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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Casa de los Azulejos (House of Tiles)

Aloha Everyone,

This 18th-century palace is a notable and distinguished building from its facade. It is covered with blue and white tiles. There seemed to be some historical conflict as to whether the tiles were made in Puebla, Mexico or imported from China. The tiles are decorative, but the workmanship seems to indicate that these were not of export quality. J.J. and my opinion is tiles covering the building facade were more likely produced by local artisans.

The interior patio, now the main dining room, is spacious. It is old world elegance. From the stone fountain to the pianist playing background music, the ambiance is intoxicating. We gladly paid the inflated tourist price for slow service and we didn’t even minded that our server mixed up my order.

The palace has had different ownerships. Today it is the flagship restaurant of Sanborns, a chain of popular restaurants and department stores in Latin America.  

We bought a gift box of their famous chocolate for my Mother.

Aloha -- Cathi