May 11, 2018
With its cheerily coloured chairs and bright murals ‐ created by urban artist Saner and devoted to the joys of mezcal ‐ this friendly neighbourhood bar is as popular with groups of friends out celebrating a special occasion as it is with locals relaxing with a drink after a walk in nearby Plaza Luis Cabrera. There’s no cocktail menu here ‐ just tell the waiter what you want and he’ll mix it up for you. Or better still, ask him to make a recommendation. If in doubt, the house special is the Waya‐khan, featuring mezcal, Jamaica (a traditional Mexican drink made from hibiscus), guava, and a hint of honey, and it slips down pretty easily. Seafood is the main event during the day, and guests can build their own dishes from a selection of ingredients. At night the emphasis is on traditional Mexican food such as huaraches ‐ classic street food that consists of a type of flatbread with a variety of toppings ‐ cheese‐filled quesadillas, or the comforting pozole ‐ a rich broth made with pork, chiles and lots of vegetables. The atmosphere is relaxed ‐ from diners enjoying a full meal to those who have just popped in for a drink or two at the bar, everyone’s here to kick back and have a good time.