San Miguel de Allende, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is one of Mexico’s hottest destinations for foreigners and Mexican natives alike. It is a city with a variety of cultural activities, colonial architecture to admire, and an artsy vibe about it.
Also, in recent years, Guanajuato’s pride and joy has also become one of the country’s go-to destinations for food and drink, and with a city as beautiful as this one, you might as well indulge with a view. Below is our guide to rooftop bars and restaurants in San Miguel de Allende.
This rooftop has a front seat view of the Parroquia. Wood is the predominant motif and can be seen in the rustic tables, long bar, and stunning tree in the central patio — all while keeping an elegant essence. Apart from their fresh cocktails, like tequila with cucumber or gin with mandarin orange, you can also sample contemporary dishes of international cuisine.
The rooftop of this quaint boutique hotel transports you high above the beautiful city. The colonial architecture is mixed with a touch of European design, which creates a unique space to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. The restaurant focuses on “responsible cuisine”, using local ingredients and traditional techniques.
The ideal way to end your day after exploring San Miguel is on this rooftop located in the historic center. The space offers everything from fine French pastries to sushi, satisfying the tastes of nearly everyone that enters. At night the spot transforms into a bar with music perfect for dancing.
Apart from the view of the Parroquía, the best moments at this rooftop are lived at sunset, and even more so if you are sipping on a drink that was prepared behind the long bar. The spot’s food consists mainly in modern Mexican gastronomy, and one of the signature dishes are the jicama tacos — ideal for the heat.
This cosmopolitan rooftop bar (also found in Mexico City) offers up stunning bougainvillea-lined views of the Parroquía. Enjoying the peaceful ambiance while sipping on a mezcal Jamaica drink makes this the place to be. The vista is complimented by the amazing food. Be sure to order the artichokes or rib eye portobello tacos — they’re delicious.
Without a doubt, Luna Bar is one of the most spectacular restaurant bars overlooking San Miguel. Romantic and starry, this famous spot offers martinis, margaritas, and other cocktails prepared by some of the best mixologists in the region. A most original menu offers international tapas suitable for all palates. Open days and evenings, this Rosewood Hotel property is a must for iconic views, drinks, and dining.
The Rooftop at Hotel Nena
Hotel Nena’s hang-out spot is located on a quiet, leafy street away from the bustle and crowds of the San Miguel’s artsy town center. Atop this chic six-room boutique hotel you will find the rooftop restaurant bar with a chill-out vibe. Catch the breeze and the amazing views of the city’s churches while sipping on a margarita or a gin tonic lavanda. Food is served from the restaurant below, Nextia.
Trazo at Hotel 1810
This is a third-floor restaurant bar lit in warm, soft lighting of golden hues. It serves a delightful European influenced menu with a splash of Asian inspiration. The sophisticated elegance of this rooftop allows 360 degree views of the city — but your eyes may be averted to the beautiful food presentation. Added to the views and cuisine are an extensive wine list, spectacular service and music most evenings.
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