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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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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful lunch on the lawn - a short path, next door to Galeria Atoetonilco. BQ Arrachura sandwich was one of the best I've had.

Thank Joan884
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nirvana is our favorite place for a lovely slow paced Sunday brunch in a fabulous setting outside of SMA Mexico!! Only thing I can say is that it is A MUST!!

Thank Asia1
Meredith, New Hampshire
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our visit to San Miguel de Allende we drove to the nearby town Delores Hilalgo to look at how they produce local pottery. The concierge at our hotel recommended that we stop for lunch along the way at Nirvana which is about a half our from San Miguel de Allende. The location and the restaurant are beautiful, the atomsphere... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My traveling group of 5 had skipped lunch so we had a late afternoon / early evening treat when we stopped at Nirvana. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and shared them and thought they were all outstanding.

Thank Fuzzy_Girl
Westport, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stopped into Nirvana (not the easiest place to find...about 6 miles outside town) for lunch with friends. All but one of us had the hamburger so my comments on the menu are rather limited. My husband had the filet mignon, which he found tough, but the burgers were delicious, cooked just as we had ordered (mine, ordered medium rare,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had lunch at Nirvana after visiting the Santuario de Atotonilco, a lovely afternoon during a longer San Miguel visit. The terrace is lovely, the food quite good - I enjoyed the huitlacoche and squash blossom soup a lot, and the aqua tamarindo was a refreshing accompaniment. The hibiscus tacos were a tasty surprise that I enjoyed, but on the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on a warm, sunny day in January. Words to d scribe our visit are- beautiful- peaceful- quiet- fantastic terrain and botanical marvels- great dining alfresco- friendly- well worth a visit. This has become one of our favorite places to visit a must go!!!

Thank Richcrossrich
Salmon Arm, Canada
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238 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We recently went to this amazing place called “Nirvana” which is a very rural, beautifully landscaped scene for a hotel, spa, and a great restaurant. It reminded us of the beautiful safari lodges in Kenya — the same kind of ambience and beauty all around us. Palm trees, lush succulents, a gorgeous swimming pool, and thatched-roofed cottages and restaurant. We... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

From the moment you walk into Nirvana, you are under it's spell. From the beautiful grounds to the excellent food, it just doesn't get much better. The staff was very friendly and extremely professional. I can't wait to go back! Thank you Nirvana, for a wonderful evening.

Thank Jaqmo77
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is the first place we choose when we return to San Miguel. The country setting, the food, the wine list and the service are all excellent.

Thank Corae R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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?