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“Great ambience, food and music in a charming location”
Review of El Midi Bistro

El Midi Bistro
Ranked #4 of 249 Restaurants in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$17
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 review
“Great ambience, food and music in a charming location”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We went to this restaurant based on a referral from another visitor and the announcement of live jazz & samba music in a travel brochure provided at the tourist information. The dinner was delicious, every item well cooked and beautifully served. We enjoyed the lamb and the beef, a Mediterranean salad and a few glasses of the Chardonnay. There was a special warmth in the restaurant, the customers were personally greeted by the owner and many seems to be regulars? The service was excellent and the musicians very talented professionals which added to the ambience. I can't think of a place in my city which would give you the same experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Berkeley, CA
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Fabulous food, beautiful setting”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

What a wonderful Sunday afternoon we had at El Midi! Flamenco guitarists and a singer, which they were all so talented, accompanied by a pitcher of sangria and the most delicious food made for a highlight of our visit. We loved every dish and we ordered a lot. The grilled vegetables, the salads, the chicken dishes, bread, cheese plate and dessert were beautifully presented and tasted so good.
The staff were efficient and attentive, but the ambience in which to take our time to eat, listen to music and take in the gorgeous view near the balcony was truly wonderful. The chef came by to check on us and was very sweet to make sure we didn't need anything else. When we return to GTO, this will be our first stop.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Estrella13
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Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
“El Midi - good food and good fun”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I studied Spanish in Guanajuato for five weeks. El Midi was my favorite restaurant. Great margaritas, and special tequilas and other drinks. A friend raved about the cassoulet. I especially loved the different music: one night it was a blues band, another evening it was tango. The restaurant has lots of marvelous art and a gallery where they have varied programming, including a bit of yoga and music. Luis, the owner, seems to be creating a place for food and art. My friends and I loved it and returned many times. There are few rooftop restaurants in Guanajuato. El Midi has views to three cathedrals and El Pipila. It's marvelous. Thank you, Luis. Rose from Palo Alto.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank shannon m
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New England
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A good choice for dinner”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Close to the center, friendly service, tasty food. We both had the rabbit served with pasta. It was certainly good, though not memorable. The atmosphere is pleasant, with some interesting art.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Beverly J
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Jalisco
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Above average food, atmosphere and service”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

It is not so easy to find a really good restaurant in Guanajuato that isn't excessively expensive. This recent arrival is very welcome. Upstairs with very pleasant décor close to the central square, we loved the food and the service. Interesting, varied menu and fully stocked bar.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank AxSK
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