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Calle Del Truco # 5 | Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 734 1832
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Savannah
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a great centrally located place to meet up and enjoy a hot coffee or tea. Very laid back and unique ambiance. Very nice staff. Though not well-known for its kitchen menu, we stopped in for beer and a late dinner one night and the food was surprisingly good!!

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My wife & I ate at El Lechon Ilustrado today for lunch. It's a small little place with no signage (other than a wooden pig emblem above the door). The inside is set up like a coffee shop, with a wall full of books & games to play. In the back is a simple kitchen, set up like at home.... More 

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Thank AustinIce
San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016

a big variety of hot teas and also to relax reading a book with a few shelves with a diferent kind of books and they have vegetarian food but they need more advertising at the entrance because the only way to know is if you enter .very kind and nice service.

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Thank raulvazquez2016
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

In the few time that I had for explore Guanajuato this one was my favorite place, can’t say that is the best place in Guanajuato but I really think that if you want to visit a nice and worthy place, this is the right one. The coffee is not strongest side of the place, but the different kinds of teas... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This small cafe is kind of hidden near the Jardin de la Union, it offers a good menu including some pork meat and organic and even vegan dishes. The vegan cookie is a must, and the atmosphere is very nice, still, the service is slow and when I was there some dishes were unavailable because of lack of some ingredients.

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Thank scint1st
California
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The theme is pigs pigs and more pigs. The location is a bit hidden away on a back street from Jardin de la Union, it seems to be a hip crowd, leaving their tables every 5 minutes to go and smoke outside. Normally this would not be a problem, but the night we were there it was pretty windy, so... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Essentially a cafe -- here for your coffee/tea but also have tequilas and serve food. Most people in here seem to be lounging with a drink and books on the table. Nice spot to meet someone for catching up. Love love the cookies served with your drinks or buy them for 3p each! Books sold here and listing of political... More 

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Thank kareny13
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

I've been in Guanajuato for 10 days and visited at least 5 coffee shops and this is the first one to disappoint. I ordered cafe con Leche and what I got was a mug of warm milk with a spoonful of instant coffee sitting at the bottom. And the price was double what I have been paying at other coffee... More 

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Thank HayleyM633
Winnipeg
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I had high expectations as the place had been recommended, but I left unimpressed. I did not find the atmosphere inviting--it was dark inside although sunny outside. The service was poor. I waited several minutes before I was brought a menu, although there were not many customers. The waitress who took my order and cleared the table was unfriendly and... More 

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Thank deepfreezeresident
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

My wife and I popped I here for lunch and had one of the tastiest meals we'd had all trip to be honest. The menu is pretty simple but everything us made with great ingredients and seasoned to perfection. After quite a few so-so meals this one certainly hit the spot. The place is pretty laid back and the kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Del Truco # 5 | Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato
  • Phone Number: +52 473 734 1832
Description
The Illustrated Piglet is a tea house, bar, restaurant, library and cultural center in Guanajuato.We offer a variety of teas: red, green, black, white, blue, rooibos and mate, coffee, chocolate, orangeade, lemonade, avocado smoothie, terere, lechonadas michel and beer.With or without meat food: pizzas, baguettes, tapas, burgers and lasagna. All of them made with high quality products that support local trade fair.In the library we have books on philosophy, literature and art, new and second hand, publishers such as Anagrama, Alias, Ekare, Azafran y Cinabrio, Contrahistorias, La Ratona Cartonera, Colofon, Cohuina Cartonera and Manantial. You can also participate in the Reading Room "La Verdolaga" and take a book home to return it in a week.Often organize events: lectures, concerts, screenings, book presentations, visual displays...

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