Cerro Grande Estates and Equestrian is hosting an open house and Carrera de Cintas horse competition on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This is a traditional Latin American event, where team horse riders attempt to spear as many rings as possible. There will be food and drinks.
To join a team, email Cheryl@cerrograndeestates.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can simply show up and enjoy the fun. The location of Cerro Grande Estates and Equestrian is just past the entrance to Hacienda Pinilla on the dirt road. There is a sign.
A couple of restaurants have tried to open in the Garden Plaza where Auto Mercado is, but they failed. That hasn’t stopped the owners of Romeritos from setting up in that location for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer, among other things, casados for lunch and gallo pinto for breakfast, and the kitchen is open until 2 a.m. Wednesday night is Karaoke. For more information, call 2653-2368.
Speaking of restaurants, there are two new ones. Café Sophia offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as European pastries Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in Plaza Conchal. Next door, at Plaza Conchal 2, Pasta Casera serves ravioli, pasta, empanadas, paninis, cold cuts and more.
A little out of town in Playa Grande is the new Café del Pueblo, which is open Tues.-Sun., with live music every Friday at 7:30 p.m.
And finally, Restaurant La Pachanga has reopened under new management in Hotel Mamiri. Chef Mauricio Celpa services Italian cuisine Tues.-Sun., 5-10 p.m.
–Ellen Zoe Golden
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