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Casa de la Trova

Calle Maceo #174, Holguin, Cuba
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Ranked #10 of 27 restaurants in Holguin
Cuisines: Bar
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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BOWMANVILLE
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

During my stay in Holguin I was not a huge fan of this place. It is a small bar/patio area with usually, live muscians where people can sit and have a beer and stare at everyone that walks by. The reason why I don't like it is because it is too crowded inside (especailly at night), it gets VERY hot... More

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Reading, Berkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

An hour of rum and conviviality at the end of the Holguin Combo Tour - we listened to some good vocals and dancers who had to mingle with the drinkers' tables during a tropical down-poor. Then, for our troubles, each guest was given a free bottle of Havana Club upon leaving the Casa de la Trova! Give me a bar... More

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