We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

el carnal

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
nebulosa, Guadalajara, Mexico
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 16: English reviews
Level Contributor
71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times it is a short walk from the Rui hotel that we love staying at. We like to have a Late afternoon lunch here. Their El Carnel michelada is a great way to start off your meal it comes with a skewer of fresh shrimp and cucumber sprinkled with a red chili powder . Also... More 

Helpful?
Thank Debbie M
Guadalajara, Mexico
Level Contributor
42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

The restaurant does not eye nice, but the service is good and the quality of the food is very good. They serve a good variety of seafood and you have the choice of small or large portions. Prices are reasonable and the service good be a bit better as the eye also want some part of the eating pleasure.

Helpful?
Thank rudygdl
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

The one in Tlajomulco is very good, the one in Ajijic was even better! we had shrimp cocktails, margaritas, a pineapple stuffed with seafood, a tortilla soup. All the dishes were great.

Helpful?
Thank Suecoqui
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

We enjoy this place because the seafood and fish is always fresh. We specially like their shrimp and octopus cocktails, the fish and marlin ceviche and the aguachile, which is very hot but so good.

Helpful?
Thank ArthurKM
Mexico City
Level Contributor
262 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

Service is good, but not that good, I mean if you need a fast seafood average quality , this is the place.

Helpful?
Thank Dvoyager1
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

Every time I go to Guadalajara I come to have the shrimp cocktail (Mexican style). i married a Mexican and am from the States. I have been here many times but always get the same shrimp cocktail and of course a beer or two.

Helpful?
1 Thank hoopster22
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

El Carnal is a place where you can find Mexican style seafood... is not precisely the bestlooking place but, the general taste is good and if you want to try the Mexican flavor its a good idea to try its spicy dishes..., also they have food for those seafood no-lovers

Helpful?
Thank alejandrolo
Chapala, Mexico
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

I stopped at the El Carnal seafood restaurant for lunch one day. I had seen many cars there many times when I passed by and thought it was probably good. I asked if lobster was in season and the waiter said it was, so I ordered the lobster tail for an entree and ordered the fish empanada for an appetizer.... More 

Helpful?
Thank RevImmgrant
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Level Contributor
92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Shrimp cocktails Jalisco styale are very good, a lot of avocado, tomato sauce, great variety of chili sauces.

Helpful?
Thank Fernando E
Guadalajara, Mexico
Level Contributor
61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

There are two El Carnals...Make sure there is an anchor in the name...The other one is terrible, but this one is fantastic...The best shrimp ceviche in town....Great staff and very fresh food with cold beer...There are many locations in and around GDL and I have not noticed any real difference in the food, just the different settings...

Helpful?
1 Thank TripsterLA

Travellers who viewed el carnal also viewed

Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
 
Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
 

Been to el carnal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: nebulosa, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of el carnal and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from el carnal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?