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One of the most popular breakfast spots in San Miguel is Cafe de la Parroquia. The Omelette de la Parroquia is a Spanish-style omelette, a huge platter of eggs, cooked with sliced potatoes, onion and bacon—delicious! And Francoise, the French owner, happily keeps the coffee cups full. There are a few tables indoors for chilly mornings or rainy summer afternoons, but the place to be is in the courtyard patio, listening to water trickling in the fountain. If you go on a Sunday, be prepared to wait in line. In the evening, the same location turns into the La Brasserie, owned by Francoise's daughter, Valeria. She serves up delicious French brasserie-style food with charm.
Finally, late at night, when you're on your way home from the theater or a concert or art opening or a round of salsa dancing, street food is where it's at. When the stars come out, the carts roll in and the awnings go up. To safely enjoy the street food in San Miguel, look for someplace crowded. Places where people get sick don't stay popular long. If there's a large and happy crowd, if the food looks and smells fresh and the oil's not rancid, go ahead. Take the chance of getting some of the flat-out best food in all of San Miguel de Allendefor a couple of pesos and a smile. And it'll give you a chance to practice your Spanish!
This list is a mere pinprick on the surface of the San Miguel de Allende dining scene. You could eat your way from one end of town to another and not repeat yourself for a month. And new restaurants are opening, it seems, at the speed of light. You definitely won't go hungry in San Miguel.
Do you have favorite restaurants in San Miguel? Whether you've followed our recommendations and now want to share your experience or you simply have a great find to add to our roundup of the best restaurants in San Miguel, let us know. You could find your recommendation added to future versions of this listing.
Finally, for more great information on what's happening in the city, visit Experience San Miguel de Allende, it's a top notch resource for all things San Miguel. And our special thanks to Donna Meyer, Editor in Chief at Experience San Miguel, for sharing her favorite restaurants in San Miguel and making this piece possible.