Did you know that the origins of chocolate trace back to the Mayans and Aztecs?
They called it Xocolatl (SHOW-CO-LA-TIL) and considered it the food of the gods. So what better place to enjoy chocolate than here in México. And for those visiting San Miguel de Allende, you are in luck. We’ve got some great shops right here in Centro. Here’s a look at three that are definitely worth a visit.
Trained in México city, he sources his chocolate from Chiapas, México and is more than happy to let you taste some samples. He’s also super friendly and loves to talk about chocolate.
2. Mente Cacao
Chocolate lovers rejoice! You’ll find 3 locations for this establishment in San Miguel de Allende. I visited the shop on Mesones #74. This shop is all things chocolate for sure. The smells of chocolate will greet you as you enter and take notice of all the wonderful bars, truffles, marmalades, chocolate powders, and chocolate covered treats.
They offer hot & cold chocolate beverages as well as a freezer full of decadent chocolate ice cream. The specialty here is the chocolate made with honey (Miel). The chocolate is sourced from Tabasco, México.
3. JOHFREJ C&V Chocolates
This family-owned Mexican chocolate company has been around since 1920. The peculiar name is actually made up of the initials of all the grandchildren of the founder. The chocolate is sourced from Tabasco, México and refined at their factory in Estado de México. They have 4 locations and their San Miguel shop is a pure delight.
The displays here are just an invitation to chocolate heaven. There is a huge selection of truffles in mouth-watering flavors. The specialty they tell me is the Rum nut truffle (Trufa Ron con nuez) which is one of their original flavors. It was delicious, trust me!
This shop is also a cafe where you can sit and enjoy a selection of coffees, teas, and of course hot and cold chocolate drinks. I recommend the Mayan hot chocolate.
If you love chocolate, you won’t be disappointed by any of these fabulous shops. You may even want to visit all three.
David Valle is a blogger, travel writer, photographer, and avid traveler. He shares his personal experiences of living and traveling in Mexico. He is also the owner of GofarwithEnglish.com an online ESL teaching platform. He teaches English to students in San Miguel and around the world.
Me Encanta México!