VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"



VIP Club Newsflash

This VIP Club Newsflash is being sponsored by J.A. Jimenez Asociados, DBA: Qualitas Insurance, Salida de Queretaro, Plaza Primavera  on the same side of the street, on the way to the Pemex, near the glorieta,  Qualitas specializes in long or short term insurance here in Mexico rather for vehicles registered (U.S-Canadian-Mex) or home protection.

Auto insurance is mandatory in Mexico when driving federal hi-ways. VIP Club members are afforded substantial discounts with Qualitas. For rates an additional info call Alejandra at 415-100-3857 or Marina 415-107-4008.

(Any business or individual can sponsor a VIP Club newsflash! We send out over 1700 emails to our members once-to-twice a month. Cost to sponsor a flash is 1500 pesos.)


Your VIP Club welcomes mivida, "an Italian restaurant with a Mexican accent," Hernandez Macias #97, 152-7482, open Wednesdays through Mondays, 1:00 pm. - 11:00 pm.

mivida has long been a bellwether San Miguel eatery for sanmiguelenses and tourist in search of  high quality meals. mivida's an intricate part of chef driven restaurants who've made San Miguel an epicurean destination. About ten years ago Chef David Giribaldi joined the initial vanguard of young and creative cooks who insisted on the best ingredients perhaps most responsible for San Miguel's culinary upsurge. mivida offers anti-pastas well-noted for their sensational Assortment of cheeses with prosciutto & di parm along with green tomato marmalade, carpaccios, various sea foods and vegetarian delights, Rissotos, tortelloni and other home-made pastas, frutti di mar, fishes, pork, beef and rabbit.

Inquire about mivisa's seven course tasting menu. VIP Club members my take 10% off cash or credit card. Greta Ortega and David Giribaldi are your hosts.

Ho! How do you take your tea? The brothers Groove, Anado and Richard, at The Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, La Cineguita are hosting a bombastic Art Opening, featuring: Sheridan Sansegundo, Edward Swift and Anado McLaughlin Saturday, February 11, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, for directions:

In our last newsflash Your Club reported that VIP Club participating restaurant Mon Bistro was relocating from Mesones #56 to across the street, at Mesones #57. For the moment that move is on hold!

Also in our last flash, when welcoming Marsala Restaurant, Hernandez Macias #48, we indicated 10% of cash or credit card. Sorry, there was a typo on the contract and Marsala generously gives of 10% when accepting cash. No discount if accepting credit card.

From our friends at VIP participating countryside restaurant, El Coyote Flaco. "
We are happy to let you know the good news! now we open from Tuesdays-Sundays 12:00PM-8:00PM live music on weekends! "Rumors are true, come check for yourselft"

From Aguamiel: Come celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with your Valentine!
Dine on Monday, February 13 and enjoy dessert on us.
Free Champagne and Chocolate-covered Strawberries!


Who dat? Foodie extraordinaire, Don Day, was struck by a mean hankering for Oysters Bienvillel!. He searched and found dem at Hank's New Orleans Cafe and Oyster Bar, Hidalgo #12 Read all about it:



La Pulga Flea Market, Sunday, February 19, Salon Los Pinos, Salida de Queretaro, Noon - 4:00 pm.


VIP Club participating business Moonrise Health, Oganos #29 offers a special promotion of 10% off for the entire month of February on protein powders.


Each February Your VIP Club teams up with Biblioteca Publica orchestrating a drive to
help increase library membership. Buy a VIP Club Card at the library for the standard 700 pesos and Your Club will buy you a new library card good for a full year, a 120-peso value. For some who let your club card expire, here's a way to get back plus help your community. Open to San Miguel residents. Take 2 copies of passport or Drivers license and a utility bill (utility bill doesn't have to
 be in your name but at your residence.) Cards will be sol in the tienda.

Once again, for the Fourth Year running Carrie Cameron, Rusty Henson and their fabulous team of big-hearted Volunteers bring you Magic Town Music Festival featuring a myriad of top-shelf acts from near and far benefiting  Casa de Angles, San Miugel's, non-profit daycare center and safe-haven benefiting working mothers. Get all the poop at See who's performing! See about the fantastic kick-off party on March 9th! See how to get VIP tickets! See how to obtain general admission tickets for the big, all-day and night music festival, Saturday, March 11th!

Here's VIP Club member Rick Brunson and his merry band of muralists showing off their latest at Biblioteca Publica!  . .  Way to go Rick! . .  You be styling!

VIP Club member Riccardo Simeone informs VIP members he scored a new shipment of award winning wines from the vineyard where he resides when in Italy "Fattoria La Ripa". He offers Chianti, Chianti Classico 2012 and Chianti Classico Reserva 2009 at wholesale prices to the membership. These wines come from the prestigious "Gallo Nero" section of Tuscany and are also available in some of San Miguel fine restaurants  For more information go to  or e- mail him  at

Your Club heard from The Pet Hotel (dogs only) San Adbiel #23, Col. Paraiso, 415-121-0577, cel 415-1511478. MS Veterinarian, Ana Escamilla Soto, operates the pet hotel along with her trained and dog loving staff: "Dear friends and family wanting to share about our special deal only during February we will be selling our prepaid card for 10, 20 or 50 nights!!! Also our prices have changed: Night per dog $230, Transport within San Miguel $150, Transport to Jurica, Juriquilla $500."

Members have noted our new 2017 red VIP Club Cards. (see above) Also taking note of why an image of the rooster on the card? Note, Your Club is a long-time fan of the Chinese Zodiac. 2017 happens to be the year of the Fire Rooster. 2016's card showed the image of the Monkey, 2015, the Ram and 2014, the Horse.

Report here lost or missing cards for immediate replacement, of course after a prayer to St. Anthony.

R.I.P. Martha Kaplan Castro
R.I.P. Harold Weicker
R. I. P. Pedro Escalante

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club


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