By Jade Arroyo
The fusion of cultures in San Miguel does not change this city from being a great representative of Mexico, with its gastronomy, joyful celebrations and colours. We present you with some options to have a Mexican experience through the senses.
To eat, the restaurant Café Contento (Hernández Macías 72) is a delightful choice. At first sight, the food seems like traditional Mexican, with typical recipes from around the country; but these ancesoalr dishes are made with an avant-garde touch, like the Oaxacan frittata, prepared with black mole sauce.
After a delicious meal, go have a look at the Casa del Mayorazgo (Canal 4). This building, besides being a magnificent construction filled with history, also holds a museum. The current exhibition is “Other Photographic Glances,” featuring the works of women in Mexico.
At Zacateros (one of the longest street in the city) there’s aneye-catching store, filled with colourful designs. At Abrazos you will find shirts, aprons, bags and even ties in fun fabric 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 gifts.
If you feel like listenING to some regional banda and mariachi music, have a tasty drink (tequila, maybe?) surrounded by the atmosphere of a true Mexican cantina (without the broken bottle, of course) drop by the Veintiúnica (Jesús and Cuadrante). Try the flavoured margaritas, they’re delicious. If someone is hungry, there’s a menu of casual eats.