Tomatitas is a tiny, tiny, tiny town a short bus ride from Tarija.
The reason to go to Tomatitas is to try cangrejos.
What are Cangrejos?
Cangrejos are tiny crabs that you eat whole.
I am all about experiencing new food when I travel, but I was a little nervous about this.
I wasn’t sure if I could go through with it. I mean, you’re eating the whole thing…. shell, eyeballs, brains (crabs do have tiny little brains, right?).
So in order to build up the nerve to eat this dish, I decided to have a little fun.
And yes, I did eventually stop playing with my food and eat these tiny crabs.
All of them except this guy… he was just too big, and it creeped me out.