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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
Today
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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
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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Thank rlesino
Tijuana, Mexico
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Thank Arturo S
Ensenada, Mexico
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

All of the food is excellent and usually about 5 minutes after you order it's served. The wait staff are the best in Mexico! LOVE IT and eat here overtime I'm in Monterrey!

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

just one word EXCELLENT ! a must visit place when in monterrey we really enjoyed the food the place and the service

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Tijuana, Mexico
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great place, love the food and service. I wanted to try all the main dishes and Consome. Absolutely the place to try Cabrito

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Thank Gerardo S
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for a big group. Basic menu with various Cabrito, some steak and a few apps. Food comes quick. No fuss service. Crazy interior. Lots of bling. Nothing subtle. Cabrito is fine. If you are in the mood for it, it will hit the spot. All and all I would go with a large group to have a good... More 

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Thank Wade K
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I think the place has lowered its quality. A local said the Cabrito is now dry and with not many meat like before. The service was good. The food was good, bun I think it is too expensive.

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Thank vanereesq
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Traditional cusine of North Mexico, Cabrito al pastor (Goatling), good service and here you get the Monterrey most traditional food. Its like a touristic place. Prices affordable and nice Mexican atmosphere. Located in Downtown Monterrey

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Thank Hippie_Boy
Santiago, Chile
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

While in Monterrey for business, I was told to have or try cabrito. So I came here as it looks very impressive from the outside. I thought it was ok, but nothing to go crazy over. I felt it was overpriced. Service was ok.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?