Top Places to Eat in the Yucatan Peninsula

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do” doesn’t only apply to Rome, it applies to everywhere you travel, including the Yucatan. In fact, the best way to experience the local culture is to enjoy the local cuisine. So, whether you’re local to the Yucatan or you’re just visiting, it’s nice to have a list of places where you are sure to get a delicious More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, June 27th, 2020
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The World of Coffee

Over a millennium, coffee has coaxed its way into our economies and cultures. So today, we honor the roasted bean beverage for its pervasiveness and perseverance by exploring five legends, fun facts, and traditions More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Sensual, Decadent Chocolate

Chocolate in San Miguel has a long and twisted history arriving today at some of the best tasting shops in town. Since 450BC the Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Eating Patriotism

In Mexican gastronomy, there is a dish that represents the history of Mexico topping the lists of favorite foods by Mexicans here in San Miguel de Allende. The colors give it away, the flavor distinguishes it More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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‘Transport yourself’ to Italy with a DIY “staycation” in your own backyard

Ciao from my backyard! Like it or not, staycations are positioned to be the biggest “travel” trend of summer 2020. Tighter budgets and lingering health concerns are forcing people across the country to scrap More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Churros – Controversy and Glamour

Churros, those deliciously deep fried sugar-laden breadstick-sized pieces of Heaven-on-earth, come with a controversial history and glamorous present unique in a breakfast food. The history of churros is complicated. More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, May 8th, 2020
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Mexico’s beer shortage has led to an emerging black market

Life under quarantine has required varying degrees of sacrifice for pretty much everyone, but not all lockdowns are created equal. Case in point: Mexico’s understanding of what does and does not constitute essential More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Strengthen your immune system with 4 simple strategies

From boosting foods to lifestyle changes to a healthy attitude. You want — no, NEED — to stay healthy and functioning at a 10. Maybe you’re on the healthcare frontlines during a pandemic. Or maybe you’re working More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Happy “National Beer Day”.

As you might know, beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic drink. It comes in hundreds of types, flavors, and proofs. People have been drinking it for thousands of years; Ancient Mesopotamians wrote More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Eat Well in San Miguel

Did you know that Mexican cuisine is a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican and European cooking, added after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in the 16th Century? Living in San Miguel is a blessing in More...