La Crêpe Restaurant

Images of the food and surroundings at La Crêpe Restaurant
Images of the food and surroundings at La Crêpe Restaurant
Images of the food and surroundings at La Crêpe Restaurant

La Crêpe Restaurant

A restaurant review written by Camie Fenton Sands on Monday 4th June, 2012.

La Crêpe Restaurant offers a classy yet casual, lovely courtyard and pretty interior dinning room. With the freshest and most elegant of the season’s offerings – much of it wrapped in airy crêpes and even a home decor store on premises.

“Meet me in the secret garden…oh, I meant to say, ‘La Crêpe’”. Anyone could mix them up, because the courtyard seems like a secret garden - far from the busy street, with orange and lemon trees dripping in fruit and flowers, and also known for serving a garden of fruit flavors in fresh crepes, accompanied by garden-fresh vegetables and greens. Well, honestly now, it’s not a secret either. It is one of the more popular restaurants for San Miguel residents and visitors ‘in the know’.

Alfonzo Alarcon, owner and frequent host, is a recognized landscape designer, which is reflected, in the shady comfort of his restaurant’s design. His wife is a wonderful entertainer whose ‘touch’ is experienced in the recipes and attentive service. Their menu is always pared down to the simplest, freshest and most elegant of the season’s offerings – much of it wrapped in airy crêpes. On a recent Saturday afternoon we met friend, Andre Paillot, French himself and a crêpe aficionado there.

We started with a fine tequila toast to the rest of the day. We looked over the menu remembering our favorites: the ‘Colonial Crêpe’ with chicken, poblano pepper, corn and Oaxaca cheese; the ‘Matisse’ with smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers, and the ‘Duchamp’ with mushrooms, cream, Marsala wine and caramelized onion – and that doesn’t begin to count our favorite dessert crêpes. But we all ‘tuvimos ganas’ (just felt in the mood) for fish. Andre and Larry ordered the Sea Bass Almandine. I asked for the Nicoise salad. The Nicoise salad was generously topped with lightly sautéed tuna filet strips. What a treat, as too many restaurants in town are using canned tuna. The Sea Bass Alamdine was tender, crusted in almonds and my absolutely delicious. Larry said it was one of the best fish dishes he’s had in San Miguel in years.

Andre and Larry saved their crêpe order for dessert and again wanted the same thing, this time the classic Crêpe Paris. I was happy to have bites from each, savoring the melted butter, sugar, orange juice and Cointreau smothering the crêpes, and a perfect balance for the scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. All in all, a perfect way to top off a Saturday in a secret garden…that just happens to be a lovely restaurant too.

La Crêpe Restaurant has a bar with a sophisticated but well-priced selection, French wines of course.

Specialities

‘Colonial Crêpe’ with chicken, poblano pepper, corn and Oaxaca cheese; the ‘Matisse’ with smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers, and the ‘Duchamp’ with mushrooms, cream, Marsala wine and caramelized onion.

Special Offers

Prix Fixe Menus from soup / salads, main course to dessert - a value at 160 pesos. New Mexican Prix Fixe menu just 100 pesos.

La Crêpe Restaurant at a Glance

Serving Crêpes, Mexican fare cuisine, with an average cost of 120 pesos per person, La Crêpe Restaurant could be considered Nicely Priced.

Visit La Crêpe Restaurant at

Hospicio #37 / courtyard
(415) 154-9435
Visit the La Crêpe Restaurant Website
Open: Monday to Saturday: 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

View the walk on which La Crêpe Restaurant features.

See La Crêpe Restaurant on a map of San Miguel de Allende.