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Berlin Bar & Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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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.
$8 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
European, Gastropub, International
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews bratwurst pork shank burger saltimbocca catfish potato salad mussels german food sitting at the bar san miguel ex pats very busy place decent service new friends meet friends cozy atmosphere great cocktails
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for German food and this was not. The sauerkraut was creamed cabbage not saurkraut.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank geriz2013
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your input. We try to offer and maintain an eclectic menu so, you're right - it's not all German. As to the kraut, we make it here the traditional way. Two weeks fermentation and we do add cream at the end; that touch...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a friendly, neighborhood-type bar that is the center of the ex-pat community in San Miguel. The stuffed portabella mushroom is delicious. The mesmerizing artwork by Neal Smith-Willow adds to the bohemian atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BlondeTraveler16
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for coming in. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and Neal's art. Just FYI, we change art exhibit every three months or so. There's always something interesting going on at the Berlin Bar & Bistro. Take care Carlos

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on 2 occasions. It has a lively bar with tables in several adjoining rooms. The food is excellent and the service great. Good place for happy hour.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Eric S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ducked in here on the way to our apt, and it was hopping with ex-pats! Very friendly vibe, and the food was delicious! Great service. I would comment that the bathroom is in the main dining room surrounded by a big velvet CURTAIN...lol....but a fun...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marne J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Berlin is a popular place to meet friends or to make friends; eat good food or enjoy great drinks while listening to good music. Good service and nice convenient location. We get our German food fix and meet friends for a drink at the same...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank William T
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us, your consideration and comments! Return anytime-except Sunday. Cheers Carlos

Reviewed December 10, 2018

This was a late night, post dinner drop in. Just sat at the bar and had a glass of wine. If I was not leaving San Miguel the next day, I would have gone back for dinner. I would follow the advice of other reviewers...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sleepster
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thanks! Yes please come in whenever you are next in SMA . We appreciate your comments!

Reviewed November 12, 2018

The food and atmosphere in the Berlin restaurant never disappoints. It's all about well prepared comfort food, well priced and well portioned. This is why it is such a popular, always packed hangout by the international locals.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank magofailoni
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

You nailed it - we're all about comfort food. And a relaxed atmosphere. Thanks for coming in! Carlos

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Beautiful decor, art on the walls and a lively bar full of gringos. What's not to like. The menu is comfortably German, with a mexican slant: sauerkraut is served creamy rather than sour, but delicious with it. The rosti baked fish is delicious, and the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Andrea W
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks for joining us at the Berlin Bar & Bistro! True, we have a large ex-pat following but the crowd turns more diverse the later it gets. That makes for a fun experience too. Please return anytime (except Sunday - our day off). Carlos

Reviewed August 2, 2018

Start with a drink at the bar they prepare very good coktails. My recomendation as an entrée are the asparagus, the options for soups are good and my favorite one is the hamburger; salmon is good option Andd finally they a walk in the gallery....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 410alvarog
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Comfortable art filled place with friendly service and well made food and cocktails. Have been several times. Had bratwurst, catfish in potato crush and tuna tartare all very tasty. In past visits pork shank, burger and jagerschnitzle were all fabulous. Great place for hearty appetitesMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jmh414
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

jmh414: Thanks for your comments! It appears from your comments that you've tried many of our popular dishes. Please return anytime (except Sundays - closed) and try our specials: Meatloaf Monday; Wednesday Mussels in White Wine;Thursday Red Snapper Veracruz; Baby-back Ribs on Friday. Again, thanks...More

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