Havana Celebrates the 87th Anniversary of Legendary Local Restaurant at Cojimar
- Submitted by: lena campos
- Culture and Traditions
- 05 / 22 / 2012
While being one of the most unusual fish and seafood restaurants in the country, La Terraza (The Terrace), in the fishing village of Cojimar, in this capital, celebrates its 87 anniversary while having bonds with the figure of U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway.
May 20, the opening date, is therefore a very attractive moment in history for dozens of tourists visiting the capital these days.
Besides being a good place to hang out with friends, this eatery, currently managed by Alexander Almira, continues the tradition of offering a very nautical view of the outskirts of Havana.
Its beginnings date back to 1925 when it was named as Las Arecas, located in the Calzada Real de la Reina Isabel II (Queen Elizabeth II Royal Road), which eventually became a modest fishermen's inn, where Hemingway had his best appointments and shared with the poor sea people.
While having a full capacity of 80 chairs, the place is very quiet and able to move the diner's imagination to think of La Terraza as a place open for poor people, as it was back then.