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Nirvana Restaurant and Retreat

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Camino Del Cortijo a Montecillo de Nieto | Antigua Via Del Ffcc 21-2 El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
+52 1852194
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Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting was great, but the food and service was not as good as expected. We ordered a Dragon Roll as Appetizer which was shown as containing eel, but instead they substituted shrimp. Flavors over-all were rather bland and the main dishes overcooked.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were returning from Sanctuary of Atotonilco and stopped here for lunch....surprising retreat in the middle of the countryside! Extremely relaxing to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the weather & great food.

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Thank LL51USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a Bar B Q lover you will love this place. Set in peaceful surroundings , the BBQ food comes in platters for four with salads. The platters include potatoes, pork, beef,chicken and sausages. A meat lovers dream. Great wines and beer to wash it down. The venue is 10 minutes about of town but worth the drive.

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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful lunch on the lawn - a short path, next door to Galeria Atoetonilco. BQ Arrachura sandwich was one of the best I've had.

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Thank Joan884
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nirvana is our favorite place for a lovely slow paced Sunday brunch in a fabulous setting outside of SMA Mexico!! Only thing I can say is that it is A MUST!!

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

During our visit to San Miguel de Allende we drove to the nearby town Delores Hilalgo to look at how they produce local pottery. The concierge at our hotel recommended that we stop for lunch along the way at Nirvana which is about a half our from San Miguel de Allende. The location and the restaurant are beautiful, the atomsphere... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

My traveling group of 5 had skipped lunch so we had a late afternoon / early evening treat when we stopped at Nirvana. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and shared them and thought they were all outstanding.

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Westport, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stopped into Nirvana (not the easiest place to find...about 6 miles outside town) for lunch with friends. All but one of us had the hamburger so my comments on the menu are rather limited. My husband had the filet mignon, which he found tough, but the burgers were delicious, cooked just as we had ordered (mine, ordered medium rare,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had lunch at Nirvana after visiting the Santuario de Atotonilco, a lovely afternoon during a longer San Miguel visit. The terrace is lovely, the food quite good - I enjoyed the huitlacoche and squash blossom soup a lot, and the aqua tamarindo was a refreshing accompaniment. The hibiscus tacos were a tasty surprise that I enjoyed, but on the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on a warm, sunny day in January. Words to d scribe our visit are- beautiful- peaceful- quiet- fantastic terrain and botanical marvels- great dining alfresco- friendly- well worth a visit. This has become one of our favorite places to visit a must go!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino Del Cortijo a Montecillo de Nieto | Antigua Via Del Ffcc 21-2 El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 1852194

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