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Top Choice Art in Guanajuato

Festival Internacional Cervantino

Beginning in the 1950s as merely entremeses (interludes) from Miguel Cervantes' work performed by students, the Festival Internacional Cervantino has grown to become one of Latin America's foremost arts extravaganza…
Top Choice International in San Miguel de Allende

Áperi

This courtyard restaurant inside a boutique hotel is perhaps the best spot in town for fine dining. The chef here has been given the freedom to do whatever he wants and a regularly changing menu featuring the likes …
Top Choice Peruvian in San Miguel de Allende

La Parada

This hot spot showcases Peruvian cuisine at its best. Dish presentation is as exquisite as the names ('El Quiquiriquí,' aka chicken breast and 'Chino Cochino' pork, but much fancier). The ubiquitous (and delicious) …
Top Choice Mexican in Guanajuato

Las Mercedes

In a residential area overlooking the city is Guanajuato's best restaurant, where Mexican cuisine como la abuela – grandmother's cooking that takes hours to prepare – is served. Dishes include moles hand-ground in a…
Top Choice Mexican in Guanajuato

El Jardín de los Milagros

This superb place is hidden away from the busy road outside by thick walls that encircle an ancient hacienda and well-tended garden. It's a stunning setting, whether you eat outside or in one of the charming haciend…
Top Choice Mexican in San Miguel de Allende

Vía Orgánica

This fantastic and pioneering spot has won the hearts of well-to-do San Miguelense expats thanks to its wonderful menu of Mexican food with an international twist (try a sage-seasoned turkey burger or the vegetarian…
Top Choice Mexican in San Miguel de Allende

Nomada

This gorgeous place with friendly English-speaking staff serves up some of San Miguel's best contemporary Mexican cuisine. Try its sublime pork-belly tacos, cactus salad with charred avocado or octopus tortilla with…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in San Miguel de Allende

Galeria Atotonilco

This superb collection of Mexican handicrafts has been expertly collected and curated by an American couple who scour the country on regular trips to make sure they get the very best masks, ceramics, rugs, carvings,…
Top Choice Cafe in San Miguel de Allende

Lavanda

A guitarist strums away during super-popular breakfasts – get there at opening time or be prepared to queue – at this lovely place where killer coffee, superb egg dishes and delicious cazuelas are served. The charmi…
Top Choice Museum in Guanajuato

Museo y Casa de Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera's birthplace is now an excellent museum honoring the famous artist, who was persona non grata here for years. It's worth spending an hour here – longer if you're a Rivera fan. Rivera and his twin brothe…