico
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is a good decorated restaurant and with good options to choose to meal or dinner, normally have good service, though the last time I visited it was not so good

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Thank MarcoLF
Edinburg, Texas
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I had been dreaming with the duck enchiladas with red chili sause that does not makes you cry, only served here. What a delicious first plate to share, and then we went to cave into grilled quails with oregano and spices, and a grand piece of meat in the grill. Desserst are all homemade and delicious, never pardon the corn... More 

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Thank crab123
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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421 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This was one of the best Mexican meals I have had - very good food and wine in a traditional setting slightly hidden from the main thoroughfares . Good service . Local menu with plenty of options to suit all tastes and good advice in choosing Mexican wine

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Thank hilltopOxon
Monterrey, Mexico
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

One of the best restaurants in tow. In this place you can have real Mexican Cuisine at very high standards. The owner really makes the effort to have all his customers happy.

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Thank Virgilio G
Monterrey, Mexico
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258 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The owners were right when they named this restaurant "The Hidden Place", you have to drive really slowly throughout the San Jerónimo Avenue to spot it, behind a furniture store called Tamarindo. The place is small but has good mexican food in a cozy atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 6:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Verde 147, Monterrey 64640, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Nuevo Leon  >  Monterrey
  • Phone Number: 8348-9816

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