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Casa de la Trova

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Calle Maceo #174, Holguin, Cuba
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Great to watch Cubans do what they can do best, dance!! But don't expect comfort, this is all about music

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 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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Toronto
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 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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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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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Vienna, Austria
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

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

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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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Address: Calle Maceo #174, Holguin, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Holguin Province  >  Holguin
Cuisine: Bar

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  • Address: Calle Maceo #174, Holguin, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Holguin Province  >  Holguin

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  • Cuisine: Bar

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