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Cafe Contento

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Hernandez Macias #72, Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
09:00 - 17:00
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Northern California
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375 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cafe Contento is in a courtyard of shops just across the street from Bellas Artes. It's a small cafe with both patio and indoor seating and is only open until late afternoon. I always come here because the food is so good - especially the chicken quesadillas, which I ordered on two separate visits.

Thank Chelsea42
Soquel, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our favorite place so far in San Miguel de Allende. Superb food and service. Friendly. I can't say enough good about it!

Thank wonderfulnewmagic
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235 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our group of 4 had a very tasty breakfast here one morning. The coffee was spectacular and each of our egg based meals was prepared expertly, full of lots of fresh and local ingredients. They were short on staff when we were there, so we helped by setting our own table and busing our dishes when we were done, but... More 

Thank deniseg12345
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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274 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

You might not duck this fine restaurant. If you do you will miss the Duck Soup which is a meal in itself. Tasty, and served with bread. The restaurant is located in the central section of San Miguel. the service is excellent and the value is also worth the visit.

Thank milehighbullet1
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I enjoy this dish every Monday and Friday when I am in town. It is nutritious and delicious. And rabbit is way better for the environment than eating beef: 1. rabbit multiply rapidly. 2. Rabbit grow to fruition quickly. 3. Their pellets are small; not much methane gas. 4. Rabbit eat very little. 5. Rabbit is a complete protein. A... More 

Thank Lisa G
Arnold, Maryland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The chef is creative and takes the time to tell you about the dishes he serves, if you are interested. Everything comes with a story. He has has excellent worldwide training and it shows in his cuisine. Unusual ,fresh and local choices with many specials especially on the weekends. He is only open in typical Mexican fashion for breakfast and... More 

Thank susan p
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a charming cafe right in the center of town, but ones feels as it is removed from the nose and traffic. It is a favorite of mine. The last time we ate there is was my daughter's birthday brunch. The food was wonderful and the service, as always was perfect. The server, who has been there for years,... More 

Thank 151932Expat62
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Chef Jose Bossuet will surprise and delight you with his unusual menu choices, including Duck Enchiladas in Mole, Venison Tamales, Rabbit Tostados and Wild Boar Posole. My favorites are the Pipian Rojo Tamales. There is also plenty of more standard fare such as quiches, sandwiches and salads, and lots of yummy egg dishes. Chef Jose trained in the South of... More 

Thank KatMar33
South West England
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Delightful small cafe near the beach. Excellent English spoken. Friendly excellent service & flexibility. Great quinoa burger & salmon salad. Chocolate cake to die for! Wonderful colouring in to do while you wait.

Thank Bolton508d
Palm Harbor, Florida
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201 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Yummmm! Delicious - maybe the best doughnut I have ever had- at least for many years. The coffee was ok as well. I'd probably rate everything here a 4 star.

Thank LostWanderluster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$19
Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hernandez Macias #72, Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: 524151248777
Cafe Contento is a Mexican Bistro serving simple modern food in a sophisticated but casual environment. Service is friendly and personal. Food is competitively priced and offers great value. The cafe is a daily destination for our customers.In addition to the restaurant, Cafe Contento has store that carries artisanal Mexican products.Cafe Contento offers on-site event services for birthdays, weddings, business meetings and other special occasions. We also offer off-site services for those who want the Cafe Contento touch at their home or business.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?