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“Great food, nice place.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bugambilia

Bugambilia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, nice place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Well, this place is not the best, but is OK. The food is deeelicious, wich is maybe the most important thing... The service is kind of bad,, theyre slow and not so kind. The place is nice, but the atmosphere is not the best, they dont have music, its the way out of a hotel, so you see many people passing by just in the middle of the restaurant.

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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247 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Always perfect Chiles en Nogada”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

When it is the season for Granadas (Pomegranates) to be ripe in Mexico, it is time to enjoy Chiles en Nogada. When you think of Chiles en Nogada in San Miguel de Allende, you should think of Restaurante Bugambilla. No longer on Hidalgo 42, Bugambilla is located on Calle Mesones near the intersection with Calle Hernandez Macias, right across the street from Teatro Peralta. Bugambilia has offered traditional Mexican dishes here in San Miguel for many years. This is not a trendy restaurant. The wait staff have been here for at least the last 9 years, and I recognized many of them. The wonderful woman who provides items for your table has worked at Bugambilia for about 30 years. Think tradition. Think original Mexican dishes. Think enjoying some nice margaritas, some nice conversation, and wonderfully original preparations.

Do not miss enjoying a meal at Bugambilia. The new location is an open courtyard and a very nice setting. The food is excellent as is the service. This restaurant will be here for another 30 years.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank George M
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Todos Santos
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270 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

A very traditional and beautiful courtyard setting with traditional breakfast items. Staff was super friendly and really wanted us to return for their buffet lunch. But breakfast was great and service was fast.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MilkmaidTS
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Birmingham, Alabama
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139 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Average But pleasant Restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We were mildly disappointed in the Chile en Nogades which is the local specialty in
San Miguel. The food and setting were pleasant. We found the stuffed pablano chili
to be too oily and slightly greasy. A good Chile en Nogades has more delicate meat
and spices. Our expectations were too high. We have found better Nogades in San
Miguel.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Will C
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Best in San Miguel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

The Bugambilia was fabulous ....the atmosphere, the service, the food, and the wine ....we were all (8 of us, including former food editor from N.O.,La. ) were greatly pleased !!
The tomato salad with a mild goat cheese topped with ground almonds was superb , a must !
Also, the ancho chile stuffed with meat, and apples and covered with cream was outstanding ....all agreed that this entree was the best !! Also, the flan for dessert was excellent ! This restaurant should NOT be missed. Moderately priced and friendly wait staff...wandering musicians were also a nice addition. We New Orleanians rated it a 10 out of 10.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chickie70115
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