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Paladar Estella

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Simon Bolivar 557, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
+53 41 994329
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Paris, France
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Everything was fabulous, the homemade cooking, the service, the setting… It still makes my mouth water to think about the lamb and the home-grown avocados. Excellent value for money.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

It took us a while to find this place and were pleased with the atmosphere. We found the food plentiful but rather mediocre in quality.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We had a wonderful meal in this Paladar on our first night. We were recommended the local lamb dish and it was wonderful. Again we received lots of free extras with the meal. Wonderful staff and lovely little courtyard. Only 10CUC each.

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Theydon Bois
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This was a really good Paladar out of the Rough Guide. So pleased we booked here. The Cordero (lamb) was delicious and a lovely change to the usual fish, chicken, pork or lobster. The owner was keeping a keen eye on things and you couldn't fault the service or quality of the food. If you find yourself in Trinidad, please... More 

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Helsingoer, Denmark
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I was really surprised by this restaurant. First you walk through a casa which makes you feel like you are visiting friends for dinner. Then you enter a cosy courtyard where dinner is served. The food was the best I had while I was in Cuba and the service was good - which, in my experience, is also quite rare... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We visited this homestay restaurant on the recommendation of a friend, the nature of the recommendation accorded with many positive trip adviser reviews. The place opens about 6.30pm daily and we arrived at this time and initially waited in what appeared to be a living room which looked into a double bedroom, both of which were lovingly furnished with antique... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We thought we'd give this place a try after watching the sun set on the bar terrace round the corner, literally 5 seconds away. We knew we were on to a winner as soon as we stepped through the door and were greeted with the most delicious aroma of home cooking. This is the real deal - as authentic as... More 

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Thank Sam R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Went once in 4 days because they have a short menu but what they offer is all special,from top to bottom...location and service really nice too.must visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We loved this paladar just above the Plaza Mayor. It has very good typical Cuban food served in lovely courtyard and the owner is very friendly with excellent language skills. (She also rents out a couple of rooms) First time we got avocados which were delicious, and I liked that there was an omelette option as I found meat generally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

This was a great find. An authentic paladar at someone's beautiful house and also authentically trinidad with a typical courtyard to dine in. Great food, beautiful place to eat and great value. One of the top places in Cuba we went to.

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Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Simon Bolivar 557, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Sancti Spiritus Province  >  Trinidad
  • Phone Number: +53 41 994329

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?