Top Choice Mexican in Guanajuato

Las Mercedes

In a residential area overlooking the city is Guanajuato's best restaurant. Popular with government and business officials, plus romantic diners, it serves Mexican cuisine como la abuela – grandmother's cooking that…
Top Choice International in San Miguel de Allende


This spot is the talk of town. And for good reason. The chef at Áperi (which means 'open' in Latin) has been given the freedom to do whatever he wants. A regularly changing menu features the likes of duck, pork and …
Top Choice Tapas in Guanajuato

Los Campos

A Canadian-Mexican husband-wife team runs this small cozy, candlelit restaurant. Its seven tables fill up for dinners and late lunches. There's generous tapas plates or smaller mains (depending how you look at it) a…
Top Choice Italian in Dolores Hidalgo


If Mexican independence started in Dolores Hidalgo, it could be claimed that Mexico's Italian culture started in the same town, in an area that is as Mexican as a fried bean. This marvel is an Italian eatery where M…
Top Choice French in Guanajuato

La Vie en Rose

Ooh la la! Ok, this spot is as French as frogs legs, but forgo the Mexican helado (ice cream) for just one sweet break and get your mouth around some of the most genuine, mouthwatering, flavorsome French pastries an…
Top Choice Cafe in San Miguel de Allende

San Agustín

A 'don't leave San Miguel without…' experience. This sweet tooth's paradise is the best place in Mexico for chocolate and churros (doughnut-like fritters; M$45 to M$55).
Top Choice Japanese in Guanajuato

Delica Mitsu

This tiny Japanese-run hole-in-the-wall doesn't have the most salubrious surrounds, but it serves up some of the biggest, freshest and best Japanese flavors around.
Cafe in Guanajuato

Café Tal

This spot hasn't changed in the eight years we've been coming here; the grungier it gets, the more popular it is. The reason? It roasts, grinds and serves good coffee plus it's the place for wi-fi-seeking students a…
Mexican in San Miguel de Allende


A must-stop breakfast stop. Serves up everything from chilaquiles con arrachera to french toast and pastries, plus fabulous freshly made juices. Local ingredients are used where possible. Ultra-professional and frie…
Bar in San Miguel de Allende

El Manantial

Behind the swinging doors of a former saloon, 'The Spring' serves fabulously fresh ceviche. It's got a real buzz, also helped by jabanero salsa, the spiciest of chili sauces that will put hair on your chest. Tuesday…