The best restaurants in Trinidad

Casa de la Musica’s terrace, photo by Lauras512/Flickr

Cuba is a spectacular country. Choosing any of its towns will surely make an unforgettable experience. Trinidad is a wonderful and very attractive town situated in the central part of Cuba, in the Sancti Spiritus Provence. Trinidad is home to several examples of colonial architecture. This is the explanation why the town is considered a big museum itself. It also houses numerous fantastic museums, making the town very attractive for the lovers of Cuban art and history. Besides visiting the attractions of the town, it is also very important where to eat. There are some fine restaurants in the town of Trinidad where they serve Caribbean, Cuban or international food. Read on to find out which are these.

Casa de la Música

Situated on the Fernando H. Echerri Street, it is a spectacular place where they play live music. There is a magnificent terrace attached to the restaurant where the bands play music just a few steps away from you, on the platform. The ambiance is very familiar and the food is delicious. They serve standard dishes, such as grilled chicken, fish, pork, but lobster can be also found on the menu. It is important to mention that they don’t accept reservations. The restaurant is open daily from 10:00 to 22:00. (August 2012)

Casa de la Musica’s terrace, photo by Lauras512/Flickr

Sol y Son

It is a very popular restaurant not only among local people, but for tourists, too. Sol y Son can be found on Simón Bolívar Street. It is housed in a 19th century house with beautiful antique furniture. They serve a great variety of dishes here, such as roasted or grilled chicken, spaghetti, several types of soups, pork dishes and all kind of fishes. One of the restaurant’s specialties is the “drunk pork” which means it is doused in rum. Don’t miss their famous cocktail which is made of 7 year-old rum and honey. Reservation is not accepted here. The restaurant is open on Mondays and Thursdays, from 12:00 to 15:00 and on Sundays and Fridays from noon to 15:00 and from 18:30 to 23:00. (August 2012)

Paladar Estela

Set in a fantastic colonial house, the restaurant is located on the Simón Bolívar Street. It also has a backyard with some tables surrounded by dozens of plants and flowers. They serve some delicious meals here, such as grilled fish, fried chicken, ropa vieja which is actually made of shredded lamb, roasted pork which is prepared “a la cubana”. All the dishes are served with rice, salad, black beans and fried banana. They don’t accept reservations. Paladar Estela is open from Monday to Friday from 19:00 to 22:00. (August 2012)

Ropa vieja, photo by Shockingly Tasty/Flickr


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