Monday, January 15, 2024

La Azotea: Home of the Jicama Taco

On the top of the list of classic SMA flavors is the Jicama Taco from La Azotea, the signature taco of SMA. La Azotea has sold over 56,000 Jicama Tacos since they first opened in February, 2005 and started making them several years later. A texturally adventurous bite, the shell is made with a Jicama slice then topped with shrimp (there are other options too but the shrimp is the best), fried leeks, mayo with chipotle and a tamarind sauce.
Check out the Happy Hour that runs Monday through Thursday but who says your own personal happy hour has to start at 5:00 PM? There are no rules here so if you want a shot of tequila at noon when they open, go for it – you’ll notice plenty of people that already have.
Each time they’ve changed managers - first there was Eduardo, then Ram then Teru – we were convinced that they just couldn’t get any better. Well, meet Juan José Miguel Busto, who’s got first-class service in his DNA and happens to be Eduardo’s cousin.
It’s the first place we went to when we landed over a decade ago and it’s the last place we went to on New Year’s Day. It remains at the head of the class when it comes to those three basic essentials -food, service and ambiance.
From infamous Scorpio parties to photographing actresses posing in opulent necklaces to my son, who came to SMA for the first time in 2017 and wanted to eat at La Azotea every night after tasting his first Jicama Taco, La Azotea is one of the much loved ingredients in SMA’s culinary narrative. A complete list of SMA’s most iconic foods will be published next month. La Azotea Umaran #6 Phone: 415-152-8265 Centro - San Miguel de Allende Hours: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 AM except Friday and Saturday until 2:00 AM Manager: Juan José Miguel Busto