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Top Choice Cuban in Trinidad

Vista Gourmet

A slick private option perched on a lovely terrace above Trinidad’s red-tiled rooftops. Run by the charismatic sommelier Bolo, its novelties include free rooftop sunset cocktails. Hungry diners will love the appetiz…
Top Choice International in Trinidad

La Redaccion Cuba

With bare-bones brickwork more Brooklyn than Cuba, this new French-run offering provides a dose of comfort for travelers with culinary homesickness. Think huge lamb burgers with yam chips, pasta tossed with lobster …
Top Choice Club in Trinidad

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 the …
Top Choice Bar in Trinidad

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 atmosphere,…
Top Choice Live Music in Trinidad

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 (traditional…
Top Choice Museum in Trinidad

Museo Histórico Municipal

Trinidad's main museum, this grandiose mansion just off Plaza Mayor 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 rundow…
Park in Trinidad

Topes de Collantes

The rugged 90km-long Sierra del Escambray mountain range, some 20km northwest of Trinidad, has some of Cuba’s best unguided hiking. The Centro de Visitantes offers a free topographical map of the area, and offers gu…
Cuban in Trinidad


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 sauc…
Cuban in Trinidad

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 yo…
Club 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.