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El Manglar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Presidente Dario Galeana Farayan - Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
755 554 37 52
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!!

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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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
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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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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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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I sought this out based on other reviews. I would not have found this place if not for trip advisor. A lovely spot just off the heat of the beach. The food and service were great and I will be back.

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Paso Robles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

We'd love to keep it a secret but too special to not share. The owner is great. Wait staff wonderful. And nature abounds. A very special place for lunch, a libation & snack break from beach or dinner. Reasonable price. Friendly. Go once and you are sure to go back just like we did.

Thank Valerie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We are staying at club intrawest, it is a 10 minute walk on the La Ropa beach to the restorant. I read a review on a blog somewhere and people were very satisfied with the food. It is a very quiet restorant, we were the only ones there at 7pm on a Tuesday. The food was great, I had the... More 

Thank robingagnon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner. You have to keep your eye out for it because it is kind of tucked off the beach. We were looking for the crocodiles but didn't see them. Ordered huachinago veracruz, octopus, and shrimp in a coconut walnut sauce. Everyone was very pleased with their food. However, my daughter was sick all night so must've had... 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, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 755 554 37 52

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