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“Bad food,bad service.”

La Trattoria de Elena
Ranked #6 of 249 Restaurants in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bad food,bad service.”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

The main attraction about this place is the town best view. Their balcony tables are the best, but that's where it all ends, the menu reads " Italian", but the cooks or "chefs" can't even prepare a basic Margherita pizza. You grow your suspicions when all of your food (even steak and sea food ) is at your table in less than five minutes, so you know that the busiest appliance on the kitchen is the microwave. Tried several dishes on two visits and everything tasted canned or reheated. You get fresher food at a McDonald's.Prices are way too high for the quality of the food and their service is good until you start questioning their dishes. If you feel like enjoying the view and having a glass of wine with some bread, this is your place, but dinner or lunch, lascia stare! (Forget about it!)..

  • Visited June 2013
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Guanajuato, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place to eat and watch the whole town walk by”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The wait staff is very attentive, and the food was pretty good. I was disappointed in the Tiramisu, but the pizza was good. The view from above the "Jardin" is the best reason to go if you can get a balcony table. Saw parades, troubadours, and every young couple from the region stroll by.

Visited May 2013
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Thank KentPharo
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oakland
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A favorite spot!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We love this place. The service is outstanding and everything I have eaten here has been delicious. The view and atmosphere alone would bring me back, but what I really appreciate is that there is a consciousness of ingredients. When they say no sugar in the dressing,, for example, you can rely on it. Imporant for people with dietary restrictions, and a big challlenge at other places.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Kerry F
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Paris, France
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Have been eating here for a while. The food is good and the view from the balcony is excellent. They make an excellent salad and their desserts are very tasty and well prepared. The service is courteous, and the decor and atmosphere subdued and not heavy and vulgar like that of Casa Valadez. This is an excellent place to bring your friends if they come visit Guanajuato. You can call in and reserve the tables overlooking the plaza. Those table are often hard to get. One nice thing is that the restaurant will serve any dish you desire with salad; the salmon is especially nice served with salad. I have eaten at this restaurant maybe 30 times and have never gotten sick from their food. I also find the atmosphere extremely pleasant, especially when dining with friends. Again, make sure to sit on the balcony overlooking the plaza.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Prit M
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Orinda, California
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Super location , really good food!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is located upstairs overlooking Union Square. We sat outside on our own private balcony and enjoyed their delicious Italian fare.
We had salmon with toast triangles and capers as an appetizer, shared a pizza (they are big enough for two (8 slices) and a bottle of Chilean Cabernet. Probably the Malbec would have been better but our choice was not bad and cost less.
On our private little balcony we watched the passing parade below. It was fabulous so we will go there again tonight. For the two other places I have reviewed on Union Square check out Valadez and Hotel Luna.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Sconsetgal
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