This is a long-recognized Monterrey tradition for its local specialty, roast kid goat. It has a kitschy atmosphere of what a Mexican hunting lodge would look like with all kinds of stuffed deer, mountain lions, etc. As you walk in the grill is on your left and you can see the meat roasting.
Favorite Dish: Roasted kid goat is the reason why you come here (resembles the taste of lamb, if you were wondering). If you're not that adventurous, they also have a good selection of beef fajitas and other grilled cuts of beef. The plates are served with a few slices of carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli on the side- mostly for color, I think. This is no place for a vegetarian, just so you know.
This is a local delicacy and a must-eat if you come to Monterrey, and at El Rey, they are well known for the quality of food. It's a nice, familiy-friendly atmosphere inside.
Favorite Dish: Cabrito isn't the only thing on the menu, but it's the reason to go there. So, enjoy!
I had to include a picture of the kitchen, which is what you see immediately to the left when entering El Rey del Cabrito. To my tast the meat is best when it is well done and the skin is slightly crispy. It is basted with onions and garilc, very tasty!
You have to taste the 'Cabrito', culinary symbol of the city of Monterrey, which you could eat in several presentations: to the shepherd, to the oven or fried. And other very traditional plates of Monterrey are the famous 'machaca' with eggs, the roasted 'Agujas', the 'Cortadillo de Res', the tortilla of wheat flour, Charro beans, and their exquisite arracheras.
But also you try the Cabrito, you can't come to Monterrey without eating the traditional and mexican TACOS!!!!. You can find little 'taquerías' everywhear, even 24 hours open.
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El Rey De Cabrito (The King of Goat)
The interior has interesting carved wood and there are many photos of Mexican celebrities.
Favorite Dish: Cabrito (Goat) and Beefsteak. There is a great cheeze fondu, too. Although the cabrito is outstanding, we actually enjoyed the less expensive steak.