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El Abue

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Plaza Baratillo, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great family recipes

After being in Guanajuato for almost two weeks, I finally got to eat at this restaurant, which I really liked three years ago. It was just as good as I remembered it. Make sure to try any of the meals designated as El Abue specials, as these are the ones prepared using the family's handed down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2013
KentPharo
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Guanajuato, Mexico
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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 

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Michigan
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 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 

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Leon, Mexico
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 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

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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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 

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Fiumicello - Santa Venere, Italy
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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.

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Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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 

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Near Chicago
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Nothing special about this place. Average food, average service, somewhat gringo-ized menu. I'm told by everyone that it used to be better. Almost in a great location, but not quite.

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

After being in Guanajuato for almost two weeks, I finally got to eat at this restaurant, which I really liked three years ago. It was just as good as I remembered it. Make sure to try any of the meals designated as El Abue specials, as these are the ones prepared using the family's handed down recipes. It is located... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Baratillo, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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