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El Manantial

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Calle de La Barranca # 78, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 110 0007
14:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 14:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar is a GEM! We drank the wonderful Mezcalindos every night we were in San Miguel. The food was excellent as well (artichokes were delicious) but know that it is more of a place for tapas than a full meal. The waiters are fantastic...remembered our names and our drink orders from previous evenings. It gets pretty crowded by 7:00-8:00... More 

Thank Carly H
Greenwich, Connecticut
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A neighborhood hang out for the locals and a very special place for Margaritas (ginger) and fish tacos/tostadas....but it's the music here that I appreciate the most. Brazilian samba, Peter Gabrial, Cat Stevens, and Edith Piaf ....whatever your mood, it works!!

Thank Solano10
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this bar, whether for a night cap, a taco, or a full menu of choices. Fish is the main stay with pork as a meat choice. Fabulous ginger margaritas, great selection of beers and tequila.

Thank Lea R
New York City, New York
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My wife and I loved El Manantial! The location of the bar/restaurant is in the historic district of San Miguel but away from the central tourist areas which we appreciated very much. It seemed like it was a bit our secret though they always seem to be busy. We decided to sit at the bar both visits because it gave... More 

Thank violin1644
Sausalito, CA USA
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great food, great atmosphere. Want to try something new? The Ginger Margi's and the octopus ceviche were outstanding. Attentive service. Quickly became our local favorite.

Thank Holidz
Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The Tamarindo Margarita is amazing!! We read about how good it is, went to check it out, and it's true - amazing. We also tried the Mescalindo - the same but made with mescal instead of tequila. Better?? Not sure, but amazing nonetheless. Cute little bar.

Thank m0untainbutterfly
Jamestown, RI
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We wandered in one afternoon, attracted by the swinging saloon doors. Inside we were rewardwd with a remarkable sight. A small cozy bar, walls adorned by wonderful murals, and great music. Ended up here once for lunch, once for dinner. Drinks are tasty and generous. Food is on the simple side, but everything is delicious. Pork tacos, shrimp and bacon... More 

Thank rogerab
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just dropped in in earlly evening. Laid back, mainly expat with music to suit. Really hits the spot. Will become our local, I think.

Thank Mrscanman
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The atmosphere is casual. Our party had the smoked fish tacos and octopus tacos. Very fresh and quality ingredients. Good prices.

Thank Susan L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a neat little place with a cozy atmosphere. The ginger margarita was terrific and the tuna tostada was exceptional. Service was friendly and top notch. Highly recommend this little gem.

Thank Pamella H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de La Barranca # 78, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 415 110 0007

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