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El Manglito

Ave. Veracruz no. 17 | Frente a la laguna en Barra de Navidad, Barra de Navidad 48987, Mexico
+52 315 355 8128
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (7 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Ave. Veracruz no. 17 | Frente a la laguna en Barra de Navidad, Barra de Navidad 48987, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We went here twice and each time had great food and service. There is a great view of the lagoon. I will certainly come again!

Thank Raroach
Reviewed March 21, 2018

By far my favourite restaurant. I had dined at this restaurant 20 plus years ago and loved it then. The dinner starts with a complimentary appetizer and enda with a complimentary dessert. A glass of wine is a generous pour. Coconut shrimp are large and...More

Thank Ireenie1
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a fun place to eat. Nice ambiance. On the water. Good food and great staff. Coconut shrimp was very good.

Thank ripnmama
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Stopped their with friends for a late lunch and drinks. We love this restaurant and enjoy bringing our friends here. We had some great drinks Michelada and pubs colada, with some amazing garlic shrimp and a chicken moljete.

Thank _d47riverrat
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Been there a few times this season. Mainly for the lava bowls which are fabulous. Service has always sucked and not because of the waitress but because of the bar or kitchen. Often the meals have arrived up to 45 minutes late, drinks can be...More

1  Thank Ron747
Reviewed March 2, 2018

El Manglito was recommended to myself and my friend by numerous locals and vendors. We both live in Puerto Vallarta and were on a quick weekend getaway from our bustling tourist city. We popped in mid-afternoon to look at the menu and were greeted by...More

Thank Juri L
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Had a great dinner. Place was decorated nicely for Valentines Day and had wonderful entertainment. I had tuna and my hubby had shrimp both very good. Friendly staff and amazing bathrooms! We will be back. Also it is right on the water which was very...More

Thank Sasha88
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Quality, service and atmosphere is great. Right on the lagoon, traditional Mexican dishes. Great for breakfast or dinner.

Thank mexicolouie
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is right on the water and the night we were there the fishers were casting nets and the pelicans were looking for any extra fish that the fishers missed. The staff were great and the food was also very good, but expensive for...More

Thank John R
Reviewed January 31, 2018

Excellent location on the lagoon, very good but oversalted molcajete, somewhat disinterested wait staff

Thank 1crusty1
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Questions & Answers
October 3, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Daniel P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they do have some options but not many as it is principally a seafood restaurant.
January 15, 2016|
Response from Patti K | Reviewed this property |
While we were there they seemed to be open afternoons but not entirely sure what time they were open till. We walked by a couple of nights and they were still open at 9 pm. They also seemed to be open 7 days a week. Hope... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. Veracruz no. 17 | Frente a la laguna en Barra de Navidad, Barra de Navidad 48987, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Costalegre  >  Barra de Navidad
  • Phone Number: +52 315 355 8128
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