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What to Eat in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Eating in Mexico can be a bit tricky.

First you have got to know where to go and to know where to go you have to know someone who knows!  Second, don't be afraid to eat stuff.

1.  My morning ritual for the best tamales in the city.
Tamale Stand
2.  Then I'd pick up a smoothie which was down the street from the tamale stand and next to Luna de Queso Deli.  Oh and right next to Luna de Queso is a bakery place to get awesome bread!  You would miss it if I didn't tell you.
I was kind of freaking out watching him put fresh banana, and then papaya, but then came the frozen strawberries!  OMG!!!  Am I going to get sick?  But my friend said not to worry.  This is a good place to get your smoothie.  Okay surrrrre.

Smoothie Stand

3.  THEN we had a great meal at Diablo Panzon.
Great service, food, atmosphere, and wine.  
It was here that I was introduced to my first Malbec wine.  Nice!
You must go here if you get a chance.
Painted on Diablo Panzon's wall.

4.  Of course we had to go to La Mesa Grande for our pizza and say hi to old friends.
Look at that pizza!
See my thumb ring?  hehehehe

5.  The Organic Place
This was not as good as last year.  The service was okay and the prices were a bit high but worth checking out at least once.  
They grow most of their food on site and the bathroom is COOL!

6.  Rincon Guanajuato
Very impressed with their chesseburger and fries.
There's me an Jesse chatting it up.  :)

7.  MX
Very upscale restaurant.
Located inside and outside on top so you can see the beautiful La Parroquia.
The service was great but I didn't enjoy the food as much but Sam and Jesse did.
Painting located at the bottom part of the restaurant as you enter.  I LIKE it!
Maybe I can paint something like this in mi casa!

8.  Home Cooked Meals
We cooked a lot because one, I didn't want Sam to get sick before his big UTMB run in France, and two, because sitting down with friends and making a meal together is just down right nice and relaxing.
That's our good friend Jesse, and his parents.

That's me whipping up some Chicken Panang Curry for mi amigos.  We decided that they needed to taste some authentic Thai food.  
Thanks mom for teaching me how to cook my favorite Thai foods!
Me, Jesse, and Raco

And if you find yourself in the desert can always forage!
Especially if tuna is in season but watch out for them itty bitty thorns.  
Those little red, pinkish things are the fruit and you don't even have to treat them with iodine first!

Now doesn't that just look obscene?!!!
Obscene I tell ya!

Well, that about covers it.  
All the places that we ate at this year.  
Mostly located in the neighborhood of Colonia Allende.

A big muchas gracias to mi amore Sam for taking all the pictures.  That is why you don't see him in any of them but I did manage to get a few.  Muwah!!!
I love this guy!

Here's to a great Friday and weekend.



  1. It looks like you had a great time and that pizza looks delicious :D


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