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The Second Most Food City of Mexico, San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, A Town For Food Lovers, History Buffs and Artists


Anders relaxing in the courtyard of Casa Mia Suites, San Miguel de Allende
Relaxing in the courtyard at Casa Mia Suites

Narrow sidewalks and cobblestone streets in San Miguel de Allende.
Narrow sidewalks and cobblestone streets in San Miguel de Allende.

Calamari Appetizer at Restaurante-Bar La Grotta
Calamari Appetizer at Restaurante-Bar La Grotta
Wow what an incredible little town this is... Well, actually it is not that small it is a city I believe.

San Miguel de Allende is a super quaint hillside town located 275 km north of Mexico City and 665 km east of Puerto Vallarta. It lays in the Sierra Madre mountains in the state of Guanajuato.

San Miguel de Allende has a lot of history. The town is the birthplace of Mexican General Ignacio Allende. His surname was added to the town’s name in and around 1826 give or take.

Here they were the first municipality to declared independent of Spanish rule by the nascent insurgent army during the Mexican War of Independence, and there is much more history, I could go on forever.

The town San Miguel de Allende is a proclaimed World Heritage Site and is attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. Many expats make this their home here or part-time home.

With over 350 restaurants there is no shortage of food. From incredible tacos, out of this world rotisserie chicken purchased right on the street to Swiss influenced dining, you can have it all.  Many young and inspiring chefs have started their careers here.

Unfortunately, we only stayed here for 3 nights so we will have to go back... Well, that's not so bad I guess.

Food Republic has a great article by Brad A Johnson on the foodie coulter in San Miguel de Allende. Have a look.

When we travelled to San Miguel de Allende we went by bus. I can highly recommend traveling by bus. The bus company we used was ETN. Go on the double-decker bus and book the seats right up front. You will have a fantastic view.

The ETN buses have large and comfortable seats that almost reclines into a bed. Wifi, movies, a drink, and a snack are provided. The buses have of course ladies and gents washrooms. Just a wonderful way to travel in Mexico.

We used the bus service three times. From Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara, from Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende and from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City.

Add San Miguel de Allende to your bucket list. I so much love this wonderful country and the Mexican people, like coming home every time we step on to Mexican soil.

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Bon App├ętit,

Anders

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