Thursday, August 15, 2013

San Miguel’s Magical Rooftop Experience

With such clement weather here in San Miguel, many of the restaurants are rooftops offering stunning views of the city.

Most people want to see the lights but I think the daytime vistas are breathtaking.

Here are my three favorite rooftops that I take people to when I want to show off just how dazzling our city views are.

One thing they all have in common? Great service. To me, one of the most important elements of the total restaurant experience is great service.

Salud to the staff at all three restaurants for making my encounter one of the best each and every time I go.

Buen Apetito!

Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar - Rosewood Hotel
Nemesio Diez 11

Because this is one of the more luxurious hotels in the city, people often dismiss this restaurant/bar as being too pricey.

Think again. Honestly, you can have a small plate and a drink for just under 200 pesos or about $15. If I remember correctly, that’s less than the price of a glass of wine at the Trump in Chicago.

The view – PRICELESS.
La Azotea - Umaran 6

This bar, my favorite in San Miguel, also serves small plates and has a mixture of outdoor tables along with covered booths and really cozy couches. Take your pick depending on your mood and try getting up from one of those couches when you’ve had a glass of wine or two on a Tuesday night.

I love the Jicama Taco and happen to think it’s the best taco in Mexico. Served on a Jicama tortilla, I had it with lightly breaded shrimp topped with fried leeks, mayo with chipotle and a tamarind sauce.

I also recently discovered and love this tuna on a thick-cut potato chip with a balsamic vinegar reduction.

La Posadita - Cuna De Allende 13
Tell them that Rick Bayless sent you. When asked awhile back, this was one of the few places Bayless recommended for great Mexican food in San Miguel. It has continually withstood the test of time.

I’ve been here many times for just a drink and you get the same royal treatment as when you eat a meal.