Best Rooftop Bars in San Miguel de Allende

So I finally made it to San Miguel de Allende this spring!  And even though I was expecting a lot: it still exceeded my expectations.  I flew into Queretaro, a beautiful city ~ then took an hour Uber ride north-west to San Miguel (which cost about $45).  After checking into a huge room at the Casaluna Hotel Boutique, I immediately got out to wander.  And the first night of my trip, I was greeted with the most incredible sunset…so of course, I headed up to a chic rooftop to catch it!  And luckily, the city has plenty.  Here are some of the “Best Rooftop Bars in San Miguel de Allende.”

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I stumbled into the most amazing sunset at Garufa’s rooftop bar….

If you’re traveling solo in San Miguel de Allende like I did ~ try booking one of Viator’s tours, like their “Taco & Tequila Tasting,” or a full vineyard tour…

Map of San Miguel’s Rooftop Bars

La Azotea

Garufa

Quince

Luna Rooftop Tapas (in the Rosewood)

Bekeb

Belmond Speak-easy

Fatima 7 Rooftop

La Unica

Hotel Casa 1810

Guide Book

Fuji Camera

Colorful Kimono

Overview of Rooftop Bars in San Miguel

Bars are listed in order of how close they are to La Parroquia, which is the “heart” of town ~ closest first.  If the restaurant has an online menu, it’s linked below.

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The Belmond has a secret “Speak-Easy” located in one of their many buildings scattered throughout the city. Here, I’m enjoying an Aperol Spritz with a view…

  1. Quince = Hip Rooftop Venue with International Cuisine & DJ.  Their rooftop is very large, with comfortable tables, & soaring views of La Parroquia. Try everything from Ceviche to Peruvian & Cajun sushi, washed down with delicious hand-crafted cocktails. They’ve been voted one of the “Best Rooftop Bars in the World” ~ & also serve breakfast with a full bar!
  2. La Unica Chic Bar One Block from La Parroquia with LOTS of Seafood.  This is a romantic spot for a date night, & their menu is HUGE. Try their Oysters, Crab Taco (along with many others), Tortilla Soup, Roasted Beet salad, or Porterhouse Prime. They also have restaurants in Queretaro, Mexico City’s Polanco district, & Cartagena. 
  3. La Azotea = Unpretentious Spot that’s Popular with Locals.  La Azotea is set very close to the main square ~ but just a little hidden, so tourists may not find it. They’re famous for Jicama Tacos & many appetizers & “Small Plates,” with a full bar & good cocktails. Relaxed environment.
  4. The Belmond’s Rooftop Bar = Hidden Behind a “Secret” Door with Specialty Cocktails. I stumbled upon this spot by accident: I was at the Belmond’s main restaurant, & the manager told me they just opened a rooftop speak-easy ~ so I asked if she could walk me to it! And she did: you can’t find this place on your own. I tried their delicious Aperol Spritz & other hand-crafted cocktails: very good. Pricey, but the views are beautiful. Uphill from La Parroquia.  
  5. Garufa = Chic 3-Story Restaurant with Incredible Rooftop Views & GREAT DJ.  I ate here twice because I loved it so much! And their rooftop is where I got some of the best photos of my trip: sunset was incredible. Just two blocks downhill from La Parroquia ~ Garufa sits right across from another church: the gorgeous yellow Templo de la Concepcion. They’ve got Empanadas, salads, great pastas, Rib Eye & Short Ribs. And GREAT music + fantastic margaritas.
  6. Fatima 7 Rooftop = Classy Rooftop Restaurant in Hotel Casa Blanca 7.  Located a few blocks above La Parroquia, you can get Tuna Tartare, Burrata, Roasted Eggplant, Seasonal Pizza, or a Rack of Lamb here ~ among many choices. Enjoy a Craft Beer or a Mezcal Old-Fashioned, while enjoying downhill views of the entire town. Fairly pricey.
  7. Trazo 1810 = Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Served on Top of Hotel Casa 1810.  They call themselves an “Elegant Casual” restaurant, which I really like ~ & their huge menu serves up ALL meals…so this is one of the few rooftops where you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, & lunch. 
  8. Bekeb = “Artisanal Mixology Bar” with a Boho-Chic Vibe + BEST Drinks in Town.  The drinks are very special here, served up by a world-class mixologist. Try their Lavender Sour, Purple Rain, or the tropical Guava Tiki drink. Only the finest ingredients are used. You can order Guacamole…but drinks are the main event here. Located uphill from La Parroquia, close to Fatima 7.
  9. Luna Rooftop Tapas = High-End Rooftop Restaurant in the Rosewood Hotel.  The furthest rooftop from La Parroquia is located about 5 blocks downhill, inside the expensive Rosewood Hotel ~ one of the city’s finest. Try their Truffle Fries, Octopus, Pork Belly Sliders, or Fish Tacos washed down with virtually any drink you want. Because they’re set a little further from town, you have sweeping city views in virtually every direction.
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    The Rosewood is one of the city’s finest hotels, & feautures beautiful city views from their popular Luna Rooftop Tapas bar & restaurant.

Photos of San Miguel’s Rooftop Bars

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Located inside the Casa Hoyos Hotel, Bekeb has a boho-casual vibe with hanging chairs & a small rooftop pool.

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Fatima 7 is Hotel Casa Blanca’s upscale restaurant with incredible cathrdral views. Photo by Open Table.

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Another shot of the incredible sunset from Garufa’s rooftop. This is a full-service restaurant with great pastas, great drinks, & a DJ that was spinning all the right tunes…

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La Unica has a romantic, sexy vibe ~ & is a great rooftop spot for couples.

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La Azotea is located right by La Parroquia ~ but it’s still kind of hidden, & is popular with locals. Photo by The Rooftop Guide.

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Quince has a beautiful rooftop space, & serves international cuisine to the tunes of a DJ…Photo by Open Table.

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Modern, industrial-chic is the vibe at Trazo 1810 ~ located inside Hotel Casa 1810. Photo by The Rooftop Guide.

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One more shot from the Belmond’s rooftop….

Hotels like Belmond’s Casa de Sierra Nevada give you a front-row view of this magical cathedral from its secret, speak-easy bar…

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