San Miguel to be remembered
By Jade Arroyo
This city is beloved for so many people, both residents and visitors. Once you’ve come, you just think about coming back. We present to you a suggested day-journey to spend a perfect day in town.
A place that everyone likes –especially in the morning – is La Mesa Grande (Zacateros 49). This place offers nice strong coffee and artisanal bread in sweet or salty choices; it’s a true delight. Besides the coffee and bread combo, there are also other options like tea, juices, fresh fruit and eggs.
Almost across the street, there’s an eye-catching store named Abrazos, filled with colorful designs. At Abrazos you will find shirts, aprons, bags, and even ties in fun fabrics featuring Mexican prints, like Day of the Dead, chilis, pin-up girls, etc. Everything is made by San Miguel hands and the products used are national. Great place to pick up fun and different gifts.
If you feel like Italian for lunch, you will definitly love La Grotta. The substantial Italian food from La Grotta (Cuadrante 5) will give you the energy you need to walk your way throughout all San Miguel. Founded in 1989, these best pizzas in town are traditionally made.
For a breath of fresh air and a view of good art, pay a visit to the cultural center
“El Nigromante,” (known commonly as Bellas Artes). This enclosure holds beautiful murals and frescos, like the one by famous Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros. Here you can see temporary art exhibitions and concerts, and also houses cultural festivals like the Chamber Music.
To end your day with joy, grab a drink and practice your best dance steps at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (152-0095). This place has a fantastic dance floor and teachers who can even make rocks dance, or to rest and chat a little, you can sit in the back area at Baile Café while sipping your margarita.