Restaurant Shangó: Eating amidst Ruins
Surrounded by what used to be columns, the Restaurant Shangó, specialized in Cajún and Creole food, is emplaced in the among ruins in the city of Trinidad. Located on Juan Manuel Márquez Street #31 between Jesús Menéndez and Simón Bolivar, you can there combine a delicious dinner with a piece of the past any day of the week from 9:00 a.m. until midnight.
All the food of the restaurant is cooked over a base of organic products such as pepper, onion and celery. The main dish is generally a Cajún recipe accompanied by cornbread and rice. Although, these are made apparently with rural recipes, the resulting flavor possesses a certain exotic touch.
For those not familiarized with the Yoruba religion, the name of the restaurant is a tribute to one of the Orishas, regent of thunders and justice.
It stands out in the decoration the strong influence of the Afro-Cuban religion, giving it a mystic and unique touch. Their scarce furniture emphasizes the present humility in the roots of the Cuban culture.
In the patio at the bottom, we find a beautiful vegetation that grows away from human control with a variety of fruits trees that blend with the washing lines of sheets, reflecting one of the most photogenic views in the whole city. The ruins complete the picture, giving an elegant air to the Restaurant Shangó.
A restaurant taken from another reality, for a fantastic experience.