We're in SMdA for two weeks and will post occasional posts when we discover ... well, whatever we discover.
Got in early evening, tired and hungry and checked into our B&B (which charged us $3 for a handwritten map and a Xeroxed list of restaurant recommendations. Not a good start.
Based on recommendations here, other places and the $3 list, we walked to Bugambilia. It was attractive and had a wonderful guitar player. We ordered a tomato-based Sopa de Huaches which had little flavor until we spooned in some salsa that came with the chips. Also a mushroom in white wine appetizer that featured raw button mushrooms in sauce. Some onion garnishes were the bast part of the appetizer.
We were surprised to be served a basket of bread and butter, but it was excellent; the butter very sweet.
On recommendations, we had the chilles de nopes. Two stuffed peppers: one was ok; the second pepper was undercooked and hard. A beef stew with bananas and raisins was very disappointing and required s&p to make it even edible. Not sure what the cut of beef was, but it was not impressive.
All and all, it could have been Chile's. Disappointed, but at least not hungry any more. A street vendor we passed on the way was mobbed and we were sorry we didn't stop there instead.
As foodies, we are hoping to find authentic, wonderful food and are open to any suggestions and will continue to update on what we find that we love ... or don't love. Time to get some sleep now.