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El Manglar

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$$ - $$$
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Presidente Dario Galeana Farayan - Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 554 3752
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Manglar is located in a tropical/jungle type area just off La Ropa beach. The food is excellent, the service very attentive and the marguritas very generous

Thank leightayl0r
Adelaide, Australia
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102 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually camped here in the RV park which is also the car park for the restaurant. So don't be surprised to find RV's parked here. We went to the restaurant a few times and the food is really nice. Extremely well presented with a nice range of food. I don't eat fish but being right on the beach this... More 

1 Thank Willowray
Wayne, New Jersey
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317 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made this our destination for lunch one day. El Manglar is a unique little restaurant that occupies a shaded spot off the beach that evokes feelings of a tropical jungle. This is further reinforced by the crocodiles in the mangrove lagoon which you can watch at your leisure with a cool drink while waiting for your food. Excellent service by... More 

1 Thank Onthebacknine
West Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked down Playa La Ropa last night, and dined at El Manglar. The margs were very good, always a good sign. Dined on the Fish Ceviche (Lime), the best we've tasted in a long time. Calmari very tasty and then their special salad. A very friendly place with good service. Definitely will be going there again before we head... More 

Thank Heather M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

My husband had the fish roll and I had the octopus, we were so pleased with our meals that we went back 3 nights later!!

Thank bizylizzy10
Columbus, Texas
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We walked down La Ropa Beach and decided to eat a bit of lunch at El Manglar. While we did not see any crocodiles in the preserve in which the restaurant is located) while on the premises, but the food and its presentation were subperb. We had delicious tititas and blackened tuna and were impressed far beyond the very ordinary... More 

Thank dejol
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166 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had a meal at El Manglar and it was the best of our entire trip. Our service was probably the best I've ever experienced too, anywhere! Our waiter was Martin and ranks up there with Four Seasons in his excellence! Wonderful English too! My husband had tuna, I had shrimp. We enjoyed guac for an appetizer and I can't... More 

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San Jose
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Based on Tripadvisor reviews we went of a mission to find this place...and its not all that difficult to find; essentially south end of the beach, almost at the end, look for the sign and little bride, and you're there. We were there late afternoon and it was peaceful, quiet, and with the breeze off the ocean very relaxing. Not... More 

Thank bbihler
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Our family of 4 adults and 2 small children had dinner at El Manglar tonight. The waiter was attentive but we experienced one mishap after another. My son-in-law's appetizer arrived in a timely manner along with the main course for one of the children and another octopus dish which we had not ordered. The other child's entree came out about... More 

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

On la ropa beach, this restaurant is located at the far end. The resturant is in a mangrove swamp, however I did not have trouble with mosquitoes I didn't even see any as there is a good breeze of the water. Food is simple and was very good not at all expensive. The waiter was very nice and pointed out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Presidente Dario Galeana Farayan - Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 554 3752

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