Cafe Iberico - A Gem in San Miguel de Allende
by Carole Browner & Richard Rosenthal
(New York & Los Angeles)
We seek out, know, and much appreciate fine food. I've traveled throughout Spain and even lived in Barcelona for a time, so when we visited San Miguel de Allende, I kept my expectations in check so as not to be disappointed.
Because we arrived at Cafe Iberico near closing, we chose the specials: fragrant savory perfectly grilled shrimp, finely crusted croquettes with Spanish ham, peppers stuffed with goat cheese, along with "patatas bravas" and grilled octopus. All were exquisitely executed by owner/chef Tim Inscore and nothing short of delicious.
Those five tapas, supplemented by wonderful homemade rustic white bread infused with rosemary olive oil, baked by co-owner (and bread and pastry chef) Susana Inscore, provided an enormously tasty and satisfying dinner for two. For dessert we split the generous portion of creamy light cheesecake with firm but delectable almondy crust, which we agreed was the very best we'd ever had.
This small, local restaurant is a gem--and would be considered such in any major city of the world.
20 de Enero No. 30
Col. San Antonio
San Miguel de Allende