VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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June 11, 2011


Your VIP Club welcomes MAMA TINA - Sabor a Mexico - (former location of Romanos) Hernandez Macias #93, 152-3167. Open Tuesday through Sunday 1 pm - 1 am featuring traditional Mexican cuisine. Noted for home-made fine moles and chilis en nogada, Mama Tina's prepares its meals the old fashion ways. Enjoy dining downstairs or up on the rooftop setting. Mama Tina's can be your later in the night choice when other establishments shut down their kitchens. VIP Club members can take 15% off their bills when paying cash. Ten percent off when using credit cards. (Credit card service presently being established with local bank).

Your VIP Club announces UNISONO (wireless) as a new participating business establishment, 152-6331, located in the same hallway as the U.S. consulate. VIP Club Card holders can take $500 pesos off the 3300 installation charge Unisono charges. They offer cracker jack service especially for those living outside town who have no access to Internet cable.

No corkage fees days: Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Wednesday and Friday. Vivole Cafe, Wednesdays.

Still deep discounts at Harry's and Berlin. Harry's until June 15, 3 X 1, 3:30 - 5:00, 2 X 1, 5 - 9, order one entree in the dining room and get the second half price, anytime. Don't forget Harry's great brunch, Sat- Sun, 10 - 2 pm. lots to choose from. Other brunch serving VIP Club restaurants: Buen Cafe and La Puertecita Hotel Restaurant on Sundays. Berlin, 9 - 1 am, for the remainder of the month, 3 X 1 when ordering tequila, mezcal, domestic beer or majito. Each day one of Berlin's tasty entrees is featured and that day it is 2 X 1 for the meal.

Sorry to say "The Zone" is closed has also become a victim of the times. We thank Brian for his generosity and wish he and his family the best.

Back from vacation and ready and now open again for business: Tio Lucas, Vivole Cafe, La Toscana and Mezzanine by Bobo.

Crowd pleaser and VIP Club member Michael Sudheer will be performing Broadway tunes again, this summer in July and August at VIP Club participating restaurant Baile, inside the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Hernandez Macias #68 at 8 pm. Michael offers up his huge repertoire of show tune hits all for the sake of various worthwhile charities around town. We ask you might consider going to a Sudheer show case and help a worthwhile charity at the same time. Reservations will be a must! 152-0095.

Keep a look-out for the opening in late June for VIP Club member Henry Vermillion’s new gallery space in the Plaza Colonial inside Canal 21. Henry will of course continue showing at Galeria Izamal on Mesones, one of the flagship galleries in San Miguel, which he and his wife, Britt Zaist co-founded in 1992. Also, Galeria Izamal (Mesones 80 next to the Angela Peralta Theater) welcomes new photographer, Cecilia Gomez. There will be an opening of her work on Saturday, June 25th. New work will also be shown by Jewelers Paty de Leon and David Godinez and painters Juan Ezcurdia, Javier Garcia, Javier Gonzalez, Henry Vermillion and Britt Zaist.

Congrats to chef Donnie Masterton who drives the bus at The Restaurant, Sollano #16 for his establishment being named by Explore and Go Mexico as San Miguel's best restaurant! Donnie Cynthia and the staff have worked very hard as to maintain standards appreciated by foodies world wide. We don't want to discount any of our Club member restaurants and even those who make an effort to be fine hosts town wise. We all need to try and support these restaurants so San Miguel can remain epicureans delight. (We're still leaning on Donnie to give the VIP Club discount during his hamburger night!)

Last news flash Your Club welcomed Marnier Purified Water with them offering VIP Club members a 15% discount. Juan Carlos, who honchos Mariner, is so happy with the response for the time being he has waved the minimum (5) to just one if needed and will take the other companies empty jugs or garfones and credit them toward your purchase.

Providencia Gas is happy with the participation of members and other establishments using their gas and they are gladly handing over the 7% cash, on-the-spot rebate. Please do not ask other gas companies to give the rebate. Remember discounts on propane is not aloud but this is a rebate. Go to

Friend and former VIP Club member Vilante Ulrich has opened a fine eatery down in Taxco at the ranch once owned by designer and de-facto father of Mexico's silver jewelry, William Spratling, Scaffecito casa Spratling. She would like members to consider dining in the historic location if they are in the area. <>

VIP members Gary and Laura Richtmyer will have a public opening at their fabulous Arch Angel pools on Saturday, June 25, 6:30 pm. To ensure everyone’s comfort and enjoyment their open events are limited to 25 people. If these dates become booked they will try and open new dates during the weekdays as we already have many reservations for private parties for weekend dates this summer. Open events include our dinner buffet and are available by advanced reservation only and the Topo Loco Bar will be at your service throughout the evening. Those wishing to attend can pick up tickets, $475 pesos, at "Remate" # 30 Calzada de la Aurora any weekday between 12:30 and 7:30 PM or at Café Rama during their business hours or call for ticket delivery. If you would like more information please call or write.....

Your Club's summer and fall brochure is now available at our outlets.

Coming soon for VIP Club members with discounts: Cafe Rama upon their reopening at the end of the month. A full service insurance company to insure your property, valuables, health and life! Plus, English speaking certified and licensed doctors doing "house calls" at a very reasonable price exclusively for VIP Club members!

The VIP Club Card makes for a great gift!

Your Club is celebrating 11 years of guerrilla marketing in an aggressive manner in order to save its members money! We want your business as do our participating restaurants, businesses and services. Your savings are always guaranteed. Please consider visiting on Your Club's web page Other discounts and health and beauty. For instance dentist, Doctor Claudia Llanes offers members a whopping 30% discount on dental work.

Where's your card? If it is missing in action, contact Your Club for immediate replacement.

Get Well: Valerie Jennings

R. I. P. Wayne Greenhaw

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support!

Your San Miguel VIP Club

Recent restaurants and other services offering VIP Club members’ discounts!

  • Bocca in Sicila (Salida a Queretaro 10%)
  • Baile Café (inside Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 10% cash
  • The Zone, Umaran #36, Open Noon ‘til Midnight, Closed Tuesdays
  • El Meson, Mesones #80, breakfast, lunch and dinner, 20% discount plus, 2 x 1 always for VIP Club members.
  • La Puertacita Hotel Restaurant, Col. Santo Domingo. Now offers VIP Club members 20% off their famed Sunday Brunch
  • Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 10% off, Wednesday and Friday, free corkage days.
  • Dr. Claudia Llanas, 20 de Enero 17-A, Col San Antonio, 30% off her dental services.
    Providencia Gas (propane) cel: 415-109-5357 6% cash, on the spot rebate, 1000 minimum.
  • Super 30, aka: Fuji Film San Francisco #50, 10% off all merchandise, 15% off printing and developing, 20% off recovery or converting photos, tapes, VHS, just about anything to DVD.
  • Luis Urribe-Clinica Automotiriz: Big discounts off auto mechanical, bodywork, total car care, insurance claims. Check Discounts for full details
  • Alas Wings, Flying, 15% off lessons and aerial sightseeing, see Discounts for details.
  • All Natural HCG Is now available in Mexico. HCG is taken orally and triggers the hypothalamus to mobilize stored fat into the bloodstream to be used as "food".  A 2 Oz Bottle is 70 USD or Pesos Equiv. They offer 10% discount to all VIP Members. We also offer Multi-Bottle Discounts (if you and your friends buy together)  For more information contact  Johnna or Valerie at Cell 415-153-2031 or email
  • Cel phone help with Sergio 11 am until 6 pm at 415-111-4400 or email: His regular fee is $150 pesos per hour but first time VIP Club member pay just 75 pesos for their first hour for Sergio to straighten it all out.
  • La Mesa Grande, cafe and panaderia and relocated to the corner of Pila Seca and Zacateros. Fernando and Robin are the principal bakers. cel: 415-113-8522 154-0838, 10% discount for VIP Club members still applies with minimum 100% peso purchase.
  • Gas Providencia cel: 415-109-5357, On the spot, 6% cash rebate, minimum 1000 pesos.

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