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El Tomato

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Italian, Argentinean, South American
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Mesones 62 | Colonia Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52-1-415-154-6390
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always consistently tasty

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
ResidentePermanente
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We had empanadas (good), salad (ok) and pasta that was tasty but a very small portion! All in all - too pricy and way many mosquitos!

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Thank Inga P
Mexico
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I had an Italian Dish and the flavors were absolutely delicious. The service was patient and the food was delivered quickly. My friend was equally satisfied with her food as ell.

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Thank Kay H
Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Sorry, the Tomato restaurant lives only in San Miguel memories. Now the restaurant has changed to become an argentinean steak house, so watch out what are you looking after. The meat was good but the tomato sauce (even that it was home made) had too many sugar in it (even that I told the waiter, he explained that's the way... More 

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1 Thank smartraveler59
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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1 Thank tangonata
Seoul, South Korea
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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1 Thank Elena L
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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1 Thank ResidentePermanente
Shelton, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank kenseattle
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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2 Thank 2_Hip
Sacramento, California, United States
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169 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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Thank drtaxsacto84
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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3 Thank Raul M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mesones 62 | Colonia Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52-1-415-154-6390

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?