A perfect day in town
By Jade Arroyo
We recommend that you try breakfast at Antigua Villa Santa Mónica (Fray Jose Gpe. Mójica 22), a precious place in the city’s heart. Facing the Juarez Park, the place breathes beauty and peacefulness. The food is great, with international and Mexican dishes. Once you’re this close, take a stroll through the park and visit the former public laundries and the cultural center Casa de la Cultura.
The charming cobble stone streets are iconic in San Miguel, but they are exhausting! If you need to trade your city shoes for a more comfortable option, visit San Miguel Shoes (Relox 27), a shop that offers comfortable but fun and stylish footwear. Large variety of styles and colours. Surely you’ll find the perfect pair for you.
The substantial Italian food from La Grotta (Cuadrante 5), will give you the energy you need to walk through all San Miguel. A great tradition, this restaurant makes some of the best pizzas in town.
In the afternoon (around five o clock), you can catch a movie at the little cinema Movie Pocket Theatre (Hernández Macías 95), with projection in its two salas. For the price of your ticket, you will get popcorn and one drink. If you feel like it, you can hang around for a bit at the Petit Bar, have a drink and chat about the movie you just saw.
Most of us have a hard time finding presents for the gentlemen. How about some hand rolled Cuban cigars or a sleek Panama hat? At La Havana (Hernandez Macias 92), you’ll find these items, plus other accessories and table games.
A great way to end your day is to visit Hank’s, at Hidalgo 12, a place with a fun mood and really tasty New Orleans style cuisine. Martinis are the house drink, but all cocktails are good.