Los Senderos Bistro is a Feast for the Senses
by Glenda Robinson
(San Miguel de Allende)
I have had the good fortune (as a band wife) to spend the last two Sundays at the new Los Senderos Bistro, eating thoughtfully prepared, delicious food in an environment that is really lovely, and unlike anything I have seen in San Miguel (or anywhere else for that matter).
Brunch and lunch are served on an open-air patio, sheltered by two gorgeous mesquite trees. The views are spectacular, across green fields to far hills, with an artfully placed horse or two in the near distance. Decor is rancho-chic yet relaxed, in Los Senderos' signature colors of teal and olive.
Right next to the restaurant is a large organic garden where all of the restaurant's produce is harvested. Next to the garden is a handsome square concrete pond, soon to be stocked with tilapia. A few feet away, another touch of whimsy: two ostriches in a pen. (Have you ever looked at one of these creatures up close? Weird and wonderful!) Creative attention to detail is everywhere you look.
When you visit the Bistro, you can hop on a bike and ride around sensuously curved roads on 275 acres of grounds. Or take a hike, as Doug and I did last Sunday, though a landscape that is dotted with stone ruins and manages to be manicured yet wild at the same time. You can toss a few bocce balls at the Bistro's court.
Or you can just soak in the views and listen to live music, thoughtfully provided on Wednesday evenings around 7:30 and on Saturday and Sunday from 1-3:00 pm.
The food may not fit everyone's budget...but folks, this is a destination restaurant, not a taco stand. And as far as I know, no one has yet been turned away for ordering a sandwich and a beer.
Los Senderos is easy to get to. On the libramento,
there is a road that runs right alongside and to the left of the Las Alamedas development. Signs abound. In about one minute you'll reach the interior gate to Los Senderos and be directed to the Bistro.
Hours are from 11 am to sunset, Tues, Thurs, Sat, and Sunday; 1-9 pm Wednesday. You can call (415) 155-9571 for reservations.
In short, Los Senderos Bistro is a feast for the senses: a wonderful place to bring guests, celebrate a special occasion, or just treat yourself to a few hours basking in a tranquil environment created with a great sense of style.