Eating Out In San Miguel de Allende

September 20, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Let’s face it, one of the things we all look forward to when on vacation is what and where we are going to eat. We were not disappointed in the choices we had of places to dine in San Miguel, while we chose pretty much authentic Mexican for all of our meal choices we did branch out, especially at lunch, sometimes you get tired of chips and salsa and are wanting a good salad or maybe some pasta. Today I’m going to share with you a list and look at most of the restaurants we visited on our recent trip to San Miguel and I’ll try to remember what we ate where. I shared a lot of these on my Facebook page, here. For now, pull up a chair and Enjoy!!!

Mama Mia & La Terraza


Located just off the main square in San Miguel, Mama Mia is famous for its breakfast buffet that’s available all day long as well as its traditional Mexican food. The rooftop bar at Mama Mia, La Terraza,  is very popular and we may have visited up there three or four times. (via

Downstairs you enjoy beautiful courtyard seating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (or supper). 

We had breakfast twice at Mama Mia’s and both times I had the same omelet, it was sausage, chorizo and huge buttery mushrooms served with sides of potatoes and beans. Muy Bueno!!!!

This is a shot of the rooftop bar, La Terraza, at Mama Mia’s. During the day there are huge umbrellas to provide shade and at night the umbrellas go away and the lights and music come on. There is a full-service bar at La Terraza, as well as all kinds of tapas, the Carpaccio, and the Ceviche, are both amazing. (via)


Tio Lucas


Tio Lucas (Uncle Lucas) was recommended to us by a couple we shared the shuttle with from the airport in Leon to San Miguel. I love this place and will definitely be back, the atmosphere is wonderful with a retractable roof over the courtyard that allows them to control the sunshine and heat. The decor is filled with beautiful traditional Mexican pottery and silver work in the way of mirrors and light fixtures. The food was SO good, fresh and very authentic. (via)

We started our meal with a wonderful freshly made bread basket and herb butter. 

One of my favorite things in the world to eat is Caesar Salad, so I always try it when we travel. On this day I had the one from Tio Lucas which is made tableside and their Shrimp Cocktail which was more of a wonderful spicy chilled soup filled with shrimp and avocado. It wasn’t as thick as Gazpacho and had a great kick to it. 

Michael had their Taco Salad which was a deconstructed Taco Salad with all the greens and cheese in the center of the plate and one chip bowl contained the meat and the other was filled with guacamole. He loved it. 

The interior of Tio Lucas is light and bright which shows off the beautiful Mexican decor used to decorate the walls and shelving. 

I could definitely get used to having a courtyard to sit in, almost all the restaurants and bars had them. A great place to relax, unwind and enjoy your meal and drinks. 

Rincón de Don Tomás


Located in a busy corner of the main square in San Miguel, Rincón de Don Tomás did not disappoint for breakfast. (via)

We enjoyed breakfast twice here and can definitely attest to the wonderfulness of the Juevos Rancheros, fresh baked bread and strawberry jam. (via)

I almost forgot, I’m not a coffee drinker but Michael is and he said all the coffee he had in San Miguel was some of the best he’s ever had. (via)



One thing we did find helpful in Mexico was using Yelp on our phones, we would put in what type of food we were looking for and Yelp would come back with whatever recommendations it had. That’s how we found Nectar… (via)

…a beautiful tearoom where the meals are once again served in a gorgeous courtyard which is surrounded by a lovely gift shop that held gorgeous art and you have wonderful choices and beautiful and delicious teas. (via)

Hecho En Mexico


The last place we visited on our culinary tours was Hecho En Mexico ( Made In Mexico), this was also a recommendation from our shuttle sharing friends. Hecho is a bustling restaurant with lots of wonderful food to choose from. (via)

I enjoyed the Mexican Skirt Steak with Onion Rings and Creamed Spinach. The steak had incredible flavor and was cooked to medium rare perfection. 

Michael made it a point to try the Fish Tacos whenever we went and he says these are among some of the best he’s ever had. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little culinary tour of San Miguel de Allende and it provides you some recommendations should you decide to visit. Have a great day and Enjoy!!!

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