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Cuadrante: Cuna de Allende to Sollano

Villa Rivera Hotel & Restaurant are at Cuadrante #3, left side. A converted in-town villa with a small pool and 12 large rooms. The restaurant offers seating around the pool or indoors for continental-style food and a very close-up view of La Parroquia. Guadalupe Bodega at the corner of Sollano and Hospicio Street is a neighborhood “hole in the wall” with “everything” including the internet and pizza.

Cuadrante: Cuna de Allende a Sollano

Villa Rivera Hotel & Restaurant está en Cuadrante # 3, lado izquierdo. Una villa convertida en hotel con una pequeña piscina y 12 habitaciones de gran tamaño. El restaurante da servicio alrededor de la piscina o en el interior con comida estilo continental y una vista muy cercana de La Parroquia. Bodega Guadalupe en la esquina de Sollano y la calle Hospicio es una tienda con "todo", incluyendo Internet y pizza.

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Hospicio: Sollano to Recreo

Visit La Crêpe & Terra #37, on the left, for an attractive patio restaurant specializing in crêpes and good salads. The store Terra located at the restaurant features art, engraved glass, ceramics, home décor and garden items. Next see Casa de Sierra Nevada, Hospicio #42. It is part of the Orient Express Hotel Group, a luxurious, full-service hotel situated in a number of carefully restored old colonial houses on each side of the block. Try their elegant, Andanza Restaurant offering creative Mexican and European dishes, and a lovely bar.

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Hospicio: Recreo to Barranca

Casa de Sierra Nevada Laja Spa - #13A, left side. The deluxe spa facility of the nearby Casa Sierra Nevada Hotel. See Chequitos Street intersecting with Hospicio and then Hacienda de las Flores - Hospicio #16, right side. A small inn with a large courtyard garden, a small pool and comfortable rooms in the mid-range cost.

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Sol y Luna Tours is on the right at #10. This is the place to rent a 4-wheeler or arrange horseback, hiking or regional tours including a visit to the nearby Cañada del Virgen pyramids. Bici-Burro is at #1 on the left, near the corner. Go biking with aluminum 27-speed mountain bikes, in safety with guide Alberto Martinez, along scenic routes to Atotonilco, or La Gruta hot springs or further afield into the los Picachos mountains. They’re also San Miguel’s premiere bike shop. Take a rest at the historic fountain at the corner of Barranca Street.

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Option One

Facing uphill from the fountain, turn right onto Barranca and head two blocks to the corner of Huertas and you will find El Manatial Bar (also known as the Sirena Gorda / “Fat Mermaid”, closed Monday), serving ginger margaritas and seafood tacos, ‘muy popular’. You can return to the Jardín by going down Huertas to Recreo and turning right.

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Option Two

Head left on Barranca (facing uphill from the fountain) and cross Correo street to the next corner which is San Francisco. You’ll find La Esquina, Museum of Popular Mexican Toys on the uphill side at San Francisco, open Wednesday through Sunday. Return to the Jardín by walking down San Francisco. Be sure to see Wine Styles #44, on the right. Frequent tastings.

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