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San Miguel de Allende has been described as the culinary capital of Mexico. As a popular tourist destination, the demand for quality restaurants and high-end services is on the rise, and so San Miguel de Allende now boasts some of the best cuisine in the country. We have discovered the top ten restaurants in San Miguel that you simply should not miss.
Aperi takes fruitful culinary risks that has branded it San Miguel de Allende’s favorite high-end restaurant. Gourmet chef Matteo Salas has created an innovative dining space, where the outstanding food matters the most. The tasting menus are extremely popular and they consist of several different dishes with wine pairings that take its guests on a unique culinary journey. The chef himself is happy to leave the kitchen and discuss the dishes with his guests. Aperi is a phenomenal eating experience for foodies, those looking to celebrate a special occasion and those who simply want to experience the best the city has to offer.
Quebrada 101, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Phone: +52 415 152-0941
The Restaurant can be described as a combination of awe-inspiring Moorish architecture with high-end modern cuisine. It is located in the heart of the city very near the Parroquia and all the hustle and bustle of downtown San Miguel. However it maintains a very elegant, zen-like ambiance and a truly superb culinary experience. The menu includes a variety of classic and creative American and European dishes as well as an excellent selection of wines, beers and cocktails. Its semi-open courtyard is a big and welcoming space, with the most elegant ambiance you can find in town. The Restaurant is perfect for both lunch and dinner, big groups or couples looking for romantic tete-a-tetes.
Calle Sollano 16, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico Phone:+52 415 154 7877
A rooftop restaurant for those who cannot get enough of San Miguel de Allende’s views, La Posadita offers lunch and dinner on a spectacular terrace with exclusive views of the Parroquia . Its ideal central location makes it easily accessible for its guests to enjoy great Mexican and international cuisine in the most romantic spot in town. The food is high quality, made by local products grown in ranches outside San Miguel. Try the margaritas, they are strong and delicious.
Calle Cuna de Allende 13, Cento, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico Phone:+52 415 154 88
In a city famous for its sweet warm weather and perfect evenings, you cannot get a better combination of breathtaking views and divine tapas than in Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar. This restaurant belongs to the Rosewood hotel but it is open for visitors. Its laid-back, lounge environment on a truly gorgeous rooftop overlooking the best aspects of the city is an ideal spot to relax and enjoy delicious margaritas. The menu offers a well considered selection of imaginative fusion tapas as well as a range of creative and fresh cocktails. The bar is just as famous as the restaurant, so you have the option to come just for the drinks. The mojitos are notoriously good.
Calle Nemesio Diez #11, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico Phone:+52 415 152 9700
If you crave a big, juicy, succulent steak, there is no better place to have it than La Virundela. This Argentinian-Italian restaurant offers a smart menu that combines popular Italian pasta dishes like tagliatelle, gnocchi and ravioli with delicious grilled meat classics. The restaurant has a beautiful high ceiling internal dining space, as well as a cozy outside patio with a flower and fruit tree garden. The classy and serene ambiance makes it look more like a villa in the Argentinian countryside than a restaurant in the center of San Miguel.The meat is simply outstanding, and paired with the right wine from the sophisticated wine menu, it is the ultimate meat experience in San Miguel.
C/Hernandez Macias 48, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico Phone +52 415 152 4400
Hours: 2:00 – 10:00 PM
Located at the Rosewood hotel is Restaurante 1826. This restaurant is inspired by the heroes of the Mexican revolution and therefore honors the Mexican cuisine and local wines. The traditional dishes are prepared with fresh organic products collected from local farms. To top that, in the evenings the guests can enjoy a variety of relaxing live music such with Mexican serenades, the piano or the harp. Open all day for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
Calle Nemesio Diez #11 | Hotel Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Phone: +52 415 152 9700
This colorful restaurant in downtown San Miguel is like a multispace with different restaurants and bars under one roof. Mama Mia boasts the most lively ambience in town, with live music playing in its bohemian courtyard, creating a happy Mexican fiesta ambience. You will notice many locals here and big groups enjoying hearty local dishes, delicious pizzas and well-made margaritas. Its rooftop terrace is just as good with fantastic views of downtown San Miguel. Mama Mia is also perfect for late night drinks while enjoying the great vibe.
Umaran #8 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico +52 415 152 2063
La Mesa Grande is a café-pizzeria in the heart of San Miguel where you can find what is often described as the best pizza in town. This stylish and modern all-rounder is famous for a variety of mouth-watering breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, and of course delicious pizzas. In all cases its main focus is the bread, which explains the fantastic homemade pizza dough. La Mesa Grande’s charming rustic style interior is a laid-back environment in which you can enjoy delicious breakfasts and lunches.
Zacateros 49 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Phone: +52 415 154 0838
Berlin Bar and Bistro is popular for its authentic European bistro menu (German and French), its great selection of drinks and the artsy ambiance. Channelling the Berlin vibe, Berlin Bar organizes a number of events and exhibitions and is an active supporter of local artists. The menu includes various classic dishes like generous burgers with french fries and roasted German sausages with mashed potatoes, all at very reasonable prices. Overall this is a great European bistro for those looking for a break from Mexican cuisine or those who would like to enjoy some cocktails in a sophisticated ambiance.
Umaran No. 19 | Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Phone: +52 415 154 9432
San Miguel might not be touched by water, but that doesn’t mean it still manages to serve up great Mexican seafood. El Pescau prepares some excellent spicy classics from Mexico’s West Pacific side, like pescado zarandeado and camarones a la diabla. The restaurant’s large and stylish high-ceilinged interiors offer a very attractive environment to enjoy some delicious shrimp and a great variety of Mexican beers and micheladas.
Jesus 21, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico , Phone: +52 415 152 8800