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“Worth the taxi drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Las Mercedes

Las Mercedes
Calle de Arriba No.6 | Fraccionamiento San Javier, Guanajuato 36020, Mexico
+52 473 733 9059
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Ranked #1 of 156 Restaurants in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Bucerias, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Worth the taxi drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Last minute decision to try this restaurant before returning home with our luggage in tow. The staff was helpful and courteous in placing our luggage in a safe location. We also brought our own wine and did not mind the 100 peso corking charge. The food was well beyond our expectations and was the best authentic Mexican meal that we have enjoyed in our travels in Mexico. Our meal began with an appetizer of four small beef tacos stacked in a rich chill sauce. For our main meal, we both recommend the veal shank for the flavour, quantity and excellent presentation. Unfortunately, we had no room to adventure and try a dessert.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Authentic delicious Mexican cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The menu is not that extensive but everything we tried was delicious. We tried 3 different soups and 3 different main courses and 2 desserts. High quality, great flavor, good reasonable portions. Mezcal Cocktail is very good. The service was great too! We definitively want go back.
Helpful tip: reserve in advance as there are only 6 tables!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Best food in the city, if not the state”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was our second meal at Las Mercedes and the experience was as good as the first time. Fantastic food at reasonable prices for the quality and execution. We center our trips around restaurants and this is one we will keep coming back to.

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Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Not Quite as Good as It's Reputation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very pleasant atmosphere with very good service. However, for the price, the food was just OK, not great.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“I wouldn't go to Guanajuato again without eating here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I doubt we would have been able to eat here if we hadn't made a reservation weeks in advance, and even our taxi driver had some trouble finding it. But it would be hard to beat for a formal, upscale experience. The food was perfect, as was the service. Their justifiably proud of their restaurant, and I wouldn't go to Guanajuato again without eating here.

Visited February 2014
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