Voted “Best City in the World” two years in a row by Travel + Leisure, San Miguel de Allende is one of the loveliest, most charming cities I’ve ever been to. Think cobblestone sidewalks, street lanterns with real flames mixed with a healthy dose of chic and refined. I really need to a full travel guide, but in the meantime I'm focusing on the food. Partly because I'm on a cleanse so I'm dreaming of chewing, but also because San Miguel has become a big culinary destination. While San Miguel is small (when we visited, the only time we were in a car was to and from the airport), it has over 350 markets and restaurants. Here are some of my faves...
This is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to, not just because the food was great, but because the atmosphere was ON POINT. And for me personally, atmosphere is just as important as food and service. It’s located inside of a really sexy little hotel and the vibe feels very New York City goes to Mexico.
One of the other things San Miguel is known for is the plethora of rooftop bars and restaurants, which is one of my absolute favorite things in life. I mean, is there a better feeling than being up high with the sun in your face, sipping a marg? The answer is no, no there is not. So it was really hard to pick the best one but I think Quince might take the cake. It’s nestled right off the main square next to the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel (the big church you see in all the photos) so you can see everything lit up.
While the ambience and service were outstanding, I loved The Restaurant mostly for the food. They describe themselves as “serving global comfort food” and that’s exactly the description I would use.
Whenever I think about the almond croissant and tequila truffle I had at El Petit Four I get tears in my eyes and momentarily believed in unicorns. That’s how good everything at this bakery is. It’s owned by Paco Cárdenas, the sweetest soul in San Miguel. We also took his cooking class which was BEYOND, but that will honestly require its own post.
Okay now I'm hungry. Be on the lookout for my full San Miguel de Allende Guide :)
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