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Plaza Baratillo, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
08:00 - 23:00
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Mexico City, Mexico
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591 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Everything indicates this restaurant changed ownership. In their attempt to make a more "sophisticated" menu instead of leaning towards a traditional local one they have failed completely. Everything yes, EVERYTHING we ordered was bad... period. Either overcooked, microwave heated or cold. The sauces were very bad, the overall experience pitiful not to be re lived. I hope they turn things... More 

Thank Patricio B
Appleton, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We stopped here twice for coffee & desserts. Both were excellent and in a good area of Guanajuato for walking & shopping.

Thank Victoria K
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Our first time visiting Guanajuato with several disappointing meals out, we were thrilled to find this little restaurant. There were five of us--half had breakfast and half had lunch (the miner's enchiladas) and we were all very happy with our meals. Everything was fresh, super-flavorful and delicious. They also brought us bread, fruit and local coffee with several refills. I'm... More 

Thank joannepat2014
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

I had last eaten here 2 years ago and the food was good. I went this year with two other friends and I was so embarrassed that I recommended it. My fish tacos were nearly inedible as were my friend's dishes. I rarely write bad reviews. This is one.

Thank engphile
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

I came here (party of 3) almost three weeks ago. When I left, I was ready to write a review describing my experience but decided to simmer down first and try to be objective at a later date. Now to the review itself. The experience was the worst I ever had in a restaurant. It was a comedy of errors.... More 

Thank stephanejoanisse
Leon, Mexico
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

My family and I visit Guanajuato regularly. This place was always one of our favorite stops. Unfortunately, the qualitty has dropped significantly. Food is average at best. Our former favorite dishes are no longer available. We will not be going back. Try someplace else

Thank Mike H
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

This is my fifth year visiting GTO and El Abue was always on my list of places to eat. Sadly, I think this place has changed ownership. The menu is different, the food is not very good anymore and they don't have a good wine selection anymore. I am very disappointed :( I don't think we will be going back... More 

Thank Robbybird
Corvallis, Oregon
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

After reading several reviews one would wonder if there are not two El Abues- the one that gets the rave reviews and the one that gets the bad ones. If that's the case we were unlucky enough to eat at the terrible one. The place was DIRTY, I mean really dirty. It looked like the kitchen hadn't been cleaned in... More 

Thank John V
Fiumicello - Santa Venere, Italy
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

El abue? This is the worst restaurant I have ever eaten in. The tables were dirty, the service incredibly slow. And my dinner was terrible, flavorless,unless you like dishwater. Do not even consider going here. No Abue for you.

Thank sben325
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

We usually avoid inside dining when there's so many outdoor patios to choose from but we are very glad we decided to try this recommended restaurant. It's rare in Mexico to get a great salad that blends the best of Mexico and the US. The ingredients were fresh and flavorful the salad dressing incredibly tasty. This was a large chicken... More 

Thank Shelley D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Baratillo, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?