Meats Grilled over Hardwood Charcoal
When you are in San Miguel de Allende and you are in the mood for meat, Restaurante Toribio is your place. The restaurant specializes in meats grilled over hardwood charcoal. The inspiration comes from the childhood memories of co-owner Lourdes Rivera. She has imbued the restaurant with the memories of spending time on her grandmother’s ranch. Lourdes has worked with chef Eli Perez to ensure the flavor memories are in the dishes.
Lourdes artist and owner of Galeria Manuk in addition to being co-owner of Restaurante Toribio. Her artistic sensibility is felt in the restaurant and the dishes.
Chef Eli Perez
Eli Perez, who’s hometown is Moroleón, Guanajuato, is the chef and manager. Her love for cooking came from her mother and grandmothers. Her mother taught her to love preparing desserts, especially apple pie. She has fond memories of her grandmother’s cooking, the smell of arroz con leche, dulce de frijol, refried beans, and salsa prepared in the molcajete.
Eli studied gastronomy in Morelia, Michoacán. When she finished her studies she moved to Mexico City where she worked under some of the best-known chefs in Mexico, Yuri de Gortari and Ricardo Muñoz Zurita. Two years ago she moved to San Miguel de Allende to continue her culinary adventures.
Pictures are the best way to get to know the food of Toribio. Of course, eating is even better. Enjoy!
Start with the ribeye with charro beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy.
Pork ribs in BBQ sauce.
Steak and baked potato.
The taco platter with 3 salsas, charro beans, rice, onion, and mashed potatoes and gravy.
House salad with chicharron and vinagrette.
Tomato orange salad.
Michelada, a spicy beer cocktail.
Lime infused tres leches cake. See the Mexican Food Journal tres leches cake recipe.
Strawberries in yogurt.
Toribio is a special place to visit with friends and family. The food is fantastic. The prices are really reasonable. The service is sharp and relaxed at the same time.
Address: Libramiento a Dolores Hidalgo #11, San Miguel de Allende, 37732
Telephone: 01 415 121 0752