Chayitos is a CENADURIA. The Spanish word for dinner is CENA. To eat dinner is CENAR. Cenaduria is the name for a restaurant that serves a variety of 'home style' meals. A cenaduria can be an older, well established restaurant like Chayito's, or it can be as unassuming as meals to go prepared in a family kitchen. Chayito's had their beginning that way.... cooking food to go in the street in front of their home ... over 50 years ago! In time, they had too many customers to continue as a street cart, and moved inside their home, first in the living room, then the living and dining rooms, and -- eventually -- the entire home was turned over to the restaurant. Our favorite place to eat at Chayito's is on the patio, shaded by the beautiful bougainvillea you see here. Wondering why the chairs are all tipped against the tables? Keeps 'em clean!