Bodegón Don Cayetano. An appealing place to visit in eastern Cuba
By Sergio Morales / Photos: Prensa Latina
The Bodegón Don Cayetano, located in the city of Camagüey, is a great place to enjoy Cuban cocktails and traditional meals while being immersed in a colonial ambiance.
This inn is located next to La Soledad Church, which was built in 1758, and has an architectural style that blends in with its surrounding It was one of the favorite places for travelers through Puerto Principe, Camagüey's old name.
It is part of a gastronomical complex which includes the Soledad Alley, a cafeteria serving cocktails and Cuban food outdoors.
On the old cobblestoned street, two rows of tables decorated by local artists give the Bodegón a special charm. Visitors may taste famous Cuban cocktails like the Cuba Libre and the Mojito, national rums and beers, or choose between different offers of wines.
The food is excellent with several local and national dishes with beef, fresh fish, and seafood. The specialty of the house is the Hamburguesa Principeña (the Camagüey Burger) which is quite popular with all diners.
Due to its special service, offers, and peaceful environment, the Bodegón is frequented by artists, intellectuals, and personalities attending festivals and international conferences held in the city.
Many tourists of different nationalities have chosen to visit Camagüey to experience a town where past and present meld together, to enjoy its historic wealth and legendary traditions, and to spend time with its educated and hospitable people.
After a pleasant walk through the alleys, streets, and old squares of the historic centre, some of the best preserved in all of Cuba, there is nothing better than to drop by this place to enjoy a refreshing cocktail and to have a delicious meal.
The Hamburguesa Principeña is made of 60% ground beef and 40% ground pork and is served on a large bun with a slice of cheese, a slice of pineapple, mixed salad, ketchup, and mayonnaise. This burger is special because if you have it for breakfast, you won't need to have lunch. The price is CUC$ 2.20.