Smile, You Are in San Miguel
By Jade Arroyo
Thursday nights are when locals usually go out without the fear of running into tourist-photographers or being rolled over by a callejoneada. Mansión Virreyes is a hotel/restaurant with a great tradition in San Miguel, located within walking distance of the Jardín. It is a place where the atmosphere of old San Miguel predominates, displaying baroque arches, carved wood, and inner courtyards.
Along with its past steeped in history, this place aims to offer new ideas and refresh itself, initiatives that came from the hand of the new executive chef, Christian Guzman. Chris and the team are organizing live music Thursday, giving a forum for new talent and bands.
This past Thursday the electro-fusion band Metzkal Birage performed live and was accompanied by an audience of friends and Sanmiguelenses who joined in dancing. They already have pizza night, burger night, afternoon botana (cantina La Cucaracha), and now add a night of dancing to electronic cumbia among hanging lanterns and the aroma of pozole coming from the restaurant kitchen. There will be live performances two Thursdays a month. Mansion Virreyes is located on Canal 19.