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“Muy tranquilo”

Restaurant el Manguito
Ranked #5 of 24 Restaurants in Yelapa
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ajijic, Mexico
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16 reviews
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“Muy tranquilo”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

I make El Manguito a stop on my daily stroll to the bridge and back. It's so peaceful to drink a cerveza or two and a snack in the shade above the river. The place is clean and colorful. Luis is a great host, the ambiance here, and the walk to and from the playa up the ambling rio take you to another world.

  • Visited January 2014
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Average Place, not the most clean.”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

I'd heard good things about El Manguito and was excited to try it out. However, I was a bit disappointed. The dishes weren't clean (especially the cutlery), the staff seemed uninterested in us (though Luis wasn't working at the time), and the food was mediocre. It is unfortunate to see this place rated #4 in Yelapa when there are much more delicious restaurants which take much more care to ensure you will have a great experience. Also the prices seemed a bit inflated compared to other places.

Not to mention I got ill after eating here... diarrhea and nausea. A coincidence? Perhaps. But enough to make me not return to El Manguito.

  • Visited January 2014
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Steinbach, Manitoba
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Have eaten at el Manguito on 3 separate occasions. Had quite a good sopa de tortilla for lunch the first two times. And so, we decided to try them for dinner. What a disaster! The margarita came to the table with tiny bugs in it. The cutlery and dinner plates were dirty. And the food was not good at all. We won't be back. Yelapa has many restaurants much better than this one.

  • Visited January 2014
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20 reviews
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“Awesome place”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We ate here twice on this trip and it was excellent both times. We had langustinos, enchiladas, tacos, quasadillas, soup, margaritas, pina colada. Everything tasted wonderful, was made just as ordered, and delivered with prompt and friendly service. Well worth the walk up river to see our friends at El Manguito!

And we asked on Saturday if Luis was going to show the Packer v. Bear game and he said yes. WHen we arrived Sunday for the game we were only ones there (3:30 being inbetween lunch and dinner) to watch it. They went to the trouble of moving the big screen TV outside just for us Packer fans! Thank you!!!! We had an amazing time there and can't wait to return!

  • Visited January 2014
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laguna beach, california
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86 reviews
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“River shrimp and a great location!”
Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to trek up river to check out Manguito's - the walk is very scenic and takes you into the more authentic part of Yelapa! The waterfalls are that direction but we we just headed to have some margaritas and lunch at El Manguito's - Luis makes a STRONG and tasty margarita for all you margarita lovers out there! I had the grilled river shrimp plate and my boyfriend had the chef's salad and we shared a flan for dessert!!! The atmosphere is great - overlooking the river and lush jungle. Luis is a very warm and friendly host!!! It's well worth the walk up river to experience REAL Mexico!!

  • Visited November 2013
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