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“The very best of San Miguel bar none.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Mansion de Montitlan

La Mansion de Montitlan
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $2
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: La Mansion de Montitlan is located in a private home, sitting on the side of a mountain, with views of downtown and the countryside, it is one of the best kept secrets of San Miguel having never advertised. The outstanding Southern Fried Chicken is offered every week. The other two entrees change each week. Opened Sunday only from 1 pm to 3 pm plus holidays, weddings and for events. Reservations only. We accept Pesos or USD. No credit cards.
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“The very best of San Miguel bar none.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

An easily accessible private club, owner/executive chef Gayle and hostess Connie have created an almost secret gem that provides a menu and ambiance that stars among the most elegant restaurants in the world.
I should know. As a food critic for over 3 decades I can testify that never have I found a place where every choice on the menu is perfect. At la Mansion, it is. It is useless to recommend particular items when they are all prepare to perfection. I had to return to Gayle's several times on my San Miguel visits to sample it all. Perfection is the only word I can use. Service and atmosphere match the food. The prices are the only thing not "off the chart".
All in all, La Mansion is the best restaurant, not just in SMA, but in all of Central Mexico. Don't miss it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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“Amazing Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Yes, it's indeed a secret known to a very loyal group: Her home is stunning!
I have been many times.
Gayle has 30 -> 40 every Sunday for comida and 80 -> 100 (2 seatings - 1:00 and 4:00) on holidays.
She is doing a classic Thanksgiving Feast for +/- 100 this year.
Her multi course offerings are varied and simply delicious (FD: I have never had her Southern fried chicken despite having lived in Dallas for 25 years, but that is her big attraction for many). Each Pechuga/breast weighs nearly 450 gm - that's a pound, and she throws in a leg as a Lagniappe.
Get's better, as she has charged a $50, (Peso) corkage fee "forever", not per bottle which she certainly should, but per table!! Insanity, but great for a group.
They publish an e-mail menu which, once you sign up, will be sent weekly and for the Holidays.
gaylepaulson2004@yahoo.com.
If you spend any time here, please don't miss this special place.
Provecho!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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