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San Miguel Top 5: Eat like the locals

Mexico is well known for its delicious food and was even declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. If you happened to visit San Miguel de Allende, there are abundant restaurants from fast food to high dining. We have selected Top 5 restaurants we visit frequently when we are home and we think these are “must” places you should try.

Los Burritos San Miguel

Burritacos has been running for over 20 years and have the best handmade flour tortillas you've ever had.

Calle Hidalgo #37. 10:30 am – 6 pm. Closed on Sunday.

Best at breakfast or lunch

If you want to enjoy a quick typical Mexican lunch you only have to walk 2 minutes from the main plaza. This is a fast food setting Mexican style. You order with the cashier and wait for your number and pick up at the counter. Also known as Burritacos with the locals, it has been running for at least 20 years by the same family and they have never lost their touch. They hand make their flour tortillas and serve them right out of the oven.

Burritos are served with cheese or without, then you choose your “guisado” or stew and your drink which are usually a natural fruit-flavored water such as watermelon (our favorite). They also carry hamburgers in case you have a “remilgoso” (picky eater) in your group. If you go around lunch time (3 pm) it will be crowded with locals out from work. Try to arrive around 1 -2 pm.

Price: $15 pesos for a burrito which is less than $1 USD. Expect to order about 3 tacos.

Rincon de Don Tomas

Portal de Guadalupe #2. 8:30 am – 10 pm

All day dining.

If you want to soak in the beauty of San Miguel’s Parroquia while enjoying a delicious meal, this is your place. El Rincon de Don Tomas is right on the main plaza and they have indoor and outdoor seating. This place is best for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Their menu is very extensive and you can find the best eggs in town. We usually don’t like to go out early in the morning to eat breakfast but if we do, this is the place! Ask for Hector the owner and tell them Xavi Canales sent you and enjoy a perfect meal and excellent service!

Picture taken from online review ( Don-Tomas-San-Miguel-de-Allende#gallery)

Price: Varies on the dish. For example, a salad is $100 pesos which is about $4 USD

Hecho en Mexico

Locals and Expats favorite spot for all day dinning.

Calle Ancha de San Antonio #8, Centro. 12 – 11 pm.

Best for lunch and dinner.

This restaurant is about a 7-10 minute walk from the main plaza. Hecho en Mexico as been running for over 10 years and is one of the locals’ most popular restaurants. Their food is delicious, their service exceptional and the overall feel of the place is very relaxing and pleasant. The place serves a large range of different types of food from hamburgers to enchiladas. Here you will find a dish for everyone and they also have kid friendly dishes, plus they can color a Mexico-inspired coloring menu. This restaurant is a must!

Price: This restaurant is more on the higher side. Expect to pay about $1000 pesos or $55 USD for a family of 4.

Chicago’s Stuffed Pizza and Sabroso Taqueria

Calle Zacateros #39, Centro. 12 -11 pm

Best for lunch and dinner

Centrally located and about 5-minute walk from the main plaza. This unique and charming restaurant has a very Mexican feel with “luchador” (wrestler) decorations and neon lights. Its best to visit at night to really appreciate the décor. They serve delicious Chicago-style pizzas and also thin crust. They vary from typical pepperoni pizza, al pastor pizzas and unique but yummy pear and goat cheese pizza. You can also find a beautiful terrace upstairs to enjoy the view with unique cocktails.

Price: Pizzas range from $150 pesos which is about $7 USD.

La Burger

Slow cooking juicy meat on a mesquite wood grill

Carretera Dolores Hidalgo - San Miguel km. 7. 8 am – 8 pm.

Best for lunch and dinner.

This meat lover’s restaurant is on the outside of town, you will definitely need a ride to get there. Nonetheless, if you plan to visit the thermal pools this place is a perfect spot for that rumbly tummy after enjoying the spas.

La Burger has both indoor and outdoor seating with mountain views, but most importantly you will find the best burgers in town. American style burgers with a touch of South American grill. This place has the best quality meat and it is grilled on mesquite (type of wood found in arid areas of the world) which infuses the meat with a spectacular smoky flavor.

Dishes are served with salad or homemade fries. Ask for their delicious sweet potato fries, I have never tasted better fries. This is our ultimate favorite restaurant! Ask for the manager Roboam and say we sent you!

Price: Higher side prices. $200 pesos for a hamburger about $8 dlls

These places are ordered from lower to higher prices. We could never say which one we like more than the other, they are just different and depends on what you feel like eating at the time. This is not a paid post its all our personal taste.

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