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“Food doesn't match service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cocina Bella

Cocina Bella
Alameda 4B | Just off Fuente Baratillo, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #110 of 156 Restaurants in Guanajuato
Cuisines: International
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Berkeley, California
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“Food doesn't match service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Cocina Bella is tucked away above a plazuela. Decor was nice, although somewhat misleading--toreadors in Spain. Service was excellent. We ordered cerveza and ordered right away, got the beers immediately and the meals in a reasonable amount of time. My veggie lasagne had overlooked noodles, a white sauce (not bechamel but it was still tasty)' and the noodles were not lasagne noodles but layers made up of spaghetti noodles. If the noodles hadn't been overlooked it would have been good. The spaghetti bolognese had a red tinted translucent sauce, sadly lacking tomato sauce. I won't go again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
artwalks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“I Think They Meant Bella Cucina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Delicious Italian food - along with Delica Mitsu, best value in town. They need to charge more, so tip at least 20%

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Chatham, Canada
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“Authentic and out of the way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

It's a few streets off the Union de Jardin but worth walking to. Walking to the door I met some US ex pats who were in Guanajuato for a week and had eaten here three times. Had camerones empenizado appetizer which was 8 good sized shrimp, lightly battered drizzled in a fruit sauce served over a slice of fresh pineapple for 60p. My friends recommended the Chiles Relleno and I was glad I took their advise. Total dinner including dos cervezes and a very good cafe americana was just over 150p. Only drawback was they don't accept credit cards but that wont stop me from exploring their menu!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sausalito, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service at my new favorite restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

I could eat at Cocina Bella twice a day. Generous fresh vegetables accompanied my Pollo Parmesan. The Spaghetti was done perfectly and the sauce delicious. Lunch specials are three courses for about $4! The lentil/vegetable soup was extremely tasty. The chocolate cake was moist, fresh and yummy.
The primary waiter and chef are young local brothers. They are friendly and conscientious. The service is typical of a 4 star restaurant; very attentive and professional, but not intrusive.
It's in a great location, just off the Plaza del Union. Easy to find, but not inundated with tourists. I ate there almost every day over a two week stay.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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