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“Attractive setting, good food, but one flaw”
Review of Casa Valadez

Casa Valadez
Ranked #4 of 259 Restaurants in Guanajuato
Price range: $8 - $52
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 21, 2009

We had a nice supper meal at Casa Valadez. My wife had a very tasty French Onion Soup, followed by Fetuccine with Shrimp. The last was fine, but nothing special.

I had 4 Tacos de Arrachera, which were generously filled with diced, tender meat, accmpanied by a traditional salsa of tomatillos and dried chiles; plus mayo based on that delivered quite a kick.

Plating and presentation is very attractive. (When I saw some huge hamburgers go by, I wanted one, but had already ordered.)

I indulged myself for dessert with some of the best flan ever. It was tender and creamy and rich tasting, in a cajeta sauce with a fresh strawberry on top. There were also two luscious blackberries on the artistically decorated plate.

The decor looks elegant, a sort of Victorian style, with chadleier and fancy wallpaper, but in reality, it's a casual, mid-priced restaurant.

The waiters are quick and attentive, but my wife observed something disturbing: one waiter was wiping tableware with a napkin and he not only wiped a knife that had fallen to the floor, he also wiped "clean" a used knife from from a plate of a customer who'd finished. The waiter and some of his co-workers, would walk around with tableware in their shirts or vest pockets.

It was like the old joke...but in reality, not funny. It's a truly disgusting practice, and we are hoping that it was just one, aberrant waiter, as we otherwise liked the restaurant and hope to return.

PS: Don't miss the restrooms. They are beautiful.

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Reviewed March 25, 2009

I avoided Casa Valadez on several trips, thinking it would be the usual tourist food. And it was crowded.

But the other night, I ate there and it was great! Nice service. Generous amount of very well prepared food. Nice ambiance. Yes, it's crowded on the weekends but for a good reason---good food and good prices.

I'll definitely go back.

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2  Thank gringa04915
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Reviewed January 16, 2009

I have been to Casa Valadez many times over the past 5 years. It always has great food, great service, great ambience and cheap prices. It is right in front of Teatro Juarez and if you get a window seat you really feel the Mexican ambience. You can order the menu of the day and get a 4 course meal, at prices like $6 (US). I always like ordering the fruit water drinks, my favorite is pineapple, but watermelon is pretty tasty too, or lemonade with mineral water.
I highly recommend it. I have taken groups of 20 there for many years. I have never been disappointed. Also what is nice is the pianist who has been going there for years playing songs of Frank Sinatra, popular Mexican and American songs.

2  Thank C&B75
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Reviewed September 24, 2008

what a place- directly across from teatro juaraz and the jardin, in other words, THE best spot in town!! family owned for 3 generations in the same spot so you know it has to be doing things right. breakfast is splendid- prices most fair- elegant service- english spoken
be there

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