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“This was a funny place.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Virundela

La Virundela
C/Hernandez Macias 48, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 4400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Grill, Argentinean
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Virundela: es una aventura gourmet de la gastronomia tradicional argentina.
Dallas, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“This was a funny place.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were tickled reading the replies to various reviews by the owner. Definitely showed some personality. After a play, pouring rain, and having found the restaurant we intended to dine in was closed, we dashed up to a...sliding glass door that was locked. But they will ring you in if you push a bell. There was only one other table of guests and they must have just arrived. It was 9 pm, a normal dinner hour especially on a Saturday night, and the restaurant closes at 10. When we asked for more time with the wine list, the host said, sure, I'll stay open until 3 am for you. Some people came to the door and didn't see the bell to ring. When we told the owner, he said if they couldn't push the bell, then they just couldn't come in. Hilarious. Food okay, but ambiance somewhat "Through the Looking Glass." Skip this, since there are lots of great places in San Miguel.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Houston
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Poor example of Steak from Argentina”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

So disappointed in the cuts and preparation of the the steaks.
Charming host. If you have been to Argentina you will be very disappointed

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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N N, Gerente at La Virundela, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. After reading it, we are almost making a decision about closing the restaurant.
We have in mind to open de sex shop with the very most wonderful toys instead of selling steaks.
We hope to see you soon.
Ah !!! We will be not serving "agua de garrafon"
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Italian-Argentinan cuisine at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It was a happy surprise to find that I probably had the best gnocchi in my life in Mexico! La Virundela has excellent meat dishes a la Argentinian parilla but also has delicious authentic Italian pasta dishes as well. The owner, Riccardo is extremely welcoming and like many of the other reviews state, he makes you feel like you are in his home. He is helpful with recommendations for both food and wine, and everything we ordered was fantastic. My boyfriend and I enjoyed our time there very much, and also enjoyed just chatting with Riccardo as well.

  • Visited July 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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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Tooooo Expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A second time visit. Nicely decorated, but like the first time hardly anyone there. Prices were extremely high and the quality of the food was average. The steak had too much fat and bone and was more expensive than any steakhouse I have ever visited. Not recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Another outstanding dinner at La Virundela”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Four of us had another outstanding dinner this past weekend at La Virundela. Between us we had four different entrees, several salads and some side dishes.The caprese salad was especially good, although it could have used more fresh basil. The short ribs were superb and the portion enormous. Service was excellent as always. We all agreed that the bottled, house red wine was also excellent. Eating on the beautiful terrace was enchanting. One of the very best restaurants in San Miguel de Allende.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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