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“It used to be better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bugambilia

Bugambilia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Farmville, Virginia
Level Contributor
248 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“It used to be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

My first visit to this restaurant 7 years ago was a lot better. It was located in another part of town, and seemed to be much more lively. I'm not sure what happened, but the old location was always packed, and the new one seemed dead the night we were there. The food was okay, but nothing special. The real highlight of the evening was visiting with Candelaria who says she's worked for Bugambilia for 62 years!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank furnmtz
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A special occasion restaurant that will impress your friend and serve the occasion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

The service was great. The atmosphere so inviting, classy and just beautiful. We relaxed as long as we wanted to. The food was a treat. I particularly loved the presentation of the guacamole. This place can be a special occasion restaurant for anyone who is visiting San Miguel. We took my boyfriend's mother here for her birthday and we all loved it. They do an amazing mole, at least three different kinds of mole were offered. I had a mole based on fruits, while my boyfriend had a mole poblano. His mother had her favorite dish, a mango chicken, which was also awesome. We all shared off each other's plates, of course. Also, if you do not have kids that behave, please do us all a favor and keep them at home. This is a place for special memories and not whiny kids. (There were none when I was there, I just see that family friendly is an option, and this restaurant has a quiet and intimate atmosphere).

  • Visited February 2014
    • 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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Helpful?
Thank Tangelo17
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Michigan
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“My birthday dinner at Bugambilia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Last night was my birthday, and my husband and I went to Bugumbilia to celebrate. The food was delicious, the atmosphere romantic, the Margaritas superb and the strolling mariachis entertaining (but not pushy like some).
What made our experience particularly pleasing was that Candelaria, the sweet little lady who has worked there forever, took an interest in our table. We had a pleasant conversation with her and when our meal was over, she brought over a nice slice of tres leche cake with a candle and 2 forks. Once consumed, she then brought 2 small shot glasses filled with Bailey's and ice cubes. All while a handsome troubadour sang romantic songs to us. What special touches these were, and what a memorable evening we had. Thank you Candelaria and thank you Bugambilia. As of last night, you've become my favorite restaurant. We will be back!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Emmiegram
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Bucerias
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What charm and flavour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by locals and we were delighted beyond expectations. One meal was as delicious as the next and we all shared tastes to everyone's raves. A lovely older lady brought us bread and we assumed that she was one of the owners of the restaurant. Upon some conversation with her we found out that she has been working there for 61 years. We bought her a rose as we left to thank her for making our experience so memorable. Food and staff rated a 5!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 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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3 Thank Linda M
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Chilliwack, Canada
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Staff made the Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

After sipping sangria on a roof top patio friends that know San Miguel very well they suggest we try Bugambilia restaurant for our evening meal. We were met at the entrance of the restaurant by Deigo and promptly taken to a great table for our group of five. The menu was great - a wide range of choices and then we met the lady that made our evening so enjoyable - Candelaria ! she and Deigo provided service above an beyond and truly made our last night in San Miguel very memorable. If you are in San Miguel de Allende make sure you visit Candelaria and the staff at Bugambilia for a great meal. Further Candelaria has been with the restaurant for over 40 years ! meeting her made our visit even more enjoyable! and the food was wonderful, fresh and very favourable. well done Deigo & Candelaria! it was excellent!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
4 Thank Cadence1
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