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el Corral de la vaca

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$$ - $$$
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San Juan Del Rio Queretaro, San Juan del Rio, Mexico
+52 427 272 5118
13:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:30 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 13:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Good place for a business or family meal. Very good service. As a vegetarian, my choices were rather limited, but they make good soups and salads. My friends had beef dishes and they loved them. The wait staff were very friendly and courteous. The desserts are huge.

Thank Kannan S
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was one of my favorite places in town, good food and good atmosphere with different varieties of meat, wine and beer.

Thank Jarmo T
Moline, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I ate here twice during my stay in San Juan Del Rio. It was within walking distance from the Hotel Hacienda La Venta where I was staying and came highly recommended by my colleagues that lived in the area. The first time was dinner for two, just my business partner and I. It was after 8 on a Monday night... More 

Thank Brad1959
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Being from the Midwest USA wasn't sure what to expect from a steak house in Mexico. To be honest was not disappointed. Décor is very nice and the staff was very attentive. We had a few appetizers tongue, gizzards and queso/chorizo. All were very good and if you haven't tried tongue give it a shot, very rich with a good... More 

Thank BrianEH32766
Houston, TX
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I was not at all sure of what to expect, but I was bowled over by the architecture & decor (not uncommon in Mexico, but very well maintained). The service was outstanding & food was as good as I've had in top steak restaurants around the world; not the absolute best mind you, but I'd like for them to open... More 

Thank HstnTrvlr
Mexico City, Mexico
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331 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent steak house. I go there often while on business in this industrial city. Always great food and service. Don't miss it.

Thank eduardops60
Queretaro City, Mexico
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Excellent service and ambiance, the food is very good almost perfect, one of the best in the region and the prices are low compared to similar experience at other restaurants in the area.

Thank DulceMR
Fountain Inn, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Nice restaurant with intimate or casual dinning atmosphere. I had the "Surf & Turf" version on the menu and it was good. The steak was prepared exactly how I wanted it and all the food was hot. I'd say if your ever in San Juan del Rio, you will enjoy eating here,

Thank Joe P
Mexico City, Mexico
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

The place is nice, service is average and bad when is busy, food is ok, but nothing special. Unfortunately there are not much good options in the area, Queretaro is not so far and offers more and better alternatives.

Thank Renan D
Chicago, Illinois
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361 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

The place was packed Saturday at 4 for a late lunch. Decor was rustic and thesis section around the courtyard was a little dark for my liking. Must be one of the better options in town as it was PACKED with local families. Started out with complementary chicken tacos them ordered off the menu The Tampiquena was good. The meat... More 

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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
Mexican, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 19:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Juan Del Rio Queretaro, San Juan del Rio, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Queretaro  >  San Juan del Rio
  • Phone Number: +52 427 272 5118

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