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Vista Gourmet

A slick private option perched on a lovely terrace above Trinidad’s red-tiled rooftops – enjoy unobstructed 360-degree views from the top terrace. Run by the charismatic sommelier Bolo, its extensive selection of...

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Taberna La Botija

While other restaurants send their waitstaff out into the street to fish for customers, La Botija crams half the town into its lively corner bar without even trying. The key: a warm talk-to-your-neighbor...

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La Redacción Cuba

Contrasting its colonial style with a cleverly titled menu and excellent service, this French-run offering provides a dose of comfort for travelers with culinary homesickness. Think huge lamb burgers with...

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Esquerra

With a prime location on the cobblestone plaza, this elegant restaurant serves well-prepared Cuban fare. It differs from the competition with specialty flavors – spicy criollo tomato sauce, meunière and Catalan...

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Casa de la Música

Casa de la Música

One of Trinidad's (and Cuba's) classic venues, this casa is an alfresco affair that congregates on the sweeping staircase beside the Iglesia Parroquial off Plaza Mayor. A good mix of tourists and locals take in...

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Casa de la Trova

Trinidad's spirited casa retains its earthy essence despite the high package-tourist-to-Cuban ratio. Local musicians to look out for here are Semillas del Son, Santa Palabra and the town's best trovador...

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Restaurante San José

Word is out on this handsome restaurant serving fresh grilled snapper, sweet potato fries and frozen limeade. It's among the town's best. Servers weave between gleaming furniture and crowded tables. Come early if...

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Museo Histórico Municipal

Museo Histórico Municipal

Just off Plaza Mayor, this grandiose mansion, Trinidad's main museum, belonged to the Borrell family from 1827 to 1830. Later it passed to a German planter named Kanter, or Cantero, for whom it's now named. The...

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Sol Ananda

Fine 18th-century china, grandfather clocks and even an antique bed: Sol Ananda in Trinidad’s Plaza Mayor is, on first impression, more museum than restaurant. Situated in one of the town’s oldest houses (dating...

Cultural in Trinidad

Semana de la Cultura Trinitaria

This popular festival takes place during the second week of January and coincides with the city’s feted anniversary. Trinidad, already bursting with color and music, turns up the volume with folkloric dance and...

Fiesta in Trinidad

Fiestas Sanjuanera

Trinidad’s second big annual shindig takes place around June 24 and is the height of Trinidad-style revelry. This local carnival features buoyant parade floats, costumes, a carnival queen, games and displays of...

Live Music in Trinidad

Rincon de la Salsa

A fun live-music venue aimed at those practicing their salsa steps. It can also connect travelers to dance teachers for private lessons during the daytime.

Square in Trinidad

Plaza Mayor

Trinidad's remarkably peaceful main square is located in the heart of the casco histórico and is the town's most photographed spot.

Cuban in Trinidad

Guitarra Mia

Drift a few blocks from the centro histórico and crowds disperse without any measurable drop in food quality. Music is the theme in this interesting nook, never short of a quintet or passing troubadour. From the...

Club in Trinidad

Disco Ayala

Located in an actual cave, this frenetic disco heats up (literally – there's little air circulation down there) around midnight. Entry includes one drink; it's a good mix of locals and tourists. To get there,...

Cuban in Trinidad

La Ceiba

Set in a back patio under a giant ceiba tree, this upscale cafe specializes in pollo meloso (chicken in honey and lemon sauce). Order Trinidad’s favorite cocktail, the canchánchara (a lemony rum drink), in...

Cuban in Trinidad

Restaurante Mimi

Simple, hearty Cuban food and the usual Italian suspects emerge from this kitchen, all made with love and served at reasonable prices. Mains are preceded by bread and pumpkin soup, and cocktails go for a shocking...

Church in Trinidad

Iglesia Parroquial de la Santísima Trinidad

Despite its unremarkable facade, this church on the northeastern side of Plaza Mayor graces countless Trinidad postcards. Rebuilt in 1892 on the site of a church destroyed in a storm, it mixes 20th-century...

Live Music in Trinidad

Palenque de los Congos Reales

Palenque de los Congos Reales

A must for rumba fans, this open patio on Trinidad's music alley has an eclectic menu incorporating salsa, son (Cuban popular music) and trova (traditional poetic singing). The highlight, however, is the 10pm...

International in Trinidad

Restaurant El Dorado

An exquisite colonial house, meticulously polished period furniture and highly courteous waitstaff. Food is not always consistent, but you can look forward to beef strips, well-seasoned fish and grilled turkey,...