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Mesones 62 | Colonia Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52-1-415-154-6390
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Argentinean, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I were there the first week of January 2015. The place had been highly recommended but did not meet our expectations. I am from Argentina so my first ranking of an Argentine restaurant is their empanadas. Next the chimichurri. Those two items tell me how authentic and good the place is. Tomato failed on both--the empanadas were... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The restaurant is not big nor crowded, which adds to the quiet and nice atmosphere. The ribeye here is very juicy and nice. Shrimp cream pasta and baby ribs were delicious also. The service is quite nice .

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Whatever it is called now, this restaurant has always served consistently delicious food. Everything is presented on interestingly-shaped plates and there is an obvious attention to detail. Service is efficient and unobtrusive. It is close to either the Teatro Santa Ana at the Biblioteca or to the Teatro Angela Peralta just down the street so a good choice for pre-... More 

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Shelton, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Food was great! Amazing beef, perfectly cooked. Nina and Marcelo did a wonderful job-attentive and excellent service!

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

El Tomato is now called Bistro Buenos Aires so initially we had difficulty finding reviews about it on Tripadvisor. Excellent food and excellent service. The staff was great, friendly and knowledgeable. There are some excellent restaurants in SMA but this was the best meal we experienced during our stay. My wife had the polenta while I had the gnocchi which... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

El Tomato is now called Bistro Buenos Aires. We have had good meals there in the past but our recent visit was disappointing. The service was almost non-existent. It is a nice little place but with only two customers in the place when we were there you would think they would have better service. They have a mix of pastas... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

At this small restaurant a couple of blocks away from main square, you will find a mexican genius at the kitchen, who is able to create a 5 forks dinner at a very affordable price. A good selection of latinamerican wines will be available to make your dinner perfect. Must arrive before 9:00 because it closes at 10:00 pm.

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Excellent food and excellent service. The staff was great, friendly and knowledgeable. There are some excellent restaurants in SMA, this ranks among the best. We had pasta dishes. The pasta and the shrimp were cooed to perfection. Great appetizers and we split the pear in reduced red wine sauce for dessert - it was wonderful. Great wine list featuring some... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate at this restaurant twice while visiting San Miguel. The first time we had the skirt steak which was outstanding and very tender. It was served with rosemary potatoes which I highly recommend as well. The service from Nina and Marcel was excellent; very attentive and pleasant. The second time we went was for a lighter fare and we... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Best service we had in all of San Miguel. Fantastic steaks, as you would expect in an Argentine restaurant. Asparagus appetizer, mushroom ravioli also delightful.

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Additional Information about El Tomato

Address: Mesones 62 | Colonia Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Phone Number: +52-1-415-154-6390
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: Argentinean, Italian

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