Top 10 restaurants in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

August 10, 2017 Deane Carmody

High in the cool hills, this colonial gem of cobblestone streets and picturesque churches inspires artists with its color, character and light. Baroque, neoclassical and neogothic mix in the city's buildings, notably at the pink stone 18th-century church on the Plaza Principal. Founded in 1542, the city is a mix of Hispanic and Mesoamerican influences.
Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

1. Muro Cafe

Calle San Gabriel 1 | Barrio del Obraje, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Mexican, Brew Pub, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch HK$31 - HK$126 +52 415 152 6341
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 563 reviews

Muro Cafe

MuRo Named after the two surnames of one of the two guys who own it, Cafe MuRo open in Loreto Street stayed there from May 2010 to recently when it moved to its new venue at 1 San Gabriel St. in the beautiful Barrio del Obraje, just few setos from Fabrica La Aurora. It has been known for the quality of food and friendship of the staff- Cafe MuRo is a prestigious establishment well known for its cozy and homey atmosphere and popularity with locales and foreigners. Many regulars bring out-of-town visitors who want to get a "feel" of Mexican flavors in a not pretentious place. Cafe MuRo is much more a pleasant than the location might suggest. Not much to look at from the street, until you spy the delicacies within. The menu consists of simple, well-cooked, fresh and traditional Mexican food. Wonderful home-bread and soups, salad, good-sized portions, and fair prices make it a great place for everybody. Staff is friendly and helpful. When you come to MuRo, you are guaranteed a good meal and friendly service everybody time. Highlights include breakfast all day, a salad to die for and strong Mexican cofee that will knock you out. We assure you that once you are sitting in Cafe MuRo enjoying its food and service, you might want to stay longer that you originally tought! See you soon!

Reviewed By TomRinA2 - Ann Arbor, Michigan

A nice breakfast/lunch spot that ha occasional "special event" dinners. Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast-Huevos Sinaloa- that was beautifully presented in a Mexican contemporary dining room that should win a design award. Owner stopped by our table to chat and you definitely saw a passion for delivering a great customer experience.

2. Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar

Nemesio Diez #11 | Hotel Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$157 - HK$471 +52 415 152 9700
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar

Under clear, star-studded skies, the Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar serves up savory authentic Mexican and Spanish tapas that can be enjoyed individually or family style. A tempting, casual place to linger after the day's pursuits, this al fresco setting presents breathtaking views of La Parroquia, the city and magnificent sunsets.

Reviewed By dallastraveler03 - Dallas

Everyone wants to watch the sunset from Luna so get there an hour and a half early and have a drink while you wait. If they won’t let you up in the elevator, just have dinner in the lobby restaurant and go upstairs for a cocktail afterwards. The view is awesome at night as you see all the lights of the city.

3. La Parada

Calle Recreo 94, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Peruvian, Seafood, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$78 - HK$196 +52 415 152 0473
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Parada

Reviewed By maminixabi - Kathmandu, Nepal

I went to this restaurant because of the ratings but was not completely impressed except for the ceviche, which was good. I ordered a beef soup for my son and told the waiter explicitly not to make it spicy, but ended up being spicy anyway, and I was told that they could not make the soup without being spicy (too late - already served!!!). Not a lot of child-friendly options.

4. Don Taco Tequila

Calle de Dr Ignacio Hernandez Macias 83 | Con Umaran, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +52 415 154 9608
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 226 reviews

Don Taco Tequila

Reviewed By Jen M - Seattle

They just debuted their new vegan menu and damn, is it good! My personal taco recommendations: Norteño, del huerto y chorizo. The hibiscus (jamaica) margarita with chili salt is so delicious. The food and drinks are awesome, but the best thing about Don Taco Tequila are the people who work there. They are obviously passionate about the quality and inventiveness of their food and are super chill and welcoming.

5. La Mezcaleria

Calle Correo # 47-A, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +52 415 121 5354
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 294 reviews

La Mezcaleria

This is a copy/paste on basic restaurant etiquette. Children at a Restaurant "If your children are dining with you, make sure they know how to behave in a restaurant. Not only does bad behaviour make your experience miserable, you are disrupting other people's meals. Teach your children how to be courteous and respectful of others before you take them to a restaurant. Consider the type of restaurant before bringing your children. Most family restaurants can accommodate toddlers. However, it's best to leave a small child with a sitter when you go to a bar or an upscale restaurant." Cheers, Alexander

Reviewed By Michael M

Walking up Correo from the Parroquia de San Miguel Church was a walk to such a delightful quality restaurant.. the staff are very warm and welcoming and very helpful in discussing the menu.. the Seating is casual and cozy... we began with the mezcal margaritas then selected various tapas and enjoyed the baked oysters the most

6. Mario's Mariscos Frescos

83-A Salida a Celaya | San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende CP37700, Mexico Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$71 +52 669 116 2285
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 329 reviews

Mario's Mariscos Frescos

Reviewed By Andrea P - Brooklyn, New York

Wow! This was, by far, the best seafood we have had (and we spent summers in Maine for fifteen years).
Oysters on the half shell were plump as could be and freshly briny but sweet. Scallops and lobster tail over coconut rice were scrumptious. Perfect and generous margaritas, icy cold beer, and the best pour of Tequila resposada ever. Attentive staff and Mario...felt more like eating at your favorite relative's home than at a restaurant.

7. Baja Fish Taquito

Calle Mesones # 11-B | Downtown, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mexican, Latin, Seafood Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$39 +52 415 121 0950
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 323 reviews

Baja Fish Taquito

Authentic fish tacos and shrimp tacos Ensenada, Baja California style. We also offer ceviche tostadas, shrimp cocktails, marlin tacos, spicy shrimp tacos and much more.

Reviewed By DallasJeffA - Dallas, Georgia

Rooftop tables offer an amazing view. Weather was perfect. The food is very very reasonable and absolutely outstanding. We have appetizers including the shrimp, for dinner I had crab toast and a couple tacos and everything was incredible.
Would never have found it without a recommendation from a local expat. Short walk from the main square but highly recommend.

8. Sushi Gami

Salida a Celaya enfrente de la primera gasolinera viniendo de Ancha de San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$16 - HK$55 +52 415 109 1199
Excellent
85%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 119 reviews

Sushi Gami

Reviewed By amparo1 - Los Angeles, California

Dropped in after a busy day of shopping - ordered two rolls and was pleasantly surprised by both the presentation and the fish quality. Very tasty and a really nice change to have sushi!! Would recommend !! Owner came out to check on our satisfaction, very friendly place!

9. Nectar

Correo #43 | Camino Silvestre, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +52 415 152 3918
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 320 reviews

Nectar

Reviewed By LNB13 - Melbourne, Australia

Lovely courtyard with terrific service. I particularly loved that you can choose two half serves as a main - perfect for when there are lots of yummy things on the menu but you have no one to share with! I'm glad I found this place an probably coming back for dinner

10. El Pato Barbacoa y Mixiotes

Calzada de la Estacion 112, San Miguel de Allende 37735, Mexico Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +52 415 117 3774
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 107 reviews

El Pato Barbacoa y Mixiotes

Reviewed By JeannieStu - Asbury Park, New Jersey

It took a while to convince our driver that this place existed but we did some research and brought us for breakfast the next morning. Because that is when you are supposed to eat Barbocoa we were told. Not what you would expect for eating under a tarp in a parking lot. Three courses of lamb. Each one more delicious then the next. The consommé really warmed us up on the brisk December morning. The barbocoa was so tender and juicy we ate every last piece. This place is a real gem. Just like Pilar! We wanted to take her home with us. The hospitality and food were over the top!! Closed on Tuesday - she needs to rest.

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