From the main square, look behind you, straight up, right behind the San Diego Church. See the restaurant, is it blue, than thats it. You have to climb a few flight of stairs, but once you get there, the food and view was worth the trip. Its an Italian restaurant in the center of Guanajuato.
Favorite Dish: The Lasagna, the chicken. The sauce was excellent. The wine was great. Service was excellent..
High above Guanajuato is this unbelievable restaurant. The road to this area is at best rocky, small, and not a street you could walk on, no sidewalk. Then the restaurant, behind large wooden doors, this patio setting restaurant is just beautiful. The ambience and surrounding is fantastic. The food was excellent, a relaxing atmosphere, service was outstanding and the prices were more than reasonable.
Across the street is the La Valenciana church and a number of craft shops are also in the area.
Favorite Dish: We ate there a couple of time. The chicken, the steak, was excellent.
While I was searching for a place to eat lunch I found this one. Don't remember the name (if it had one). It's just a small dump, with few tables. It's a place where locals eat. And that exactly what I was searching for, not some fancy restaurant, specialized for tourists.
I sat down and ordered a daily menu (only 30 pesos!!!). The soup and desert were decent. But main course was brilliant. I had pollo con mole negro (chicken in black chocolate souce). WOW! One of the best things I ever tasted.
Valenciana is a lovely area in the northern edge of Guanajuato. This restaurant is located int the 18th century home of the former Count of Valenciana (supposedly owned/commanded one of largest silver mining operations in the area.)
The setting is beautiful--opt for dining in the inner courtyard. There is an art gallery onsite. It is a nice oasis where you relax, have a leisurely meal, and enjoy the fine food.
The menu is very eclectic, with some Mexican food items with a "nuevo" flair, as well as some European type dishes.
Some may describe this as a tourist trap, as when we were there, almost all the patrons were "gringos", but hell, the food was good, reasonable and the setting beautiful.
Favorite Dish: My mother had "Carcoles a la provencal" basically escargot provencal style. The disclaimer here is that my Mom is a VERY picky eater, and she was about to forego lunch altogether. But when she saw escargots on the menu, she perked up and ordered some. She loved them, so they must have been pretty good.
I had a delicious and refreshing cold soup--"Sopa Fria Angela" which was a cold soup made of chile poblano, yogurt and grapes. I also had a Caprese salad (pictured here)--your basic tomato, mozarella, basil/lettuce drizzled with olive oil salad--a sort of standard dish that I can enjoy anywhere, but here it was artfully presented, and yes, delicious, too.
The real signature of this place is the Te Helado de la Casa, or the House Iced Tea. After a warm day of sightseeing, it was so nice to sit down and have a huge class of this delicious iced tea flavored with citrus juices and not overly sweetened (I prefer my iced tea unsweetened, so I was afraid it would be sugary sweet--to my delightful surprise, it was sweetened just right--just a touch so not as to overpower the tea and citrus flavors.)
This is a little "puesto" on a public place of Gto. The Guero (the guy who makes the food...) is there every night, and serves the best tacos, quesadillas, tortas, etc... Ok. You will not see a complete restaurant structure, but don't be affraid. I ate there all the time and wasn't sick. Just don't put too much sauce, because its very spicy and sometimes your stomach wont take it!
Favorite Dish: QUESADILLAS MIxtas! Its a tortilla with melted cheese, beef, and sausage (?)... after that, you can add wathever sauce you like. hummmmm delicious!
The food at Guanajuato is not expensive. If you chooso traditional places to eat don't forget ask for the Enchiladas Mineras (minery enchiladas).