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Juan's cafe

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Reloj 37 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a walking tour and ended up at the Biblioteca on our last stop. Asked guide for a recommendation for lunch and suggested Juan;s across the street. Great fish Tostadas, chicken curry salad and good service and value. Pleasant patio dining. Try it.

Thank teddyz16
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Not too noticable fromantic the street - I was just walking by and glanced it. So glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch in the little courtyard - pleasant atmosphere, good food, great service!

Thank lar289
Palm Harbor, Florida
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200 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

His selection of DVD's is quite good and more than current. While waiting for my wife I had a latte. Yummm.

Thank LostWanderluster
San Antonio, Texas
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Quaint restaurant with a funky little hippie vibe. The cappuccino was wonderful! I also had the Eggs Benedict. While the sauce on the eggs was a bit watery and frothy, the taste was pleasant. The fried potatoes with herbs were really good. Recommend this café if your in a casual mood.

Thank Hope C
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Juan is a lovely person running a great place. Food is inexpensive and better than other places nearby. Staff always has smiles.

Thank Joseph_Toone
San Diego, California
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

If you are visiting or living in SMA, you must sooner or later visit Juan's Cafe! It is a pillar of San Miguel's daily life. Whether it is just to meet a friend for a strong cup of java, to enjoy the amazing bagel, lox and cream cheese plate, salmon special or soups! Centrally located, across the street from the... More 

Thank HolisticHealerGal
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The best is Juan's key lime pie and his choice of movies and television series for purchase. Juan is knowledgeable about his movie/television selection and very personable.

Thank DonnaFoudray
Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Love to stop in for a quick lunch when in Centro. Always good coffee. Love their guacamole. Can also take your list of videos to buy. Very great staff.

Thank anne m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

1. Best coffee in town. 2. Mexican, Argentinian, German, and French films. 3. Dry wit. Thank you, Juan, for having made my time in San Miguel especially memorable!

Thank Abigail S
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Well, there is food, of course. Breakfast and lunch. But the thing that makes Juan beloved is his vast store of DVDs or everything that anyone visiting in town that is not Spanish speaking wants to see. It is this "and more" that is the point of the place. Find it opposite the seed door of the bibliotecha, on Relox... More 

Thank qualicumgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reloj 37 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
Favorite breakfast place for locals, also serves lunch

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