Thursday, July 1, 2021

What’s our favorite summer menu? Tacos and Martinis! First Stop: A perfect Martini, made by Olivia Bar, at Casa No Name, a small, luxury hotel on Hernandez Macias #52; no longer SMA's best kept secret. Here, you’re in your own little world where the décor is chic in an understated way. You wouldn’t be in a hurry to head home once you land. Go early; you’ll pretty much have the bar to yourself. The recipe: Ketle One, shaken not stirred with plenty of ice, no vermouth and loads of olives. Second Stop: La Hija del Manantial for Chamorro Tacos with blue corn tortillas; one of Chef Aidee Prado’s specialties. The gourmet cantina and restaurant serves some of the same Mexican dishes as the original El Manantial at Barranca 78. La Hija del Manantial is conveniently located in town just a few steps from the Jardin. Our favorite spot is one of the two high tables in the window where the people watching, indoors and out, is premium. The original El Manantial celebrated its 100 year anniversary this past year (1920-2020). Olive Bar at Casa No Name Hernandez Macias #52, Centro, 37700 Phone: 415 152 1768 Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM/Friday – Saturday: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM/ Sunday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM La Hija del Manantial Correo #14, Centro 37700 Phone: 415 111 7431 Hours: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM/Closed Monday