Ruby Joy’s Restaurant San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel Cultural Center, Chapel of Santa Cruz del Chorro and Casa del Parque.
April 26, 2019
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San Miguel de Allende

Calle San Martin 44 Esquina (corner) with Calle del Tesoro

I hadn’t intended to write another blog post before my departure from San Miguel de Allende but I had such a great time at Ruby Joy’s Restaurant in San Miguel and Saturday night that I wanted to share my experience with you and also suggest that if you are in San Miguel and looking for a great restaurant to consider Ruby Joy’s.

Until Saturday night, Ruby Joys was a home delivery restaurant in San Miguel but she has now branched out into doing what I think will be a permanent restaurant at her place in the Los Frailes district of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

I was invited to dinner this past Saturday night by my good friend and manager of my apartment at San Martin 44, Vicky Jaspeado. Vicky told me that we would be at a table with 4-6 other friends of hers at a new restaurant owned and run but it’s chef Ruby Joy (Jameson.) I was expecting a small intimate dinner with a few friends.

When we arrived, however, we entered a small enclosed area which opened into a large open space with perhaps 20 or more tables with dinner guests at each table and Mezza Luna a band of three young Mexican guys playing exuberant Latin American style music. Things in Mexico and Latin America tend to be loud and Media Luna did not disappoint!

It took me a while to realize that one of the couples seated at our table, Diamond and River Jameson, were the parents of Ruby! We also met Natalia, Vicky’s daughter and her friend Kelsey and also Tory and Michelle. I discovered that Diamond and River were the owners and driving force behind the Total Integration Institute in San Miguel and you can find more about their work at www.living freedom.info. In brief, through lectures and integrative 5-day courses, Diamond and River strive to help each attendee achieve the best that their life can be.

I also discovered that Tory and Michelle are in the process of training with Diamond and River to become practitioners of the Total Integration Institute approach to life and to become roving ambassadors so to speak of that approach. Needless to say, in what turned out to be 5 hours of discussion, music, and dining, much enjoyment, camaraderie and all around fun was had by all of us.

I started my evening with a drink of lavender lemonade and a fantastic “gazpacho-like” amuse-bouche with a slightly spicy, tomato-based puree and crunchy toppings. Appetizer selections included Mini Beef Wellingtons of locally grown mushrooms, shallots, and garlic in a savory red wine sauce and seared scallops. Main courses of crispy fried chicken or slow-cooked beef brisket with a porter beer and mustard sauce were savory and delicious. Desserts of brule’ed banana split or my choice of cheesecake mousse with layers of blueberry and lemon cheesecake mousse topped with lemon custard and salted pistachios finished off a delightful dinner.

If you are looking for Ruby to bring dinner to you or if you are looking for a great evening of music and dining, I recommend you consider Ruby Joys and you can find more information and menus at www.rubyjoys.com.mx. For my last weekend in San Miguel, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend it than with friends at RubyJoys! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

In the meantime, I prepare for my departure from Calle San Martin 44, San Miguel de Allende and I leave you with a view of my location. It has been a wonderful and eye-opening visit. Do not believe the negative characterization of Mexico, at least as it applies to San Miguel. This is a wondrous place and I highly recommend that you come for a visit and see for yourself.

I hadn’t intended to write another blog post before my departure from San Miguel de Allende but I had such a great time at Ruby Joy’s Restaurant in San Miguel and Saturday night that I wanted to share my experience with you and also suggest that if you are in San Miguel and looking for a great restaurant to consider Ruby Joy’s.

Until Saturday night, Ruby Joys was a home delivery restaurant in San Miguel but she has now branched out into doing what I think will be a permanent restaurant at her place in the Los Frailes district of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

I was invited to dinner this past Saturday night by my good friend and manager of my apartment at San Martin 44, Vicky Jaspeado. Vicky told me that we would be at a table with 4-6 other friends of hers at a new restaurant owned and run but it’s chef Ruby Joy (Jameson.) I was expecting a small intimate dinner with a few friends.

When we arrived, however, we entered a small enclosed area which opened into a large open space with perhaps 20 or more tables with dinner guests at each table and Mezza Luna a band of three young Mexican guys playing exuberant Latin American style music. Things in Mexico and Latin America tend to be loud and Media Luna did not disappoint!

It took me a while to realize that one of the couples seated at our table, Diamond and River Jameson, were the parents of Ruby! We also met Natalia, Vicky’s daughter and her friend Kelsey and also Tory and Michelle. I discovered that Diamond and River were the owners and driving force behind the Total Integration Institute in San Miguel and you can find more about their work at www.living freedom.info. In brief, through lectures and integrative 5-day courses, Diamond and River strive to help each attendee achieve the best that their life can be.

I also discovered that Tory and Michelle are in the process of training with Diamond and River to become practitioners of the Total Integration Institute approach to life and to become roving ambassadors so to speak of that approach. Needless to say, in what turned out to be 5 hours of discussion, music, and dining, much enjoyment, camaraderie and all around fun was had by all of us.

I started my evening with a drink of lavender lemonade and a fantastic “gazpacho-like” amuse-bouche with a slightly spicy, tomato-based puree and crunchy toppings. Appetizer selections included Mini Beef Wellingtons of locally grown mushrooms, shallots, and garlic in a savory red wine sauce and seared scallops. Main courses of crispy fried chicken or slow-cooked beef brisket with a porter beer and mustard sauce were savory and delicious. Desserts of brule’ed banana split or my choice of cheesecake mousse with layers of blueberry and lemon cheesecake mousse topped with lemon custard and salted pistachios finished off a delightful dinner.

If you are looking for Ruby to bring dinner to you or if you are looking for a great evening of music and dining, I recommend you consider Ruby Joys and you can find more information and menus at www.rubyjoys.com.mx. For my last weekend in San Miguel, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend it than with friends at RubyJoys! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

In the meantime, I prepare for my departure from Calle San Martin 44, San Miguel de Allende and I leave you with a view of my location. It has been a wonderful and eye-opening visit. Do not believe the negative characterization of Mexico, at least as it applies to San Miguel. This is a wondrous place and I highly recommend that you come for a visit and see for yourself.

Dr. Ron
Dr. Ron
I am a 77 year old neurosurgeon who has had the "travel bug" for the past 36 years and who has been interested in photography as long as I can remember. My site is intended to convey the excitement that I feel when I travel, to my viewers in words and pictures. I also hope to provide my viewers with my recommendations for places to visit, places to stay, where to eat and generally my recommendations "if you go!"

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  1. Miss Lorraine says:

    Dr Ron after reading your blog I have dreamt of the places you describe wonderful I am so fond of your brother How do you both tell stories that keep our intrigued from beginning to end

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