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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 San Miguel de Allende

Vía Orgánica

This fabulous 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 superpopular 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 charmin…
Church in San Miguel de Allende

Sanctuario de Atotonilco

Known as Mexico's Sistine Chapel, this vitally important church in the hamlet of Atotonilco, 11km north of San Miguel, is defined by its connection to the independence struggle, which has made it an important icon f…
Church in San Miguel de Allende

Oratorio de San Felipe Neri

Located near the east end of Insurgentes, this multitowered and domed church dates from the 18th century. The pale-pink main facade is baroque with an indigenous influence. A passage to the right of this facade lead…
Gardens in San Miguel de Allende

Jardín Botánico El Charco del Ingenio

San Miguel's excellent 88-hectare botanical garden is also a wildlife and bird sanctuary. Pathways head through wetlands and magnificent areas of cacti and native plants. The deep canyon at the bottom boasts the epo…
Church in San Miguel de Allende

Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel

San Miguel's most famous sight is its parish church, characterized by its pink 'wedding cake' towers that soar above the town. These strange pinnacles were designed by indigenous stonemason Zeferino Gutiérrez in the…