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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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Salmon Arm, Canada
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233 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank goin4luxury
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Our driver recommended this restaurant. We went there for lunch & sat outdoors. The atmosphere was calm & quiet. Most of the restaurant patrons were American citizens. The food was very good. Service was a little slow, but restaurant was busy which may have contributed to slowness. The sushi was average but the main meal, which was Argentinian beef, was... More 

Thank Alimarg13
Calabasas, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

After all the activity in SMA proper it was very relaxing to have lunch at Nirvana. Ate outside and had amazing meal of Scallop and artichoke Risotto ! Just enjoyed the meal, wine and atmosphere. Spent the morning at Galeria at Atontonilco and after lunch went to the hot springs (nearby) LaGruta Spa. Made for a great day.

Thank mls616
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

A magnificent outdoor setting welcomes you immediately. A perfect escape to the country. The waiters are incredibly welcoming. The owner and his spouse always greeting both newcomers and regulars. We love a sunday afternoon treat. Be sure to make reservations on weekends. We love coming here and never tire of the experience. You can stay in a guest cottage for... More 

Thank 42marty55
Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

After reading the mixed reviews about Nirvana I was perplexed: did all these folks eat at the same place? So naturally I had to try it for myself. My conclusions: The good: The setting is beautiful. It reminds me of (non waterfront) areas in Hawaii. The service is pleasant and attentive. The margaritas were the best I have had in... More 

Thank PhxPhl
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We came here for lunch. We had margaritas and a cosmopolitan drinks, which were very good. We ordered the salmon roll primavera, which was rather disgusting. Salmon stuffed with huge chunks of cream cheese, and I mean huge! I could not eat it....no flavor either. My husbands bbq ribs were good, but my grilled salmon was overcooked and dry. No... More 

Thank monterrey2012
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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69 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I kept hearing great reviews and was excited to see what this restaurant had to offer. I was very disappointed in the food. The service was great, but I will never go back again. I would be embarrassed to bring my friends here. I cook better than they do.

Thank RanchoViejoSusan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Wonderful service, quickly set us up at a table, having arrived without reservations on a busy Sunday. We ordered Salmon and Spring Rolls and a soup, everything was amazing. The surroundings and seating area is just beautiful and quiet.

Thank Amy M

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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
Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?