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El Pato Barbacoa y Mixiotes

Calzada de la Estacion 112, San Miguel de Allende 37735, Mexico
+52 415 117 3774
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb” (32 reviews)
“barbacoa” (23 reviews)
“consomme” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Calzada de la Estacion 112, San Miguel de Allende 37735, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy lamb, this is the lunch for you. The barbacoa de borrego and the mixiotes are the two main dishes, (along with the consommé) the mixiotes being a wetter, richer, more seasoned (though not picante) meltingly tender pile of lamb. Both are served...More

1  Thank drjajekyll
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time experience with Barbacoa so we didn't know what to expect, but it was wonderful. Traditional Barbacoa is lamb which is wrapped in cactus leaves and baked in the ground. It was very tender and succulent, and made fabulous tacos. But...More

Thank AJKMissionViejo_CA
Reviewed 5 April 2018

My wife and I were so happy to have eaten at this wonderful restaurant! Immediately we were greeted by Pilar, owner with her husband Jose Luis, and she could not have been more accommodating or gracious. She took the time to explain the food and...More

Thank HI_McDunnough
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Whenever you're in a group of people in San Miguel someone has to tell yo if the "New best restaurant". Well El Pato is it. If you enjoy, or want to try barbacoa or Mixiote, don"t wait go now. El Pato is located on Calzada...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely food and lovely host. Take the owners suggestion and enjoy all. The soup, and the lamb are recommended.

Thank SydneyTraveller001
Reviewed 18 March 2018

The best Barbacoa in San Miguel. The place makes you feel like you're in San Miguel of old. In a town where the changes are fast and vast. We love the place and hope the owners Pilar and her husband Jose-Louis doesn't change a thing.

Thank S23NCdavid
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We were so pleasantly surprised with the warmth of Pilar the owner. She explained how the lamb, the two types, were made and how it was the Mexican style of lamb. She even showed us the leaves the lamb is wrapped in. It was just...More

Thank Bernaedo
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We were helped in our selections by Marianna who is the daughter of the owner. The Barbacoa was fork tender and all four of us loved every bite. We enjoyed her flan that she had made that morning. We were very interested to see the...More

Thank Alphatravelots
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We found this place by recommendation of TripAdvisor. Upon arrival, the owners Pilar, José Luis and staff were gracious hosts. Pilar was very personable and gave us several recommendations for our first time to their restaurant. We trusted her guidance and were brought lamb consomé,...More

Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 10 February 2018

nothing fancy but if you like tender lamb this place is a must. Pilar and her husband the owners are very friendly and helpful. A great change from the busier more expensive places downtown.

Thank B19M
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Questions & Answers
20 May 2017|
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Response from Jose A | Property representative |
We do have options without meat , like quesadillas and consomé which is like a soup, we do not serve beer but we'll soon. You're welcome anytime:)
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13 November 2015|
Response from Jose A | Property representative |
Abrimos todos los Dias, menos martes! Te esperamos :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calzada de la Estacion 112, San Miguel de Allende 37735, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 415 117 3774
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