One of the signature dishes of this restaurant is the cazuela, which can be prepared with fish or with a mixture of shrimp and crab and whose flavor is unique. It is served in the traditional clay saucepan accompanied by lemon or hot pepper, at the choice of each customer.
The dough is prepared with cooked grated plantain and peanuts, which is mixed with seafood and baked in the oven. The plate is served hot and is garnished with cilantro.
Jimmy Asan, owner of the restaurant, tells that the name of the place was chosen as an advertising strategy to attract the attention of the customers. The place was one of the 30 huecas that formed part of the Raices International Gastronomic Fair.
The business is continually improving and soon the dish called El Naufrago (castaway) will be added to the menu, a dish that includes encebollado (fish soup), guatita (gut stew), seco de chivo (goat stew), ceviche made of shrimp, fish or concha (shell), cazuela and a fried egg.
El Lechon opens daily from 08h00 to 15h00 and is located in Victor manuel Rendon and Boyaca streets.