Vacation Rentals Listed by Owner in San Miguel de Allende
Light food; Indoor & Outdoor seating $
From Experience San Miguel de Allende
"Casual Mexican Food Done Right
The fare is Mexican—doh!—with an emphasis on tacos, enchiladas, alhambres and giant (humongous) burritos—either with meat or vegetarian. There are more than a dozen kinds of tacos to choose from. My personal favorites are the tacos al pastor with crumbled spiced meat, chopped onion and fresh cilantro, and the gringas—like a pastor with melted cheese. I drizzle them with the avocado/tomatillo salsa that shows up on the table (if it doesn't, then ask for it). Also delicious is the queso fundido, a kind of Mexican cheese fondue, and the choriqueso, the same thing but with crumbled chorizo sausage mixed in. The guacamole, always freshly made to order, is perfect.
The name "El Ten Ten Pie" is a play on words. It comes from the Spanish slang term tentempie, which translates loosely as "a little something to keep you on your feet."
You can have that "little something"— a taco maybe, a quesadilla or a dish of the best flan in town—or you can pretty much stuff yourself on the comida corrida, for about eight bucks. It includes soup or salad, a main dish with rice and beans, fruit water or coffee or tea and dessert. And if you're really hungry, order the arrachera, a kind of skirt steak, tender and flavorful, that is a house specialty. You see it on the menu of many San Miguel restaurants, but this is one of the best."