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“Very nice dinner, dancing”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Tablao

El Tablao
Ranked #27 of 168 Restaurants in Manzanillo
Price range: US$5 - US$20
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Good for: Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Boise, Idaho
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very nice dinner, dancing”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

The food at El Tablao was excellent - wonderful entrees and a goat cheese salad that surprised me! We got a table right away, and joined both locals and tourists for a lovely dinner on oceanfront patio. The street front isn't much to look at, but don't let that stop you. We thoroughly enjoyed the upscale menu and danced to the fabulous live music while we waited for dinner.

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

A group of four of us had a fantastic meal of pork loin and then later in the week a filet mignon. Good service, nice house wine and of course the view of the ocean topped it off. We will definitely return to this restaurant which has never disappointed us. We also have had entertainment provided that really makes the experience pleasurable.

  • Visited January 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Food with a view!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stopped at el Tablao for lunch during our stay in Manzanillo based on Expedia reviews. We all had seafood (mahi-mahi fish and chips, garlic and butter whole snapper, shrimp fajitas) while watching the waves roll in on the beach. The food was top quality at a reasonable price, and the beer was cold. As the next day was my wife's 50th birthday, we reserved a seat at the edge of the patio looking out over the beach for dinner the next night.

When we arrived, our waiter Marin (same one from lunch the day before) had our table set up with candles. The food was even better. We shared a couple of appetizers to share among 5 (but if we go back to Manzanillo we would each order our own as they were certainly sized for 1), scallops and calamari. Both were really good. For dinner, chicken enchiladas, a shrimp dinner, mahi-mahi topped with shrimp, crab (I think), mushrooms and cheese, and Coquille St Jacques. Again, all were really good, the St. Jacques was outstanding. The only downer of the evening was one of our creme brules was really undercooked. But other than that, everything was outstanding, including the view of Manzanillo at night. We had a couple of bottles of white wine, and were as good as you would expect from a restaurant in Mexico owned by a French guy!

Can't wait to go back next time I'm in Manzanillo. Next time, we will sit at one of the tables under the umbrellas on the beach. You can stay all day as long as you spend 100 pesos. Trust me, that won't be a problem.

  • Visited January 2014
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Kamloops, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The only place to be on Miramar Beach!”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Spend the afternoon watching pelicans dive into the waves! Ice cold buckets of beer served
by the wonderful Oscar (the crouch)!! The beach vendors are great!!!! Get a massage!!!! Great Lunch food menu!!!! We have been going there for 5 years now and will continue to go
and enjoy the friendly staff at El Tablao!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Melodie V
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sun city west
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“GREAT PLACE”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

i have been going to manzanillo for years and my time i have spent at el tablao is some of the best pascal and laura treat you like family and the food is great ,service is second to none , the beach is nice and clean, a great way to spend the afternoon and then watch the sunset. a private library, so don't miss this place

  • Visited April 2013
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