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Cafe Bossa Nova

French, Cafe, Vegan
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Plaza San Fernando 46, Col centro | Plaza San Fernando 46, Centro Historico, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 1 473 103 5594
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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enjoyable for an afternoon stop and people watching

Just sit under one of the lovely trees and order a desert, a cup of coffee and do some people watching.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just sit under one of the lovely trees and order a desert, a cup of coffee and do some people watching.

Thank aquafria
Monterrey, Mexico
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242 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at this location for an espresso and latte. Service was excellent and it was nice getting off the main streets of Guanajuato. Loved the music they were playing and used the free wi-fi.

Thank mikeycee0630
san miguel de allende
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The location is charming. The ratatouille with rice is excellent. We will certainly return on our next trip. try to be there during the Festival Cervantino every year in October.

Thank mirador12
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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352 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Cafe Bossa Nova occupies a prime spot on the Plaza San Fernando, easily Guanajuato's most colorful and restful public square. The restaurant serves delicious crepes made from uniquely local ingredients -- the huitlacoche and mushroom combination is particularly tasty. The homemade lemonades are also quite refreshing. Be advised, though, that the kitchen and wait staff operate under their own peculiar... More 

2 Thank Kirk E
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We ate her twice for lunch, and both time really enjoyed the food - quiche, salads, ratatouille, pesto pasta - and setting, of course! Plaza San Fernando is my favorite plaza in Guanajuato! Service was friendly and they were very accommodating for our kids food preferences!

1 Thank Travelwoman2014
Culver City, California
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265 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My hotel was located very near Plaza San Fernando - and Cafe Bossa Nova is at the top of the plaza. If you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy a meal, a snack or simply read a book in the afternoon sipping a glass of wine, Cafe Bossa Nova is your kind of place. Don't let the name... More 

Thank GareThere
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169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I think this is cafe #5 in the Plaza. It is always fun and you get to view it all from Cafe Bossanova. This week everyone is having their buildings painted. We had a ham and cheese crepe and a mushroom and cheese crepe. Both had an interesting sauce. No problems like Fernando G had in the previous review.

Thank JudgeT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

I usually don't write reviews here, but after a terrible experience, I had to. The food was absolutely inedible: awful crepes and cheap instant hot chocolate. To top it off, when the check arrived, I noticed they had charged me 50% extra! I complained to the waiter, who fixed it immediately. We payed the fixed check, and were about to... More 

1 Thank Fernando G
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm picky about my crepes, and I must say that Café Bossa Nova didn't disappoint. I got the mushroom crepe with limonade for a drink, and my daughter ordered a Nutella crepe. Delicious! The portions were HUGE and the price was affordable. It has my vote for the best limonade in Guanajuato.

Thank chicagoqueen1703
Manzanillo, Mexico
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

One would expect Brazilian food by the name. Nope. Mostly a crepe and pannini place. Both the savory and the sweet crepes are very good. Best part is the people watching, It is located in San Fernando Plaza, which became my favorite plaza in Guanajuato during my recent one month stay studying Spanish. Mostly outdoor seating. Service is good and... More 

Thank Polinero1

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza San Fernando 46, Col centro | Plaza San Fernando 46, Centro Historico, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato
  • Phone Number: +52 1 473 103 5594

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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