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“Great restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #8 of 167 Restaurants in Manzanillo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Steakhouse, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The staff is friendly, the food is really good, staff speaks English. The price for a steak is 180 pesos. It's worth your visit, the bean and meat soup is also very good. Great ambiance!

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177 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“El Fogon! El Fogon! El Fogon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Unique atmosphere and the best food we've had in Manzanillo so far. The boyfriend had the adobo rabbit and I have the Mexican plate. Both were tremendous and so tasty we had to pause and just savor. We started with the lengua tacos and can't recommend them enough. The salsa platter and the fresh made FLOUR tortillas are the cherry on the sundae. The service was friendly but not particularly attentive. We left talking about how we needed to come back once or twice more on this trip.

I took a picture of the menu on my phone just so we can fantasize about and plan our return trip(s). We come from San Francisco, which is a foodie mecca, so our favorable reviews are based on being spoiled by great restaurants of all cuisine types in the states.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very Good Steak House”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very good to excellent steak house in Manzanillo. Casual atmosphere, big portions and excellent prices (about 20USD per person including a couple of Negra Modelos). The prime rib was excellent, but the other cut I had (I think it was called an Argentina cut) was very good but a little tougher than the prime rib. All things considered, I highly recommend this restaurant when in Manzanillo.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Kahlo
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Severely overrated with rude staff and poor food.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have been there three times and hated it each time. Will never go back even if someone else is paying.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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San Rafael, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food, great for a family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went to this restaurant twice while in Manzanilo. My children really enjoyed their meals, steak, tacos, fajitas and steamed clams! I had the shrimp Mocahete bowl and it was ok, the shrimp was good the sauce was not. My father had the chicken Mocahete bowl that came with a green sauce and it was amazing! The only thing we didn’t like was the cat that goes in and out and under the tables. My kids thought it was just awful as they were trying to eat and it could be friendly then mean. Don’t let the cat stop you from going here!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Molly M
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