Well it was Friday night and we were wondering what to do and where to go for dinner. We really wanted to stay away from around the main square and all the tourist places there, and we don't have a car here so wherever we went had to be within walking distance of the house where we are staying.
Amaro is a small but extremely delightful restaurant set in the courtyard of a house over on Calle 59.
You enter through the original carriage doorway into a charming courtyard which is surrounded by a deep colonnade with arches and columns on three sides.
They always have local artists work hanging and for sale throughout the colonnade.
They usually have a local musician playing guitar and singing, and the whole experience really is worth a visit.
I highly recommend you check Amaro out, for it is neither an expensive tourist-trap nor a cocina economica.
After dinner we strolled down towards the main square looking for the helado man and his cart but didn't manage to locate him this evening, instead opting for the sweet that is a thinly rolled waffle cone like a pancake that has nutella in it....yum! No time for a photo of it before we devoured it, sorry.
I am always looking for unusual items that would be good as gifts, and I hadn't seen these before.
There were many to choose from and I couldn't decide but managed to narrow it down to these four. A rabbit (conejo), a giraffe (Jirafa), a peacock (pavo-real?), and a cat (gato). They are quite well-made although 'rustic' and quite heavy.
So off I went very happy with my little find of the evening.