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El Fogon

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Bulevar Miguel de la Madrid across from Pacifico Azul, Manzanillo, Mexico
0131433333094
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Zacatecas, Mexico
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool outdoor restaurant on the main drag with great ambiance. Handmade tortillas with excellent chips and a variety of salsas. Definitely worth the visit.

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Thank j0shd2015
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, great atmosphere very near downtown shopping area. Mexican food done well in a clean and friendly environment.

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Thank AlanSanders62
Wabasha, Minnesota
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We also bring our friends here when visiting. The atmosphere is great, staff amazing. English spoken, menus in English. Foods offered in the va a bowls are all good.

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Thank _d47riverrat
Dundas, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Dinner on a Tuesday evening with husband and 3 month old daughter. Good service & waiter was attentive. Salsa platter came out with nachos, before we ordered our meal, but beware the spice that lurks in those dips, it does have a bite. We both got the heat and it took a while to subside. I ordered the Chicken Fajitas... More 

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Thank MelissaWorldTravels
Texas
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The molcajetes at El Fogon are such a treat! Love how the meal starts with a variety of salsas, then the options for piping hot bowls of deliciousness are endless! Our table tried octopus, mussels, shrimp and more and all were amazing. I would highly recommend this spot for the atmosphere and unique food...everything I ate in Manzanillo was tasty... More 

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Thank GOYAYTravel
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We have travelled to Manzanillo for eight years for a 3-month winter holiday. El Fogon is an open restaurant across the street so we decided to try it the first year. They have an outdoor 'fogon' that cooks food (molcajete) at 750 deg. F and serves it in locally crafted lava bowls. Our favourite was Molcajete Codorniz--3 fat Quail brought... More 

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Helena, Montana
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The only thing interesting about this restaurant was the architecture and the nice bathroom. Food was over priced and mediocre.

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Thank 1BigSkyWriter
Manzanillo, Mexico
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Most of the restaurants in zlo are either taco or seafood places. Here, you are more likely to see chillies rellenos, enchiladas, soap Azteca etc. Guests I take there love the place, even the Mariachis! They serve a wonderful assortment of salsas for the table to graze on with homemade topitos. It has been around forever, which says a lot... More 

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Thank p0liner01
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Service was good. The thick arrachera steak Was excellent. Will definitely come back again. The place is kind of unique with a comfortable atmosphere.

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Thank lFOD2015
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Molcajete says it all. Excellent in all of its forms. The other menu options are typical and ordinary. An open air dining area. A little pricy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bulevar Miguel de la Madrid across from Pacifico Azul, Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Colima  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: 0131433333094

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