Photo Aníbal Barco
A step through Tío Pepe’s swinging saloon doors is a walk through time indeed, to a classic cantina (said to date from the 19th century) that, while skewing dive, harbors no ill will to the thirsty of all stripes. Even if some regulars prefer to stare into beer mugs, mixed groups of colleagues from nearby offices pop in for attitude adjustments. Leave the haute mixology for another venue; but do take in the long, elaborate bar and whimsical beer-barrel light fixtures—something you just don’t get much anymore. Note, unlike many traditional cantinas, you’ll find zero food here, so BYO peanuts or potato chips if you’re feeling peckish.
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