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Restaurant el montalayo

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La Marina y Colima No. 438 | FraCC Alemeda, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Langley, Washington
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Absolutely terrific. Large portions of delicious authentic Mexican food at more than reasonable prices. They specialize in great barbacoa, Mexican barbecue, but also have great fish dishes and very nice breakfasts. You know it is going to be good when you see that a majority of the customers are locals but tourists also frequent and are warmly treated. Their standard... More 

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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A great Mexican restaurant. You buy boneless, roasted lamb (or mutton) buy weight: ribs, shoulder,leg, or mixed. They serve it on aluminum foil so it is easy to take home leftovers. Delicious and very modest prices

Thank 513mitchellp
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We come here at least once when we are in Mazatlan. When we started going, all they served was roasted lamb which is always outstanding. The menu choices were with bones or without. Lately there have been some additions, but our choice never varies: without. It is sold by weight and served on aluminum foil on top of a warmer.... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Like lamb? Enjoy Mexican food? Like a value priced wonderful meal? Look no further...this is the place! Fantastic service and savory dishes await you at this local's favorite! Enough reading...go enjoy this outstanding restaurant. HINT...They close early so check their hours!

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

I cannot speak to the other dishes, as I have never been able to tear myself away from the lamb (borrego). It is amazingly juicy, fall-off-the-bone tender and perfectly seasoned. It comes with a variety of salsas/condiments and tortillas and you make your own tacos to your liking. Simply scrumptious. This restaurant is a gem in Mazatlan. I eat there... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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105 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We stopped by for lunch on the recommendation of a friend and were delighted with the quality, quantity and price of our meal. For about $13, we ordered 1/2 Kilo of arrachera beef and made our own tacos with all the fixings--several different kinds of salsas, onion, cilantro, lime, beans, salad and tortillas. The meat arrived and was placed on... More 

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I'm honoured to be the first English reviewer of this great restaurant. If we didn't have friends that live here most of the year we would have never found this place but it is easy to find. It is on Ave. La Marina. We took the bus and got off at Home Depot, walking through the parking lot and that... More 

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  • Address: La Marina y Colima No. 438 | FraCC Alemeda, Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
  • Phone Number: 01669-983-0042
AWESOME prepared lamb. Served in a charcoal heated terracotta vessel. Awesome soup prepared from the lamb cooking broth with rice/beans abanarbanzo beans

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?