Now that we are getting the metro working from 30th July, it is a good idea to visit other areas of the city which are seldom visited by tourists but are very nice.
One of such areas is El Consul district, located on the back of the Hospital Clínico Universitario.
A few blocks between Avenida Plutarco and Calle Navarro Ledesma conform an area which has a very good dining scene, full of nice restaurants, bars, and ice cream shops. The crowd is a mixture of university students and local residents, and if you are looking for an off the beaten path experience is as good as it gets.
One of my favorite restaurants in the area is Bienmesabe. The owner is a bit blunt but the food is excellent.
It is easy to get to this area by metro (university stop) or using the #11 bus line.