San Miguel de Allende Favorites

May 24, 2023

HI! I’m Molly.

Here to encourage you on your own bold pursuit of intentional living as I live out my own. I’m passionate about running, spending time doing what I love and cheering others on to approach running with joy.

We recently took a trip to San Miguel de Allende and I wanted to share some of my favorite spots with you all!

My husband and I recently travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico for our anniversary trip. This was my second time visiting the city and I LOVED it! It’s clean, safe, beautiful, walkable. What more could you want?! We had such a wonderful time there and for anyone thinking about visiting/has a trip planned, I wanted to share some of my favorites while there!


It’s a fairly short flight from Texas into one of the big airports outside of San Miguel - Querretaro or Leon. We flew into Querretaro and then hired Rey to drive us into San Miguel. I’m sure you could get a taxi or an uber from there, too, but we felt safest hiring a driver ahead of time that we trusted and cannot recommend him enough! 

There are a ton of great, affordable hotel options in the city. We picked this one close to the city center and thought it was a perfect location for everything we did. I will say…the wifi never worked and using my hotspot was less than stellar. Keep that in mind if you’re planning any working from the hotel moments ;) I also didn’t expect to want a pool, but we ended up hopping in the pool daily! It was such a fun bonus to have there! 


  • Tostevere: Our favorite! Intimate, incredibly kind staff and some of the best food we had in the city.
  • Quince: You can’t go to SMA and not come here! It has one of the best rootops and fun live entertainment some nights, too!
  • Luna: Located on top of the Rosewood hotel! The best rooftop restaurant in terms of view. It’s stunning, but food was sub-par. I 100% recommend it because the view is unbeatable! 
  • La Grotta: We never went, but heard they have great pizza
  • Lavanda Cafe: A specialty coffee shop that we happened to visit three times because we loved it so much! 
  • Raices: A great option for any meal, all their food looked delicious! 
  • Rustica: Go for brunch! It was so crowded, which was a good sign we made the right decision. Everything was delicious! 
  • Cafe Rama: This was Dom’s favorite spot! We went for breakfast and there was live jazz while there, so perfect! 
  • La Favolosa: This newer spot had my favorite mocktails - they were insane! Plus, their pizza is delicious.


Los Senderos 

Mask Museum 

Mercado de Artesanias 

Mercado Ignacio Ramirez

Fabrica La Aurora 

Botanical Garden

San Miguel is the perfect city for walking around and popping your head into all the shops. We never once paid for a taxi or uber because we walked everywhere. If you love eating good food and walking around new cities, San Miguel is perfect for you! 

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