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“Charming Inner Courtyard”
Review of Hecho en Mexico

Hecho en Mexico
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Latin
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Tijuana, Mexico
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Charming Inner Courtyard”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Hecho en México is a charming eatery that combines traditional Mexican fare with items that might attract the large contingent of resident foreign expats living in San Miguel de Allende; you will even find a fairly authentic Reuben Sandwich on the menu! (They also serve a fairly good imitation of Chicken McNuggets, by the way). The day we were there the ratio of clientele was probably about 75%/25% foreign to domestic. This is the type of place that will be attractive to those who aren't quite ready to plunge full-fledged into completely alien cuisine...you can ease into Mexican dishes here. The place is clean, professionally run; service is attentive and atmosphere is pleasant.

  • Visited May 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 restaurant reviews
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“Eclectic Brilliance”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Spending a significant amount of each year in San Miguel de Allende, Hecho en Mexico continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in town. The food is incredible, the portions are large, the prices are reasonable and the menu is extremely diverse. There is a nice mix of Mexicans and foreigners. They have the best salads I have had in any restaurant in the world. My favorite is the beet salad with goat cheese.... shredded beets and carrots atop fresh lettuce with balls of goat cheese rolled in toasted sesame seeds with a wonderful vinaigrette dressing. And as a Caesar salad aficionado, theirs is hard to beat, especially when you add on grilled shrimp for less than $2.00, which is served on skewers of rosemary stalks. I could write a novel about how amazing the food is, but by now I think you get the point. The service is wonderfully attentive and the ambiance is beautiful, adorned by an amazing cactus garden. A must not miss restaurant if you're lucky enough to be in San Miguel de Allende!

  • Visited April 2013
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Orinda, California
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“First rate food and open Mondays!!”
Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Two different American couples recommended this place to us while we were in San Miguel de Allende.
The salads are outstanding, and they have a large food range selection.
Also they are open on Mondays when most luncheon places are closed!
You ONLY see Americans eating there but that is not a surprise as it is a very good American type of luncheon spot!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Sconsetgal
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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“OK Mexican”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

The food was good, but it seemes to be cooked for American palates. I am used to Mexican food being more spicy.

Visited April 2013
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Thank SueNY60
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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“A Treat we love to Repeat”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

My wife and I live 1 block from Hecho en Mexico and find ourselves returning often for the quality of food, service, casual setting and value. It's not as if we don't have other choices in San Miguel. With over 200 restaurants, 1/2 of which are within walking distance- Hecho continues to be our go-to place for a delicious meal.

My favorites continue to be the Blue Cheese Burger with smothered onions, The Cobb salad and the popcorn shrimp assorted platter. The portions are large, and the food quality terrific. We typically split an entre or salad and the wait staff always plates our meals individually without our asking.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Balidude
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