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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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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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259 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

When you come to Nirvana you feel like you are visiting a friend who lives on a lovely estate in the country. Spending an afternoon over drinks and lunch in peaceful, elegant surroundings is a treat. Juan Carlos and his wife have created a wonderful escape where one can enjoy their extensive menu and relax in an outdoor setting reminiscent... More 

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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

The beautiful surroundings, trees, grounds, pool, floral, spa provide an accurate description for naming rights of "Nirvana". Six of us dined in one of the most picturesque environs. Everyone raved about their food, but stay away from the beautifully presented flaming shrimp and pineapples! There's a reason you don't order shrimp when you are NOT on the coast!

1 Thank Herb B
Mexico City, Mexico
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We were recommended this place, but we never imagined (1) the location and (2) the great food!!! It is a very peaceful place with a delicious menu

Thank LilaPM
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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247 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

If you live in San Miguel de Allende or if you are visiting set some time aside to enjoy this "little bit of heaven. When Nirvana was located across from the Teatro Peralta it was my favorite restaurant in San Miguel. I have postponed visiting the restaurant since it has moved out into the Campo. I was afraid of being... More 

1 Thank George M
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Very nice location, view and facilities overall. The food is also very good...great taste and variety. It was all looking perfect for our romantic get away weekend until we found 3 scorpions in our bedroom (yes, 3!); went to the reception and although they came and killed 2, the 3rd one ran away and we couldn't find it...it only goes... More 

Thank Miguel P
San Diego
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We went to the local La Gruta spa for the morning and made the one mile walk to Nirvana (easy to find and well marked). The food and service and wine were outstanding. I had the hibiscus quesadilla and we shared the grilled salmon. The views and ambience were relaxing and tranquil.

Thank TrinaDeee
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

The food was amazing and the grounds and service absolutely first class - do not miss Nirvana if in San Miguel de Allende. Spend the afternoon!

Thank Ellen S
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Stopped by for a weekday lunch and was pleasantly surprised. This is a great spa and hotel, but I just stopped by for a bite. The menu includes many gourmet delights but decided to try the ostrich. Had a first rate sushi roll appetizer and delicious ostrich steak dinner. The service and ambiance of this place was great. From what... More 

Thank Lou C
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Nirvana restaurant just outside San Miguel de Allende close to the town of Atontonilco is an oasis of calm after the busy pace of SMA - a Sunday comida here is one our favourite outings - starting late - around 2:30 or 3:00 you sit in the outside garden looking over rolling hills and slowly taking in the beautiful surroundings.... More 

Thank Alix1952
Wimberley, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed in the food. Also sewage smells wafting in the air. Location quite beautiful...good for a drink in the afternoon. Duck spring roll appetizer was fine. I will not eat there again.

Thank Lawry 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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?