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Cafe Contento

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Hernandez Macias #72, Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 154 8020
Thu - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
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Arnold, Maryland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The chef is creative and takes the time to tell you about the dishes he serves, if you are interested. Everything comes with a story. He has has excellent worldwide training and it shows in his cuisine. Unusual ,fresh and local choices with many specials especially on the weekends. He is only open in typical Mexican fashion for breakfast and... More 

Thank susan p
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a charming cafe right in the center of town, but ones feels as it is removed from the nose and traffic. It is a favorite of mine. The last time we ate there is was my daughter's birthday brunch. The food was wonderful and the service, as always was perfect. The server, who has been there for years,... More 

Thank 151932Expat62
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Chef Jose Bossuet will surprise and delight you with his unusual menu choices, including Duck Enchiladas in Mole, Venison Tamales, Rabbit Tostados and Wild Boar Posole. My favorites are the Pipian Rojo Tamales. There is also plenty of more standard fare such as quiches, sandwiches and salads, and lots of yummy egg dishes. Chef Jose trained in the South of... More 

Thank KatMar33
South West England
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Delightful small cafe near the beach. Excellent English spoken. Friendly excellent service & flexibility. Great quinoa burger & salmon salad. Chocolate cake to die for! Wonderful colouring in to do while you wait.

Thank Bolton508d
Palm Harbor, Florida
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201 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Yummmm! Delicious - maybe the best doughnut I have ever had- at least for many years. The coffee was ok as well. I'd probably rate everything here a 4 star.

Thank LostWanderluster
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This place has Very tasteful food, handmade jam, unique plates and amazing service.. Great coffee... My best meal so far..I walked out so so Happy

Thank dennisse v
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

I went for the Gout de France event, a dinner with a special menu celebrating the France's cuisine. The dinner was delightful! The mix of flavors complement each other including the wine!! Was special dinner so at the beginning of each course they explain to us the region origin of the wine! The weather change dramatically that night and was... More 

Thank Gaby_Roes
Greenwich, Connecticut
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Lovely patio setting with a very attentive and welcoming wait staff. Very dog friendly....I think my dog enjoys coming here more than I because he is always pulling me inside when we walk past! I have only eaten breakfast here because they have such a great menu. Wonderful oatmeal with special nut milks and fruit to huevos rancheros with white... More 

Thank Solano10
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Cafe Contento's Oaxacan chef is very popular. I've heard the soups are great and enchiladas are tasty, but I always go for the spicy Rabbit Tostadas topped with queso, crema, tomato, lettuce, and avocado. Rabbit is fast growing, fast multiplying, has as many amino acids as cow but without the fat. If we all switched to eating rabbit instead of... More 

Thank Lisa G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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163 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Breakfast: lovely scrambled eggs, contento omelet, oatmeal, with a mango pineapple amaranth marmalade and clotted cream. Sweet Marta brought us delicious coffee and my fav Mexican hot chocolate with that wonderful hint of cinnamon.

Thank Charlotte H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Mexican, Cafe
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hernandez Macias #72, Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 415 154 8020
Cafe Contento is a Mexican Bistro serving simple modern food in a sophisticated but casual environment. Service is friendly and personal. Food is competitively priced and offers great value. The cafe is a daily destination for our customers.In addition to the restaurant, Cafe Contento has store that carries artisanal Mexican products.Cafe Contento offers on-site event services for birthdays, weddings, business meetings and other special occasions. We also offer off-site services for those who want the Cafe Contento touch at their home or business.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?