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Places to Eat in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

You can find plenty of restaurants and cafes in San Miguel De Allende. Reservations are recommended for dinner especially on weekends to ensure seating. In the city center, we learned this the hard way when we tried to get into one of the rooftop bars and were denied seating. In addition, the hours may vary, so be sure to check the local listings.

Tostevere | Dinner

On our first day in San Miguel de Allende, we came here earlier than the time we had reserved. The gentleman at the door was nice enough to accommodate us early. The restaurant is small with about 8 tables and 5 bar seats.

As for the food, we ordered the Grilled Octopus Tostada, the Flattened Short Ribs sandwich and the Sweet Potato Fries. The portions are small and tasty yet flavorful. Worth a try.

Address: Codo 4, Zona Centro

Atrio | Rooftop | Dinner

Our first rooftop experience in San Miguel de Allende did not disappoint. We sat on the terrace with our table facing the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. To start, we ordered the Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with a side of mango masago sauce. While I had the Tuna Tataki for main entree, my boyfriend had the pasta Frutti Di Mare. We ended our meal with the Panacota dessert. It was a nice meal for both of us.

Address: Cuna de Allende 3

Atrio Restaurant
Fatima Restaurant

Fátima 7 | Rooftop | Dinner


Good food with a fantastic view of the Parroquia. We ordered the shredded pork and made a mini taco with the fixings. The port was so flavorful and well prepared! My boyfriend also enjoyed his octopus dish. Aside from our main food, we were given some pita bread drizzled with honey that came with a pâté. It was a wonderful combination.

Address: Juárez 7, Zona Centro

Quince | Rooftop | Dinner


We celebrated our last night and my birthday here. This restaurant was voted “Number 1 Rooftop Restaurant in the world”. The place is packed with people coming and going at all times so definitely book in advance if you want to eat here.

Overall, the service, food and view are good. We enjoyed our Lamb Dumplings, Rock Shrimp Tempura, Torched Salmon Pressed Sushi and Mixed Gelato for dessert.

Last but not least, if you want to stay for the show arrive around 8:30pm or later since it doesn’t start until about 10pm. Also, bring a jacket as it cools down at night.

Address: Cuna de Allende 15

Chocolates y Churros San Agustín | Snack

After seeing the line outside the door we decided to come here on a whim. We had a hard time getting a table and eventually sat at the bar. The cafe is small and they sell churros. I can say that the churros are excellent, probably even better than the ones I had in Mexico City. We came back here twice during our trip because they are that tasty.

Address: San Francisco 21

The Restaurant | Lunch or Dinner

We came here during lunch time and ordered the Heirloom tomato and Burrata cheese as a start. Our main dish was the Seared Yellowfin Tuna Tacos and the Tandoori Chicken Tacos. We both enjoyed our meal. They even provided us a complimentary cookies, which was nice.

Address: Diez de Sollano y Dávalos 16

The Restaurant

Jacques | Lunch

We came here for lunch on our first day in San Miguel de Allende. It was right around the block from our airbnb and the food was quite good. There’s seating right when you enter the door as well as on the 2nd floor. We ordered the Swedish Meatball bowl and a Banana smoothie. The servers were hospitable.

Address: Del Pueblito 3A

La Cabra Illuminada | Breakfast

Probably one of the most underrated coffee shop in town. We found this place towards the end of our trip and had the chance to come here twice. The Babka is to die for and they had a delicious Pistachio Latte and savory Avocado toast. Must try!

Address: Hidalgo 13, Zona Centro

Petit Four | Breakfast | Cash Only

Friendly staff, pretty good food and a pleasant courtyard to relax in. I had the most delicious poached eggs with smoked salmon over brioche.

Address: Jesús 2-B

Panio Bakery | Breakfast

I love their pastries! We came early in the morning to try their croissant, croque monsieur and a scone. All were very good.

Address: Relox Num. 12

Rustica | Breakfast or Lunch

A cute outdoor breakfast spot. We came here to grab a small bite to eat after exploring the market nearby. They have seating indoors and outdoors with plugs available that allows customers to work on their laptop. They’re dog friendly and the bathroom stall was also clean.

Address: Calz de La Aurora S/N, Aurora

Lavanda Cafe | Breakfast | Cash Only

This is a popular cafe with 2-story levels. We sat on the balcony, ordered an oatmeal and the lavender latte. I liked my oatmeal.

Address: Calle del Dr. Ignacio

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B’ani | Lunch

We came here for lunch. The service, view and food was outstanding. We tried the Salmon Tostadas and the Camarones Crocantes. They were both delicious and filling. There’s also a hotel onsite which, we didn’t know until we got there. It’s worth looking into if we decided to come again in San Miguel de Allende.

Address: Umarán 34

Other Restaurants Nearby


Geek and Coffee

Address: Calz de La Aurora Local 3, Santa Cecilia


Amapola Café and Brunch

Address: Correo 29


El Cafe De La Mancha

Address: Calle Julian Carrillo


Cafe de Cajon

Address: Insurgentes 62


KiBok Coffee

Address: Calz. de la Estación 121, Zona Centro


Café MuRo

Address: at Fabrica La Aurora


Cumpanio

Address: Correo 29


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