Los Farolitos

"Los Farolitos: A Taste Of Authentic San Miguel De Allende"

San Miguel de Allende, nestled in the heart of Mexico, is a city that pulsates with history, culture, and culinary delights. Amidst the enchanting cobblestone streets and vibrant marketplaces, there’s a hidden gem that beckons both locals and visitors alike—Los Farolitos.

Imagine stepping into a bustling Mexican market, where the aroma of sizzling spices and the sound of tortillas being freshly pressed fill the air. Los Farolitos, a family-owned culinary haven, embodies the essence of traditional Mexican cuisine. What sets them apart is their commitment to crafting dishes that capture the true flavors of San Miguel de Allende.

Los Farolitos offers an extensive menu that reads like a love letter to Mexican gastronomy. From the moment you enter, you’re greeted with the tantalizing prospect of ‘Comida Corrida.’ This, dear reader, is a full-course meal that won’t break the bank. It’s an opportunity to savor Mexico’s culinary heritage in a single sitting. Each plate is a masterpiece—a symphony of flavors expertly orchestrated.

Now, let’s delve into the lexicon of Mexican delights. Picture ‘Gorditas,’ little pockets of heaven stuffed with savory fillings. ‘Enchiladas,’ rolled tortillas drenched in a luscious sauce, a culinary masterpiece. ‘Huaraches,’ not the footwear, but rather thick tortillas adorned with an array of toppings that will make your taste buds dance. ‘Tortas,’ hearty Mexican sandwiches brimming with delectable ingredients. ‘Quesadillas,’ where cheese and tortillas unite in perfect harmony. And, of course, ‘Tacos,’ the undisputed stars of Mexican street food.

To quench your thirst, Los Farolillos presents ‘Café de Olla,’ a Mexican coffee brewed to perfection. Sip slowly and savor the warm embrace of cinnamon and piloncillo. For those seeking a refreshing alternative, there are freshly squeezed juices, a rainbow of flavors.

Now, you might wonder, what’s the heart and soul of Mexican cuisine? It’s ‘Menudo.’ A dish that embodies tradition, it’s not just a meal; it’s a cultural experience. Los Farolitos serves it up with all the authenticity and care that you’d expect from a family with over two decades of culinary expertise.

What’s truly special is their dedication to quality. Every dish is prepared to order, ensuring the freshest, most authentic experience. At Los Farolitos, there are no shortcuts, no frozen ingredients—just a commitment to culinary excellence.


As you explore the bustling ‘Ignacio Ramirez Main Market’ in San Miguel de Allende, make sure to stop by Los Farolitos at stall number 55. It’s a place where you don’t have to empty your pockets to fill your heart and satisfy your taste buds. It’s a testament to the richness of Mexican culture, where every bite tells a story, and every meal is a celebration.”

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Services and Costs in San Miguel

A colleague just asked me what are the correct prices (or fees) for services and activities in San Miguel, many people in San Miguel think that the services are truly expensive.

And it is true! some services are quite expensive and it is very important to know the real amounts.

For example, You wake up in the morning and notice that your sink has a leak. Different plumbers can be hired and the prices will go from affordable to insane. How to choose the correct one?

Well, the wise choice will be advised by your realtor. Please ask them for a list of prices or advice for an individual occasion.

Expensive vs Wise

Sometimes an expensive service is worth it, in the previous example, if you hire an experienced plumber who may charge you a big amount, will also make you save tons of money. How? Well, let’s think that the plumber is very experienced and solves the problem (1.) Fast and precise, with high-quality tools and replacements; and the job is so immaculate that your sink does not gets broken again (2.).

However, if you hire an expensive service but without experience, or if you hire a “cheap” service and the quality and knowledge are so poor; it is possible that your sink breaks very soon and you will be in a loop paying more and more every time.
So a good reference from your Realtor will protect your economy. It is used by a great Realtor to provide this reference as a courtesy.

Safety in SMA

Do not become a Target

Based on the official numbers and statistics, San Miguel is a safe place. But the most important is how you take care of yourself. It does not make a difference if you are in Paris, Tokyo, Atenas, or London, please do not bring trouble yourself.

Some troubles we have in San Miguel are directly related to the small measurements a person takes, there was a client – who asked: “Is it true that women can be rapped in some neighborhoods in San Miguel?” – and the answer is: “If the woman is dressing very attractive wearing fancy jewelry, walking by herself in a dark street at 2 a.m. and finally under alcohol influence; – The probabilities are big that she will get in trouble here or also in any another city in the world”, and this is just the example because it could apply to any gender or preference…

Another example is if someone buys a house, but does not use it, it has low walls and has not any staff that takes care of the property, the numbers say that the house could be also targeted even for rats and cockroaches.

The good news is that in San Miguel, 95% of the citizens (national, native, and foreigners) have reported good experiences like:

“I lost my wallet and some nice couple delivered it directly to my place”, “I left the car windows open and nobody stole my computer”, “I left my cellphone in the Plaza and they asked on Facebook who was the owner…”.

There could indeed be some problems, but most of the people in San Miguel have never “directly” experienced any difficulty in their whole stance/life in the city, and the main reason is “because they take care of themselves”.

But, what about the conflictive behaviors? or what about the accidents caused by impertinent visitors? – That will be described in the next post.

High Heels in SMA

Wedding Tips: If you visit San Miguel de Allende for a Wedding, please make sure you do not wear high heels in the streets of San Miguel, there is cobblestone everywhere so you do not want to fall or have a foot sprain.

A small recommendation is to use “Low Shoes” for the Ceremonies and “High Heels” for the party.

The streets of San Miguel de Allende are built with cobblestone, so it is a bad idea to use that type of shoe.

Remember, the city is almost 400 years old, there were no “high heels” back then.

What is AMPI

AMPI is the Mexican Realtor Professional Association, the most qualified Realtors, Brokers, and Agents in San Miguel.

Similar to “REALTOR” in the United States, AMPI is the Real Estate association confirmed by the most reliable real estate companies. AMPI brokers also belong to REALTOR as a strategic partnership between the two associations. The main goal is to provide the client with the most qualified tools, knowledge, and support of the most prestigious associations.

AMPI associates in San Miguel de Allende have different rigorous requirements to become members, the most important is the “State Certification”, which is equivalent to the Real Estate License in the States, which is managed by the government through additional requirements to qualify every through evidence and theoretical exams.

AMPI also is a large local and national networking system that allows all the members to work parallel with other agents and cities in Mexico. This helps bring the realtors new and exclusive tools to promote the properties all around Mexico, helping find the correct client for every operation.

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