What to do today?

By Jade Arroyo

The cobblestone streets are full of charm, but they might seem like a labyrinth for a stranger in town. San Miguel de Allende is filled with unsuspected treasures, waiting for you to discover them.

For breakfast, why not trying some of the delightful dishes or the brunch at Rosewood (Nemesio Diez 11) restaurant, 1826? You can either sit inside or have your meal on the terrace and enjoy the sunshine.

If you love art and beautiful things, you must visit the Fábrica La Aurora (Calzada de la Aurora s/n), an art and design center. This place is inside an ancient building, a former textile factory, which was the main labour source of the town at the beginning of the 20th century. Some of the old machine parts can still be seen. There are galleries offering painting, sculpture, engraving and other mediums; jewelry, antiques, home accessories and folk art shops; there are also a couple of restaurants and a cafeteria to take a break from shopping and  grab a bite.

Walking up and own the streets of San Miguel would make anybody hungry. To have a real and complete meal to regain forces, you can go to Hecho en México (Ancha de San Antonio 8). The food is tasty and well served, and the menu offers a large variety of dishes to please all tastes.

To feel like a local, pour a nice under the throat and loose up the tensions, go to the Sirena Gorda (fat mermaid) at Barranca 78. This bar emulates the style of a traditional Mexican cantina (In fact, it is open since 1920). The music is cool, cocktails good and they have a little menu of tasty tapas, try the artichoke, it’s delicious.


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