have you been to San Miguel de Allende?

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have you been to San Miguel de Allende?

Post by Brian J Lark » Tue, 25 Jun 1996 04:00:00


We plan to stop in San Miguel de Allende while driving to
Oaxaca and would appreciate your recommendations for lodging,
restaurants, special places to visit (or avoid), and the like.

Overnight security for our car is a concern.


 
 
 

have you been to San Miguel de Allende?

Post by David Barret » Fri, 28 Jun 1996 04:00:00


We stayed at a wonderful, moderately priced place called Villa
Mirasol.  It was around $50/night, including a great breakfast.  The
rooms have beautiful boveda brick ceilings, and it's just a few blocks
from the zocalo.  For food, there're a lot of good places, but one we
particularly liked was Bugambilia -- lovely atmosphere and truly
gourmet food.  It's a bit pricey, though, so if you're on a tight
budget I would try something else.  San Miguel is a fantastically
beautiful town, but because it has a large gringo population, prices
in general are a lot more expensive than almost anywhere else in
Mexico.  If you're longing to connect with some English-speaking
folks, head for the library, which is the hub for the gringo
community.  All the big churches, including the famed cathedral, are
worth exploring, but we liked the one that had big piles of toys that
sick children had placed in offering to their patron saint.  Can't
remember the name of it, but it's only a block or so from the zocalo.
Benito Juarez park is lovely too.  But most of all, just take time to
walk around town.  The houses lining the cobblestone streets are all
painted in different bright colors, and the doors are works of art.  
Visually, it's a stunning place.  Bienvenudo.
 
 
 

have you been to San Miguel de Allende?

Post by Doug Jonatha » Fri, 28 Jun 1996 04:00:00



> We plan to stop in San Miguel de Allende while driving to
> Oaxaca and would appreciate your recommendations for lodging,
> restaurants, special places to visit (or avoid), and the like.

> Overnight security for our car is a concern.



We stayed last July (95) in the Aristos Hotel.  We booked
it in advance for $35.00 US per night, through a toll free number.
It was not quite in the centre of town, but had a lovely view of
the town, and had lots of parking.  We'd recommend it.

We found that San Miguel was very pretty, with lots of good restaurants.
A good day trip would be a visit to Queretaro (1 hour by bus).  That
city has a really nice colonial central district, as well as an
aqueduct that could have come straight out of Roman times.

Douglas

 
 
 

have you been to San Miguel de Allende?

Post by mswig.. » Mon, 01 Jul 1996 04:00:00


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Yes, it almost reminded me of Colonial Mexico in a cute-Disneyland sort of way.
M.
 
 
 

have you been to San Miguel de Allende?

Post by JMccl102 » Thu, 04 Jul 1996 04:00:00


My friends Jack and Aurea Edburg have several apartments.  
You can call them at 01152 415 2 10 25 at home.  
Note that the San Miguel area code has changed to 415.
They are friendly and talkative and can direct you to some good
restaurants.  The apartments are near (200 yards) the Instituto Allende
which you will want to see.

You definately want to get your car off the street.  Parts disappear over
night starting with mirrors and antenna.    Bigger parts soon follow.
Also, cars get scratched from kids, bicycles.   Jack has a somewhat empty
factory building near his home (400 yards) where you can leave your car.
He also has an area that holds three cars inside the walls to his
home/apartment/yard.

Have fun.

Jim
Houston

 
 
 

have you been to San Miguel de Allende?

Post by Eva Varg » Fri, 05 Jul 1996 04:00:00


I missed the original posting on San Miguel de Allende but I would like to
add that I lived in this beautiful colonial city in the summer of 1993.
Unlike most Americans who visit San Miguel, I was neither a student of art
nor retired.  I spent three months teaching at La Casa Hogar Don Bosco (an
orphanage) and working with the city's youth sports program.  I had a
fabulous time and hope that I'll get the chance to return.

In regards to restaurants I would recommend:  El Ten Ten Pie (an
inexpensive taqueria) and Mama Mia's (a rather spendy Italian restaurant).
  In addition, each night there are street vendors that sell the best
tacos/burritos in the world!  : )

Have a great time,  Eva


Quote:> My friends Jack and Aurea Edburg have several apartments.  
> You can call them at 01152 415 2 10 25 at home.  
> Note that the San Miguel area code has changed to 415.