If you are sick of the grungy backpacker pubs and discotheques in La Mariscal and are hunkering for live music, your best bet is this two decade-old club. Live acts perform here most nights of the week, primarily jazz and blues groups, though electronic, pop, and traditional acts are not unheard of. The crowd varies from jam-packed to cozy depending on who is playing. El Pobre Diablo also serves a full restaurant menu, with a nice set of snacking options like charcuterie plates, empanadas, and steaks, matched with a decent wine and cocktail list. The lunchtime three-course menu with a juice for $6.90 is an excellent value and a relatively mellow affair.
El Pobre Diablo
Isabel La Católica 24-274
Our Rating Neighborhood La Floresta, North of Town Hours Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 7pm–1am Phone 02/223-5194 Prices Cover charges vary Web site El Pobre Diablo