• Glenn Wilson
    78
    Update: Now open Fridays and Saturdays 1-8 pm for dining in the restaurant. Delivery service continues. Reservations recommended. More info in comments below.

    Update: Open Fridays and Saturdays in June for delivery. More details below in comments.

    Update Mar 27, 2020: Closed. For about three weeks and then they will re-evaluate. I will note here when they are re-opening. **

    Felix started with a taco cart about 13 years ago. Then, one cold and rainy day he and Gloria moved the furniture around in their living room and invited customers inside their home. Today, Tacos Don Felix serves up fantastic and authentic Mexican food in a beautiful restaurant that seats about sixty.

    This ain't no taco stand! They converted the garage into a kitchen; what was the kitchen is now the bar; the back area of the dining room used to be the backyard but it all comes together seamlessly. They recently added a separate bar on the third floor and the second floor is residential.

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    Dining at TDF (Tacos Don Felix) is a delight for your eyes and your taste buds. And, when you enter their home, they treat you like family.

    We live about a 30 second leisurely walk away from TDF and are neighbors and friends with the whole Don Felix family. They are only open on weekends. Before we lived full time in San Miguel de Allende we would make sure to include some weekend in trips here so we could dine at TDF.

    I have eaten food at or from TDF over a hundred times in the almost two years we have lived here and I have dined there dozens of times with friends. Based on my experience and the feedback from others I'm going to share my insider tips and what you should order if you don't already have a favorite.

    Short version: the enchiladas are magic.

    First, they will bring you a complementary appetizer of pork or chicken (it varies) on a tostado. If you prefer a meatless appetizer tell them when they seat you and they will instead bring you a tostado with huitlacoche (a Mexican corn fungus delicacy; somewhat mushroom like).

    Their speciality drink is a margarita. It is $100 pesos and is as big as your head. They also have a selection of beers and wine and mixed drinks.

    Order some guacamole. It is as good as any I've ever had.

    If you prefer no-meat and no-cheese, I recommend Enchiladas Glenn (<- that's me). It's not on the menu. It is the cheese enchiladas, without the cheese, and stuffed with beans instead. It is served with rice, and topped with fried potatoes and carrots. The beans are made with vegetable oil. These are my favorite enchiladas ever. If you prefer a salad, try the house salad which includes nuts, avocados, dried fruit and is a full meal. It's a great salad. Another way to go is to just order some tortillas and a plate of rice, beans and guacamole. You can also get a nice order of vegetables, grilled or boiled. If boiled specify no oil and no fat if that is your preference.

    If you eat cheese get the cheese enchiladas ("enchiladas del portal" on the menu). Update June 21, 2019: I just checked with TDF and the enchiladas are cooked on a grill that is also used for meat products.

    For meat eaters, order the Enchiladas Gloria. This is Gloria's signature dish. Who's Gloria? Gloria is Mrs. Don Felix and she runs the kitchen. Enchiladas Gloria are 2 chicken and 2 pork enchiladas with red sauce and green sauce. People rave about them.

    The enchiladas are mildly spicy and you can add more heat and flavor with the salsas on the table.

    If you can not tolerate any picante, you could get the grilled chicken. It comes with a side salad and "Mexican" baked potato (not a russet potato). If you prefer vegetables, or rice, or beans instead of the side salad or the baked potato, they will gladly substitute. Instead of the grilled chicken, you could get the Caesar Salad. Or, you can get the Caesar Salad with the grilled chicken on top (not on the menu). It's a classic combo and one of my wife's favorite dishes.

    The entrees above are all about $130 pesos; except the Caesar salad plus grilled chicken is $180. (Daily specials, beef fillet and pork ribs are more.) They have lots more on the menu and usually have specials with rib eye, salmon, and shrimp ... but, for the real magic, try the enchiladas!

    Did you leave room for dessert?
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    Friday 5pm - 10pm.
    Saturday 2pm - 10pm.
    Sunday 1pm - 9:30pm.
    Closed Monday - Thursday.

    The restrooms are clean and modern. Most of the servers speak great English. Cash only, no credit cards.

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    Fray Juan de San Miguel 15, San Rafael, 37896 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
    415 152 5719


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  • Glenn Wilson
    78
    Tacos Don Felix will be open Friday May 15 for deliveries. Just Friday this week. I don't yet know what the plans are for the following week.

    Orders will be accepted on Diego's (Felix's and Gloria's son) Whatsapp through Wednesday Friday morning: 415 153 2819. Also contact Diego with any questions.

    The full menu is available.

    Thursday they will buy for the orders received through Wednesday. On Friday they will prepare and deliver the orders between 4 and 6.

    Delivery charge of 50 pesos and please tip the delivery person. Cash Only.
  • Glenn Wilson
    78
    Cash Only.

    This menu is from the Internet Wayback Machine for TDF with a couple of comments. No prices and maybe not 100% current. Their current website just says they are closed until contingency ends. Check with Diego for current prices.

    Appetizers
    • Volcanes (3 Piezas).
    • Arrachera, cebollas y queso gratinado.
    • Quesadillas de huitlacoche (4 piezas).
    • Guacamole.
    • Nachos.
    • Gringas (2 piezas) con queso y Arrachera.

    Salads
    • Ensalada Cesar (1 persona)
    • Ensalada de la casa: lechuga, jitomate, pimiento, aguacate, nuez, zanahoria y jícama.
    • Ensalada para la mesa (3 personas).
    3 aderezos / Vinagreta / Cesar / Roquefort.

    Soups
    • Sopa de tortilla.
    • Sopa de médula.
    • Caldo de pollo.(1 pieza)
    • Sopa de cebolla.

    Daily specials
    • Salmón.
    • Camarones.
    • Rib-eye steak.

    Enchiladas
    • Verdes con pollo.
    • Endiabladas con Arrachera y Salsa roja.
    • Tradicionales con Tortilla de harina y arrachera.
    • Mexicanas rellenas de huitlacoche y salsa verde.
    • Del Portal clásicas.
    • San Miguelenses (no crema).
    • Gloria: 2 piezas de pollo, 2 piezas puerco, salsa verde y salsa roja.
    * Estos platillos se sirven con crema, queso y frijoles.

    Beef and Pork
    • Filete de Res Marcial: cocinado a la plancha con chile chipotle, espinacas y queso gratinado.
    • Filete de Res Don Diego: corte en medallón con salsa de champiñones, papa y legumbres.
    • Filete de Res a la Tampiqueña: servido con arroz, frijoles, guacamole y una enchilada.
    • Filete de Res Toreado: servido con dos enchiladas rojas y frijoles.
    • Costillas de cerdo a la BBQ: servidos con arroz.

    Chicken
    • Pollo a la parrilla: servido con ensalada y papas.
    • Pollo de la casa: Empanizado y relleno de queso y jamón, servido con ensalada y papas.
    • Milanesa de Paul: Milanesa de pollo servido con arroz y verduraz al vapor.

    Tacos
    • Plato combinado de 7 tacos: Arrachera, costilla, cerdo, huitlacoche, camarón, pollo y chistorra. Servido con cebollitas asadas.

    Cold drinks
    • Refresco.
    • Limonada.
    • Naranjada.
    • Agua de horchata.
    • Margaritas.
    • No beer currently.

    Desserts
    • Postre de la Casa.
    • Postre Especial.
    They usually have Flan and Pecan Pie.
  • Tom Switser
    7
    Glenn, I loved your review! It brought back so many great memories of our dining experiences at TDF with friends and it made me really hungry! There are so many great choices on the menu but I can't ever get past the Enchiladas Gloria. Still the best I ever had anywhere. I sure miss the food, the warm greetings from Felix, Diego and Lalo and especially the big hug from Gloria on the way out past the kitchen!
  • Glenn Wilson
    78
    Tacos Don Felix will be open Friday May 22 for deliveries. Again, just Friday this week. They plan on adding a couple of delivery drivers this week. I hear they got a little swamped last week.

    Orders will be accepted on Diego's (Felix's and Gloria's son) Whatsapp through Thursday: 415 153 2819. Also contact Diego with any questions. But they could cut orders off before end of day Thursday if they get more than they can handle, so get your order in early

    The full menu, above, is available.

    Delivery charge of 50 pesos and please tip the delivery person. Cash Only.
  • Glenn Wilson
    78
    They are open again for deliveries, this Friday June 5. Orders accepted through Friday at about 2pm. But don't wait until the last minute!

    Orders will be accepted on Diego's (Felix's and Gloria's son) Whatsapp through Thursday: 415 153 2819. Also contact Diego with any questions.

    The full menu, above, is available, more or less. Maybe beer?

    Delivery charge of 50 pesos and please tip the delivery person. Cash Only.
  • Glenn Wilson
    78
    Update June 6: Open today. Open Fridays and Saturdays in June for delivery. They are in the process of getting their Health First certification. Until that happens they will be open every Friday and Saturday for delivery. Saturday hours are from 1pm to 8pm.

    Orders will be accepted on Diego's (Felix's and Gloria's son) Whatsapp through Thursday: 415 153 2819. Also contact Diego with any questions.
  • Glenn Wilson
    78
    Update June 24: Now open Fridays and Saturdays 1-8 pm for dining in the restaurant. Reservations recommended.

    Delivery service continues also Friday and Saturday 1-8pm.

    For reservations or delivery contact Diego, Whatsapp or call: 415 153 2819.
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