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El rey del cabrito

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Av. Constitucion entre DR. COss y Diego de Montemayor, Monterrey, Mexico
+52 81 8348 8907
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11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place to go eat Cabrito is most definitely this place. The food is wonderful-and they feed you so much food that you just won't be able to finish it all. The service is very fast and the atmosphere is friendly. Most definitely will keep going back.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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251 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bar BQ goat is traditional to Monterrey, Mexico. Introduced friends and colleagues to some authentic aspects of cuisine in Mexico. A very nice selection of Tequila and cold Cerveza to start. Great guacamole and very tasty corn chips as an appetizer. Grilled babe goat was the main dish! The meat was tasty and tender served with frijoles and soft corn... More 

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TX
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

These people know cabrito. I'm not a huge fan of cabrito, but you'll fall in love with it here. Service is excellent & you're treated greatly. Prepare to spend, but the entire experience is worth it. ¡PROVECHO!

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Thank David Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

As overwhelming as it may seem at first, this overly decorated and insanely jaw dropping restaurant serves the best food in the city (bold but still truth). Their main dish is Cabrito (spanish for baby goat) slow roasted over coals. Meat is so tender you will end up apologizing for being rude to it. Side dishes are a perfect match... More 

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Thank Rodolfo G
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Cabrito (Riñonada) and agujas de ribeye are probably the best choices on the menu, we love the guacamole divorced style, micheladas are always on point and the tortillas always delicious, bright red salsa is to die for... plenty of gluten free options and decent parking. Service can be slow at peak times but food would make you forget about that.

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Thank jose g
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I received my food quickly and the service was professional. The goat shoulder was amazing. The place need a bit of update but who cares if the food is great.

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Thank Tamas D
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I have mix feelings about this place. I think they do a good job making their cabrito, which is their specialty. However, there should be much more. I order arrachera (beef) and cabrito meat.Meat was only accompanied with onions, and a couple pieves of broccoli and nothing else. What happen to the RICE and the BEANS! What happened to the... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place reminds me of all the throwbacks from the 50's and 60's, relying on the legend to pull them through. Inside it's shrine to the family owners, with el Rey featured prominently in photos and video slide shows throughout the dated interior. The smell of the food cooking was really nice, the visual of the open kitchen fun, but... More 

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East Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great meal, goat was delicious. Order a bandera drink (Mexican flag) layers of tequila, tomato juice and lime juice.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Went back to Monterrey, Mexico after 15 years. The place is a tradition. Nice atmosphere, excellent service and the Cabrito (roasted young goat over an open pit of coals) is the best. Went to other famous places in Monterrey, but this one is it. The meat is juicy, tender and great flavor. They give you a plate of "frijoles con... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Constitucion entre DR. COss y Diego de Montemayor, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Nuevo Leon  >  Monterrey
  • Phone Number: +52 81 8348 8907

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