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“charge a few peso here and there”

House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)
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Owner description: This beautiful 16th-century house is covered with tiles, a symbol of success in the colonial era.
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“charge a few peso here and there”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

read good review in tripadvisor so went there.

good:
1. the waitress dress in very fine costume
2. the dining room is huge, it show some history
3. a lot of people, seems like local, some dress up, some casual.

bad:
1. food is soso, we enjoyed food in small cafe, restaurant in Merida, San Cristobal, DF. And for some reason their food (fish, pork) taste soso. maybe we didn't order the right one.

2. the bill show some extra $. in menu beer is 35 peso, and they charge 45 peso. We don't remember the exact cost of beer, so when we walked out of the restaurant, I pick up the menu and double check the price, it's 35 peso. I pointed to the waiter by the table and said the bill is wrong (in English and Spanish) -- maybe my Spanish is poor or he don't understand English, he shrug and walked away. So I wait for the waitress who served us, and point the price to her. She adjust the price and give back the change, cold face, no sorry.

We also order pina colada, bill show 75.5 peso. we asked the list price, and the waitress said it's not listed there. I believe they charge more, because we got a bigger pina colada in a nearby cafe, cost 50 peso, which they charge 30peso during happy hour. Since she said it's not listed in the menu, we could no verify.

3. charge 15% tip for 2 person. I read the post that typically tip is 10%-15%. The service we received is bear minimal, most likely due to our poor Spanish. Pretty much waitress disappear once she brought the food. I really want to tip 10%, but told 15% is needed because of 2 person. The total bill end up with 400 peso.

With the food, service, we felt we could enjoy more in other place. However if you are looking for something unique (architecture wise), it's a nice place to go.

Visited November 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Just beautiful to look at”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

It has a lot of spanish conquest history in this house. Some say it is haunted. I just think it has a very romantic air to it.

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“classy old building with shopping and dining inside”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Azulejos are tiles and the exterior of this old colonial building from the 1600s is covered with tiles. It is sort of around the corner from the fancy post office which is very worth visiting and across the street form the elaborate Palacio de Bellas Artes concert hall.
So checkout the outside of the building and then go inside this lovely old building and there is a Sanborns. If you are not familiar with Sanborns it is a chain of upper middle class shops and restaurants in Mexico. All the large cities have at least one. This one has the fancy shopping area along the outside of the interior while the middle of the building has the restaurant and what a layout for a place to dine. There are actually rooms including one upstairs and some do look fancier then others. Stop for a coffee if nothing else if tempted.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful interior”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

This building is very nice inside, and if you are hungry make sure to pay a visit to the Sanborn's restaurant. There is plenty of room inside so there is no need to make a reservation. There are public restrooms inside which will cost a low fee to enter, or free if you are eating at the restaurant.

Visited October 2012
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Amman, Jordan
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“Old, but beautiful!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were there with a couple of our friends whom came to visit us earlier this year. They loved the place. It was pouring the day we visited, so, it was great the Casa de los Azulejos provided shelter for us at the time.

Visited January 2012
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