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“Van Gough but no 'ere 'ere”

Van Gogh Restaurant Bar & Cafe
Ranked #198 of 257 Restaurants in Guanajuato
Price range: US$2 - US$11
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: It is a place to enjoy good Mexican cuisine and a great variety of drinks including various styles of coffees. We are located in the heart of Guanajuato (Jardín Unión-frente al teatro Juarez).
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Good place for drinks and view of the square but the food is at best indifferent. Main courses came a long way apart. First one was luke-warm and sent back. Service poor. We gave up on desert or coffee. When they turned up the volume on the TV screens so you could not hear the surrounding music, that was enough. On balance one to avoid.

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

We ignored the other, mostly bad, reviews of this restaurant on Trip Advisor and were rewarded with a fine meal on the jardin with a small symphony orchestra playing in the bandstand not 50 feet from our outside table. It is a bit over-priced for Mexico, being in a prime tourist location, but we were in and out for under $60 (about 750 pesos) for appetizers, dinner, drinks (several), including tip. Try the plata mixto Mexicana.

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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

I didn't expect much going in. The place is located right outside the Teatro Juarez in Central. Lovely location and beautiful patio. The food is overpriced of course due to the location but the quality of food and service is super bad. I ordered empanadas that were inedible and exchanged it for a tuna sandwich that was just barely edible. Somehow they they flew by my expectations of bad right into the realm of yuck, ick, terrible. Wouldn't recommend.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

We arrived late to GTO so we were starved and picked the first place we saw. The arrachera steak was horrible. The chorizo ok and French fries good. To make things worse there was a table of drunk people next to us and a live mariachi band who was loud and out of key. Not the restaurants fault but given the really bad food it was a really horrible experience.

Thank Matt W
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

I'm not really sure how it went down, but between the loud mariachi music coming from the next restaurant and the taste of my over cooked and under sized sirloin... VanGogh bar and restaurant became the worst restaurant I've been in Mexico.
My friends felt adventurous and decided to try "tostadas de marlin" , "suprema rellena" and the other one opted for a rib eye stake.
The worst choice of the night was BY FAR the marlin.
Friskies never looked better served on a plate. Bitter, hard, and just plain awful was what that fish tasted like. The rib eye stake was just bland and the stuffed chiken lacked a wow factor. None of the plates had a side dish... Which in this occasion would have been a great improvement.
So... To end this long and sad review... Do yourself a favor... Pick another place.

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Thank Kpad13
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