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Mare Nostrum

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Umaran 56, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 7420
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Discrimination against Mexican people. There was only one table with people and the whole restaurant was empty. Not allowing you to sit down because the chef asked if we were Mexican.

Thank JEnriquemn
New York, NY
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dine at Mare Nostrum every time I visit San Miguel and the charm of the place and the authenticity of the food is consistent. This year I tried a fish dish for the first time and it was delicious. The high quality of food and service makes it a location I will continue to visit year after year.

Thank Alice H
Bedford, Canada
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mare Nostrum is a lovely Italian restaurant located just off Quebrada. The ambience is really nice...service was excellent. The menu is varied and interesting and there is a good wine list. The octopus was excellent..served with small potatoes. The pasta with sausage was perfectly cooked. We had a nice appetizer of serrano ham with goat cheeses and olives and probably... More 

Thank wrightimage
Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I had homemade pasta was in Sienna, Italy. It's a rare treat that I could compare to eating corn that's just been picked from the field. All of the pasta at Mare Nostrum is made in house. Wow! I had a hard time deciding but ended up with the Papparadelle Bolognese. My husband makes a killer bolognese... More 

Thank MaryAnneErickson
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an early dinner today - shared a caprese salad; followed by a mushroom and a shrimp pappardelle and an expresso coffee; with three glasses of very nice wine the bill was $MX550. The setting was very pleasant - sat in the courtyard, the service was good with light traffic, and the food was excellent. Certainly a place we will... More 

Thank KanadaKim
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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260 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews of poor service and long wait times, we found just the opposite. The risotto \shrimp was better than we had in Tuscany. The snhrimp marsala was tasty. All done by the owner chef from Sardinia who has operated this restaurant for nine years. We will return

Thank milehighbullet1
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Small place, lovely surroundings, can eat in or outside. Fresh home made pastas, service good but a little slow.

Thank Elizabeth S
Austin, Texas
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cozy restaurant with a nice variety of food with fresh ingredients. - Food: Mare Nostrum always gets in fresh fish on Wednesdays. When we were there it was salmon and, honestly, it was exceptional. Fresh, cooked perfectly. Using a fork, it literally fell off in mouth-watering chunks. Salmon is one of my favorite fish and this ranks up there with... More 

Thank Global_George
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Often come to this restaurant with friends..Quiet and pleasant..We enjoy their delicious pasta dishes..Specially the Fungi Pasta..

Thank Omaruth
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

If you have ever seen the Big night and felt for the brothers who had the REAL Italian restaurant, then you´ll love this place. They serve what they have fresh. It´s authentic which means if your looking for an American or even a Mexican Italian place you may not see menu items you are looking for but: The Pizza is... More 

Thank Deana S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Umaran 56, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 415 152 7420
Story in local newspaper, ATENCION,

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