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El Vaquero

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Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
+52 314 334 0129
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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here Saturday night at the original place. Low lighting which made it cozy. Food and service were great. I was even given a free shot of Tequila or my wife was. Enjoy

Thank pacifictravler
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is ok, it's nothing spectacular. The service is pretty slow, I think it's a good place if you have a lot of spare time and not starving.

Thank EmMorningstar
Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food is average the steak is tasty but more towards the tough side not angus quality the climate is pretty hot air conditioning isnt great food wasnt very hot We asked for deserts wich where average

Thank fireblad1
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

A group of 5 men enjoyed some of the best Rib steaks and Ceasar salads we have had. Huge steaks done to perfection, baked potatoes and huge Ceasar salads cost less than $150 CDN. Drinks Included !!!!! (15-20 drinks). As good qualit and service as anywhere I have been in US, Absolutely going back.

Thank Darren T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We were 2 adults and a 9 yr. old. We ordered the Parillada for two, and 2 Argentinian Empanadas. The empanadas tasted nothing like Argentinian Empanadas, however, they more than made up for it by serving us the parilla on the grill, at the table of delicious and extremely tender cuts of beef. Quite honestly, that's the real reason we... More 

1 Thank Alfie711
Helena, Montana
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

The steak was perfectly prepared and the meal tasted very good. I ate outside on their little deck. Wait staff were attentive albeit a bit bored acting. I knew a man (who has passed away) who would not eat anywhere else in ZLO so I had to try it. I had very high expectations and was a little disappointed that... More 

1 Thank 1BigSkyWriter
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Overall: We had a really nice supper of carnes tosdads (roasted meats) and the kiddos had hamburgers. We enjoyed the starters of beans, tacos and salsa. Atmosphere: A recreation inside of an old Mexican town square. Really a fun spot with much to take in while dinning. Service: Was excellent with 2-3 servers present at all times ready to jump... More 

1 Thank Gordon P
Netanya, Israel
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

This steak house is OK. The meat was OK but not more than that. The service is OK. finally, I have been in better places for good meat in Mexico

1 Thank Elad B
Wainwright, Canada
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is a great place if you like you're a meat lover. But if you're looking for a vegetable side dish, you're not likely to get any more than a baked potato and a roasted onion. (There are peppers in the Quesadilla). Not much selection for appy's, but complimentary bean soup is served to everyone and its fantastic and very... More 

1 Thank TravelBug984032
Oliver, Canada
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367 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

We like the vaquero on the crucero, rather than the newer one on Madrid. The steak is really good - we prefer the regular rather than the especial but that is just personal choice. Service is prompt and friendly. However, be prepared to eat once you place your order because it takes very little time for the food to arrive.... More 

1 Thank Ed S

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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
$4 - $17
Mexican, Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Colima  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: +52 314 334 0129

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