Restaurants in Queretaro?

Sep 29th, 2005, 08:55 AM
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Restaurants in Queretaro?

Two years ago this October, my husband and I made a wonderful trip to San Miguel.
While there, we took the bus over to Queretaro and visited the downtown area. Unfortunately, a lot of the museums and businesses were closed on the day we went, but we loved the downtown area.
We ate at an restaurant that reminded me so much of Paris. It appeared that there were two restaurants, side-by-side, and they had two pianos, one for each restaurant. The maitre de (sp?) was in a tux (and huffy to match), but the atmosphere was really elegant. Can anyone tell me the name of the restaurant? I'm thinking one of them was 1810 or something like that???
Thanks, eb from Texas
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Sep 29th, 2005, 12:22 PM
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I would love to help, but my time is still focused here in SMdA.
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Sep 29th, 2005, 05:08 PM
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Thank you Mikemo, I know you'd help if you could.
I forgot to mention that the reason the restaurant(s) reminded me so much of Paris is because you dined outside, with the white linen tableclothes, etc. Very elegant and the weather was wonderful...as I think it always is in that area. Landscaping was beautiful! Very classy town!
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Sep 29th, 2005, 05:21 PM
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My recent posts (mid Sept on, will give you my biased opinions re SMdA restaurants) at www.tripadvisor.com.
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Sep 29th, 2005, 05:25 PM
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Some friends from QRO were scheduled to be here for a party last PM, but didn't show.
I'll call and get the info.
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Sep 30th, 2005, 04:49 PM
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I want to answer this just to bump Queretaro to the top of the list. To me, Queretaro has the history and pedigree of New Orleans without the funk. Obviously, I am referring to the pre-Katrina NOLA. The Historic Center of QTO is bigger than the French Quarter although not as commerialized. More people should go there.
I guess why I have a problem with it being considered a Paris of the Americas is Paris goes more up (taller buildings) and out (a very large city).

Back to the question about the restaurant. The name is: Cafe 1810 and is located on the Plaza de la Independencia a/k/a the Plaza de las Armas. The other restaurant next to it is: Mesón de Chucho El Roto. Also on that square is the State Govt. Bldg. called the Corregidora's House since it was here that this governor's wife held a literary salon where they conspired for the Mexican Rev. of 1810.
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Oct 3rd, 2005, 11:40 AM
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Thought I posted a reply to this yesterday, but it didn't show up....
Anyway, thank you mikemo for all of your efforts to help me. I appreciate it.
holakjs, Thank you for the info! Just what I needed. And by the way, didn't mean to offend re the Paris comparison. Queretaro itself doesn't remind me of Paris at all (to which I've only been once)....just the atmosphere of the two outdoor restaurants. Loved Queretaro and want to go back there as well as to San Miguel in the not-too-distant future.
Thanks again to both of you! eb from Texas
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Oct 3rd, 2005, 11:52 AM
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I have been shut out of fodors/forums most of mid day today, but just heard from Pennie in QRO and she confirms holakjs response/opinions.
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Oct 3rd, 2005, 02:06 PM
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Thank you mikemo! You are always so helpful!!!! eb from Texas
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