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El Lechon Ilustrado

Calle Del Truco # 5 | Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 734 1832
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
2 Jan 2017
“Nice little place for lunch”
2 weeks ago
“Excellent choice, something different”
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Calle Del Truco # 5 | Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. Food is tasty and fresh. Service may seem a little slow, they need more staff. Even though, kind and nice service and food to enjoy.

Thank Arnoldo84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't mind uppity and condescending service, you'll feel right at home here. However, the selection of foods (especially vegetarian foods) is great here, which keeps El Lechon Ilustrado begrudgingly on my list of spots that I visit in Guanajuato. The tea menu is...More

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a great centrally located place to meet up and enjoy a hot coffee or tea. Very laid back and unique ambiance. Very nice staff. Though not well-known for its kitchen menu, we stopped in for beer and a late dinner one night and...More

1  Thank pomerantzen
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My wife & I ate at El Lechon Ilustrado today for lunch. It's a small little place with no signage (other than a wooden pig emblem above the door). The inside is set up like a coffee shop, with a wall full of books &...More

1  Thank AustinIce
Reviewed 28 November 2016

a big variety of hot teas and also to relax reading a book with a few shelves with a diferent kind of books and they have vegetarian food but they need more advertising at the entrance because the only way to know is if you...More

Thank raulvazquez2016
Reviewed 10 August 2016

In the few time that I had for explore Guanajuato this one was my favorite place, can’t say that is the best place in Guanajuato but I really think that if you want to visit a nice and worthy place, this is the right one....More

1  Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This small cafe is kind of hidden near the Jardin de la Union, it offers a good menu including some pork meat and organic and even vegan dishes. The vegan cookie is a must, and the atmosphere is very nice, still, the service is slow...More

Thank scint1st
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The theme is pigs pigs and more pigs. The location is a bit hidden away on a back street from Jardin de la Union, it seems to be a hip crowd, leaving their tables every 5 minutes to go and smoke outside. Normally this would...More

Thank flipfloptraveler123
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Essentially a cafe -- here for your coffee/tea but also have tequilas and serve food. Most people in here seem to be lounging with a drink and books on the table. Nice spot to meet someone for catching up. Love love the cookies served with...More

Thank kareny13
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

I've been in Guanajuato for 10 days and visited at least 5 coffee shops and this is the first one to disappoint. I ordered cafe con Leche and what I got was a mug of warm milk with a spoonful of instant coffee sitting at...More

Thank HayleyM633
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Del Truco # 5 | Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato
  • Phone Number: +52 473 734 1832
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Description
The Illustrated Piglet is a tea house, bar, restaurant, library and cultural center in Guanajuato.We offer a variety of teas: red, green, black, white, blue, rooibos and mate, coffee, chocolate, orangeade, lemonade, avocado smoothie, terere, lechonadas michel and beer.With or without meat food: pizzas, baguettes, tapas, burgers and lasagna. All of them made with high quality products that support local trade fair.In the library we have books on philosophy, literature and art, new and second hand, publishers such as Anagrama, Alias, Ekare, Azafran y Cinabrio, Contrahistorias, La Ratona Cartonera, Colofon, Cohuina Cartonera and Manantial. You can also participate in the Reading Room "La Verdolaga" and take a book home to return it in a week.Often organize events: lectures, concerts, screenings, book presentations, visual displays...
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