San Miguel de Allende is my favorite colonial city in Mexico. I only spent 12 hours there, but if you have the chance, you should definitely consider staying 2 or 3 days.
The city is filled with tiny streets, colorful colonial buildings and plenty of shops!
From small arts & crafts boutiques focusing on regional artists and designers to galleries and high end interior design stores, I can assure you will fall in love with this town!
The best part is that San Miguel de Allende has always been a foodie destination.
While some restaurant mostly specialize in the local organic products from the surrounding farms, others are there exploring and revisiting all types of cuisine.
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You’ll find mostly locally made rustic furniture, lamps, mirrors, chandeliers, Mexican textiles and folk art, everything handmade and at reasonable prices.
Fabrica La Aurora is a 1902 textile factory which now hosts galleries, furniture, design stores, exhibition spaces and a bookstore.
Don’t miss the open studios held on Thursdays.
This shop is located inside one of the most beautiful houses in San Miguel de Allende and lfeatures an eclectic mix of local, national and international products while supporting artists and their communities. At Mixta, you can find jewelry, men & women clothing and a variety of home decors and furnishings.
Namuh, which translates as “human” when read backwards, is a beautiful interior design store and company dedicated to furniture and accessories.
The objects and furniture pieces they sell are subtle and elegant.
A lot of wood, metal and ivory tones.
Worth a look!
I can’t recommend this restaurant enough!
It is a place were the locals go because it is alway good.
The restaurant, set in an old colonial building, is lovely, especially the courtyard.
Must try: Duck rolls / Chicken Tandoori tacos / Rabbit tostadas