Monday, March 3, 2014

El Teatro Salamandra

I spent both Friday and Saturday night in one of Cali's classic artsy spots -- El Teatro Salamandra. They were celebrating their 20th anniversary, with an art exhibition and Latin jazz (Felipe and friends were playing) on the evening's menu. I love this side of Cali-- the eccentric characters and bright colors, and the embrace of the city's artistic heritage alongside newer cultural projects.

I also love the neighborhood-- El Teatro Salamandra is located in San Fernando Viejo, one of Cali's oldest and most traditional areas. San Fernando Viejo is filled with beautiful old multi-story houses and rustling trees, and I can personally attest to the the 1,000 COP (~.50 cents) arepas con queso being top-notch.

I do hope is that El Teatro Salamandra and San Fernando Viejo will be around, classy and funky and fun, 20 years from now. They just don't make fridges like that anymore...

El Teatro Salamandra del Barco Ebrio
Carrera 36 #4A-31
Barrio San Fernando Viejo
Cali, Colombia