San Miguel de Allende Travel Guide

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What to Eat in San Miguel de Allende

The cuisine in San Miguel de Allende is predominantly loyal to its Mexican roots, yet offers artisan and gourmet fare influenced by its expat and international community. Many locals grow their own produce making San Miguel's markets — like the vibrant Mercado Ignacio Ramirez — a worthwhile stop for insight into the city's food culture. The farm-to-table dining approach is a big part of San Miguel's growing foodie scene, which ranges from fine dining institutions like Donnie Masterson's international spot, The Restaurant, to the dozens of food trucks and carts serving tacos, tamales and more, at the popular "Taco Corner." Despite the wide range of dining atmospheres and international fare, some traditional Mexican dishes are not to be missed: Be sure to try the hearty enchiladas mineras (miners' enchiladas) and the pacholas guanajuatenses (fried beef fritters spiced with cinnamon and ancho chiles).

Find the Best Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende

  • #1
    El Pato Barbacoa y Mixiotes
    #1 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 212 reviewsTripAdvisor (212)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Barbecue
    Calzada de la Estacion 112, San Miguel de Allende 37735 Mexico
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  • #2
    Inside Cafe
    #2 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 352 reviewsTripAdvisor (352)
    $ | Mexican, Cafe, Healthy
    Avenida Insurgentes 66 Centro Histórico, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #3
    Mon Bistro Steakhouse Restaurant
    #3 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 271 reviewsTripAdvisor (271)
    $ - $$ | Grill
    Carretera a Dolores Hidalgo KM 1.5 Club de Golf Ventanas, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #4
    Mario's Mariscos Frescos
    #4 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 461 reviewsTripAdvisor (461)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Seafood
    83-A Salida a Celaya, San Miguel de Allende CP37700 Mexico
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  • #5
    Dila's Restaurant
    #5 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 208 reviewsTripAdvisor (208)
    $ - $$ | Indian, International, Asian, Healthy, Sri Lankan
    Calle Salida Real A Queretaro 187 int 5, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #6
    Casa Nostra Restaurant Terrace RoofTop Bar
    #6 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 326 reviewsTripAdvisor (326)
    $$ | Italian, Swiss, European, International, Contemporary
    Calle Terraplen 8 Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #7
    La Parada
    #7 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1684 reviewsTripAdvisor (1684)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Seafood, South American
    Calle Recreo 94, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #8
    Lavanda Cafe
    #8 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 772 reviewsTripAdvisor (772)
    $ - $$ | Cafe
    Calle Doctor Ignacio Hernandez Macias 87 Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #9
    Tostevere
    #9 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 132 reviewsTripAdvisor (132)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, International
    Codo 4, Col Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #10
    San Mezcal
    #10 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 64 reviewsTripAdvisor (64)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Fusion, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
    Calle Recreo 88, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #11
    ZUMO
    #11 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 730 reviewsTripAdvisor (730)
    $$ | Mexican, International
    Quebrada 93 Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37750 Mexico
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  • #12
    Cafe MuRo
    #12 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 617 reviewsTripAdvisor (617)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Brew Pub, Cafe
    San Gabriel 1 El Obraje, San Miguel de Allende 37725 Mexico
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  • #13
    Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar
    #13 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1440 reviewsTripAdvisor (1440)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Bar
    Nemesio Diez #11 Hotel Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #14
    Nectar
    #14 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 421 reviewsTripAdvisor (421)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cafe, Healthy
    Correo #43 Camino Silvestre, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #15
    Turk restaurant
    #15 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 93 reviewsTripAdvisor (93)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
    Carretera Salida a Celaya # 16 Opposite Panio Bread Co, San Miguel de Allende 37770 Mexico
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  • #16
    El Cafe de la Mancha
    #16 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 147 reviewsTripAdvisor (147)
    $ | Cafe
    Calle Recreo 21A Between Hospicio and Terraplen Streets, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #17
    Don Taco Tequila
    #17 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 339 reviewsTripAdvisor (339)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    Calle de Dr Ignacio Hernandez Macias 83 Esquina con Umaran, San Miguel de Allende Mexico
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  • #18
    Mi Bistro 300
    #18 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 196 reviewsTripAdvisor (196)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Quebrada 18d, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #19
    Baja Fish Taquito
    #19 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 411 reviewsTripAdvisor (411)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Mesones # 11-B Downtown, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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  • #20
    Sushi Gami
    #20 of 601 Places to Eat in San Miguel de Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 170 reviewsTripAdvisor (170)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
    Salida a Celaya enfrente de la primera gasolinera viniendo de Ancha de San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende 37700 Mexico
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