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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
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The seafood is fresh, fresh, fresh. Their sauces are sophisticated, rich and creamy and so enjoyable. Blackened tuna in 19 spices was superb (had it twice).

Thank Mark K
Scottsdale, AZ
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a lovely lunch here. Service is attentive. The seafood dishes are very good and enjoyable. Many different types of preparation. All food prepared fresh and is very flavorful. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank hickory444
Kirkland, Washington
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a cab down to this lovely place on the beach, enjoyed the sunset over drinks and appetizers, then fresh grilled fish and a few margaritas...a great evening with service to match.

Thank jazzlover44
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here a number of times before. My second visit this trip. Everything I have had there has been very good. The 27 Spice Tuna I had last night was fantastic! Great ambiance overlooking the estuary. Didn't see any crocs or iguanas since it was late evening. Have seen them when eating lunch.

Thank zihuadeb
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seven of us went there for dinner on a Sunday night. We ordered drinks and fairly soon after that we ordered our meals. About 30 minutes later we had to signal for our waiter in order to get more drinks to enjoy with the meal. Well about an hour later our meals finally arrived; no one in the meantime even... More 

Thank Retired6812
British Columbia, Canada
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely spot for lunch on Playa La Ropa. The stuffed avocada was very tasty as were the chicken fajitas. We found it odd that they did not serve any salsa or sauces with the fajitas but since the flavour was so good, we didn't need it. We did have to ask for additional tortillas as they only... More 

Thank frequenttravels7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Manglar in our humble opinion is a must visit for quality food, close to the beach and the restaurant sits right beside a jungle lagoon with huge trees with great shade. Watch the Iguanas in the trees and the alligators in the fenced off portion. You may need reservations if your going around 7pm peak time.

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Glendale Heights, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is seafood and the Atmosphere is great you will have iguanas all over and watch them being fed it is beautiful. The food and service is great and the owner is very friendly!!

Thank 259michelee
North Vancouver, Canada
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

This is a little gem actually hidden off the beach but well worth the visit. Everything written about the food was accurate and truly delicious. Be adventurous and try the various tuna offerings - you won't be disappointed.

Thank pennymasae
Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Wow, food here was amazing. We were a group of 8 and each and everyone one of us raved about our food. Ambiance is simple. Service was very good. Again, amazing food, even desserts .. everything. Go there!

Thank jo4422

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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, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids
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?