San Miguel Dining


42 Hidalgo | San Miguel de Allende | Mexico | Tel: 52 415 152 0127 ~ map
A bit pricey for a traditional Mexican restaurant, Bugambilia still manages to pack in diners with regional classics like sopa azteca (spicy tomato soup with tortilla strips), chicken mole, and cream of avocado soup. Don’t miss the house specialty, chiles en nogada frios: marinated poblano chilies filled with chopped beef, pecans, almonds, and dried fruits and topped with cream sauce and a spray of pomegranate seeds. Ambience is provided by a massive bougainvillea plant, the focal point of the dining room.


Cafe La Parroquia

Jesus 11 | San Miguel de Allende | Mexico | Teléfono: (415) 152-3161 ~ map
In the evening, Cafe de la Parroquia renames itself the Brasserie and is operated by the half-French daughter of the owners. At a little more than the equivalent of ten dollars US, the set meal is an absolute bargain. There is usually a choice of a chicken or pasta main dish, sometimes salmon and the price also includes a nicely prepared salad, a big selection of calorie-filled desserts, a glass of (nondescript) wine or a beer and a coffee. The rolls and salsas are delicious and the service charming and friendly. There are tables in the courtyard and indoors too, where the walls are covered in old French posters.


Dos Casas Quebrada

101 | San Miguel de Allende | Hotel Phone 415-154-4073 | ~ map
Step into our kitchen filled with organic local produce, baked goods right from the oven, and flavorful jams made from scratch.  In-house chef Dina Butterfield talks with guests before they arrive, customizing the menu to suit their wishes. Our menu evolves seasonally to ensure the freshest gourmet ingredients in Dina’s signature New American, farm-to-table cuisine.


El Pegaso

Corregidora 6 Centro |Teléfono: 415 152 1351 ~ map
This popular San Miguel restaurant is very easy to find, just two blocks from the Jardín at the corner of Correo and Corregidora. Just look for the yellow wall with the bright red door. El Pegaso is a popular meeting place for expats in San Miguel, especially for breakfast or morning coffee and pastry.


The Gourmet Food Court at Plaza Primavera:
For a quick, delicious and economical option close to Casa Magdalena, we suggest a quick car ride to the second roundabout on the way to town to Plaza Primavera, where a local chef has a great breakfast place with delicious Mexican breakfasts “Cafe de la Manana”. For lunch there is also an option of a top-notch Uruguayan Steak House, a Veracruz style seafood restaurant with the best shrimp cocktails in Central Mexico “La Jarochita” or for a great Spanish tapa, D’Joan has everything typically Spanish your heart and mouth could desire. We especially like to go to D’Joan for his vaccum packed ready to eat meals. They are top quality, local made, paellas, fabadas, etc that are easy to keep on hand for when you decide to enjoy the house and pool and not go out all day long. He also sells an assortment of cold-cuts, cheeses and baked breads… more of a deli!


Hacienda Landetta
A 300-year-old stone colonial hacienda, located in the hacienda’s former stable is the restaurant. With outside dining in good weather, it’s a gorgeous and almost impossibly romantic spot.
Carr a Dr. Mora Km 7.5 | (415) 120-3481
Open Thursday-Saturday from 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday from 1:00pm – 8:00pm


Hidalgo No. 12 | Col. Centro | San Miguel de Allende | Reserve: (415) 152 26 45
Harry’s New Orleans Café & Oyster Bar, San Miguel de Allende, is one of the most visited establishments at this colorful place due to its singular bar and excellent atmosphere that invites residents and tourists to be transported to New Orleans in a suck of the famous Hurricane (tipical beberage) or in a mouthful of the unique Duck Prats (breast and leg with raspberry wine sauce and fried matchstick vegetables).


Hecho en Mexico
Ancha de San Antonio No. 8 | San Miguel De Allende, MX | 154-6383
“Best Brownie on Earth!”, best enjoyed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some Mexican caramel “cajeta” drizzled on top. Warm, gooey, perfectly prepared every time. I love this brownie.


Hotel Matilda
Aldama 53, Centro | San Miguel de Allende | + 52 (415) 152-1015
1-855 MATILDA |
Our cuisine is seasonal and ingredient driven, takes advantage of local artisanal products and relies heavily on both old-world techniques and cutting-edge technology. Our menu draws inspiration from Mexico’s rich culinary tradition, embraces indigenous flavors and ingredients then presents them in a new context, bridging the gap between tradition and innovation. We have built some wonderful working relationships with many local producers and artisans and continue to search for new sources.


Ole Ole
Loreto 66 (very near the artisans market) | (415) 192-0896
Open 1:00pm – 9:00pm Daily
Ole Ole is one of my favorite places to take out-of-town friends — if only to watch their faces when they walk into this homage to the “Fiesta Brava,” the traditional world of bullfighting. The owner is a true bullfight aficionado, a lover of the sport, the art, the dance that is the Fiesta Brava.


Rosewood San Miguel 1826 Restaurant & Bar
Nemesio Diez 11 | Colonia Centro | San Miguel De Allende, MX | 415.152.9700
In 1826, the town adopted the name San Miguel de Allende in honor of Mexican Independence hero Igancio de Allende. At the resort’s signature restaurant, the country’s heritage is continually celebrated with traditional and innovative Mexican culinary expressions. Guests of Guanajuato’s most anticipated new restaurant enjoy a choice of dining al fresco on the patio amid the vibrant gardens surrounding La Casona or indoors in proximity to the restaurant’s bustling open artisan kitchen. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Situated across from the main restaurant, the bar offers delectable snacks and a full bar with the finest tequilas to enjoy in a convivial, relaxing ambience enhanced with the comfort of a crackling fireplace. Open from 12 noon daily.


Andanza at Sierra Nevada
Guests will enjoy a memorable dining experience in this stunning restaurant. It is the winner of Mexico’s prestigious Distintivo H, as well as the coveted AAA Four Diamond and the Dirona awards, the only restaurant in San Miguel to receive these honors. Most recently, Restaurant Andanza won the prestigious AAHS International Five Star Diamond Award.  The food is sublime, fine china and beautiful table linens adorn the tables, and the service is exemplary. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner cuisine that celebrates Mexican tradition with a modern flair, always featuring seasonal local produce. Choose from six different dining areas: Courtyard, Wine Room and Cava, Art Room, Private Dining Room, Game Room or the Blue Bar. Hours of operation: 7:00am – 11:00pm


The Restaurant :: San Miguel De Allende
Sollano 16 | Centro | San Miguel de Allende | Mexico. 415.154.7862 | US.213.471.2833
Dinner Tuesday thru Sunday, 5:00pm – 10:30pm. Reservations recommended.