It’s been a long time since I’ve visited Fonda San Miguel, but I went there for dinner, a few weeks ago. It’s exactly the way I remember it. Perhaps some things may have changed over the years, but the spirit remains the same. There is an old-world grandeur that sets it apart. A weightiness that only develops over time.
Unlike most of the Mexican-like restaurants in Austin, which are really Tex-Mex, Fonda San Miguel is true interior Mexican. It’s not a place of chicken fajitas and refried beans. Rather, there’s lots of seafood, fish and shrimp, along with mole sauces and rellenos. A large variety of dishes that you don’t find in other places claiming south of the border specialties.
I had my conveniently portable Canon G7X Mark II with me, perfect for creating this Cinematic, in the central dining room. The food was wonderful but I also enjoyed capturing some old world details in this place that doesn’t look quite like Austin.
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