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El Vaquero

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Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
+52 314 334 0129
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

No Ac only fans. The food is mostly meat type dishes and tacos. Its was good and spacoius place. The salsa and tacos were good, my kids ate well and had various types of alcoholic drinks for the grown ups too.

Thank Tiatere2015
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We were brought here by a friend that lives in Manzanillo. The steaks were delicious. Staff was great.

Thank Becky W
Manzanillo, Mexico
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I have eaten in both Vaquero's many times over the past few years,... The steaks are great.. big and juicy and cooked to perfection,the service is excellent... at the end of a particularly satisfying meal my grand daughter wanted some ice cream.. the waiter looked confused and after consulting with the manager he said said "just a minute" and ran... More 

1 Thank Jim E
Wainwright, Canada
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

We didn't really have a meal there -- just appetizers and drinks when we met up with my brother. But it was excellent service and a beautiful restaurant. We're going back to Manzanillo in February 2015, so we'll have to go there for a nice meal.

Thank TravelBug984032
Hillsboro, Oregon
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

This is the place for MEAT. The steaks are large, they are tender, fixed to your specification and oh, so delicious. Prices are about what you would pay at a good steak house in the states (not one of the Ruth Chris or other big name sports star types). Prices range from around $19 to $29 US depending on the... More 

1 Thank Sharon e
Stockholm, Sweden
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

The food was absolutely awesome here, a true meat lovers paradise. The restaurant looked good with a small band playing in the corner, service was good. But when we got the check, everything was written in Spanish and the price appeared to be way too high. They had added 3 extra main courses and around 5 drinks to our order,... More 

Thank Mongo_Dave
Arturo B, Propietario at El Vaquero, responded to this review

Dear Dave, First of all i would like to offer to you our apologies for the bad experience you had at the end of your meal. I really appreciate your compliments to us, and would like to know the details of your visit (date, time and location of your table) so I can personally find who made the mistake and... More 

New York City, New York, Usa
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

We went there as a party of 8. We chose to sit on the 2nd floor which is open to the outside with a view of the bustling street. We were set up and placed drink and food orders and then the mosquitos came! We asked to be moved downstairs and inside and we were accommodated quite quickly without any... More 

2 Thank Tom D
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

The restaurant looks good from the outside, nice ambiance in the inside. Especially on the first floor! Nice live music and a view on the avenue. The food/meat is very good, service is also good. We had two dishes in our group that were a little bit too spicy. Without hesitation they food was prepared without the peppers. Everything comes... More 

1 Thank iBertus
Lacey, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

If you are a meat lover this place is for you. The wait staff was extremely welcoming and helpful from the time we walked in the door until we left. Our 1/2 order included 4 steaks on a grill on the table. It's open air at the front and fun to watch the traffic go by. Worth every penny or... More 

Thank Tom C
Guelph, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

best steak I have had in Mexico. Glad I decided to go. We where on second floor loved to watch world go by while I relaxed to great food and some Mexican singers

1 Thank Michadam325

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Mexican, Steakhouse, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Las Brisas 19 | Salagua, Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Colima  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: +52 314 334 0129

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