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“I kindly beg to differ with the previous reviewers,” 2 of 5 stars
Review of DeTemporada Farm Restaurant

DeTemporada Farm Restaurant
Rancho La Trinidad | Camino a San Miguel Viejo 8, San Miguel de Allende 37880, Mexico
+52 415 151 0673
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: De temporada is a casual restaurant located on San Miguel de Allende´s first organic farm,rancho La Trinidad, just 10 min outside town. Specializing in seasonal organic meats and produce sourced from local farms.A great place to bring dogs and kids.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“I kindly beg to differ with the previous reviewers,”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

except for the apple pie, of course, which is very good.
There is ONE important feature about new openings, they seem to jump to the front of the line almost invariably for a rainfalll of 'raving revues, every one more superlative than the previous one. Then, nature takes its course, they can't control the incoming, independent reviews, some more critical than others.
My only visit was a big disappointment, 1st, from the ultra limited choice, which I suspect was intentional as the waitress (1 only) explained that 2 of the 4 items on the slate had run out for the day (3:30 on a Saturday...?), the middle of lunch hour for Mexico.
My deduction was, if your main dish doesn't move, remove some of the other choices, the 2 less expensive ones perhaps, the sauteed mushrooms on baguette and the hot garlic shrimp on a roll, leaving lasagna (or the like) and the featured pork belly...so...4 pork bellies it was, with home fries..
Unfortunately, they were not true to the image on their web site for one, secondly, the dish is a clever construction, lasagna lookalike, of alternating slices of pork meat and fat, oven baked in a pyrex bowl and cut into squares (5cms X 5cms), 2 to be precise, top layer very dry (waiting for a customer, perhaps?).
Good value and quality? Not in my book.!
If the owner wants to open 5 more restaurants, I have all the used wooden pallets he needs in my warehouse. ;-)
Sorry, fellow reviewers, this one doesn't get my coroborating vote,
Yours truly,
Happy trails to you.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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ilianalanuza, Propietario at DeTemporada Farm Restaurant, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear Customer,
Thank you for your comment.
We are in fact a small operated restaurant, with 3 people only as staff. Chef and waitress owners and a person that helps us with everything else.
Sorry to read that the porkbelly was not as you expected, and that many dishes we did not have. Saturday afternoon just before closing(45min) and end of our week, we want to keep our products fresh and freezer empty, therefore we will run out of food on Saturday, this is our policy.
Thank you for the offer, we will take all the pallets you have.
Best wishes,
Iliana and James
Owners
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

If you enjoy eating pork and you are planning a visit San Miguel de Allende or somewhere nearby, you definitely have to visit this restaurant!
It has the best pork I have ever eaten. The view and experience is unique compared to anything I had experienced in Mexico so far.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great afternoon in the country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This restaurant has a very special setting in the organic garden from which the food is harvested. Very rustic chic and interesting, delicious food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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96 restaurant reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Third time a charm”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

After driving out on 29 March (closed 29 and 30 March), and again on 3 April (closed 2 -> 6 April), and getting no answers to telephone calls and e-mails, we four returned yesterday.
The Pork Belly portions are tiny which is fine for me; the Asian citrus salad with crispy, but fairly tender pulpa (octopus) is quite nice
BYOW is $50, pesos/bottle.
I really don't understand the over the top reviews.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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“Don't Miss de Temporada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Excellent service, wonderful setting and delicious food. An all round great experience and one not to be missed by both locals and visitors.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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