Published On: Fri, Jun 17th, 2016

San Miguel’s street food is worth noting

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Brad A. Johnson, author for the OCRegister comes up with an insider’s guide to street food in San Miguel de Allende.

San Miguel de Allende’s restaurant scene reached critical mass and global acclaim when celebrity chef Enrique Olvera opened Moxi in 2012. It followed hot on the heels of the five-star Rosewood resort, which debuted just around the corner.

Olvera is Mexico’s most famous chef. His flagship in Mexico City is called Pujol. His arrival in San Miguel cemented the colonial town’s reputation as having one of the best farm-to-table restaurant scenes in all of Mexico.

And that’s great. I’ve been renting a house in San Miguel just about every other year for the past 15 years, and I’ve enjoyed watching the restaurant scene blossom.

But one of the main reasons I come to San Miguel is for the street food.


Charcoal grilled corn (photo: ocregister)

This is one of the safest places in Mexico to enjoy clean, delicious street food: tacos, corn, tortas, birria, hand-churned ice cream and churros.

So, you could (and probably should) visit Olvera’s Moxi or Rosewood’s 1826, but you definitely don’t want to miss the local street food, which will never cost more than a few bucks for an entire meal or a few pesos for a quick snack.

Here are some of my favorite old haunts in and around the historic core known as Centro Historico.


Coffee bean delivery (photo:

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