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Casual weekend in town

By Jade Arroyo

We propose to you a fun day in town while keeping it casual. Here are some ideas about where to go and what to do while having a great time (and it will be completely okay to wear sneakers and shorts).

In the morning, San Miguel de Allende is a very interesting place. You can see people from all over running to get their children into school, people going to their yoga classes, or be amazed at the broom ladies sweeping the streets so skillfully with stick brooms. Well, a nice spot to take shelter during the breakfast hours is La Mesa Grande.

This place is one of everyone’s favorite spot for breakfast; the hand-crafted bread is fantastic: fresh, well-made and absolutely delicious. Try to pair it with coffee (from espresso to latte to everything in between), a galore of teas and other choices of beverages. Besides the baked goodies, there are also other options such as fruit, yogurt or eggs. Located at the corner of Zacateros and Pila Seca.

One of the mainstreams of popular culture of any city is the market. The market here is located just a few blocks away from the Jardin, and there is plenty to see: a harmonious amalgamation of colors, textures, materials and styles of handcrafts located along a walking alley… an excellent way to shop for presents which have a traditional Mexican flavor. The artisans market is located between Loreto and Relox (behind the Biblioteca).

If you’re looking for a good Mexican fast food place, Los Burritos (located on Hidalgo) is an excellent choice. The speciality –as you can imagine- are the burritos, made with freshly made in situ flour tortillas and many options of mouth-watering stuffing like chicken, meat, or veggie. There are also burgers, tortas and quesadillas.

To relax a little in the evening, try The Beer Company. This fun place might is a little piece of heaven for beer lovers due to their large selection of brands and brews of beer (they also have the classic commercial ones, fear not). The place is cozy and the food is tasty and really affordable, featuring such options as fried chicken or fish, wings and salads.

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