Discovering calle Jesus

By Jade Arroyo

This cobbled-stoned and blessed-named street is the address of some interesting and delicious places; this week we present some ideas to discover on this entertaining street (Jesús is located between Umaran and Pila Seca, just a block away from the Jardin).

A corner filled with light and the perfume of fresh baked goods is La Parroquia Café; it’s really easy to spot because of the St. Michael painted on the façade. Here you will find some of the best breakfasts in town, with fresh juices and smoothies, homemade marmalade and impeccable coffee. We suggest sitting in the patio and enjoying the sun.

Almost across the street you’ll hit the contemporary art gallery Helena Moreno (it’s much bigger than it appears from the street) which features works by Mexican and Latin American artists, most of whom are members of the National Institute of Bellas Artes and whose work is in important public and private collections.

Chocolate: a delightful human temptation. At Johfrej there is a large selection of chocolate and truffles to please all palates: dark chocolate, milky, with nuts or berries, etc. You can buy as much as you want; they sell it by weight. It’s also a nice gift for a loved one.

At the corner with Pila Seca, the Mexican-styled bar La Veintiúnica can be found — the perfect place to pour something that clears your thoughts and relaxes you after a busy day. Try the fruit-flavored margaritas, which are refreshing and absolutely delicious. If you happen to be in the area on a Friday or Saturday night, you might get to hear live mariachi music.


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