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Nirvana Restaurant and Retreat

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Camino Del Cortijo a Montecillo de Nieto | Antigua Via Del Ffcc 21-2 El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
+52 1852194
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A charming setting on a lush bluff with mountains in the distance. The restaurant and setting are beautiful, Romaric, and relaxing. We had steak and ribs. Delicious food and attentive service.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love visiting Nirvana, sitting above the valley, listening to the birds. It's too bad the food isn't as good as the setting. We keep giving this place another chance. We visit once or twice a year thinking it may improve. It obviously won't. Watery watermelon soup, two orders of salmon ordered medium - one arrived undercooked and one severely... More 

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Thank ChrisHOhio
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here after a blissful day at nearby La Gruta. The tables in the garden were perfect for sunset. The basil sherbet in the salad was a delightful surprise and the delicate squash blossom sauce with the ravioli was perfect!

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Thank SailorkKm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great great place near san miguel the allende. It is a boutique hotel, with an excellent restaurant. Food is great but the staff, the view, the place its just amazing.

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Thank Pablo L
Michigan
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

The setting was great, but the food and service was not as good as expected. We ordered a Dragon Roll as Appetizer which was shown as containing eel, but instead they substituted shrimp. Flavors over-all were rather bland and the main dishes overcooked.

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Thank Marty456
Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

We were returning from Sanctuary of Atotonilco and stopped here for lunch....surprising retreat in the middle of the countryside! Extremely relaxing to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the weather & great food.

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Thank LL51USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

If you are a Bar B Q lover you will love this place. Set in peaceful surroundings , the BBQ food comes in platters for four with salads. The platters include potatoes, pork, beef,chicken and sausages. A meat lovers dream. Great wines and beer to wash it down. The venue is 10 minutes about of town but worth the drive.

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Thank Rodney W
Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

A wonderful lunch on the lawn - a short path, next door to Galeria Atoetonilco. BQ Arrachura sandwich was one of the best I've had.

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Thank Joan884
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Nirvana is our favorite place for a lovely slow paced Sunday brunch in a fabulous setting outside of SMA Mexico!! Only thing I can say is that it is A MUST!!

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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Reviewed January 27, 2017

During our visit to San Miguel de Allende we drove to the nearby town Delores Hilalgo to look at how they produce local pottery. The concierge at our hotel recommended that we stop for lunch along the way at Nirvana which is about a half our from San Miguel de Allende. The location and the restaurant are beautiful, the atomsphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino Del Cortijo a Montecillo de Nieto | Antigua Via Del Ffcc 21-2 El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 1852194

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