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El Midi Bistro

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Calle San Jose # 4 | Planta Alta, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 7401
09:00 - 23:00
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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209 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first night in Guanajuato, it was suggested that we try this restaurant, as it was close to our hotel on the plaza. It is situated on the second floor of a mixed use building (i.e., shops, other restaurants). The space itself is inviting, with soft lighting, rustic tables and chairs, and lots of art on the walls. The... More 

Thank gbruels
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 3rd visit to this restaurant. I return for the Beef Wellington. The appetizers of pate and tapenade were very good. My Beef Wellington was excellent as usual. My wife's Beef Bourguignon, however, was inedible. Small "nuggets" of tough, chewy, overcooked beef spoiled the dish entirely. We expect nice pieces of tender, slow cooked meat. Too bad. I will want... More 

Thank Ginandto
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for wine, jazz, and a late dinner. The menu is a la carte and the offerings are much different than the other restaurants in town. We had a great time and found the food to be high quality and delicious. The portions are large. A very nice dinner with live jazz music, soup (served in a huge... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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319 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived without reservations and without foresight of the menu, where almost every menu item from soups, salads, appetizers and mains comprises some elements to make it "over the top" taste bud shock and impossible to plan 3 or 4 courses in sequence given the ingredients being used in every plate. Its too much of trying too hard to create... More 

Thank CanadianBoys
San Francisco
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are at a loss to understand why this restaurant is so highly rated. We figured the chef must have left but were told this is not the case. We had pasta with chorizo and vegetarian couscous. Neither was worth finishing (and we love food so rarely leave any.) I would give it two stars as it was so disappointing... More 

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Carstairs, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

You should make reservations. Great food. Nothing more to be said! Put it in your list and make sure you eat there. We throughly enjoyed our dinner. Best so far.

Thank ronald1313
Monterrey, Mexico
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This hidden restaurant is on a second Floor with open windows to the Guanajuato streets ambience, has a art gallery adyacent that if you are lucky can enjoy opera rehearsals, chello clases etc... It is a ubique timeless experience. Food is great by the way, south french style. Can't, shouldn't miss it for a cultural romantic trip.

Thank jtiran
Wurzburg, Germany
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310 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a wonderful European type restaurant with French influences. You will find it a little bit outside from the tourist area in a beautiful small square. The owner is very nice and attentive and what´s coming out of the kitchen is very tasty. You will find a wonderful wine selection of French and Italien.

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Laguna Beach, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Found this place while checking out Museums during the day. The menu looked great and it was away from the Jardin (tourist area). It was a nice place to have a quite dinner with friends

Thank Mike A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Quiet wonderful views terrific service and great food. Did I mention reasonable prices? We stumbled into this gem while out walking near the Cathedral. Stopped in to look around. They graciously invited us up to the roof and shared info about this active place. We enjoyed lovely brunch and then back later in the day for dinner. Say again--this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Jose # 4 | Planta Alta, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato
  • Phone Number: +52 473 732 7401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?