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“One of my favorites in GTO!”
Review of El Abue - CLOSED

El Abue
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Long Beach, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“One of my favorites in GTO!”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

There are few good restaurants in Guanajuato but El Abue is one of the best. The food is DELICIOUS and they are the only place that has good wine that is not overpriced. We will always come back to this place. It's intimate and the service is excellent!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Jamie P
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overhyped”
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Cozy restaurant with lots of ambience - dark wood booths, art work & knickknacks on the walls; a few blocks from the University of Guanajuato; written up in both Fodor's and Frommer's and mentioned in the NY Times (not clear how long ago). Caesar salad was rather pedestrian; they did not make it fresh in front of the customer as advertised; the restaurant's "especialidad" - enchiladas del Abue - were terrible! Tasteless enchiladas filled with ground meat swimming in an awful tasting, sweet, "red mole" sauce". Absolutely the worst enchilada I've ever had the displeasure of tasting. The home- made bread was decent. Perhaps other dishes are as bad, but I would not recommend taking a chance.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Rodrigo C
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Guanajuato, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Awful cocktails”
Reviewed 12 December 2012 via mobile

They had a 2 for 1 cocktail offer. Sadly, they have no clue how to prepare cocktails.
Live music was great.
Food was nothing special and too pricey.
Used to be THE place to go..,then it got a new owner.

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Guanajuato, Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This is a very good restaurant with a great atmosphere.”
Reviewed 25 October 2012

ABUE is beautiful inside with well thought out decoration, lighting, interior design and atmosphere. The service is excellent, the food is also high quaility, with a large wine list and they sell fresh-baked integral wheat and garlic bread every day. This is a romantic restaurant any time of day, that will certainly please your wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. Very well recommended- Expensive but worth it. The bread is very affordable.

  • Visited September 2012
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Chapala, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Chain restaurant with a local feel”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We were a bit turned off when we were presented with a stock menu that made it obvious that this was a chain. But when we got our food we were very pleasantly surprised. All of the ingredients were fresh and dishes were definitely made to order. The price was reasonable and there was a good variety. Recommended!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Barbara W
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