The Food of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Published Date Author: , January 9th, 2013

January 09, 2012

The Food of San Miguel de Allende


If you like food like I do, San Miguel de Allende has some great restaurants and if you are adventurous, some good street carts for tacos.  There is an array of food, Indian, Peruvian, Vietnamese, Chinese, lots of Italian, some great hamburgers, New Orleans style, Texas ribs and barbecue and of course Mexican from great street cart tacos to haute cuisine and mouth watering carnitas, pork slow cooked in huge copper vats that you then wrap in a tortilla with some salsa and pico de gallo which is tomato, onion, serrano chile and cilantro.  Those of us who live here full time are very happy for this diversity, but since you have traveled to Mexico we at Susurro offer a Mexican breakfast every morning.  Some of the hotels serve a fusion International-Mexican fare that works some time but I prefer some beautifully prepared fajitas with a smoky salsa, corn or flour tortillas and some heavy cream to drizzle over all of that.  One of our breakfasts is a corn pudding served with rajas, corn kernels, sautéed onion and cream.  The rajas are julienned chile poblanos which have been roasted and peeled.  The onions are sautéed and to them is added the poblanos, corn kernels and cream and, well, for the carnivores some crisp bacon on the side.  Poblanos are the chiles used for chile rellenos.  They can be spicy at times depending on the time of year.  To take some of this picante out of the pepper, after roasting, you can soak it in some hot water for 15 to 30 minutes.  One of the street carts not far from here serves tacos with these thinly sliced poblanos combined with some chunks of Mexican farm cheese or Queso Oaxaca which is similar to our string cheese.  Top this with some chopped onion, cilantro and maybe some salsa and you are in heaven.

For those of us who just need a burger fix just outside of town is La Burger which sit in the country side under an open air arbor.  They serve an incredible hamburger, the beef they select and grind themselves and the fries are cut on the premises.  They also have wonderful steaks.  All of these are grilled over a huge wood burning fire.

Robert Waters is a guest blogger who owns Susurro a bed and breakfast in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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jim brown said on January 9, 2013, 7:34 pm:

So true, the food of San Miguel de Allende is wonderful, when you get home you will crave it. The people are some of the most hospitable and pleasant people.

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