San Miguel de Allende + Colonial Cities

Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende + Colonial Cities

Thanks in part to the expat community, the selection of restaurants in San Miguel de Allende range from well-made local fare to international cuisine. Take a walk through San Miguel Market to learn about the produce of the region, and then dig in at some of the best restaurants in San Miguel de Allende.

Enrique Olvera is one of the most acclaimed chefs in Mexico, and you can see why at Moxi at Hotel Matilda. The menu emphasizes inventive dishes—such as braised lamb with serrano peppers and chickpea puree, or squash stars with sweet corn, red pipian and hazelnuts—made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The Café Rama, a Spanish-themed hangout for expats, offers excellent tapas, great coffee and a wide range of excellent international cooking, as part of an ever-changing, locally sourced menu. The San Augustin Café and Restaurant is one of Mexico’s best places to go for chocolate and churros; doughnut-like fritters sold at every street stall in the country. Traditionally served with hot chocolate—which at the San Augustin is rich and indulgent—these treats are aimed squarely at your sweet tooth. The San Augustin also offers fabulous empanadas.

At this bustling downtown lunch spot, try international dishes (Andalusian pulled-pork sandwich) with indigenous ingredients (crunchy jicama).