Antigua is famous for it’s hidden finds. Either a great restaurant that is tucked in some corner or a hotel that looks tiny and opens up into a huge place with a courtyard.
We just happened to ‘happen upon’ a restaurant with all these elements and more:
- It’s tucked away on a cobble-stoned
- It looks like a quaint, but tiny cafe – until you walk inside and it has a large courtyard with a fountain
- The restaurant is designed like a street cafe in Paris
- The menu is one of the most creative I’ve seen in all of Antigua. Reason being – it’s done up by a husband and wife team that are both professional chefs!
The place is Cafe de la Rua! And is definitely worth a meal!
When I visit a restaurant, I always love to hear what are the specials of the place. Victor Ruano, the owner, recommended two eggplant appetizers that I have NEVER heard of before and couldn’t wait to try.
Eggplant Carpaccio – an awesome creation!
Eggplant with caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese
After these tasty appetizers – we checked out the main meals which are mainly nacho dishes and sandwiches. The Sandwiches had the most appeal by far due to the special sauces!
Baguette with chicken and special coffee sauce
Phyllie Steak Ciabbatta
We had such a great time and can’t wait to go back – thank you!!!