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Canal # 28 | Col. Centro C.P., San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 154 6555
13:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 13:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 13:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Garufa was amazing- we enjoyed the staff and excellent service. The dining room is elegant, the steaks were terrific and it offered a wonderful wine selection. We will visit again

Thank Kathi K
Surrey, England
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here with 4 friends visiting from out of town. It was a quiet evening in the restaurant and it seemed that most of the management were sitting at the bar socializing leaving the wait staff unsupervised. There were only three tables of guests in the restaurant with 7+ wait staff and still service was slow...not just typically... More 

Thank MirandaAsh
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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167 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

No one in our party of four are carnivores, so, we ordered pizza. It was a sturdy crust with lots of cheese and the thickest tomatoes. More of a hearty country-style pizza that fills you up before a long journey. The friendly and affable general manager offered a round of mezcal that we later learned was being promoted by the... More 

Thank Rhonda123itsme
Mexico City, Mexico
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563 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Argentine steakhouses are very popular in Mexico. What makes this one different is the decoration and ambience. The steaks are very good, as are empanadas, and wood cocked specialties. There are NO surprises here. You will find what you find in typical argentine steakhouses. Wine selection leans towards wines from the mendoza region of Argentina which pair very well with... More 

Thank Patricio B
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had a lovely lunch at Garufa. Churassco steak and grilled vegetables were delicious. Our waiter and the manager were very attentive. My husband had an after dinner drink called a Carajillo which is Licor 43, coffee and cream. Delicious!!

Thank helenpowers
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Garufa is a very good place to dine if you are looking for a high quality steak dinner. It is attractive in side and makes a pleasant night out. I had the Cowboy cut. I ordered it rare, and it came a perfect medium. This is not a complaint, as in Mexico overcooked meat is more common than not. I... More 

Thank Frederick C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

good food, well located and excellent service. the only bad thing is the parking but they do have a ballet parking. The meat was delicious and tender. Salads good presentation an unique flavor.

Thank Gabriella S
Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Food and service were very good and high quality. I didn´t find any "magic dish" or surprise on the menu but everything we ordered was very well prepared, and also very well served in quantity speaking. Ambiance is pretty peaceful, although the times Ive been there ut has been during low season. I highly recommend it if you want a... More 

Thank Maria Angeles I
New York, NY.
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We don't know how many idiots are needed to screw in a light bulb, but a platoon of uniformed waiters proved incapable of providing a minimum of acceptable service at this overpriced meat restaurant. Slow to take the drink order and then never asked again.... requested water Never came until third request. Large salad arrived simultaneously with large steak while... More 

1 Thank gofo
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

After hearing good reviews we were disappointed. The meat lacked flavor and was chewy. Enjoyed the grilled vegetables and the pasta was flavorful. The atmosphere was stuffy until they opened the windows. The tables around us were loud and we found the noise level annoying. Service was lacking. Sorry to say :( this won't be a go to place.

Thank YoungHeart2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canal # 28 | Col. Centro C.P., San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 415 154 6555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?