Although we stayed in Trinidad a little more than 6 days and we passed by this restaurant plenty of times, we only decided to visit it on our last night there. I guess we were scarred to give it a try as back then it was not mentioned in our Lonely Planet guide or on TripAdvisor, but now I can say that it was such a shame we didn't try it earlier.
The restaurant is tastefully decorated (particularly liked the cork-work on one of the walls), with brand new fittings, amazing wooden tables, light music and wooden ceiling fans. Initially we though it is one of the “state” owned paladars. Apparently we were wrong again, as the owner assured us that he opened the place about 2 years ago.
The food was amazing and the service even better. The waiters tried really hard to be helpful (a rarity in Cuba), all facilities were functional and squeaky clean. The portions were large and quite filling. We had the shrimps and the shredded lamp. The lamp was to die for, not very spicy, well cooked and tender but not mashy.
The restaurant was slightly more pricey than the average eating place in Trinidad, but was well worth. We paid 35 CUC in total for 2 two-course dinners, 2 glasses of Chilean Chardonnay and a dessert. They offered some wine labels (mostly from Chile), but as with all imported goods in Cuba I would recommend that you avoid them unless you really crave wine after living for weeks only on rum and cerveza. As a rule of thumb, bottled wines in Cuba are very expensive and not particularly good.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.