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La Virundela

C/Hernandez Macias 48, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 4400
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: La Virundela: un restaurante de puertas cerradas que es una aventura gourmet de la gastronomia tradicional argentina. Esta en San Miguel de Allende, estado de Guanajuato, Mexico y se trata de una residencia particular que ofrece disfrutar propuestas gastronomicas en el salon comedor o en los jardines de la casa de la Chef Dedee Alberti, donde en cada jornada, se reciben comensales dispuestos a saborear sus platos y pasar una velada amena. Siempre nos preguntan: "Porque tienen la puerta cerrada y hay que tocar el timbre?" Nuestra respuesta es muy sencilla. "No es un restaurante tradicional, trabajamos con reservacion anticipada, es una CENA EN NUESTRA CASA, en nuestra mesa, con la comida que preparamos para la noche y con opciones muy acotadas." La Virundela no es un lugar a donde solo se va a comer, se viene a disfrutar. La propuesta es intima y exclusiva, jugamos con el objetivo de generar una fusion de sensaciones, lo visual, lo auditivo y sensitivo. Ademas del espiritu gastronomico que mueve al concepto del negocio, tenemos la oportunidad de conocer a nuestros clientes y ellos de conocernos a nosotros. En nuestra casa encontraran, ademas, exposiciones de arte en dibujo, pintura y fotografia y podran disfrutar de nuestra coleccion de musica. En nuestra carta siempre ofrecemos un minimo de tres tiempos: entrada, plato principal y postre, con dos o tres opciones para cada caso. En cada paso respetamos los diferentes gustos tratando de ofrecer la mayor variedad de sabores e ingredientes en cada plato y que cada plato presente diferentes condimentos, colores y texturas. Nuestra cava ofrece interesantes opciones de vinos de Argentina y de Uruguay para maridar con las propuestas de cada menu. El trato diferencial hacia el consumidor marca la diferencia. Es un concepto distinto por el nexo tan personal que se logra con el cliente. La gente viene con otra mentalidad a cenar. Muy relajada, sin apuro y muy bien predispuesta. En los restaurantes tradicionales de tipo industrial los clientes son desconocidos y en nuestro concepto son personas con quienes queremos desarrollar una relacion humana, mas alla de lo estrictamente comercial. Nos interesa la relacion humana por el reconocimiento del amor y la pasion que se pone en todo lo que hacemos y este es el espiritu que mueve a la idea. La satisfaccion y buena critica de los clientes es fundamental. La publicidad mas efectiva para nosotros siempre ha sido el boca en boca. Nada mas confiable que la recomendacion de aquel que comparte tus gustos y ha pasado por la experiencia. Existe un publico especifico que elige vivir la experiencia del restaurante a puertas cerradas. Vienen los que tienen un sentido de aventura para algo diferente, los que les gusta la comida y una mezcla de gente de todos los lugares, edades y clases. La gente que llega es muy variada y podemos decir que el cliente mas frecuente es el que realmente aprecia el vino y la buena mesa, el que valora lo grande expresado con modestia y en medidas imperceptibles para quien no sabe ver. La gente se siente cuidada y atendida como seres humanos y por seres humanos.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It was not te best place to go. You have to make a reservation 24 hours before, and your best thought is that you are going to have an exquisite meal. You will feel disappointed because of the lack of taste in the food. The owner is a pretty polite man, he will threat you like if you where at... More

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whitefish
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I dined at the restaurant our last night in town after being here for the month. Next year it will be the first. The last reviewer from Cincinnati summed it up exactly... Rick, the owner/chef has a very warm and outgoing personality. He took us back to see his wood fired grill. The restaurant and kitchen are... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This unique restaurant has an Argentinian owner/grillmeister, an Uruguayan cook, and an Italian waiter. It is also the best grilled steak restaurant in San Miguel. Ricardo is the grill master, and he will cook you a perfect steak to your order, perhaps with a grilled chorizo as an appetizer. If you ask him to show you the custom-made, hardwood-fired grill,... More

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chapel hill
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a unique restaurant. They will make whatever you want if you call ahead. We had the pork and it was terrific!! I told the chef I lusted for an old fashioned hip sirloin, which he called a " sexy steak" who cares. Next time I' in town that's what I'm ordering. Great service, great wine and great new... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Three of us dined at La Virundela at the end of February. The restaurant has a beautiful ambience. After we ordered, the owner brought us to the cooking area to see the grill and how the meats were prepared. He was lovely as was our waiter, Marco, who was from Italy. We had a delicious bottle of Malbec wine, an... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Two of us went to La Virundela on a Wednesday night at 7:30 - no one was there and no one ever came in before we left at 9:00. The prices are not $15-$30 as stated. We split a rib eye, split a caprese salad and ordered their special French fries. We each had 2 glasses of wine, coffee and... More

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N N, Gerente at La Virundela, responded to this review

As I can not expose your names because of Tripadvisor rules your comment is anonimous and because of this reason nobody can believe on it. You know that we know you. At the end of the story true talks and true is that your comment is dishonest, deceitful and malicious. According to the rules established by Tripadvisor average prices should... More

Milford, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at La Virundela on February 26th. The steaks were awesome, the salad fresh and flavourful and the wine delicious. The server was attentive, professional and friendly. We were offered a tour of the grill area and entertained by the talented chef. The entire evening was an experience not to be missed. A and J Dean,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We found out in tripadvisor as top 10 and decided to come in; there were only 2 tables and the bread arrived 30 minutes after sitting. Then dishes arrived; they were just ok except for the cannelloni that was actually crepes and not pasta. Bad! Service was terrible, specially one of the waiters/ maybe owner... Very arrogant! I strongly suggest... More

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No comprendo porque razón escribió en inglés. Yo le contestaré en castellano para que me entienda bien y no le... More

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had our last dinner out in San Miguel de Allende here and were not disappointed. It was superb. We will visit this restaurant again on our next trip to SMA.

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Montgomery, OH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Great steaks and heart of palm salad. Charming owner came out to chat. Love the place and was puzzled why it was so quiet on a Wednesday. Beef far superior than most in the U.A. By all means go.

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