Attractions in Trinidad, Ancón and Topes de Collantes

Restaurante Taberna Ochun Yemaya

Restaurant decorated as a XIX century tavern perhaps in an attempt to recapture the times of early town Trinidad, back when it was visited by merchants arriving at the nearby port of Casilda in search for the good wine and food supplied at its gastronomic establishments. Visitors will also notice the outfits worn by all the dining room staff because their attires are reminiscent of those worn by plantation slaves during the times of slavery in the island of Cuba.

The place is also beholden to family tradition, given that since the decade of the 50s of this past century the grand old house hosting the Taberna today was already the property of the forebears of the current owners, and in it they had set up an eatery or small restaurant called “Santa Barbara”, the saint corresponding to Changó as dictated by the Cuban religious syncretism between Catholicism and Yoruba religion.

Ochun and Yemaya are the names of two Yoruba goddesses and it was in homage to these two water deities that the current culinary establishment was dedicated.

It specializes in seafood and Creole cooking in general.

Address: Piro Guinart 151B, btw/ Frank Pais and Jose Marti, Trinidad, Cuba

Telephone: 53 52709491