Fodor's Expert Review Tianguez

Old City

Outdoor cafés are a scarce commodity in the Old City. But Tianguez, a small restaurant/artisan shop makes a pleasant place to while away an afternoon with a gourmet coffee drink—made with fair-trade product—while you write a few cards to the folks back home and watch the passing parade on Plaza San Francisco. A tiny indoor dining area with wooden tables serves effectively on those days when it's too chilly for the green tables and umbrellas on the outdoor patio. Tianguez takes its name from the Quichua word for market (the plaza was a vast outdoor market during Inca times). Tianguez is open daily during the day and Wednesday–Sunday evenings until 11:30 pm, one of the few places to spend an evening in the Old City.

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