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La Clave Azul

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Calle Segunda de Cantaritos Zona Central 31, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
14:00 - 22:00
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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The legendary bar/restaurant was easy to find and great. Amazing colors, film and historic posters and art and an intimate vibe. At first I worried about my meager Spanish but it didn't matter. A michelada- beer and tomato juice got us started. And mescal poured from a giant jug. With each drink came a large portion of botanas; fried potatoes,... More 

Thank Roy N
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We really wanted to like this place, and the location and atmosphere are great, but otherwise we were very disappointed. They have no menu, so they are either extremely overpriced or discriminate against tourists and charge extra. We were charged 45 pesos each for a Corona and Victoria beer. Even at fancy restaurants around town, those don't cost more than... More 

Thank Madi S
Red Deer, Canada
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415 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We really wanted to try this restaurant for dinner, so when we stopped by to make a reservation we found out that they didn't serve dinner, but did offer a set lunch menu during certain hours (I want to say it was something like noon - 4pm, but I might be wrong, it was very short hours for dining, this... More 

Thank LazyRose
Bogota, Colombia
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. The food is good and it is necesary to have it because what I really recommend is to try the different options they have for the Mezcal. You can taste Lime, you can try clove.....just go and feel magical flavours in your mouth. If you are traditional and the transformation of the Mezcal would be for you a... More 

Thank Nutzen
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We had heard this was an intriguing bar which physically it is. We ordered a Margarita and a common Mexican beer. I observed the bartender making my margarita with tequila and Squirt!. When I objected to what he was doing the other bartender poured it out and made a correct one. After that they ignored us for the rest of... More 

Thank Allan S
Brooklyn, New York
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

5 margaritas and a table full of incredibly tasty tapas-style dishes later, we made friends with a Mexican couple and continued to celebrate life and their recent engagement with more drinks...and a shot of Mezcal on the house! The coolest place!

Thank msgwendolin
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115 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to La Clave Azul. We went during the day for botanas. We had four courses of different fare. Roasted potatoes, cucumber and yuca with chiles, flatus with roasted chicken cheese and salsa verde, and cilantro soup. We also had four Victoria's and for shots of centenario reposado with sangrita. The bill was 420 pesos. The... More 

Thank Paul S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

just at the top of san fernando square up the alley, la clave azul (see the blue wall and you are there) is a great old bar which oozes character…old mexican lobby cards and bric-a-brac cover the walls, they serve tequila from a big jug, stock craft beers and seem to have food and snacks but we didn't see any... More 

Thank sallychicago
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Easily the best ambience of any bar I've been to. Great place to have a drink and snack. We went twice during our stay.

Thank John S
Guanajuato, Mexico
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Hidden gem near Plaza San Fernando. It is a great place to enjoy some mezcal, beer and a nice meal. Their "lechón" is very delicious and only available for lunch / early arvo!

Thank Fabien P

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Segunda de Cantaritos Zona Central 31, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato

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