Saturday, August 8, 2020

A Tribute to Chef Michael Coon

My palate has undergone something of a renaissance over the past 8 years since I  first met Chef Michael Coon. He’s been cooking in San Miguel de Allende since 2009 with a brief, 3 year stint in Mexico City. I met him in 2013, the year I moved to SMA. What impressed me the most is that he lives and breathes all things food, 24/7. He’s influenced my taste in food more than any other chef in San Miguel de Allende.

Channeling San Pasqual, Marco Polo, Anthony Bourdain and having a lookalike complex with Richard Branson, he’s always favored Jamie Oliver’s teaching style. Wolfgang Puck was the first, famous chef he met that influenced him. I’ve never come across anyone, curious about the world, that isn’t just a little bit envious of this chef. He’s traveled over 40 countries to get here.

A well-known world food and travel expert, Michael Coon is the former Travel Director and Co-Creator of the Culinary Institute of America’s World of Flavor tours. He created culinary adventures  went far beyond the momentary food experience. If you want to know the dishes that will find their way into mainstream dining this next year, he’s the chef to ask. He’s worked as a consultant to one of our favorite stores, Williams-Sonoma and General Mills is among his many, devoted clients.

His knowledge of global flavors and ingredients is astonishing. He says the wood grilled fish in Laos, the high-fire hawker stands in Thailand, grilled lamb intestines in Sicily, Pide at a back road restaurant near Ephhesus, Turkey, sardines in Essorira, Morocco, wok fried river fish basted in butter and soy on a crowded street in Cambodia and eating barefoot in the sand in Kerala, India, are some of the many experiences that have shaped his cooking style.

 

Chef Michael Coon’s favorite ingredient right now (it changes often) is Coco Amino Acid. A salty, savory seasoning sauce made from the fermented sap of coconut palm and sea salt, the sugary liquid is used to produce a variety of food products. Coconut aminos is similar in color and consistency to light soy sauce, making it an easy substitute in recipes. It’s available at Luna de Queso. Another ingredient we discovered from the chef is Spicy Chili Crisp which he used as a topping on ice cream. With a huge cult following, it’s actually good on everything from noodles and soft serve ice cream to peanut brittle. It’s spicy, salty and savory all at the same time and contains umami. The crunchy bits are everything from fried shallots to garlic and chili flakes. The brand, Lao Gan Ma, has been around since 1997; addicting the better half of China’s Guizhou province before it came to North America.


Living in Mexico, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the food I want on my altar at Day of the Dead, after I’m gone. Chef Coon’s Butternut crispy tortilla short rib tacos is my first choice. This chef, who is crazy about all things tacos, just created one of the best taco in SMA. Don’t tell La Azotea; but it rivals the Jicama taco, which has reigned as the best in SMA for over a decade.

What else has he cooked for us lately besides the Butternut crispy tortilla short rib tacos? Fresh sautéed porcini mushrooms over buttered toasted sourdough, a Bahn Mi sandwich with pork chops, pickled daikon and carrots, apple, spicy mayo and cilantro, Udon Noodles with pork dumpling meatballs, fresh sweet corn, pork belly and umami sauce and Ice cream with spicy chile crisp topping.

My first tasting in his kitchen was the Best of World Street Food, back in 2013 - a menu that included Spicy Ginger Pork Dumplings from China, Vietnamese Ban Mi Sandwiches from Saigon, Tacos al Pastor from Mexico, Herbalicious Fried Dough from Italy and Homemade Creamy Ice Cream. He changes up the offerings every time; it’s a fabulous, southern BBQ one night and at the next dinner, the entire meal is made with Tequila. Michael has come into his own with Asian food; he’s one of the best Asian chefs we know.

In addition to organizing festivals and other food events, Michael does culinary tours and has cooked with some of the best chefs in the world. Even when he isn’t on the road, he makes you feel like you’re on tour. On one culinary trek, he transported us to Japan; eating one of his best dishes ever: Okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake that’s made with cabbage and shallots topped with crispy pork belly, bonito flakes, Japanese mayo, bull dog sauce and toasted nori. At that dinner, he also served Pok Pok Wings marinated in fish sauce and garlic sweet water, twice cooked, then stir fried with sweet chili paste and fried garlic; Korean Short Rib Tacos in lettuce cups with rice noodles, kimchi, cucumber relish, snow peas, and Asian pear and Pork Dumpling Ramen with shiitakes, smoked corn, carrots and criminis.

So how do you top a dinner like that? With a little alchemy, and a lot of tequila. 

I was fascinated with his menu for his Tequila dinner, using Herradura and Casa Dragones, two of Chef Coon's favorite tequilas. His menu boasted some pretty spectacular tequila combinations: Alder Smoked Jalapeño stuffed with cheese - but when we got there it was also stuffed with shallots and crab and was wrapped in bacon and served with a shaved beet, tomato jam and tequila Serrano Chile jam; Gazpacho Macho: a tequila infused tomato and roasted red pepper juiced, minced cucumber, yellow pepper, orange and yellow carrots, cherry tomatoes, crushed almonds with cilantro, basil and olive oil; Tequila Lime Chicken smothered with Tequila, lime, garlic, shallots and olive oil with tequila reduction sauce, served with cabbage and red onion, tangy Asian slaw and tequila vinaigrette tossed green beans and almond Tequila and lemon and orange zest cake with whipped tequila cream. Like all of his food, every dish was complex, with layers upon layers of flavors. Every dish was perfectly executed, taking tequila to a whole new level for me.

There were many remarkable meals to follow. I'll be the first to admit I was on an Italian kick after I went to the dinner honoring Italian chef, Marcella Hazan. We were rewarded with three of the best Chicken dishes: Pan-roasted Chicken with Rosemary, Garlic and White Wine; Fricasseed Chicken Abruzzi-style with Rosemary, White Wine, Cherry Tomatoes and Olives and Chicken Cacciatore. 

Remember, this chef was cooking all these remarkable, global menus before most of the restaurants opened in SMA; he was a one man show. In fact, it’s no surprise that the dozens of meals we ate with the chef remain, to this day, some of our favorites. His dinners were also teeming with fascinating people, like Melissa Perry Barnett, an alumni of Alice Water’s Chez Panisse and Susan Purdy, author of Pie in the Sky, who joined him for a high altitude baking class.

Pedro Miguel Schiaffino of Malabar

 Micha Tsumura of Maido 
Chef Virgilio Martínez Véliz of Central

Chef Rodolfo Castellano of Origen, Oaxaca and Winner, Top Chef Mexico, Season 1.

One of the things he does best is to inspire people to travel. You could tour on your own but then, you wouldn’t be standing in the kitchens of Chef Eduardo García or Chef Rodolfo Castellano if you did. We were also honored, thanks to Michael, to finally cook with Top Chef Mexico’s Season one winner, Rodolfo Castellano, of Origen Oaxaca and my culinary idol pictured above, Chef Susana Trilling, of Seasons of My Heart in Oaxaca. I ended up doing two, month long trips to Oaxaca and month long trips to Peru and Guatamela just to eat. Michael provided me access to many chefs: Pedro Miguel Schiaffino of Malabar; Micha Tsumura of Maido - a Japanese-Peruvian restaurant in Lima that delivered the best 10 course lunch we’ve eaten anywhere in the world and a culinary rendezvous at Central; then the #4 restaurant in the world and the #1 restaurant in Latin America, where Chef Virgilio Martínez Véliz  transported us from the Pacific ocean to the Amazon to the Andes; feasting on 17 courses that were innovative, thought-provoking, and artistically complex. In all the travel experiences I’ve had in the past 50 years, these were some of the most rewarding.

So what’s he been up to now that he’s back in SMA? Private dinners for smaller groups; bring your favorite pod. He’s also doing guest chef spots and consulting. 

Michael also happens to be a great guy. With a larger than life personality, he speaks with authority and laughs with total passion. He’s spiritual and deeply religious; Guadalupanas from another mother. A perfect salesman, he can easily get to yes without any effort at all. To know him is to love him. Men aspire to be him and women want to be his best friend. If there’s a strong cast of characters in the room, he’s always at the head of the pack. A master storyteller, he’s seasoned by his culinary treks throughout the world. He’s also a singer, an actor, a yogi, a photographer and has served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Napa Valley Film Festival. He also writes; he’s working on his first book.

We love a culinary pioneer who can still surprise us after all these year. 

Welcome home chef and Buen Provecho!

Contact Chef Michael Coon by calling 415-117-6570. Touch base on Facebook or cookcoon Instagram or email him at Michaelalbertcoon@gmail.com.



 

 

 

 

Monday, July 20, 2020

SMA's New Restaurant Opening: Mama Mia


Back in 1975, Jose Luna and his adventurous partner, French born architect and artist, Berta, came to SMA and bought a restaurant. Today, some 45 years later, Mama Mia’s is an institution; one of the oldest and most popular tourist restaurants in SMA.



It’s history is fascinating, with countless stories of celebrated and not-so-famous celebrities dropping in, along with a continuous flow of customers (most of them tourists), gifted musicians and the staff; many who have dedicated their life to nurturing this place in order to make it genuine. It’s connected all of us who are a part of its narrative to the Luna family and to San Miguel. It’s also forged marriages, life-long friendships and pulled people back to SMA who could not escape the magic.

I’ve been part of the Mama Mia family for three years now; going there every week for Margaritas and to check up on one of our favorite bartenders: hijo and student, Adalberto Garcia Moreno (Adal), who playfully rings the bell each week to announce our arrival. We come for our SMA family; not by blood but by acceptance - another lineage that Mama Mia’s created.

In my life, there are restaurants that I’m emotionally attached to; Mama Mia’s is one of them...

I first met their former chef, Miguel Gallegos, in June of 2017, when I was doing a story on new chefs in SMA and I was eager to finally meet him, already a legend in the kitchens of SMA. The mission he took on when he was hired was to make Mama Mia’s “more organic”, incorporating the food from their farm, Rancho Luna, located behind the Sanctuary at Atotonilco. When he left, Mama Mia’s was using much of its homegrown produce in their dishes; raising hens and chickens, making their own bread, pasta, and bacon and growing all of the grain for their private label beer, Hechicera. Mission accomplished; chapter closed…

I was fortunate this past week to meet up with the owners of Mama Mia, Jose Luna and partner, Berta, in what will be the new Mama Mia’s on Hernández Macías #91 and get a sneak peek. The home dates back to the 16th century. The Luna family has been personally involved in the design of the project; Berta is the architect. Jose Luna says through his writings that he can feel the history every time he walks in the door. 

The house is rumored to have been owned by Dr. Ignacio Hernández Macías, for whom the street is named. The staff is working hard for an August opening; all of them involved in the renovation.

Prepare yourself because the new Mama Mia’s is about to steal your heart; it’s DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! The property is filled with natural wonders: enchanting light showcasing the colors of Mexico, ruins they’re still trying to decide what to do with (a choice table or perhaps another bar); an inviting fire-pit, organic gardens planted with herbs and other flora, multiple levels of dining rooms, a stage for the musicians, a hand-built pizza oven, a contemporary kitchen, a state-of-the-art Trejo coffee roaster you can sync to a laptop for perfect roasting every time and a rooftop, which will open at a later date; so much space in fact that social distancing is already part of the plan.

Although the space is large, Mama Mia somehow manages to make it feel intimate; just like being home. I’ve already claimed my stool at the bar; daydreaming of nursing the foam off a glass of Hechicera and taking a memorable, first sip of Adal’s legendary Margaritas. Happy hours are nontraditional. You know Adal’s Margaritas mean business when you can only drink one. What’s new coming out of the kitchen will be our next report.

Jose Luna and Berta’s love letter to SMA was written back in 1975 and it’s about to be rewritten again. Sleeping beauty, as Jose Luna calls it, will awaken soon. Prepare yourself for what will truly be one of the most surprising and remarkable openings in SMA. We didn’t want to give anything away in the pictures; she’s the one beauty you just have to see for yourself.

Buen Provecho!

Monday, July 6, 2020

SMA Restaurants and Food Delivery Services – July 6, 2020


Below is your go-to list of the restaurants and food delivery services in SMA, along with an address, phone number, hours and the delivery and certification status of each establishment.
The list is also posted on my blog, www.cupcakesandcrablegs.com, which I will attempt to keep current until the next one is issued later this year. Go to the July posting for the most current list. When restaurants have updates, please private message me.
The one good thing about the pandemic is that it forced most of us to try new restaurants; spreading our eating dollars around to help everyone out in a time of need.
Supporting the restaurants as often as you can right now is critical to their survival. If you want them here, you’ve got to dine in, use take-out or delivery, or buy gifts cards to help them out. They need you more than ever now; it’s just that simple.
The restaurants in SMA are excited to welcome you back. Remember the hard part - no hugging and the easy part - don’t forget to wear your mask!

Buen Provecho!
Alma Caballero – Delivery (55) 37312271
Andanza – Open. CERTIFIED. Breakfast and afternoon bar service. Hospicio #35
Andrea's Italian Restaurant - Open, CERTIFIED   Loreto #40
Mon-Thu-Fri 11 AM- 9PM/Sat-Sun 10AM – 9PM/Wednesday 12Noon-9 PM/Tuesday Closed. 415-121-7817.
Antonia Bistro – Open. CERTIFIED    San Francisco #57 415-152-7295.
Mon – Fr 1 PM – 10:00 PM/Sat- Sun 8 AM- 10 PM – Last reservation 9PM.
Antigua Trattoria Romana – Open. CERTIFIED. Zacateros y Codo #9
Hours: 8:30 AM – 10 PM. Delivery: 415-152-3790
Aperi - Open. CERTIFIED. Quebrada 101 Hours: Thu – Sun 1 PM – 9 PM (Sat closes 9:30 PM)
Armando Prats – Culinary Tour of Mexico by Chef Prats. Check Facebook for the state and dish each Thursday. Order by Saturday with delivery on Sunday. WhatsApp 415-105-6635 or email chefprats@hotmail.com
Atrio – Open. CERTIFIED Cuna de Allende #3 Daily 12 Noon – 10 PM
Aquila - Open. CERTIFIED  Jesus #3 Fri – Sat opens at 5 PM   
Bacco – Open. CERTIFIED. Hernandez Macias #59 Mon – Sat 1 PM – 10 PM Sun 1 PM – 6 PM Delivery 415-154-5513
Baja Fish Taquito - Open. CERTIFIED. Mesones #11B Daily 12:30 PM – 8 PM. 415-121-0950.
Bhaji Curry House – Correo #48 Delivery 415-152-6439
Bar at the R – Sollano #16 Menu served at The Restaurant. Delivery call 415-154-7877.
Barbacoa Famalia Rodriguez – Lib. Manual Zavala Open. CERTIFIED 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Closed Tuesday
Barbacoa Rodriguez - Open. CERTIFIED. Principal la Luz #3 Daily 8 AM – 2 PM
Bar La Chula - Open. CERTIFIED. Umaran #10 Daily: Mon – Th opens 5 PM. Fri-Sun opens at Noon. 415-152-6999.

Bautista Brothers - Open. CERTIFIED. 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Bekeb - Open. CERTIFIED. Mesones #14 Th – Sun 4 PM – 10 PM.
415-688-1355.
Bella Italia – Open. CERTIFIED. Portal de Guadalupe #12  Th – Sat 12 Noon – 9 PM Sun 12 Noon – 10 PM Uber Eats Delivery 415-514-6758
Birdies Burgers –Delivery 415-154-7877. Also on Uber Eats. Projected reopening: will advise soon
Berlin – Open. CERTIFIED. Umaran #19 Daily 5 PM – 10 PM except Sunday closed. Delivery 415-154-9432
Bonanza Grocery- Open. Delivery 415-152-1260
Bovine – Open. CERTIFIED. Canal #16. Opens 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday - Sunday. 415-121-6787.
Bruno Cucina - Open. CERTIFIED. Mesones #58 Open Mon – Sat 1 PM – 10 PM Sun 1 PM – 8 PM. 415-152-7634.
Buenos Aires Bistro – Open. CERTIFIED. Mesones #62 Daily 1 PM – 9 PM. Delivery 415-154-6390.
Buonforno Arte y Pan – Open. CERTIFIED. Sterling Dickinson #33 San Antonio Open Mon – Sat 7:30 AM – 2 PM. 415-154-0809
Bui - Open to Otomi residents only. Limited service to other areas. 415-688-0021.
Café Buen Dia – Open. CERTIFIED. Hidalgo #42. 8 AM -  4 PM except Tuesday closes at 10 PM. Delivery 415-114-9004.
Cafe Casa Blanca 7 – See Fatima.
Cafe de la Aurora - Open. CERTIFIED. Fabrica de la Aurora Mon – Sat 9 AM – 6 PM/ Sun 10 AM – 5:30 PM. 415-150-0162.
Café de La Parroquia – Open. CERTIFIED Jesus #11 Tu – Sat 8 AM – 10 PM/Sun – Mon 8 AM – 2 PM. 415-152-3161.
Cafe La Ventana - Open. CERTIFIED. Sollano y Davalos #11 Daily 8 AM – 9 PM except Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM. 415-154-7728.
Cafe Oso Azul – Open. CERTIFIED. Zacateros #17 Daily 8 AM – 10 PM. 415-121-7402.
Café Monet – Open. CERTIFIED. Zacateros #83 Mon 7:30 AM – 10 PM/ Tue – Sat 7 AM – 9 PM/ Sun 8 AM – 2:30 PM. Delivery 415-121-2563
Cafe Muro – Open. CERTIFIED.Cerrada de San Gabriel #1, El Obraje Daily 9 AM – 4 PM except Wednesday closed. 415-152-6341.
Café Rama – Open. CERTIFIED.Nemesio Diez #7. Daily 8 AM – 10 PM. Closed Monday. 415-154-9655.
Café Zentano – Open. CERTIFIED. Hernandez Macias #136. Mon – Thu 8 AM – 5:30 PM/Fri 8 AM – 9 PM/Sat 8 AM – 10 PM/Sun 8 AM – 4 PM.
415-150-0135.
Café Verintort – Open. Delivery 415-121-4398
Cafeteria Hotel Amparo - CERTIFIED. Mesones #3. Opens July 15. Hours daily 7:30 AM – 9 PM. (AMP Coffee Shop) 415-152-0819.
Cal’eh House – Open. Zacateros #45 Mercado del Carmen Daily 1 PM – 8 PM except closed on Wednesday. Delivery 415-111-4811
Canada de la Virgen – Open. CERTIFIED. Orizaba #2. Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 6 PM. Delivery 415-154-8771
Casa Nostra Restaurant Terrace and Rooftop - Open. CERTIFIED. Terraplen #8. Wed 6 PM-9 PM/ Thu 4 PM-9 PM/Fri- Sat 2 PM – 9 PM/Sun 1-8:30 PM/Closed Monday and Tuesday. 442-747-0860.
Casa Parque, Casa Sierra Nevada – Open. CERTIFIED.
Casa Secretos - (55) 3731 2271 ot (55) 2561 9906
Cava Sautto - Open. CERTIFIED.Codo #36. Mon – Th 10 AM – 8 PM/Fri-Sat 10 AM – 9 PM/Sun 11 AM – 5 PM. 415-688-2254.
Cent’anni – Open. CERTIFIED. Canal #34. Opens: 1 PM. Delivery 415-154-8044
Centro Bar SMA - Open. CERTIFIED.Portal Allende #2. Pick up and Delivery. Opens: 9 AM. 415-152-8943.
Cervecería Dos Aves – For delivery, order through their online store: 
http://es.cerveceriadosaves.com/tienda-on-line.html . You can also order from their website, Facebook messenger or WhatsApp 415-119-2578.
They will advise when the tap room is open. Growlers available soon.
Chef David Jahnke – Continuing online cooking classes. Contact david.jahnke@gmail.com.
Chef Gabriel Ordonez – Delivery. Call 415-216-5195
Chikatana – Open. CERTIFIED. Pila Seca #19. Mercado del Carmen. Daily 2 PM – 8 PM except closed Wednesday. Take out. Delivery 415-100-1286
Chiquita’s Food Delivery – Delivery 415-177-0865
Chocolates Johfrej – Open. 11 AM – 6 PM. Delivery area. Call 415-152-3191
Claudia’s Bakery – CERTIFIED. Delivery 415-151-0146
Cumpanio – Open daily 9 AM – 8 PM except closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Correo #29. CERTIFIED. Grab and Go dining. Delivery 415-152-2327
Curry A Domicilio – Delivery 415-152-6439
Dean Martini's- Open. CERTIFIED. Hidalgo #29. Opens: 3:00 PM,
DeliQ – CERTIFIED. Open. Delivery Call button on
http://deliqsma.com 
Note: DELI Q also has a GROCERY page called la DESPENSA.
Denise Rosenfeld of Postres Artesanales- Delivery 415-113-9679. Also available at Rustica.
Denver’s Los Olivos – Open. 20 de Enero Sur 44, San Antonio. W – Sat 12 Noon – 8 PM. Delivery 415-150-0539
Dilas – Delivery 415-154-1212.
Doce 18 Concept House - Open. Relox 18. CERTIFIED. 415-151-8739.
Don Lupe Grill – Open. CERTIFIED. Salida a Celaya #6. Open Fri – Wed 12 Noon – 9 PM. Closed Thursday. Delivery 415-121-3820
Don Taco Tequila - Open. CERTIFIED. Hernandez Macias #83. Mon – Sat 2 PM – 10 PM/ Sun 2 PM – 8 PM. 415-154-9608.
El Buen Cafe – Open. San Jorge #26, San Antonio. Mon – Sat 9 AM – 5 PM. Closed Sunday. Delivery 415-152-5807
El Café de la Mancha - Open. CERTIFIED.Julian Carrillo 5B Guadalupe Daily 8:30 AM – 6 PM except closed Sunday. 415-152-7930.
El Correo – Open, CERTIFIED. Correo 21-23 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Closed Tuesday. 415-152-4951.
El Encanto – Open. CERTIFIED. Recreo #84. Daily 9 AM – 10 PM except Sunday closes at 7 PM. Closed Monday.
El Manantial – Open. CERTIFIED. Barranca #78 Tu – Sat/ Sun -Mon 2 PM – 10 PM. Delivery 415-111-0007 CERTIFIED. 415-110-0007.
El Maple Panaderia – Open. CERTIFIED. Salida a Celaya #53. Mon – Fri 9 AM – 7:30 PM/Sat 9 AM – 4 PM/ Sun Closed. No Delivery 415-185-8859
El Parque – Santa Elena #2 Projected reopening: July 1
El Pato –Open. CERTIFICATION IN PROCESS.  Calz. De la Estacion #175 8 AM – 2 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Pick up and delivery 415-150-7613. Also on Uber Eats.
El Pegaso - Open. CERTIFIED. Corregidora #6.  Daily 9 AM – 9 PM. Closed Wednesday. 415-152-1351.
El Rinconcito – Open. CERTIFIED. Refugio Norte #7. 12:30 PM – 9 PM except Sun 1 PM – 7 PM and closed Tuesday. Delivery 415-154-4809/415-154 4809
El Vergel Bistro and Market – Open. CERTIFIED. Camino la Alborada #17 , Predio la Alborada. Daily 10 AM – 6 PM. Closed Monday. Delivery 415-110-2063
Enamota – te – Open CERTIFIED. Lib. Jose Manuel Zavala #165, La Luciernaga. M – Th 9 AM – 9 PM/ F - Sun 9 AM – 10 PM. Take Out. Uber Eats Delivery 415-120-5190
Fat Boys - Closed
Fatima 7 – Open. Juarez #7. Sun – Thur  Noon – 10 PM except Monday closed/ Fri-Sun 12 Noon – 10 PM.Take Out and Delivery 415-154-7877
Firenze – Open. CERTIFIED. Recreo #13. Mon – Sat 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Closed Sunday. Delivery 415-121-0763 Cell/WhatsApp 415-101-6729
Flor's Cafe - Open. CERTIFIED. Plaza Las Brisas Local #13. M – Fri 9 AM – 5 PM/ Sat 9 AM – 1 PM. Sunday closed. 415-121-2135.
Food Factory – Open. CERTIFIED. Fabrica de Aurora. Mon – Sat 12 PM – 10 PM/Sun 12 PM – 5 PM. 415-152-3982.
Garambullo – Open. CERTIFIED, Animas #46. Thu – Sun 9 AM – 4 PM. Delivery also Thursday - Saturday 415 -114-1930/415 -119-4678
Garufa – Open. CERTIFIED. Canal #28. Daily 2 PM – 10 PM. 415-154-6555
Geek and Coffee – Open. CERTIFIED. Calz de La Aurora Local 3. 10 AM – 6 PM. 415-152-3554.
Gias Burgers – Open. Potrero #14. Thu – Sun 5:30 PM – 9 PM. Delivery 415-113-6762. 415-113-6762.
Gombos Pizza - Open. CERTIFIED. Hidalgo #34. !2 Noon – 10 PM. Delivery, 415 154 6070.
Grandpa and Son – Open. CERTIFIED. Cal. De la Aurora. 12 Noon – 9 PM except Sunday closes at 6:00 PM. 415-152-5665.
Greece on Wheels – Delivery 415-111-0649
Grille Torres- Closed.
Hacienda Los Picachos – Open. CERTIFIED. Carretera SMA – Queretaro km 3. Kasoku Sushi Bar and Yo. 415-155-9254
Hanks – Open. Tuesday - Sunday opens 1:00 PM. Closed Monday.
Hand to Hand Fresh Market – Delivery 415-177-8449
Hecho en Mexico – Open. CERTIFIED. Ancha de San Antonio #8. Daily 12 Noon – 9:30 PM. 415-154-6383.
II Castillo Pizza Open. 2 – 10 PM except Sunday opens at 12 N00n. Delivery 415-121-7730
Inside Cafe – Open. CERTIFIED. Insurgentes #66. 9 AM – 9 PM except Sunday closes at 3 PM. Delivery 415-152-3999. WhatsApp 415-566-4277
Juans Café – Open. Relox 37. Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM.
Ka’ban – Open. CERTIFIED. Hernandez Macias #43-B. 1 PM – 10 PM. 773-734-3315.
Ki'bok - Open. CERTIFIED. Sollano y Davalos #1. Daily 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 984-131-7402.
KFC - Kenten’s Fried Chicken – Open. Certification in Progress. 28 de Abril Norte #61-A. Delivery 415- 151-7505.
KOE SMA – Delivery 415-119-5147
La Azotea - Open, CERTIFIED. Umaran #6. Opens daily 1 PM. 415-152-8265.
La Bahia - Open. CERTIFIED.
La Burger - Open. CERTIFIED. Carr Dolores Hidalgo – San Miguel km 7.3 Tu – Sat 1 PM – 9 PM/Sun 1 PM – 7 PM. Closed Monday. 415-185-2247.
La Café Ventana – Open. CERTIFIED. Diaz de Sollano y Davalos #11 Daily 8 AM – 9 PM except Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM. 415-154-7728.
La Canti - Open. CERTIFIED Zacateros #26  Opens 2 PM 415-133-2828
La Casa de Diezmo - Closed
La Casona – Open. CERTIFIED.Salida a Celaya #77. Pick up drive through or delivery 415-185-8501/415-114-8908
La Choperia - Open. CERTIFIED. Canal #21. 1 PM – 10 PM. Uber Eats Delivery 415-154-4545
La Chula - Open. CERTIFIED. Umaran #10 Mon – Thurs Opens 5 PM. Fri – Sun Opens 12:00 Noon 415 152 6999.
La Cucina do Afrodita – Delivery only 415-124-2435. Projected reopening: will advise.
La Comer Grocery Store – Lib. Jose Manuel Zavala, La Lejona. Daily 7 AM – 10 PM. Delivery 800-377-7333
La Dona - Open. CERTIFIED. San Francisco #32 Opens daily 1 PM   
415-688-3131
La Frontera – Open. Tuesday – Saturday 12 Noon – 8 PM. Closed Sunday and Monday. Refugio Sur #28 Delivery 415-152-4265.
La Isla – Open. Mercado Sano. Delivery 415-152-7911 Cell 415-101-0061.
La Lonja Carnicería – Open. CERTIFIED. Mesones #33 Opens 6 AM. Delivery 415-152-4124.
La Mesa Grande – Open. CERTIFIED. Zacateros #49. Daily 8 AM – 5 PM except closes 2 PM Sunday. New take-out window on Zacateros. Delivery 415-124-7441.
La Mezcaleria – Open. Correo #47. 9 AM – 9 PM. Closed Sunday. Curbside pick up and Delivery 415-121-5354.
La Muy Muy Cevicheria - Open. CERTIFIED. Sollano y Davalos #2. Opens daily 12 Noon except Sunday 11 AM. 415-121-5182.
Lapezcadeldia Fish Market – Hernandez Macias #35. Open daily 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Closed Sunday. Delivery 415-154-8498
La Posadita – Open. Cuna de Allende #13. 12:00 noon – 10 PM daily except closed on Wendesday.
La Parada – Open. CERTIFIED – waiting for sticker. Recreo #94 Delivery. Take out. Daily 12 Noon – 9 PM. Closed Tuesday. 415-152-0473
La Sabina – Delivery 415-688-2619
La Sacristia Café – Open. CERTIFIED.Canal #36 Daily 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
La Sierna Gorda - Open. CERTIFIED. Hernandez Macias #85. Tuesday - Saturday opens 1:00 PM. Sunday opens 12:00 Noon. Closed Monday.
La Tonita Fruits – Lib. Manuel Zabala #10. Delivery 415-167-2639
La Unica - Open. CERTIFIED. Sollano #14. Mon – Fri 1 PM – 10 PM. Sat – Sun Opens 8 AM. 415-688-1393.
Lavanda – Open. CERTIFIED. Hernandez Macias #87. 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Delivery 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM 415-152-1610.
Lima502- Open. CERTIFIED. Delivery 415-566-4782 Pila Seca #19 – Mercado del Carmen. Daily 1 PM – 7 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Live Aqua – Reference Zibu below
Lolita Cocina Mexicana and Bar – Open. CERTIFIED. Salida a Celaya #52. Daily 9 AM – 6 PM. Monday night open until 10 PM. Delivery 415-185-8009
Los Burritos - Open. CERTIFIED. Hidalgo #23. Daily 10:30 AM – 5:45 PM. Closed Sunday. 415-152-3222.
Los Milagros – Open. CERTIFIED. Relox #17. Mon – Thu 8 AM – 10 PM. Fri-Sat 8 AM – 10 PM. Sun 8 PM – 9 PM. Delivery 415-152-0097.

Los Milagros Terraza - Open. CERTIFIED. Salida a Queretaro #92. Monday - Thursday 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Friday-Sunday opens 9:00 AM.
Luna de Queso – Open.CERTIFIED. Josefina Orozco #10 Daily 9 AM – 5:30 PM. Closed Sunday. Delivery 415-154-8122. Note: Vendors sit just outside the entrance selling some of the best fruit we’ve seen.
Luna Rooftop Bar – Open. CERTIFIED. Nemesio Diez #11. 8 AM – 10 PM. 415-152-9700.
Madame la Lune – Mercado Sano. Delivery 415-152-2202 Cell 415-101-0076.
Mama Mia - CERTIFIED. Projected reopening July 30. Moving to new location at Hernandez Macias #91.
Mama Mia Campestre - Open. CERTIFIED. Carr al Santuario de Atotonilco KM.2. 180. 415-688-2331. Thu – Sun 12 Noon – 7 PM.  
Mama Mia Express – Open. CERTIFIED. 20 de Noviembre #51, Arcos de San Miguel. Daily 12 Noon – 8 PM. Closed Monday. Delivery 415-150-1791.
Manaia at Los Senderos - Pick up or delivery within 2 km radius 415-151-1557
Mare Nostrum – Open. CERTIFIED. Umaran #56 1 PM - 8 PM. 415-152-7420.
Maria Xoconostle - Open. CERTIFIED. Cuna de Allende #7. Sun – Tues
9 AM – 5 PM. Wed 9 AM – 9 PM. Thu – Sat 9 AM – 10 PM. 415-152-2590.
Marsala cocina con acentos – Open. CERTIFIED. Hernandez Macias #48. Monday – Saturday 12 Noon – 9 PM. Sunday Brunch: 11 AM – 3 PM. Delivery 415-152-0080.
Marulier – Open. CERTIFIED. Plaza La Luciernaga. 9 AM – 10 PM. Closed Monday. 415-120-5421
McCarthy’s Irish Pub - Open. CERTIFIED. Ancha de San Antonio #25. 415-121-4740. 1 PM – 10 PM.
Mercado Sano – Open. Delivery 415-121-3623. Ancha de San Antonio 123. 9 AM – 5 PM. Closed Sunday.
Merken Camprestre MX –Open. CERTIFIED. Thursday – Sunday 9 AM – 1 PM. Delivery 415-152-8900 (Chef Pablo Nicacio)
MiBistro 300 – Open. CERTIFIED. Quebrada #18. 8AM – 10 PM except Sun 8 AM – 6 PM. Closed Monday. Delivery 415-121-7979
Mike Espinoza, Mixologist. Drink delivery 5568160882
Mikka Sushi Bowl - Open. CERTIFIED. Salida a Celaya #51-A. 1 PM – 10 PM except Sunday closes 9 PM. 415-185-8658
MiVida – CERTIFIED. Hernandez Macias #97. Delivery. 415-152-7482 Will advise when reopening.
Mío Bistrock –Julian Carrillo 7 –C. Col. Guadalupe. 554-505-9212. Closed  temporarily.
Mon Bistro Steakhouse – 37790 San Miguel de Allende. Delivery 415-688-1989. 12 Noon – 9 PM.
Moxi - Open. CERTIFIED. Delivery: 
shop.hotelmatilda.com. WhatsApp: 415-124-0734. Open 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. New Ramen menu. Thursday cocktails in the Mui Bar upstairs $100 pesos/6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
MX Restaurante - San Francisco #8. CERTIFIED. 415-110-2100
Nectar – Correo #43. Will advise when reopening.
Neopolitian Pizza - Open. CERTIFIED. Juan Carrillo #4b, Col. Guadalupe.
1 PM – 10PM Closed Tuesday. 415-121-7249.
Nirvana- Open.CERTIFIED. 1 PM – 8 PM. Sunday 11 Noon – 8 PM
Nogal- Delivery 444-165-8406
Nomada  cocina de interpretacion – Open. CERTIFIED. DOCE 18, Relox 18. Delivery 415-124-8864 Daily 12 Noon - 10 PM Closed Tuesday. Wednesday: Tasting menu
Ocre – Hidalgo #5. Projected reopening: to be determined.
Ojo de Agua – Open. CERTIFIED. Pila Seca #32. Mon, Thurs – Sun 8 AM – 9 PM except Sunday closes at 6. Uber Eats Delivery 415-150-1389.
OKO Noodle Bar – Open. CERTIFIED. Plaza Alhondiga Local 1 F. Daily 1 PM – 8:30 PM except Sunday closes at 8 PM. Delivery and Take Out 415-110-3283
Ole Ole – Open. Callejon Loreto #66A. 1 PM – 9 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Delivery 415-688-1219.
Olio Fino Tasting Room – Open. CERTIFIED. Zacateros #83-A. Daily 11 AM – 7 PM.  415-152-3846.
Orquidea Thai – Open. Zacateros #83B. Daily 1 PM – 10 PM except Sunday closes at 9 PM. Delivery 415-150-7606.
Panaderia La Buena Vida – Open. CERTIFIED. Hernandez Macias #72. Open 8 AM – 3 PM except Sunday opens 9 AM. Delivery 415-152-2211 WhatsApp 415-117-6153 or email at LaBuenaVidaSMA@yahoo.com
Panaderia La Colmena Blue Door Bakery- Open. CERTIFIED. Reloj #21. Daily 9 AM – 9 PM except Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM. 415-152-1422.
Patrisserie Pasteleria Francesa - Projected reopening: July, 2020. Delivery 52 1 55 54 78 80 50
Panio – Open. CERTIFIED. Salida a Celaya #69. Sun – Tu 8 AM – 9 PM/ Wed – Sat 8 AM – 10 PM. Delivery 415-185-8750
Paprika - Open. CERTIFIED. Ancha de San Antonio #9A. Daily 1 PM – 9 PM Closed Monday. Delivery 415-124-2338
Pescau - Open. CERTIFIED. Jesus #21. 12 Noon – 10 PM. 415-152-8800.
Petit Four – Open. CERTIFIED. 8 AM – 2 PM. Closed Monday. Mesones #99. 8:30 AM – 8 PM except Sunday closes 6 PM and closed on Monday. Take out: order 48 hours in advance 415-154-4010. Cooking classes. Email: pacopos3@yahoo.com
Pizza Guy – Open. CERTIFIED.Lib. Jose Manuel Zavala #12. 12 Noon – 9 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Delivery 415-110-2153.
Polp S.M.A. - Open. CERTIFIED. Relox #3. 2 PM – 10 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 415-154-9208.

Pork Belly - Open. CERTIFIED. New Location opening soon.
Postres Artesanales- Delivery 415-113-9679. Also available at Rustica.
Pueblo Viejo - Open. CERTIFIED. Umaran #6. 9 AM – 10 PM except Sunday opens 1 PM. 415-152-4977.
Pura Vida/Querencia – Open. CERTIFIED. Take Out. Delivery. Margarito Ledesma #6. 415-840-6552.
Quince - Open. CERTIFIED. Cuna de Allende #15. Wed – Sun 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Curbside Pick Up. Delivery.
Restaurante del Hotel Quinta Loreto – Open. CERTIFIED. Loreto #15.
Daily 8 AM – 5:30 PM. 415-152-0042.
Restaurante 13 Cielos - Open. CERTIFIED. Correo 34. Thursday - Sunday from 1:30 PM. Closed Monday - Wednesday.
Restaurante 1826 - Remodeling - Closed Temporarily
Restaurante Santiago y Macarena – Opening July 10. CERTIFIDED. Hotel Casa Liza Bjd. Del Chorro #7. Fri – Sun 8 AM – 8 PM. 415-688-3686.
Restaurante Terraza Los Milagros - Open. CERTIFIED. Salida a Queretaro #92. Mon – Thur 1 PM – 10 PM. Fri – Sat 9 AM – 10 PM. Sun 9 AM – 9 PM. 415-150-1035.
Resraurante Tres Fuentes – Open. CERTIFIED. Baeza #7. 9 AM – 6 PM except Monday open until 8 PM. Closed Tuesday. 415-121-0143.
Restaurante Vinedos San Francisco - Open. CERTIFIED. Call 415-688-2209. W973+ 92 Huizachal. WhatsApp: 415-688-2210.
Restaurante Vinedos San Lucas - Open. CERTIFIED. W88P+6G Don Chepe. 415-688-2219.
Ruby Joy – Delivery only 415—690-7829. Online ordering: http://Rubyjoys.com.mx/
Rustica – Open. CERTIFIED. Salida a Celaya #34. Daily 8 AM – 5 PM. Delivery: WhatsApp 415-106-5569 or call 415-121-1406
Sabroso Taqueria - Open. CERTIFIED.Zacateros #41.  Opens 12 Noon. Closed Tuesday.
San Augustin Chocolates y Churros - Open. CERTIFIED. San Francisco #21. Mon – Fri 8 AM – 9 PM. Sat-Sun 9 AM – 9 PM. 415-154-9102.
San Mezcal - Open. CERTIFIED – waiting for sticker. Dine in and Take Out. 415-121-7918 Recreo #88.
Silverio Urban Coffee and Rooftop - Open. CERTIFIED. San Francisco #12. 442-287-9008. 

Soriana Super – Lib. Jose Manual Zavala #165. Daily 7 AM – 10 PM. Deliver 415-120-7411.
Smoke n Low – CERTIFIED. Open. Carr. Dolores Hidalgo – San Miguel de Allende Km. 7.4. 11 AM – 6 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Delivery 415-177-4491.
Soul Kitchen – Delivery only orders@soulkitchendelivers.com
Spice Market - Closed Temporarily. As of yet, no date set for reopening.
Starbucks – Canal #3. OPEN. Pick up. Delivery 800-288-0888
Sushi Gama - Open. CERTIFIED. Salida a Celaya frente gasolinera 5 de Mayo. Daily 1 PM – 9 PM.
Tacos Don Felix –Open. CERTIFIED. Fri – Sat 1 PM – 8 PM. Delivery Fri - Sat. WhatsApp 415-153-2819.
Taco Lab –Delivery 415-154-7877 Also Uber Eats. Will advise reopening date soon.

Tacos Don Santos - Open. CERTIFIED. Clavel(Refugio Sur) San Antonio.Thursday - Sunday. Opens at 7 PM.
Ten Ten Pie Al Carbon - Open. CERTIFIED. Sterling Dickinson #5.  Daily: 12 Noon – 8 PM. 415-121-1445.
Tio Lucas – Open. CERTIFIED. 415-152-4996. Mesones #103. Daily 12 Noon – 10 PM.
The Restaurant – Open. CERTIFIED. Sollano #16. 12 Noon – 10 PM. Closed Monday. Delivery 415-154-7877
The Soup Lady – Delivery 322-118-9129

The Tea Shop - Mercado del Carmen.Pila Seca #19. Open. CERTIFIED. Daily 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Closed Monday.
Tostévere – Open. CERTIFIED. Codo #4. Mon-Wed –Thu- Sun 1 PM – 9 PM/Fri – Sat 2 PM – 9 PM. Delivery 415-121-3075
Trazo 1810 - Open. CERTIFIED. Hidalgo #8. 415-121-3506. Wed – Sat 3 PM – 10 PM.
Tupinampa - Open. CERTIFIED. Zacateros #45. Daily 9 AM – 10 PM. 415-154-5521.
Turk – Closed briefly. Will reopen in a few weeks.
Victoria Comida Mexicana – Open. CERTIFIED. Ancha de San Antonio #35. 415-105-7001. 10 AM – 6:30 PM. Closed Sunday.
Villa Santa Monica - Open.CERTIFIED. Fray Jose Guadalupe Mojica #22. 415-152-0451.
Vivali –Open. CERTIFIED. Hernandez Macias #66. 415-196-2894. Sun – Thu 12 Noon – 9 PM/ Fri – Sat 12 Noon – 9 PM. Take Out and Delivery 415-152-0045.
Zentano Café Bistro – Open. CERTIFIED. Salida a Celaya 10 C. 415-688-1550. Mon – Thu 8 AM – 5:30 PM/Fri-Sat 8 AM – 8 PM/Sun 8 AM – 4PM.
Zibu Allende – Open. CERTIFIED. 415-150-2300. Calzada de Pres No 85. 1 PM – 10 PM except Sunday 3 PM – 10 PM.
Zumo - Reopening: July, 2020.