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“Yummy post-hike shrimp fajitas”

Restaurant el Manguito
Ranked #5 of 26 Restaurants in Yelapa
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Child-friendly
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Good for: Child-friendly
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had been told about this place prior to visiting Yelapa, so planned to eat lunch here after our hike to the upper waterfall. We had only brought water on the hike, so we were hungry by the time we crossed the bridge and made the short stroll from there to the restaurant.

The restaurant is located on the river and is surrounded by jungle foliage, quite beautiful. We hadn't needed our bug spray on the hike, but were glad to have it a the restaurant as there were were a few mosquitos around when we visited.

We ordered the shrimp quesadillas to share, and we each had a soft drink.

The food took awhile, but we could hear chopping in the kitchen and it was clear that our meal was being made to order (we dropped in at an odd time - late afternoon - and we were the only customers).

The quesadillas were excellent. The shrimp were cut up into small pieces and mixed with sautéed chopped vegetables prior to being grilled inside flour tortillas, along with cheese. A dash of hot sauce made this a perfect lunch.

Great spot, would love to check it out for dinner.

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Since your already in Yelapa, which is only accessible by water taxi, your the adventurous type. Worth the walk jumping the donkey doo to get there. It actually is worth it!!

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

We rented out the restaurant for a large group of 50 and the food was incredible. Buffet-style with authentic Mexican food. Everything was so good and fresh. The staff was really helpful. Set back away from town on the river.

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1  Thank monkeybrooklyn
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

The restaurant is a 15 minute walk from the Mira Mar across the concrete bridge. The restaurant was in a small community. We sat at a table overlooking the river. Lots of local activity going on complete with wandering chickens. We had the catch of the day. It was awesome! Very inexpensive and the portions were huge. The owner speaks very good English.

1  Thank Michael Y
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

It's a little walk up the river which is a nice trip to get away from the tourists, and quiet on a weeknight. We were the only ones there until much later. We watched a fish come in off a boat into the restaurant so ordered that. It was one of the best fish meals I have ever had.

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Thank Wendy W
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