San Miguel de Allende Restaurants

Get ready to be swept away by the charm and allure of San Miguel de Allende! This breathtaking city spans over 950 miles, a mere 5% of its entity’s territory. With a population of around 85,000 people, it’s no surprise that over 20% of its inhabitants are foreigners – many of whom hail from the United States. Dubbed as an expat haven, San Miguel de Allende boasts a rich history that dates back to 1542 when the town of San Miguel el Grande was founded by the Franciscan friar Fray Juan de San Miguel.

In 1826, the town was granted city status and was renamed in honor of Ignacio Allende, one of Mexico’s Independence heroes. Since the 1950s, San Miguel de Allende has become a sought-after destination for American tourists who either spend long seasons or call it their home. With a year-round temperature range of 72 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, any time is perfect for a visit. But if you’re looking for the ultimate experience, plan your trip between November and April when rain is scarce, and the city is even more delightful. Today the city is famous for it’s restaurants and numerous rooftop cantinas.

And there’s no better time to experience San Miguel de Allende than on September 15, the anniversary of the Mexican Independence, which is celebrated with great fervor in the city. Get ready to immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture and bask in the warmth of its people as you explore this enchanting city.

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