I couldn't decide whether to tempt you with the photos of the Chocolate Truffle Cake or Creme Brulee at Hansen's. Or the Roast Beef sandwich with all its garnishes. Or...........well you get the idea! So, I've provided a humble plate of guacamole with freshly made chips.
We have a plethora of restaurants in this town that leave little to be desired. Since we have 90 nationalities living here, there is something for everyone! We are a true international village
with whatever your heart desires.
Here are some of the food categories. Japanese, Lebanese, Intercontinental, Thai, Chinese, American BBQ, German, Italian, Indian, Mediterranean, Argentinean, Spanish, Cajun, Noodle shops, and of course Mexican - not Tex-Mex.
We have chefs who have come from the finest dining restaurants throughout the world. They came looking for a more casual lifestyle, found it and stayed. We have graduates of Restaurant Management programs in the USA that operate well run and delicious restaurants here.
When I came twelve years ago it was common to see men in blazers and ties at dinner in the evenings. Some women in long dresses. Seldom is that seen today. Luckily life has become more casual.
You noticed in that list there is not USA cuisine in any restaurant, although many do have on their menus things that are enjoyed in the USA such as club sandwich, ribs, hamburgers, salads of every kind and description, Prime Rib, Osso Bucco. You name it, it is probably here somewhere.
No we don't have chains or fast food. Well, I take that back. We have a Domino's that delivers on a motorbike. We have a McDonald's on the outskirts of town. That's about it, that I can think of.
We had a Subway but it didn't last long. Maybe a year or so........
Add to the restaurants all the moving taco stands, breakfast stands and other stands and you've got a wonderland of food choices.
When people complain to me about the restaurants in San Miguel not having good cuisine, I look at them like they are crazy. I challenge them to go stay in any other city in Mexico, other then Mexico City, and see if they can find this diversity of cuisine.
Add to that that many of the restaurants adapt their menus to the international taste buds. That too is unique.
Therefore, the 234 restaurants in San Miguel give you another reason to come visit. You can schedule it for the Paella Fest, the Wine and Cheese Festival, the Beer Festival or none of the above.
Just come. You'll be glad you did!