Perfect day in San Miguel

By Jade Arroyo

To start the day off on the right foot, try the delicious breakfast at Café La Parroquia (Jesús 11). Just one block from the church that gives it its name, this restaurant has a beautiful patio. The house’s speciality? Everything.

Across the street you can rent an ATV, for a journey through the city and around it. Bicentenario Todo Tereno (Jesús 4) offers several options and packages to rent these vehicles.

The museum’s name is “The Other Face of Mexico.” It holds over 500 ceremonial masks from all over Mexico which Bill and Heidi Lavausser have been collecting for 30 years. It’s worthwhile visiting this powerful exhibit. The entrance fee is 50 pesos, income that goes to the Casa de los Angeles fund. Casa de la Cuesta is located at Cuesta de San José 32. To visit the museum, call to make an appointment 154 4324.

At the antiques bazaar El Viejo Oeste (The Old West), located at Codo 12, you will find furniture, antique figures of saints, masks, obsolete gadgets and all kind of trinkets to be treasured.

There a nice place to eat and chill at Ancha de San Antonio 31, almost across the street from the Instituto Allende. Restaurador de Sueños is its name. The place has a classical atmosphere and the staff’s service is warm and friendly. Coffee is excellent and the menu varied; dishes are named after famous authors. House speciality is the salmon with mango sauce. There is live jazz on Wednesday nights.

How about ending the day at the cool and laid-back Bar Berlin? This place is really comfortable, without sacrificing style. Music and tapas are always good. If you’re looking to make friends, sit at the bar to chat with the locals. Umaran 19.

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