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El Abue

Plaza Baratillo, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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Ranked #61 of 123 restaurants in Guanajuato
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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