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Berlin Bar & Bistro

Calle Umaran No. 19 | Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 154 9432
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“bratwurst” (17 reviews)
“pork shank” (8 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
Opens in 4 min
European, Gastropub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Umaran No. 19 | Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

This was a late night, post dinner drop in. Just sat at the bar and had a glass of wine. If I was not leaving San Miguel the next day, I would have gone back for dinner. I would follow the advice of other reviewers...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sleepster
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thanks! Yes please come in whenever you are next in SMA . We appreciate your comments!

Reviewed 12 November 2018

The food and atmosphere in the Berlin restaurant never disappoints. It's all about well prepared comfort food, well priced and well portioned. This is why it is such a popular, always packed hangout by the international locals.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank magofailoni
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

You nailed it - we're all about comfort food. And a relaxed atmosphere. Thanks for coming in! Carlos

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Beautiful decor, art on the walls and a lively bar full of gringos. What's not to like. The menu is comfortably German, with a mexican slant: sauerkraut is served creamy rather than sour, but delicious with it. The rosti baked fish is delicious, and the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Andrea W
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for joining us at the Berlin Bar & Bistro! True, we have a large ex-pat following but the crowd turns more diverse the later it gets. That makes for a fun experience too. Please return anytime (except Sunday - our day off). Carlos

Reviewed 2 August 2018

Start with a drink at the bar they prepare very good coktails. My recomendation as an entrée are the asparagus, the options for soups are good and my favorite one is the hamburger; salmon is good option Andd finally they a walk in the gallery....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 410alvarog
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Comfortable art filled place with friendly service and well made food and cocktails. Have been several times. Had bratwurst, catfish in potato crush and tuna tartare all very tasty. In past visits pork shank, burger and jagerschnitzle were all fabulous. Great place for hearty appetitesMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jmh414
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

jmh414: Thanks for your comments! It appears from your comments that you've tried many of our popular dishes. Please return anytime (except Sundays - closed) and try our specials: Meatloaf Monday; Wednesday Mussels in White Wine;Thursday Red Snapper Veracruz; Baby-back Ribs on Friday. Again, thanks...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Best German food in town! This place has a loyal following among the expats. The bar is small and crowded. If you want a seat it is best to be there by 5PM.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank tltart2buy
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thanks for your comments. You're right about the bar crowd at 5 p.m. The good news is it begins opening up again after 7 - 8 p.m., and our guest profile after 8 begins to change to a good mix of expats and Mexicanos. See...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Excellent menu choices, well prepared and served. Diners at nearby tables are eager to hold conversations and getting acquainted.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jeffrey401
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

What a great burger.....first visit. Great lamb shank .....?Second visit Great service both visits I will go back....

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank leslie p
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Went for happy hour and an early dinner. Cozy little bar for expats with pretty authentic German food. Nice atmosphere and all food was delicious- highly recommendMore

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Kurnalsam
Carlos O, Owner at Berlin Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thanks for visiting. Actually, the bar's for anyone and everyone! Our customer profile changes over the course of a single evening - from expats and happy hour folks early to a mix of Mexicans and expats and, later, more Mexican (and younger in general). It's...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to Berlin's before but last night was my first visit this season. It is a very busy place and if you want a quiet dinner go elsewhere. We found the service to be very slow and some of us sat with only...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank myraevans1942
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Umaran No. 19 | Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 415 154 9432
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Berlin Bar & Bistro is a hub of San Miguel culture where diversity is welcome and ideas flow. Where the music is cool, the drinks generous, and the food delicious. Our menu skews European but is adapted to exploit the freshest meat, fish, farm-raised fowl, and seasonal produce sourced from local village markets. Our rotating exhibitions showcase well-known artists like Peter Leventhal, Terra Mizwa, Jennifer Wolf, Cole Morgan, Gene Johnson, and George Krause--as well as new talent from Mexico and around the world. Our service is gracious, attentive, and easygoing, so even first-timers feel like regulars. Enjoy yourself with friends. Join us at Berlin.
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