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. Cabaña de Lolita

    $ | Mexican

    Guanajuato natives and newbies in the know head to this family-run Santa Rosa hideaway for homemade dishes in a country atmosphere. The setting...Read More

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. 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

  • 12. Gorditas Doña Julia

    $ | Mexican

    Much loved by locals, Doña Julia makes dozens of varieties of gorditas day and night—it seems there's nary an hour when the place isn't full...Read More

  • 13. Hacienda Los Laureles Restaurante

    $ | Jurica | Mexican

    The flower-filled grand patio in this perfectly restored hacienda just outside the city offers great outdoor dining (shaded by umbrellas). The...Read More

  • 14. La Antojería

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    Well situated on the pedestrian portion of 5 de Mayo near El Centro's star attractions, this narrow, festive restaurant can accommodate most...Read More

  • 15. La Azotea

    $$ | El Centro | Mexican

    This restaurant overlooking the cathedral might not have the best food in Morelia, but it has the most iconic view. All-glass windows separate...Read More

  • 16. La Mariposa

    $ | Mexican

    A wrought-iron mariposa (butterfly) overlooks the entrance of this cafeteria-like local favorite. Although it's been popular since the 1940s...Read More

  • 17. Los Mirasoles

    $$$ | El Centro | Mexican

    This restaurant is in a marvelously restored, plant-filled 17th-century mansion. Specialties include the full range of local dishes as well...Read More

  • 18. Lu

    $$ | El Centro | Mexican

    Morelia's current hot spot serves Michoacán cuisine, and not just the ubiquitous whitefish and corundas found at tourist-oriented eateries....Read More

  • 19. México Lindo y Sabroso

    $ | Presa | Mexican

    As you sit at umbrella-shaded tables in a gracious courtyard framed by bougainvillea, serenaded by Mexican music, you'll be transported back...Read More

  • 20. Taquería Pioneros

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    Even though it's far from the city center, the tables at this positively plain taco shop are packed at lunch. People come for the delicious...Read More

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