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El Vaquero

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$$ - $$$
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Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
+52 314 334 0129
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family & I went here for supper one evening, around 7pm. The restaurant wasn't overly busy, and we were given the choice of sitting outside on the patio, or inside in air conditioning (which we chose). It's a nice place, but I found it quite dark, even inside, and it was not easy to see your food. My steak... More 

Thank chris174
Hampton Bays, New York
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86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food and service is excellent. Nice atmosphere. Look at the old pictures of Manzanillo. Server helpful with making recommendations. Great beef, very tender and flavorful.

Thank Karin M
Kenai, Alaska
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great steak house, not what you would expect in the US but its Mexico. Sat upstairs, watched the traffic it was fun. Paid the band to play a couple of times during dinner. They played once, I tipped them and in 5 minutes we saw them walking down the street, it;s Mexico and they probably did not understand what I... More 

Thank KenaiRiverbend
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want beef then this is the place to go. The restaurant was not busy the night we went and we sat on the balcony overlooking the street. Lots to look at for sure. Waiter was a little pushy about getting our order. We were with another couple we hadn't seen for a bit and just wanted to chat... More 

Oliver, Canada
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414 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here twice during our months in Manzanillo. We have eaten here many times in the past and enjoyed it, most of the time. The burger on the first visit this year was ok (but not nearly as good as Skol or Godzilla's). The fajitas on the second visit were tough, stringy and over priced. Given our previous enjoyment... More 

Thank Ed S
Maumee, Ohio
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213 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to walk the mile fromour hotel to this restaurant for our last evening in town. Great choice! They weren't busy. They have a small area which is being remodeled, but it isn't affecting the dining areas. We ordered their T-Bone Steak and a Filet Mignon. Both were cooked perfectly. The service was outstanding. They have professional waiters and... More 

Thank Craig G
Sarnia, Canada
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232 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a great choice if you are wanting an excellent beef dinner. The staff is Courteous and helpful, the atmosphere is lovely and the food is good and reasonably priced.

Thank OntarioTravellers2
Rockport, Texas
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner with dear friends. Onion soup was very good. Steak was delicious. Wine selection was much better than any other restaurant we visited in our month long vacation in Manzanillo. Service was very good. Will definitely come back next time we are here.

Thank texasgal361
Abbotsford, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time on Jan.22. Meal quality was very good with each of our steaks cooked as requested. We were disappointed that we ordered two Caesar salads to be shared amongst the four of us and the entrees arrived first with no mention of the Caesars so we cancelled the salads. Ambience not great being over the street... More 

Thank Bruce D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

A friend recommended we try El Vaquero when we were in Manzanillo. It was a very classy restaurant with exceptional food and service. We were very impressed.

Thank Paul-Jann V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Steakhouse, Latin, Mexican
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Colima  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: +52 314 334 0129

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