I arrived in Canoa quite late, and as I was staying at Amalur that is also where I ate. The first time I ate at Amalur I thought it was noisy and dark, but as soon as batidos were done and most of the food cooked it got quiet. Both I and the people I ate with thought the food was really good though.
Amalur is a Spanish restaurant with good food and the place has a nice welcoming atmosphere. This is what I paid for things in June 2012:
Breakfast (coffee, juice, bread and eggs) $3
Tortilla Español $4.50
Batidos (fruit juice in milk) $1.50
Water 0.5 litres $0.50
Pescado a La Plancha $5.50
Caldo (broth soup with vegetables) $2
The caldo was not on the menu but as I was supposed to see a doctor in the evening (that later got postponed until the next day) and get anaesthesia, that was what I had been told to eat and they fixed it for me in the kitchen.
Breakfast at Coco Loco
When I was ready for breakfast my first morning in Canoa Amalur hadn’t opened yet so I went out for a walk and to see if I could find somewhere else to eat. Outside Coco Loco I met two German guys, also staying at Amalur, and we went together to have breakfast at Coco Loco.
The breakfast at Coco Loco is Mexican style and that’s nothing I want for breakfast, but they also had large fruit salads with yoghurt and granola, so that’s what I took. The fruit salad was $3.50 (June 2012) and a coffee $1.25. The coffee was served in big mugs and we got refills.
It was a pleasant place to sit in and have breakfast, except for the foreign woman (might be the owner) who aggressively shouted to a man looking in the dustbin by the road.