Monday, June 6, 2022

SMA’s Cheap Eats: W Cantina

SMA is the place to eat for cheap these days. Chefs and restaurant owners are now opening more casual places, like Tito Martinez new carnita place, Santa Maciza at Barranca #42 or Chef JJ Castaneda, who is now a partner and cooking at W Cantina at Salida a Celaya #6. Ask for his new menu, full of fresh ideas for W’s bar food; he’s put his magic touch on each and every dish.
Filling out our article on hamburgers, we hit another jackpot with this former San Francisco chef’s version of an In and Out burger. It’s made of all beef, upper chuck, from his butcher on Quebrada and Mesones; the same guy he used for his lamb at Mesa Marrakesh. It consists of 2 patties, 75 grams each, onion stuffed with a mustard crust, a house made brioche bun, pickles, Tillimook American cheese and Thousand Island dressing. $185 pesos. For dessert, The Margarita Pie: a delicious key lime cheesecake, orange cream and tequila granite. $65 pesos. We split both the burger and dessert; a bargain at $125 pesos for the quality of this burger. By the time we finished comida it was 5:00 PM; time for a real Margarita and a dose of sunshine to top off the perfect day. W Cantina Salida a Celaya #6 San Miguel de Allende Hours: Phone: 984 153 1303 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday: CLOSED Friday – Saturday: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM