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Nirvana Restaurant and Retreat

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Camino Del Cortijo a Montecillo de Nieto | Antigua Via Del Ffcc 21-2 El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
+52 1852194
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Kingwood, Texas, United States
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

I had the soap Thai and the cabreria Ingrid and Victoria shared a burger It was wonderful And the scenery was outstanding A must to try

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1 Thank gwconner
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

I have been a little disappointed at the sushi recently, but the grilled fish, chicken and fish is worth the drive which is only twenty minutes for me. SMA residents don't like to drive. Go on a sunny warm day and dine outside.

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Thank PAUL M
Lake Stevens, Washington
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2014

The setting of Nirvana was absolutely heavenly. The restaurant is situated overlooking a stream, with tables both indoors and out. The food was spectacular and abundant. The wait staff attentive but unobtrusive. It was a most relaxing lunch and I think we all would have loved to stay for a week. This is a place where you can truly unplug... More 

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Newton, MA
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

We were there to celebrate my husband birthday, and we opt for Romantic package. They were so flexibles and help me to have a little surprise party for my husband and some friends. Food and service were excellent, and we both got a massage (great Spa) We would love to get back soon.

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Thank mexicoquerido
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We went here recently and enjoyed the setting. It's in an out of the way location to say the least and we enjoyed getting out of town, sitting outside and looking around at the landscape. The place settings are different, the menu is enticing and service is friendly. So far, so good. But the friendly service is slow and got... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

This is a gem tucked away in the middle of nowhere. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. I would highly recommend the shrimp and risotto dish.

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Thank Samantha092868
San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

We went to Nirvana to have a late Sunday lunch. The drive there is odd to say the least. Dirt road washed out by rain through back alleys. BUT then you come into the Nirvana area and it's simply beautiful. Outdoor and indoor seating is available. We sat outside with our feet in the grass. The view is terrific, service... More 

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san diego
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

I have always loved this place and we've gone there often. The setting is fabulous the service is good, but I went there to celebrate my husband's birthday on an August afternoon and had the salmon and got food poisoning. It had to be the salmon because I hadn't eaten anything earlier and by 8pm was vomiting. It was terrible... More 

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Thank rlhf
Guadalajara, Mexico
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Let's start with the positive aspects. The venue is absolutely stunning. This is the sort of place you want to shoot a movie. Just beautiful, relaxing, and majestic. Wow! If only they could get the food right, it would be a true winner. But all 3 of us were horrified by the pathetic attempt at gourmet cuisine. I had the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Worst food in recent memory. Poor service. Beautiful location. This is the second time I have visited and once again the experience was disappointing. When Nirvana restaurant was in San Miguel, it was one of our favorite places to eat. I would suggest that the menu be focused on fewer dishes With better quality and preparation. 3 of the 4... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino Del Cortijo a Montecillo de Nieto | Antigua Via Del Ffcc 21-2 El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 1852194

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