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El Mirador de la Manga

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Camino a Campo Pesquero La Manga, San Carlos, Mexico
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The landscape was dramatic as we drove out of San Carlos. When we turned onto a dirt road, the scenery changed to austere and dusty. I couldn't help but wonder, what kind of retaurant would be out there. We came upon the tiny fishing village of La Manga, I still did not see a restaurant! Then we drove up to... More 

Thank KentuckyDivers
Belleville, Illinois
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It is off the beaten path. If you are not from the area you might be a bit apprehensive about the looks of the outside but it has absolutely great views and very good food. Probably the freshest fish. My friends are always surprised. Take your own beer if you want beer. One of my favorites.

Thank Eric K
Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

There is nothing better than a great travel to discover an amazing spot of the world. And named by the National Geographic as the place of the best sunsets in the whole world last year! Seafood is always great by te sea, right? And here is no exception. Yet, Guaymas and San Carlos lack good service. This is the only... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Drive on a dirt road through a very rustic fishing village to arrive at this unassuming restaurant. Finally you will find an authentic local restaurant serving fresh seafood. The ceviche was delicious as well as the unusual apple juice drinks. Ate next to the staff that was enjoying their shift meal. And the views are outstanding. You must visit this... More 

Thank Mike S
Nisku, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Even though this restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, it is worth the trip. The village is Mexico, with it's friendly people and beautiful views. The restaurant doesn't look 5 star, but the food and views are 5 star plus. The staff are friendly and even with no Spanish, you can still have a great time (bring your... More 

Thank Blaine M
Belleville, Illinois
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

If you are a gringo, you might be intimidated by the dogs in the walkway or the appearance of the place but don't hesitate to eat there. The fish is fresh and probably the best in san carlos. My 13 year old son and I eat there often when we are in town and we both love it. It can... More 

1 Thank Eric K
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

We had a seafood soup or stew (can't remember what it was called) that is their specialty. Delivered to the table in a pot. Delish!!! Crab, shrimp (lots of shrimp) octopus, fish and veggies. Just loaded with FRESH seafood. Could not finish the entire pot.

Thank diannes
Flagstaff, Arizona
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66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Nuff said. This place is a favorite of the nationals and that's always a good sign. A line out the door is also. Get there before 6:00PM because there is no electricity other than a generator and they kind of close up shop after that. Bring your own beer or wine too. We were told to try the Molcajete and... More 

Thank ninelinebind
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The view and service is great but we go there for the fresh seafood. I normally order a molcajete which is a big, steaming volcanic bowl normally filled with all kinds of seafood. However, I ask for the molcajete to be make only with shimp and crab which they are willing to do. Do not plan on a quick meal... More 

Thank da2434890
Guanajuato, Mexico
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We went here for lunch. The view and service is great. We all had a molcajete -- big, steaming volcanic bowl filled with all kinds of seafood.

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Restaurant Details

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Camino a Campo Pesquero La Manga, San Carlos, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Sonora  >  San Carlos
At the end of the Pavement Road at the Paradiso Hotel, keep on off-road, and where you see the Stone Arch about 1 1/2 km you can find this restaurant, ask for Doña Rosita. You can find delicious Lobster there, fresh and large!!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?