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Avenida Juarez 22, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 (473) 732 6764
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1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
  • 18
    Very good
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  • 2
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

DO NOT GO LOOKING FOR THIS RESTAURANT, BECAUSE IT NO LONGER EXISTS. I have no idea why this restaurant is still listed in Guanajuato. It closed down about a year ago (2014). I had only just discovered it and then a month later it was gone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Near Chicago
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
Near Chicago
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

DO NOT GO LOOKING FOR THIS RESTAURANT, BECAUSE IT NO LONGER EXISTS. I have no idea why this restaurant is still listed in Guanajuato. It closed down about a year ago (2014). I had only just discovered it and then a month later it was gone.

Thank TravelerDiogenes
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
170 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was one of my favourite places during previous visits to Guanajuato in 2001 and 2005. I was craving pasta one day but thought I was going to yoga so I stopped by to order take out. Probably a mistake as they put liquid dishes in flimsy styrofoam containers in a large garbage bag. By Guanajuato standards, not cheap. But... More 

Thank sixtysix66_66_66
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Guanajuato's 'Chao Bella' is owned by a friendly and devoted chef who prides in serving true homemade italian food. Our experience was very pleasant. I must mention, it is not a restaurant I would recommend for someone comming back from a daylong hike, for the portions are reasonnable, not "super-sized". Service is calm, respectful and occasionnally by the owner himself!... More 

Thank Ellie L
Bucerias, Mexico
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We found the location in the afternoon and we were greeted by the owner/chef at the door. We were happy to know that on Tuesdays there are no corking fees if you bring your own wine. We returned that evening to a great appetizer provided by the owner (crepes stuffed with shrimp and spinach with a rose cheese sauce). Our... More 

Thank Frank C
Berkeley, CA
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

None of us raved about the food, it was mediocre. We had lasagne, salad and pizza. The salad was very wilted, the pizza lacked flavor and my husband who loves lasagne didn't even finish his dish. The staff were attentive and friendly and the setting was really nice. The beers were ice cold. Overpriced for the quality. Would not go... More 

Thank Estrella13
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The table for two on a balcony overlooking a festive Guanajuato street was a highlight. The food was delicious and the portions generous.

Thank Billy J
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Lovely service and great food - Arturo the chef-patron is a great host who cooks wonderful food. We had an amazing salmon tartare and crepes with one of the best bisque sauces we've ever tasted -all of which compared well with anything we've ever had in Michelin rated restaurants in Europe and elsewhere. If you want to spend less the... More 

Thank Tonyodz
Union Bay, Canada
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

After checking the reviews we went looking for Chao Bella. Turns out we had not previously noticed it because it's upstairs on the 2nd floor. We found the ambience a pleasant mix - being a lovely rustic historic building with some contemporary features to complement. There is a wine list - not extensive but certainly enough to provide a good... More 

Thank 726352
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

After spending 3 weeks in Mexico my husband and I were looking to add some variety to our meals. We were so pleased with the pasta on "2 for one Wednesday nights" that we decided to return for a pizza and salad a few nights later. The food seemed individually prepared with skill of blending flavours. Our waiter was able... More 

Thank Z L
Paris, France
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I have eaten at Ciao Bella maybe 20 times including when it was located in Positos, one of Guanajuato oldest streets known for its museum and art galleries. In fact Ciao Bella was located some years ago at what is now Guanajuato's Museum of Contemporary art, and please go there as they house a very amazing collection that sports some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Juarez 22, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato
  • Phone Number: +52 (473) 732 6764

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic


Open Hours
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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