By Jade Arroyo
On Saturdays, you can´t miss the organic market, which is located at the corner of Ancha de San Antonio and Rosewood and takes places from 9am a 2pm, offering the freshest products, which range from fruits and vegetables from local farmers to beauty and botanical health products, bread, cheese and prepared food. If you’re looking for a casual and tasty place to have breakfast at, come to this place and find your spot on one of the long tables under the shade of trees and grab quesadilla with stuffing or vegan tamales paired with café de olla.
Strolling through the centro streets, you find several street stands selling ice cream, hoy can you tell which ones are good? Try the one at the corner of Hernandez Macias and Canal, right outside Las Monjas church. Great quality nievesm, this stand has a large variety of flavours to please all palates, from simple vanilla to tropical fruits to other flavours such as tequila or cheese.
For a deliciouslunch, try Mi Vida. This place is Italian and Mexican based. Food is delicious and very fresh (salads and vegetablescome from local farmers). The menu has choices for everybody. Sundays are pizza days with live music, one of the most popular events of the week; give it a try (reservations are suggested 152-7482.
To feel like a local, pour a nice and warm mezcal under the throat and loose up the tensions, go to the Sirena Gorda (fat mermaid) at Barranca 78. This bar emulates the style of a traditional Mexican cantina (fear not, bottle-crackle fights aren’t likely), in fact, it is open since 1920. The music is cool, cocktails good and they have a little menu of tasty tapas (mostly fish tacos and seafood, but also try the artichoke, it is delicious).