We didn't plan to come to Mexico, and truly at first we were not thrilled. But what do you do, you find the positives, and you water them daily. We decided to make lemonade, did some research, and fell in love with San Miguel de Allende. The culture, the atmosphere, the entire vibe of the city. Sometimes, when you think life is at it's worst, it's actually setting you up, for what you always wanted. 

Growing up my grandmas house, was an open door to all the neighbors. She would awake up at 3 a.m. every morning, to start rolling the dough. If we didn't grow it, or kill it, we didn't eat it. All home made jams, jellies, pickles, stored and labeled, down in the cellar. Does anyone actually remember those cellars? So creepy . No electricity, seriously. I digress, growing up we always fed everyone that was hungry, and when I had my own home, I kept up the tradition. My single mother, was a Regional Manager of a major food chain back in the day. I grew up working with her, she was hardly home, so that's how we spent time. I was making the schedules for the stores by the 5 grade, and doing P&L reports by 6th. I did a stent of time working in Female Self Empowerment, training self defense options and methods. Pretty great experience. Other than that it's always been restaurants, I love to watch people enjoy the food, and service I provide. To learn the customers idiosyncrasy's, what makes them tick, build relationships. My name is Keli Silveyra, and I hope to be meeting you soon! 

Ruben was born and raised, in Vera Cruz, Mexico. His father was a butcher, and his mother was a homemaker. She would make candies and popsicle's to sell for extra money, and always made authentic Vera Cruz style food. His dream was to open a restaurant in our town of Kansas City, showcasing the true flavors of Vera Cruz. Twenty years of working as Head Chef in prestigious restaurants, gave him a wealth of knowledge to achieve that dream. Well then ICE wasn't keen to that idea, so dreams changed. We recognized the need for authentic, home cooked style food, right here in our new beautiful city. Meatloaf, Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwiches, with scratch gravies, actual mashed potatoes, cinnamon rolls so soft that you know your going to eat the whole thing..... even though you know you shouldn't. Friends, we are excited to share this with you. We know it will never be as good as tacos, let's face it... But once in awhile, a home cooked, like grandma used to make meal, really hits the spot. From our home to yours, let's make memories. 

Edited to Add on 1/12/2024

It's been awhile, since we opened, and our story has definitely grown . 

On January 11, 2020, we opened the doors to Silveyra’s Restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. In the beginning of Covid.  Not speaking the language, very little money to start, and a boat load of kids. A Stone courtyard, one table, 4 chairs, 5 menu items, over 80 years experience, between two people. Our one goal was to create comfort food, in a family style atmosphere. As the number of regulars grew, so did the request. Food from their memories, their food “happy place” slowly grew our menu, into over 50 daily items.  Some were harder to source than others, as “US Foods” doesn’t have a place in Mexico. When we say scratch made, we really mean it.

             Running a restaurant in Mexico, is a whole new endeavor. One that is unlike any other. Twenty years of restaurant management skills, and over 40 years in restaurants,  could not prepare me for running a successful and soul feeding business, in the “Heart of Mexico” . We’ve done it though, and in ways I could never begin to imagine.  What makes us unique in a tourist city, is we have no desire to be “fancy”, we would rather touch your heart, pull your memory strings with food and hospitality. We build and nurture relationships with the locals. Typically you would find 4 or more chefs in a kitchen. In ours it will always be Ruben. Rubens’ extensive background cooking foods from different nationalities and cultures, has made him a magician in the kitchen. Every single dish is made at the time it is ordered, by one chef. Giving you consistency, and a passion tasted in the food, in every single serving,  that is unmatched.  

             Almost four years after opening, Silveyra’s has a  life of its own. We are not just a small crew, we are a village full of humans that walk together, hold each other up and support each other. We are not divided down to one restaurant, one artist, one local venue, we are unified. Voted the #1 Tourist Destination in the World by several Magazines, and celebrities, it is a special city indeed. It is not that we have one of the most beautiful Parroquias in the world, the picturesque buildings, the beautiful art galleries. In San Miguel de Allende, it is the people. Your value in dollars, the color of your skin, your religions views, that is not relevant to the ones, that San Miguel has chosen to walk her streets. At Silveyra’s we strive to embody everything that makes this city so extraordinary, and with absolute assurance, I can say we’ve been successful.

             Our mural on the wall when you enter includes the ones that first began walking with us. Upon the return of our favorite artist, EKZA, we will continue with so many more. So welcome to Silveyra’s, sit down and make yourself comfortable. You won’t be dining on porcelain plates or sipping out of crystal champagne glasses. But you will be fed well, serviced with love and appreciation. Thank you SMA, for choosing us as your local comfort food, “Cheers” of Mexico. It is always our pleasure.


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