Friendly, vibrant and somewhat hidden rooftop gem, close to Jardin Principal.
Located just half a block from the bustling Jardin Principal, La Azotea rooftop bar still manages to be somewhat a hidden gem. Mainly because it has no sign, and to find it you go through the front door to the ground floor restaurant Pueblo Viejo, but then continue up the stairs. Once you find it, you realize this is a highly popular hang-out, both among locals and visitors.
The spacious and charming rooftop comes with several areas and seating both inside and outside. Some of the seats offer amazing views over San Miguel de Allende (especially amazing around sunset), but you might also end up with views blocked by pots of bougainvillea or a wall. That is however made up for with atmosphere, food and drinks.
The La Azotea rooftop menu is filled with a large selection of mostly Spanish and Mexican style shareable plates. With one dish standing out as 'must-try' and recommended by pretty much all: the jicama tacos. A thinly sliced grilled strip of jicama is used to replace the tortilla, and it comes with a variety of fillings, where shrimp is the house recommendation.
Apart from food, the rooftop bar also serves a wide selection of refreshing drinks, from Monday to Thursday also served as all-night happy hour. Get 2-for-1 on your margaritas, mojitos or glasses of house red and white.
Friendly and vibrant in atmosphere, La Azotea attracts a diverse crowd and is popular for both relaxing and sunny lunches, sunset cocktails or late night drinks and DJ music. Reservations are not possible, so be in good time to grab one of the premium spots.