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Calle San Fernando 46 | Plaza San Fernando 46, Centro Historico, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 1 473 103 5594
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fort Worth
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a drink and possible food. Ordered cocktails (rum and cokes, and Margarita) we were served a glass of coke with no taste of rum and then finally was served a Margarita in a small glass only half full and loaded with ice.

Thank 574kimberlya
San Marcos, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Entering the Plaza San Fernando, you will be met by a barrage of friendly hosts, ushering you into their mediocre (though beautiful) cafes. Smile and walk past them. Look for the yellow chairs at the back of the plaza. Cafe Bossa Nova is unique for this plaza because it matches it's wonderful ambiance with good food. Seating is outside, under... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful garden setting, facing the tiny little square. We found this place listed as vegetarian in Trip Advisor; although it is not a vegetarian café, it has many options! We had fries with melted cheese (yum!) and quiche with mushroom and spinach. Later, some coffee with nutella & banana crepe. Everything was delicious and the staff was super friendly. Definitely... More 

Thank quetzalturca
Calgary, Canada
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217 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

located in a small square lovely place good choice of foods price it is good,pasta meals service good friendly try it I will return as well

Thank John R
Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Just sit under one of the lovely trees and order a desert, a cup of coffee and do some people watching.

Thank aquafria
Monterrey, Mexico
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265 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We stopped at this location for an espresso and latte. Service was excellent and it was nice getting off the main streets of Guanajuato. Loved the music they were playing and used the free wi-fi.

Thank mikeycee0630
san miguel de allende
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The location is charming. The ratatouille with rice is excellent. We will certainly return on our next trip. try to be there during the Festival Cervantino every year in October.

Thank mirador12
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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461 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Cafe Bossa Nova occupies a prime spot on the Plaza San Fernando, easily Guanajuato's most colorful and restful public square. The restaurant serves delicious crepes made from uniquely local ingredients -- the huitlacoche and mushroom combination is particularly tasty. The homemade lemonades are also quite refreshing. Be advised, though, that the kitchen and wait staff operate under their own peculiar... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We ate her twice for lunch, and both time really enjoyed the food - quiche, salads, ratatouille, pesto pasta - and setting, of course! Plaza San Fernando is my favorite plaza in Guanajuato! Service was friendly and they were very accommodating for our kids food preferences!

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Culver City, California
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324 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My hotel was located very near Plaza San Fernando - and Cafe Bossa Nova is at the top of the plaza. If you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy a meal, a snack or simply read a book in the afternoon sipping a glass of wine, Cafe Bossa Nova is your kind of place. Don't let the name... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Fernando 46 | Plaza San Fernando 46, Centro Historico, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato
  • Phone Number: +52 1 473 103 5594

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?