“Hey c’mon Tony, we wannna dance!” Sun setting on the back patio of Colin’s Cantina, someone calls out from one of the tables. Tony Jimenez is just finishing setting up the equipment and lights for his regular Thursday evening set. “O.K., ready” he says, and strums the first chord on his guitar.
Definetly ´un-plugged’, the mood is just right for hanging out with friends, watching the stars come out, maybe dancing with your honey. More people arrive as a waiter brings guacamole, chips, and mugs of beer frosted over with ice.
¨We are owners here. We love that we can just walk over to Colin´s.¨ the lady tells me. She takes a seat as the song ends, even though her grand kids try to pull her back up for more dancing. Colin´s Cantina is by the entrance to the Princesa Resort, and is open to the public. ¨Wanna dance?¨ she says, and nods her head towards the kids, ¨with them!
A slow country song from Tony saves me. Tony plays Thursdays at Colin´s, from 6pm until 8pm. On weekends you can find him playing and singing at Boobar on the Malecon with his group, The BooBoys.
Colin´s Cantina really is the local corner bar-restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Colin´s is also the place to show up to watch the game, have a burger and something cold on tap. They are open seven days a week, with Happy Hour from 4pm till 6pm.
Taking a bite of my shrimp taco, I look up to see the two grand daughters staring at me, arms crossed. At that very moment, Tony hits the first notes of ¨Brown Eyed Girl¨.
Ah, who could say no.
Tony Jimenez signs and plays guitar Thursday nights from 6pm until 8pm at Colin´s Cantina, located at the entrance to the Princesa de Penasco Resort. Colin´s hours are Monday and Tuesday, 12pm til 8pm, and Wednesday through Sunday 8am til 10pm. You can contact them at 638 382 8020 or on Facebook.                      by Richard Scott