Tavern La Botija: 24 Hours of Good Taste
Its interior walls made of clay and stone, as well as the availability of a 24-hour service are some of the attractions of La Botija (The Pitcher), where you can find the most exquisite charcoal-cooked delicacies.
The menu of this ancestral culinary shelter includes among its charming dishes La Botija charcoal-cooked brochette (shrimps, onion, red pepper, pork, pineapple, olives and tomato), La Botija pizza (cheese, olives, pepper, shrimp, lobster, chorizo and pineapple), the Mambí lobster cocktail, small fish sandwiches, corn fritters and vegetables.
The name of the business comes from colonial times, when the miserly owner hanged a clay container on the building’s façade as a substitute for a sign of La Botija in order to avoid paying higher taxes.
The diligent waitstaff dress totally in white, with handkerchiefs on their heads as it was customary in those times; you will find ancient shackles, chains, stocks and padlocks hanging from the walls which evoke slavery in the Cuban 19th century. As you drink wine or brandy in an authentic clay vessel you will experience an authentic time travel.
Average prices: 8-15 CUC
Hours: 24 hours
Address: Amargura 71-B, esq. Boca, Trinidad
By: Arturo Delgado Pruna
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez