The Jigüe: Dinner in the Past
Each day in Trinidad from 11.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., El Jigüe restaurant opens its doors, where one can find a space that perfectly represents the colonial customs of the 18th century, gathering in one place, the fine combination of exquisite plates and a folkloric musical show.
The passing travelers are invited by the delicious smell of roasted chicken, to one of the best state diners in Trinidad, located on Pino Guinart Street and Real Street, in a calm corner near the colonial city’s Plaza Mayor.
Originally a farm in the XVIII century, it became a restaurant in the year 1810, inheriting the region’s creole cuisine and its predilection for the plates centered in chicken. The house dish, Jigüe Chicken, it’s presented in the popular creole clay pots, served with pasta and salad, and it’s highly recommended.
With their famous murals that date from half of the XIX century, the decoration of the restaurant is nurtured by a mix of different cultures based mainly on Spanish architecture, resulting in a beautiful atmosphere that’ll make everyone feel banished from the 21st century.