Chef Mauricio met us at the entrance to the restaurant and invited us to tour the convent on December 1st. He showed us the turnstyle where the public could buy food from the Nuns without actually seeing a Nun. They were cloistered and did not speak to anyone. He told us that at one point, there were 100 nuns and now there were 5. The restaurant opened about the 1st of October. We were led down into the main dining area and seated at a table next to a 150 year old oven/stove. The windows look out onto the Tombebama river and the Parque de la Madre. Below the window there is a vegetable garden where the staff grows its own vegetables. The salad was crisp and freshly prepared. The food was excellent and the wait staff very responsive. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
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