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Pescau del mar al bar

Jesus 21 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 415 152 8800
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had a very nice meal at Pescau. The restaurant has a typically (in San Miguel) understated entrance which opens up onto a nicely decorated interior courtyard with no ceiling, and with an artsy nautical theme. Nice bar, plenty of rooms between tables, at least one bilingual server, and a menu in English. We found the menu to be surprisingly... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

This place seems to have a Jekyll and Hyde personality. We encountered none of the negatives mentioned in other reviews. I had snapper, my wife had a rare tuna salad, and we ordered a reasonably priced bottle of wine. Service was excellent, ambiance was great, and food was delicious. The owner stopped by and was friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed it... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The ambiance is wonderful, but the food is lacking. Bland and awful. The espresso martini cost 130 pesos!! I didn't order a top shelf liquor either...I didn't order any brand of liquor. You can read my full review at http://eatingtheglobe.com/somethings-fishy-pescau-restaurant-in-san-miguel-mexico/. There are plenty of other fish in the sea. You should go catch them.

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Sedona
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It's a good thing that the food (Taco Pescau, Taco Estenudo, Coconut Flan) and the servers were excellent because the first impressions were so horrific that it was all I could do to keep my husband from leaving the restaurant. We arrived @ 3:30 on a Saturday afternoon and were told that we would have a 30-60 minute wait; OK.... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Had lunch today at Pescau which is a local centro fish restaurent. The service was not great. Despite there being 7 waiters in and around the bar (and only 2 tables accupied) it took around 30 min for the food to arrive. The food was ok but not great. Last I was in this restaurent it was a much better... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We found the service so attentive and the food so tasty that we went twice while on vacation in San Miguel. Extras were brought swiftly and various servers whisked things away unobtrusively. One of the best dinner experiences of our stay. We'd recommend it without reservation. I had a lovely octopus dish that was excellent.

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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The service at the door very poor, it took ages to have someone take our order, we didn't even get all the drinks until after the food arrived which was also so delayed that the first ones had already finished their fish when some of the appetizers arrived. The last ones were the children's dishes who were starving. The owner... More

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Very smokey to start!! We were a larger party, my entrée got over looked in the order, it came 10 mins after everyone else was finished eating, it wasn't good when I got it and wasn't even the correct entrée. The owner was aware if the situation and didn't do anything about it. We were in costume for day of... More

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Celaya, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I have a previous review to Pescau, where due the lame attention at the entrance, we took off for better alternatives. This time at the door we had, young hostess very helpful and kind, older woman with not-so-friendly manners and, again, you can see they receive a lot of regulars and friends; everybody else gets average attention, so don’t be... More

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Hard to believe some reviewers found this place to be average. Both the food and interiors were amazing. Among our meal selection was a tasty salmon carpaccio exectued with a uniquely distinctive flavor. We also had tacos which were traditional and modern at the same time; traditional in presentation but modern in composition. Juan Carlos the owner couldn't have been... More

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