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C/Hernandez Macias 48, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 4400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Argentinean, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Virundela: es una aventura gourmet de la gastronomia tradicional argentina.
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English first
Sacramento, California, United States
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

For the last decade or so Argentinian restaurants have shown up in Mexico La Virundela is one that until a couple of nights ago we had missed in San Miguel. That was a huge oversight. Like many other restaurants of this genre - their specialty is beef. They have a limited set of choices. But don't skip by the appetizers... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First and foremost, this is an Argentine place. It's slow food. I don't think travelers always recognize that correlation. Second, Laila is great. And she is clearly trying to get this lovely place with a great garden seating area going! That said, there's still some work to be done. Mostly, the service people are young & inexperienced. And bored teenagers... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

From the moment I walked into La Virundela, I fell in love with the place - the beautiful courtyard with orange trees, the hearth in the dining room, everything - just lovely! The new owner and champion of friendly service, Laila, meets every request with a smile and warm sincerity that is increasingly rare in the restaurant business today -... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant should not be in business. Our party of five made a reservation for seven during the Christmas holiday.When we entered, there were at most, five tables of customers. The owner and manager of the restaurant took our order. She left and after a half hour, we reminded her that we ordered wine. She was on her laptop and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Like any Argentin place, you need to go with time. Argentine meat cooked fast tastes awful. So tell them you're willing to wait for the "fuego bajo" correctly cooked steaks. Those are FAB! But ya gotta wait with wine & empanadas to appreciate the BEAUTY of this small biz.

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Upland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited from Southern California this past month. It was our first time visiting San Miguel de Allende. We found some wonderful places to eat and not so wonderful during our week visit. It was recommended to us that we eat at an old established steak house in San Miguel. It was somewhat disappointing. It will remain... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We came to Virundela just before the dinner rush. Laila, the owner, came over and welcomed us to the restaurant. There was a delay in the staff getting the food out to us - Laila not only apologized but she took us on a tour of the restaurant kitchen and introduced us to her head chef. The staff explained to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was thrown away by this delightful place in San Miguel the food is the best one in town and the people and prices were just perfect. We had an amazing service and we wanted to go back every night and try it all! The owner makes amazing cocktails and she is super simpathetic, really the best place SM has... More 

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place, and great to eat! The meat and their wines are fantastic! They have an extensive and delicius menu. In the heart of San Miguel de Allende it is a must in your visit! Great staff and real argentinian food.

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United States
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

we try to forgive newer restaurants in their trial phases after an earlier bad experience, so we went back to give it another go. maybe that was a mistake. by this time they should have their act together. slow service that took most of our evenings time up. also a problem with undercooked chicken. complaints are met with contempt and... More 

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Additional Information about La Virundela

Address: C/Hernandez Macias 48, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 415 152 4400
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Argentinean, Grill

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