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En la Cocina… Café La Aurora

By Jade Arroyo

Fábrica La Aurora, named after the textile factory housed in the same building at the beginning of the 20th century, the main source of work in San Miguel during those days, is a well-known art and design center. Among turbines, machines and rooms that originally were used to store cotton, art galleries and showrooms fit in beautifully, like a majestic old tree who shows its roots with pride. But we cannot live on art alone, and from time to time one needs to eat something. In the central courtyard is an open-air cafeteria where browsers can take a break and enjoy a good cup of coffee, glass of wine and food to comfort the body and soul. Café de La Aurora offers simple but sophisticated options for breakfast and lunch, such as this Greek-inspired sandwich. There are also salads, pizzas, wraps, tasty Mexican-style breakfast and a daily special. The café is open every day from 9am–6pm, 11am–5pm on Sundays.

Trout and tzatziki sandwich
(1 serving)

Trout and/or smoked lox
Three slices of multigrain bread (must be firm)
Lettuce leaves
Cherry or roma tomatoes

Tzatziki dressing:
1 cup of natural sugar-free yogurt
¼ cucumber, finely chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped finely
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Touch of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper


For the tzatziki dressing, first strain the yogurt well to drain all the liquid and thicken it. Into the strained yogurt fold in the cucumber, onion and parsley, then add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Refrigerate. This sandwich is served open-faced. First slice the bread about half an inch wide and toast it; set the lettuce on first, then the fish, then tomato and finish with the tzatziki dressing on top. Serve it with a green salad.


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