Above: Mojarra fish with hoja santa salsa, pumpkin seeds and zucchini flowers at Áperi in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Because of the regular influx of wealthy tourists, both foreign and domestic,San Miguel de Allendehas an abundance of fine restaurants. I found it difficult to decide which to omit from my itinerary; there were so many tempting options. Since I prefer to explore local cuisine as much as possible, I passed over Peruvian and Italian restaurants, among most other non-Mexican choices. In addition, I wanted to make sure that all the selections had a memorable atmosphere. San Miguel is blessed with too much historic architecture and too many panoramic roof terraces to waste time in banal spaces.

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Above: Mojarra fish with hoja santa salsa, pumpkin seeds and zucchini flowers at Áperi in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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