Three Bites

San Miguel de Allende offers a wide range of food options including several excellent establishments with Mediterranean fare. The following are my current recommendations:

I ate twice seated on the terrace of Café Firenze (Italian) at Plaza San Antonio 2 overlooking the church. Both the potato and leek soup and the butternut squash soup were rich and delicious. The servings are relatively small at this upscale restaurant. A three-course comida one afternoon included salmon as the main course and a chocolate dessert with whipped cream and swirls of raspberry sauce.

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La Brasserie (French-Mexican) is open evenings at Jesus 11 and run by the daughter of the woman who has long-run Café de la Parroquia at the same location during the day. I had a wonderful fettuccini carbonara after disappointing versions of the dish at two other local restaurants.

Fenicia (Lebanese) at Zacateros 73 serves two skewers of chicken, mushrooms and green pepper with a warm onion salad, humus and pita. While the restaurant opens at noon, the afternoon I ate there the staff was late in arriving. However it was worth the short wait for the kitchen to get into gear.

Sylvia of Greece on Wheels delivers meals ordered by phone a day in advance. Natura, the organic grocery store on Ancha San Antonio, regularly stocks her homemade spanakopita and baklava; there are flyers at the front counter with full information about her service.

image & text copyright © 2013 by N. A. Diaman, all rights reserved

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