San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Restaurants

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  • 1. La Posadita

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    Here, in the shadow of La Parroquia, you'll find some of the best-prepared traditional Mexican food in town. The guacamole is great, as are...Read More

  • 2. La Surtidora

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    A sound track of light jazz plays in the background at this quaint, small restaurant facing Plaza Vasco de Quiroga. Sit at the outdoor tables...Read More

  • 3. Mestizo

    $ | El Centro | International

    A huge favorite with locals looking for good value and consistently great food, Mestizo comes through again and again. The setting is rustic...Read More

  • 4. 1826

    $$$ | El Centro | Contemporary

    Within the gracious Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Restaurant 1826 conveys both ease and sophistication. The upholstered chairs are comfortable...Read More

  • 5. Aquiles 744

    $ | El Centro | Asian

    Although the seasonings don't seem fully Thai, or Japanese, or Filipino, the dishes from these countries (for example pad thai, edamame or seaweed...Read More

  • 6. Café y Nevería Acrópolis

    $ | Café

    This diner is trimmed with paintings and sketches given to the owner by famous people who've eaten here, including a small acrylic by Rafael...Read More

  • 7. Cenaduría Blas

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    Nothing fancy here, just some of the best traditional Mexican fare in the city since 1940—tacos, enchiladas, gorditas, pozole, guajalotes ...Read More

  • 8. Di Vino

    $$ | El Centro | Italian

    Clean, bright, and charming, this Italian restaurant has a privileged location on pedestrian-only Andador Cinco de Mayo, just steps away from...Read More

  • 9. Doña Paca

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    At this innocuous looking, traditional, family-run restaurant you'll find some of the best examples of local cuisine. Look for the fish specials...Read More

  • 10. El Gallo Pitagórico

    $$ | El Centro | Italian

    Huff and puff your way up the 40-plus steps to this restaurant's threshold for an exceptional view of downtown Guanajuato, as well as for the...Read More

  • 11. El Mesón de Chucho el Roto

    $$ | El Centro | Mexican

    This restaurant, named after Querétaro's version of Robin Hood, is on the quiet Plaza de Armas. It's strong on regional dishes like goat-filled...Read More

  • 12. El Patio

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    Locals in the know duck into this low-key restaurant on weekends to avoid annoying itinerant vendors or to grab a spiked cappuccino or glass...Read More

  • 13. El Pegaso

    $ | El Centro | International

    This family-owned restaurant is known for its friendly service and casual atmosphere. It has great breakfast options, including eggs Benedict...Read More

  • 14. El Primer Piso

    $ | El Centro | Eclectic

    On warm nights you can watch activities in the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga from a tiny balcony table at this second-floor restaurant. The brightly...Read More

  • 15. El Recoveco

    $ | Centro | Mexican

    There are 25 steaming plates of traditional Mexican dishes to choose from at this rustic, full-buffet diner. Lunch will likely include Spanish...Read More

  • 16. El Rinconcito

    $ | San Antonio | Mexican

    The best bargain in town is also the place for the best home-cooked Mexican food, prepared in the immaculate little kitchen within the converted...Read More

  • 17. El Tapatío

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    One of the best-kept secrets in Guanajuato is this hole-in-the-wall across from the university whose bargain comida corrida at lunchtime—four...Read More

  • 18. Fin de Siglo

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    Across the street from the Teatro de la República, this sunny, colorful restaurant offers traditional Mexican cuisine such as arrachera, enchiladas...Read More

  • 19. Habibti

    $ | El Centro | Middle Eastern

    Look beyond the lumpy wall with peeling paint behind the tiny exposed kitchen—that's fairly normal in buildings over 300 years old. At this...Read More

  • 20. Hecho en Mexico

    $ | El Centro | International

    When locals, be they Mexican or expat, ask each other where to eat, the answer is very often, "Let's go to Hecho!" Both the service and the...Read More

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