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Where to Eat and Drink in San Miguel de Allende

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From the first bite of the generous Mexican breakfast every morning to that final sip of mellow 70-year-old tequila in the evening, you’ll find all your tastes awaken in San Miguel. Buen provecho!
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Diez de Sollano y Dávalos 16, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico
Local chef Donnie Masterton long ago refined the art of matching sensory experience to fine food, and The Restaurant, on Sollano in the Centro, offers thrills on every level. Dinner here is an occasion for shirts with collars for men and shoes...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Peru hotly contested a UNESCO recognition of Mexican food as cultural heritage, arguing its cuisine was equally worthy. While diners wait for that second designation to be made, they can drop in at San Miguel’s La Parada—literally...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
The trend of gourmet food courts was slow to arrive in San Miguel, but diners today can sample a plethora of goodies at landmark Dôce 18 Concept House, a collection of high-end boutiques, a winetasting room, champagne bar…and the...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Much of a restaurant’s appeal can be atmosphere, and no man-made decor beats a natural canopy of stars—a lovely sight made even better when supplemented with a church spire, or three. Locals welcomed the opening of Quince Rooftop,...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Fresh seafood is flown into San Miguel twice weekly, and while every solid restaurant boasts seafood options, some make it a specialty. Such is the case at Pescau del Mar, which offers a wide variety of fish and shellfish, including those smoked...
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Camino la Alborada 17, Predio la Alborada, 37880 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Sometimes the idea of a lazy midday break from the city in the form of a four-hour lunch just can’t be resisted. Despite the cab ride (not that big a deal), El Vergel Bistro (pictured here), which skews French (chef Magda often puts...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
The classic, late-morning Mexican breakfast (quite good for hangovers) is typically spicy, abundant, and sophisticated in ways quite distinct from the brunches that have become synonymous with the urban weekend—think solid, cold beer instead...
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Sushi is more of a rarity in San Miguel, not something visitors just happen on. The city supports a limited list of Japanese spots offering sushi—Sushi Gami, hard-to-find Delica Mitsu, Flor de Loto—and diners can get their fix of raw...
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Sollano 17, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
International cuisine proved slow to arrive in San Miguel, but the city now boasts multiple annual international food festivals, leading to more permanent international establishments. French-themed Chamonix (pictured here), which was early...
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Del Obraje 4, Santa Cecilia, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
To combine a little art-viewing with your dining pleasure, visit Fábrica La Aurora, especially during a daylong tour that calls for a lunch break, or for a long afternoon easing into dinnertime. The Fábrica, a renovated textile mill,...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
It is easy to indulge yourself without too much guilt in San Miguel—walking the town’s hills burns up plenty of calories. The restaurant Cumpanio operates three local bakeries, each called Panio (pictured here), which make...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Mexico is the birthplace of one of the world’s most delectable indulgences, chocolate, and it abounds in San Miguel. For unbeatable souvenirs, consider the gourmet sweets from JOHFREJ C&V chocolate shop: like the hand-hammered...
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Carretera Dolores Hidalgo - San Luis de la Paz Km.11, El Rosillo, 37800 Dolores Hidalgo, Gto., Mexico
If the romance of a vineyard sounds appealing, several wineries offer you the chance to dine among the vines. Locals choose the Vega Manchón Winery (pictured here), where former Rosewood chef Carlos Segura pairs entrées with the...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Shakespeare said it best: “If music be the food of love, play on.” He’d be impressed by the dining options in San Miguel that foster romance through live music. Mama Mía hosts music on several stages in its sprawling...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Visitors come to San Miguel to explore, to walk the cobblestoned streets, and to experience the local history, right? But sometimes a day poolside is just the prescription for aching feet, especially if a decent meal is part of the offer. At the...