Doña Eutimia: The Art of Cuban Cuisine
Just a few meters from Havana’s Cathedral, in a corner of the tight Callejón del Chorro, Doña Eutimia’s paladar (private restaurant) holds for its guests some of the most subtle secrets from the vast national recipe book.
Furnished in the typical Cuban home style and with a somehow colonial look, the atmosphere you breathe at Doña Eutimia’s is highly familiar and domestic, unlike that of a good share of the rest of the so-called paladares which more and more opt for a chic and international aesthetics. The staff, of exquisite treatment, will do their utmost to make all your wishes come true.
Delicious and abundant chicken, pork, beef and fish recipes make up the main attraction of the menu. Some advice: the ground beef a la habanera, the stew with chili and Doña Eutimia’s grill are priceless. And since we are at it, keep an eye also on the black beans. There are few in all of Havana that can be compared with those regarding taste and consistency.
However, if by some reason you could feel like having something that is not on the menu, you have nothing to lose by trying and asking for it. You would not be the first to be surprised with an answer in the affirmative.
When it comes to desserts, cake and ice cream are all right, but they have nothing to do with the traditional French toasts or the crème caramel, true caresses for the palate. To go with your dinner you will find a variety of beverages that includes beers, cocktails, soft drinks and tropical juices that are 100% natural.
Price Range: 8.00 CUC – 14.00 CUC.
© Javier Roque Martínez
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez