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La Virreina

Venustiano Carranza 830, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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Ranked #11 of 142 restaurants in San Luis Potosi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $23 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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33 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Fe, NM
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

A previous reviewer is incorrect: the restaurant is NOT gone. In fact, it was the best meal my entire two weeks in Mexico. I ordered the Cabrito Adovado (which is in fact Birria) and it was fantastic. Highly recommended, right on the Alameda.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I'm not sure how this is #1 in SLP. Its fancy enough, the service was typical for the price, but the food didn't live up to its rating. It was good, just not great.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We arrived late in San Luis Potosi and the tour books recommendations didn't result in any suitable restaurants in the main area of the several squares or zocola. I looked up Trip Advisor and led the group to La Virreina which required a taxi ride. We were really impressed with the quality of wood, decor, service and wine list. Everyone... More

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Kentland, Indiana, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Finding La Virreina was a wonderful surprise. The food was excellent, they have menus that are in English. When I asked the waiter for suggestions of foods that were authentic to the area he spoke English and suggested the "Carne Asada Virreina: Having read previous reviews I accepted his suggestion, as expected the dish was amazing. The dessert suggestions were... More

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Very exclusive international cuisine restaurant with great food. One of, if not the best, restaurant in town.

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Montreal, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

A traditional restaurant not to be missed. You would not be disappointed with the food, I personally recommend "carne asada Virreina", which is served with the emblematic dish of the state: "enchiladas potosinas"; the chile poblano is also highly recommended. For dessert, try "principe Alberto", simply amazing. The service is always correct, the ambiance is very quiet, but sometimes you... More

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