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Casa de la Trova

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Calle Maceo # 174, Holguin 80100, Cuba
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

We went midweek- some might say a mistake as it's too quiet but there was still a fantastic band on and plenty of dancing and drinking going on. If you want the real hot and sticky experience best to visit on a Saturday afternoon when the place is heaving and there's a good variety of acts on.

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1 Thank Sue S
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Great to watch Cubans do what they can do best, dance!! But don't expect comfort, this is all about music

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Thank 05Mattk68
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

during the day the café outside is great for people watching. everybody in Holguin passes by at least once a day. During the night inside is great the music, the dancing, the characters. Yes it's safe, use your common sense

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2 Thank nosinglesupplement
Toronto
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

This place is primarily a show bar. The Trova show here is usually good, however because this place is a mainstay on the local nightclub circuit for neophyte tourists, it also attracts all the local hard-bitten hustlers and eccentrics. If you are in a tolerant mood and enjoy people watching, this can be a lot of fun. Carefully monitor your... More 

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2 Thank Dirk D
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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158 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

The Casa de la Trova on the west side of Parque Calixto Garcia is worth checking out. There is a modest stage, beer is reasonably priced, there is no cover charge, and you get to hear some good local musicians but the sound system is not as good as it should be.

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Thank RobinThom
Vienna, Austria
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

The service at this place is terrible. The toilets have no water, no toilet paper and stink

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3 Thank Lissethe G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

Hi to all, I have tried the restaurant in Holguin De La Trova but I have found it OK. The better restaurant is the 1910. Th food is amazing with making use of local fresh produce at all times. The atmosphere is great and the staff the most friendly people you could wish to meet. Beware though the portions are... More 

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4 Thank Bruce01695731382
Halifax, Canada
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

The Trova is a gem, great music and a real cool setting. Just be aware of where you are, and who else may be there (hint - if someone is just too nice to you, and speaks far too much english (a Cuban), it likely is not for positive reasons. Great bartenders.

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3 Thank ElToroLoco75
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

The service and food was great. We loved the staff and the way the food was prepared and how we were treated.

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Toronto
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159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Lively music with a very engaging Cuban group but went on too long. The group was great with engaging the audience, getting them to participate but should know when to stop - like after 45 minutes when everyone's eyes started glazing over? But great atmosphere in an art deco building.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Cuban
Meals
Drinks
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Maceo # 174, Holguin 80100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Holguin Province  >  Holguin

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