• Glenn Wilson
    June 19, 2019
    From a quick glance at the menu you might expect the usual Mexican fare with nachos, salads, tacos, and burritos. But, Don Taco Tequila is not the usual. From the appetizers to dessert. From the nachos.

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    To the towering burritios.

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    Everything is delicious and aesthetic. The service is great. And, everything is vegan.

    Public service announcement. There are two excellent restaurants in town that are sometimes confused with each other because of similar names. This one is Don Taco Tequila and is on Macias in Centro. The other is Tacos Don Felix and is on Fray Juan de San Miguel in Colonial San Rafael. Both are great, but be clear with a cab driver or if you are meeting someone at one or the other.

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    Sun: 2 pm - 8 pm
    Mon - Thu: 2 pm - 10 pm
    Fri - Sat: 2pm - 11 pm

    Calle de Dr Ignacio Hernandez Macias 83
    Centro, Esquina con Umaran
    San Miguel de Allende

    (415) 154 9608
  • Glenn Wilson
    June 18, 2019
    Sabroso Taquería has marvelous black bean tacos. Very simple with black beans, corn tortillas and a few veggies with salsa. Simple but delicious. The vegetarian nopal tacos and banana tacos are also great.

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    The tacos al pastor were perfectly overfilled and my wife's favorite. The micheladas are among the best I've ever had.

    You'll want to go up to the rooftop. It is nice but not spectacular. You can also order pizza from the next door / shared-space "Chicago" pizza place.

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    Don Day: Taco ‘bout a nice new addition to the San Miguel food scene.

    Zacateros 41
    Centro
    37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
    (415) 688 1392

    Sun & Mon: noon - 11 pm
    Tuesday: closed
    Wed & Thur: noon - 11 pm
    Fri & Sat: noon - 1: 00

    Update June 19, 2019: I used to refer to the black bean tacos as vegan because I though that they were. They were listed with other "Tacos Vegetarianos" on the menu. But, according to a review on Happy Cow, "They use animal fat to cook the beans." If true about the beans in the black bean tacos, then they are neither vegetarian nor vegan.
  • Glenn Wilson
    June 16, 2019
    Mezcal is a Mexican term that translates loosely as hangover. La Mezcalería has mezcal. They have mezcal margaritas and mezcal shots as well as beer and wine. This review will be short because ... mezcal. But, they've got a lot more than mezcal!

    They've got things that swim (whole grilled octopus).
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    They've got things that grow in the ground (vegetables grilled, baked and preserved).
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    They've got meat (fillet of beef in a coffee & dry-herb crust).
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    They've got sweet things (panna cotta with vanilla, fresh berries and local honey).
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    And they've got more. All prepared and presented beautifully. See their menu. Oh, and those mezcal margaritas? Delicious.

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    Correo #47-A, Centro
    San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
    (415) 121 5354

    Monday - Sunday 5 pm - 11 pm
  • Glenn Wilson
    June 15, 2019
    Hank's is centrally located, has a wide ranging menu, is English friendly, provides great service and is popular with ex-pats.

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    They have a great Cobb Salad and they currently have a chef's special Imperial Crab over Filet Mignon with lemon butter sauce and asparagus.


    If you don't eat meat, you can get the Veggie Pasta with or without cheese.

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    A popular dessert is their Velvet Elvis.

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    And, there's a lot more on their menu; take a look.

    Don Day likes their oysters “Ow I like dem erstas at Hank’s” and their fantastic Sunday brunch Could this be the best bargain brunch in San Miguel?

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    Sundays: 10 am - 11 pm
    Monday: Noon - 11 pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: Noon - Midnight
    Friday and Saturday: Noon - 1 am

    Hidalgo 12
    San Miguel de Allende, Centro, Gto.
    (415) 152 2645
  • Glenn Wilson
    June 14, 2019
    Live webcam of San Miguel de Allende from WebCams de México.



    Vista de la Plaza Principal de San Miguel de Allende (Jardín Allende).

    San Miguel de Allende en vivo.
  • Glenn Wilson
    June 13, 2019
    "I don’t think I’d ever had a mango until I was in my thirties and visited my parents in Florida. Bright yellow mangos, amber rum, rosy red cranberry juice and a turquoise Hamilton Beach blender created the cocktail de jour of the senior set and it only took an evening for me to decide that getting older was getting better."

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    To continue reading, including the recipe for Grammie’s Mango Salsa, visit Don Day's blog at Hey Mango. Mango Mexicano.
  • Glenn Wilson
    June 13, 2019
    Now: "Proposing solutions for a useful and appropriate architecture, the Live Aqua hotel in San Miguel de Allende, which recently opened in our country, was the great award winner this year."

    Last year: "... look at the Hotel Aqua and see that AGAIN it has been flooded. Last September 27th, while construction had just started to renovate an old hotel and add to it, the property flooded."

    The first quote above comes from The San Miguel Times Live Aqua San Miguel wins the Prix de Versailles award. The article also says “With plenty of space to express themselves, Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende reinvents the hotel offer of the destination providing an experience without physical limitations: its high ceilings, arcades and patios, are an evocation of the amplitude and the wind that runs free in the Mexican Bajío."

    The second is from BabsBlog "Rainy Season" in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and describes the hotel during construction, before it opened, last June. She also says "Note the water rushing over the edge of the presa. I would guesstimate it is at least thirty feet above the hotel and therefore, no amount of fill dirt is going to stop the flooding. Also note the bulldozer which is trying, in vain, to put boulders and push dirt, to stop the flooding. And, thirdly, look to the right of the bulldozer and you will see the rushing water going down the arroyo while the rest of it runs through the property........What a mess!"

    It was surprising, to me, that the hotel competed construction and opened as soon as it did. Both because of that flooding and the scale of the project. But, open it did and the reviews have been consistently fantastic! I have no idea what measures they may have taken to prevent or mitigate future flooding. Perhaps it is a true engineering marvel of flood control. I am curious to see how it fares the next time we have heavy flooding.

    Congratulations to Live Aqua and good luck!
  • Glenn Wilson
    June 11, 2019
    "By taking he sounds and sights of the natural world, animated by the world of the spirit, and reproducing them in a controlled environment with an audience, humans felt empowered. This empowerment provided the necessary confidence to assign meaning to a world that was always on the verge of chaos, danger and death. ...

    About 9 million Mexicans speak a native language in their daily lives. In fact, Mexico today, with 62 living languages, uses more languages than China..."

    -- Another Face of Mexico, Bill LeVasseur


    "There are two Mexicos, there is the one you'd see if you came to San Miguel de Allende or a larger city or one of the beach resorts, and then there's indigenous Mexico. ...

    In 2015, 25.6 million people in Mexico self-identified as being indigenous, which is 21% of the population. ...

    Every mask has a story, it has context."

    More at the photo essay: Mexico’s Indigenous Masks.



    "The Mask Museum of San Miguel de Allende - A unique glimpse into traditional culture in the heart of colonial Mexico.

    Owner/curator Bill LeVasseur has spent more than 25 years acquiring an extraordinary collection of over 500 Mexican ceremonial masks. Through his visits to often remote indigenous communities and his observation and documentation of masked dancing, he has also acquired an extensive knowledge of masks and masked dancing that he is eager to share.

    In 2006, Bill and his wife Heidi, opened Another Face of Mexico mask museum to the public. Accompanying the mask collection are texts, photos, and videos showing more than 40 different dance ceremonies. All masks in the museum have been danced in indigenous performances and therefore are considered by collectors to be authentic."


    Another Face of Mexico: The Mask Museum of San Miguel de Allende official site.

    Admission: Adults - 100 Pesos. Children, students, school groups - Free.
    All museum proceeds are donated to the Casa de los Angeles Day Care Center in San Miguel de Allende.

    Cuesta de San Jose #32, Colonia Azteca.
    Visits are by appointment only. Must call ahead.
    It is a short, uphill, walk from Centro.
    Tel: 415-154-4324
    Cell: 044-415-149-1563
    E-mail:

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  • Cris
    June 10, 2019
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    We found this little guy hanging out on our doorstep. He is a sweetie and craving some lovin'. Before taking him down to the SPCA, I thought I'd check here first. We would keep him ourselves but are heading back to the States on Friday. Will need a trip to the vet for shots and such. Private message me if you or someone you know needs a companion.
  • Glenn Wilson
    June 10, 2019
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    Cafe Arab'ella is a great spot for a light bite before the theater or breakfast or brunch anytime. Or, just a nice cup of coffee. They are located across from the Shelter Theater. The menu features coffee, all day breakfast and light bites.

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    I've had the coffee, bagel, hummus and veggie burger, but not all at the same time. Everything was great. My wife likes the Mezze plate.

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    The breakfast bagel egg sandwiches look awesome as does the all beef cheese burger.

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    Arabella always has chess sets and other board games available. Indoor and outdoor are seating available.

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    Cafe Arab'ella
    Vicente Guerrero 1
    San Miguel de Allende
    044 415 197 1666

    Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.
    Tuesday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
    Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.
    Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.
    Friday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm.
    Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm.
    Sunday closed.

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