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Berlin Bar & Bistro is a hub of San Miguel culture where diversity is welcome and ideas flow. Where the music is cool, the drinks generous, and the food delicious. Our menu skews European but is adapted to exploit the freshest meat, fish, farm-raised fowl, and seasonal produce sourced from local village markets. Our rotating exhibitions showcase well-known artists like Peter Leventhal, Terra Mizwa, Jennifer Wolf, Cole Morgan, Gene Johnson, and George Krause--as well as new talent from Mexico and around the world. Our service is gracious, attentive, and easygoing, so even first-timers feel like regulars. Enjoy yourself with friends. Join us at Berlin.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Gastropub, International
FEATURES
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have a house in San Miguel and visit often. This was my first visit to Bar Berlin. Since I was by myself, I posted up at the bar and ordered a beer and some of their well-reviewed goulash. Two very friendly...gentleman chatted me up and one, Carlos, ended up being the owner. Great coversationalists!! The goulash was great and so was the company. More of Carlos' regulars/friends came in and I ended up having several more drinks and staying much longer than I had planned...maybe the ultimate compliment for a bar. I will definitely re-visit the bar on my next trip and hope to find Carlos at the bar...he already feels like a friend!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 28, 2020

Great drinks (but not for WINE DRINKERS), Nice neighborhood atmosphere. Food is forgetable and NOT CHEAP FOR THE QUALITY!!!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 3, 2020 via mobile

This place has taken advantage of the Covid crisis to transform itself in the best possible way. The food remains among the best and most consistent that any bar/restaurant in San Miguel de Allende has to offer - but the blues music has brought this...place to a new level of “gotta be here”. I love the bar, it’s vibe, and the folks that call it “their place in San Miguel de Allende “. Do yourself a favor. Hang out here. You won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 30, 2020

The atmosphere here was very good. First we order drinks which were quite good then placed our order for our main meal. We were then served some bread which tasted very stale even though it seemed toasted. My husband ordered the jagerschnitzel and complained it...was just a big pork chop with lots of sauce that was very tasteless. My order was the oven roasted pork shank, served with spinach and herbed mashed potatoes. The meat had no flavour and had to be adding salt and pepper. The gravy was so watered down, thin, colourless and tasteless and the meat had been burnt at the bottom. There was no spinach, but some other large leaf green vegetable with thick white veins, maybe swiss chard and this too was tasteless. The mashed potatoes were hard and not freshly made. This was the worst meal had in SMA.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 22, 2020

We loved everything about this place, the energy, the decor and the space itself. We were a group of 6 and ate in the private dining room just off the bar area. Everyone loved the meals and the cocktails. We have friends that live here...and said this is where the locals go. We will go back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

We have been here many times over the years but tonight it was awful. Everyone was very friendly when we arrived and we sat down in the bar area for a drink while we waited for a table. We only waited about 20 minutes or...so to be seated. We ordered our meals and a bottle of wine and waited a long time for the food to come. Between all of our four orders there were three orders of french fries which arrived cold. I had a burger which usually is very good but tonight it was cold as well. We told our server and she brought us one order of fries only, which were hot. That was all they did, didn't replace the other fries. I didn't tell them my burger was cold, I just ate it. In the end the server said she took 10% off the bill which would have been the amount our discount VIP card, so we received nothing. I would never go back, they clearly don't care when things are not up to snuff.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Berlin_Bar_Bistro, General Manager at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Hello Lorne! We care very much when things are not up to snuff...sometimes we are overwhelmed. Please do come again, ask for Carlos, and explain what heppened. We wouldn't want to lose a good client, who's visited many times over the years, because of one...More

Reviewed February 27, 2020

Great menu with lots of unique choices including Hungarian Goulash and other German dishes. The salads were excellent and there are good vegetarian selections. Excellent value. We ate at the bar and enjoyed meeting other bar/dinner guests and talking with the bar staff. I was...visiting San Miguel for the first time and totally fell in love with Berlin.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Berlin_Bar_Bistro, General Manager at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Thanks Jacqui! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 27, 2020

. Our drinks were very good as others have said. I ordered grilled salmon with berry chipotle sauce.it was a thin flavorless sauce. I told the waiter and he argued with me telling me that’s what I ordered. He finally agreed to take it back....I sat for a long time while the others at my table ate. I flagged down a waitress and she went to see what was happening. She came right back with the salmon with a thicker better sauce. After our plates were removed, we sat for 25 minutes and stood to wave a server for our check twiceMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Berlin_Bar_Bistro, General Manager at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

So sorry our service was not up to par. Sometimes we are overwhelmed, but we strive to fix anything that's not right. Please next time don't hesitate to contact us directly whenever anything is not right! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

Very good place. Good food and drinks. Most liked pizza with beef. Recommended for couples, i go there alone.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

We have been here twice in a week. Really great ambiance in the bar area. Take advantage of the happy hour until 7:00pm. I can recommend the bratwurst and the parmesan crusted chicken. Both excellent with great side dishes.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Berlin Bar & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5