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“Up river and a bit off the beaten path but well worth the walk”

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 8 January 2017 via mobile

Good potent margaritas and well prepared dishes. Especially enjoyed the breaded fresh fish filet with nuts and the stuffed chicken breast, as well as the pineapple coconut shrimp. Also one of the few good places open for lunch other than the marginal beach front restaurants. They also serve good breakfasts. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

While it is a bit off the beaten track for most who visit Yelapa, if you like authentic Mexican food, that is home made from the absolute freshest ingredients, this is the place. Unfortunately, there are no signs in town that direct you to El Manguito, so be aware that you will need to walk up river. The only bridge across the river is only a few steps from El Manguito. You can walk upriver on either side, but if you are on the south side you will need to cross over the bridge. At that point there is a small sign that directs you on up river to the restaurant. Great food (in fact the best Mexican food we have had while spending two weeks in the Puerto Vallarta area. Yelapa is a don't miss destination, and El Manguito is a don't miss restaurant when in Yelapa.

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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.

Thank kayteeYVR
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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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