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El Manantial

) #52 of 347 Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Seafood
Calle de La Barranca # 78, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 110 0007
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tostadas” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
“shrimp” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Seafood
€€ - €€€
Calle de La Barranca # 78, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place for a good casual dinner or just to hang out at the bar. It is frequented by young and older people, Mexicans and Gringos. On Tuesday, it's 2 for 1 Tostada between 6 and 7pm. All together a great neighborhood...More

Thank Dorle134
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been wetting my thirst in SMA here when I come to town for years now. Great menu, primarily excellent seafood and dont miss the artichoke....try yumminess. The drug of choice is a ginger margarita, and then finish with a few 400 Rabbits Mezcal....More

Thank Antigua M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This bar is a GEM! We drank the wonderful Mezcalindos every night we were in San Miguel. The food was excellent as well (artichokes were delicious) but know that it is more of a place for tapas than a full meal. The waiters are fantastic...remembered...More

Thank Carly H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A neighborhood hang out for the locals and a very special place for Margaritas (ginger) and fish tacos/tostadas....but it's the music here that I appreciate the most. Brazilian samba, Peter Gabrial, Cat Stevens, and Edith Piaf ....whatever your mood, it works!!

Thank Solano10
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We love this bar, whether for a night cap, a taco, or a full menu of choices. Fish is the main stay with pork as a meat choice. Fabulous ginger margaritas, great selection of beers and tequila.

Thank Lea R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My wife and I loved El Manantial! The location of the bar/restaurant is in the historic district of San Miguel but away from the central tourist areas which we appreciated very much. It seemed like it was a bit our secret though they always seem...More

Thank violin1644
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great food, great atmosphere. Want to try something new? The Ginger Margi's and the octopus ceviche were outstanding. Attentive service. Quickly became our local favorite.

Thank Holidz
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The Tamarindo Margarita is amazing!! We read about how good it is, went to check it out, and it's true - amazing. We also tried the Mescalindo - the same but made with mescal instead of tequila. Better?? Not sure, but amazing nonetheless. Cute little...More

Thank m0untainbutterfly
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We wandered in one afternoon, attracted by the swinging saloon doors. Inside we were rewardwd with a remarkable sight. A small cozy bar, walls adorned by wonderful murals, and great music. Ended up here once for lunch, once for dinner. Drinks are tasty and generous....More

Thank rogerab
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Just dropped in in earlly evening. Laid back, mainly expat with music to suit. Really hits the spot. Will become our local, I think.

Thank Mrscanman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de La Barranca # 78, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 415 110 0007
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