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El Vaquero

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Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars 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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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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337 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

'The Cowboy' ... We went here for dinner with a group of 6 without a reservation. They happily seated us and provided excellent food and service. This place is a must-stop when in Manzanillo.

1 Thank DJ P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Great place. Reasonable prices. Great service. I will be back. The server was very nice. Spoke English. The bar was very cool and the staff was very attentive.

1 Thank Max K
Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Casual atmosphere, good service, food and drinks were good. Conveniently located in the town. Chips and bean soup provided while we reviewed the menu. Would recommend to others.

1 Thank Jaimi V
Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We wanted a break from taco fare and El Vaquero provided it. Steak came sizzling hot to the table although one has to be aware that beef in Mexico, while tasty, is often not the same species or given the same feed as Canada. It's advertised as cowboy fare and it would meet that in spades. Starters include a bean... More 

Thank Carolyn H

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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
$5 - $20
Mexican, Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, Argentinean
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Colima  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: 523143340129

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