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El Vaquero

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$$ - $$$
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Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
+52 314 334 0129
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Sarnia, Canada
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231 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great choice if you are wanting an excellent beef dinner. The staff is Courteous and helpful, the atmosphere is lovely and the food is good and reasonably priced.

Thank OntarioTravellers2
Rockport, Texas
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner with dear friends. Onion soup was very good. Steak was delicious. Wine selection was much better than any other restaurant we visited in our month long vacation in Manzanillo. Service was very good. Will definitely come back next time we are here.

Thank texasgal361
Abbotsford, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time on Jan.22. Meal quality was very good with each of our steaks cooked as requested. We were disappointed that we ordered two Caesar salads to be shared amongst the four of us and the entrees arrived first with no mention of the Caesars so we cancelled the salads. Ambience not great being over the street... More 

Thank Bruce D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend recommended we try El Vaquero when we were in Manzanillo. It was a very classy restaurant with exceptional food and service. We were very impressed.

Thank Paul-Jann V
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and eating experience. We were looking for a great steak and this place did not disappoint. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Nice and tender. Delicious. Steaks were huge, so you might want to split with another person if you're not a big eater. Wait staff were very attentive and provided great service. Prices were very reasonable. The only... More 

Thank Michelle C
Salmon Arm,B.C. Canada
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We visited this restaurant as we had beenhere a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. It did not disappoint.Three of us had the arrachera and it was delicious. The amount recommended was exactly right. It was both tender and tasty. We were offered bean soup as a starter- I don't care for beans so. Could not pass judgement on... More 

Thank Cheryl08
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We went to El Vaquero twice and were totally thrilled with the beef preparation. It was severed still cooking on a small BBQ along with cactus & onions - absolutely wonderful. We went back just 2 nights later with friends and did the same meal again - great time

Thank Gail-Sparks
Kelowna, Canada
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115 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is a great place to have an eating experience that you will not forget. The food is amazing and the people are very fun and friendly.

Thank c0mpassi0nate
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

There are two locations of this restaurant in Manzanillo. This review is for the indoor seating one located in Colonia Del Pacífico on Las Brisas Boulevard. The atmosphere is a little dark not in a very romantic way. Slightly dungeon like. The other location is open air with second story balcony seating. The wine list was surprisingly extensive. The chef... More 

Thank Mina C
Vancouver, Washington
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

We ate here twice this week, and found the steak and sides delicious. The margaritas were perfectly balanced and the flan was not only beautiful but oh, so tasty. We definitely will eat here again.

Thank Lenore B

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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 - $18
Steakhouse, Mexican
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?