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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Taberna La Botija is starred as a must see in the Lonely Planet Guide book. This is even more true now, due to the new addition of an open air lounge in the back of the existing restaurant. I am always amazed at the ingenuity...of the Cuban people. The decor is like a brewpub feel, with chairs and tables made from pallets. Their are fans on every post to help keep customers comfortable. The staff are attentive and professional. The food is incredible. Don't miss out when you are in Trinidad to stop here.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 29, 2020

This was the worst place we visit in Trinidad, we were looking for some dinner and got a cold, really bad one and lots of loud music and people. I wouldn’t recommend unless you’re 15 and looking to get drunk.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed March 29, 2020

we went two times at this taberna... the first time was very good and we decided to go there again the next day. the secont time wasn΄t good. the first time we had better sides at our plates and 5 bruscettas...secont time 4 bruscettas and...no the good quality food . the service wasn΄t so good. if you go there try a night with live music..More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 24, 2020

You have to visit this place. We have eaten burgers, very good. Good value for money. It can be very busy there, so do not go there at the evening (afternoon is more safe option).

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 23, 2020

Was a brilliant place - dinner - all food was excellent (and lots of it!) and it seemd to have non-stop live music. And it was the olny reastaurant we saw in Trinidad that had people queing. And also - the best value around (give...the m a large tip - they deserve it!). Great place. They also do lots of take-aways for the casas & hostels.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

Very popular spot. Long queues into the night.No tables available when we arrived. Had a lovely mojito at the bar. Shown to shared table and ordered the house speciality brocheta. The people sharing our table ordered a sandwich at the same time and had finished...when our food arrived 45 minutes later. My kebab was cold.Subsequently reheated to an acceptable temperature, but not good. Slow inefficient service and very average food. "Gastroenterological difficulties " the next day !!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

We returned twice to this restaurant whilst travelling through Trinidad because it was amazing to get tasty, well-priced food and good service all in one place! Portions are quite big, so if you’re having starters you could share a main between two. The live band...at night created a great atmosphere in the restaurant, and it is not surprising that there is often a queue outside the restaurant of people waiting for tables!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Nice location just few steps away from Plaza Mayor, good choice of food and good quality. The prices were more than reasonable and the service really nice. The place tend to be often full, better don’t go too late.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020

I ate here several times and was happy on each visit. You do need to arrive before 6 pm to avoid line-ups. Staff was friendly, drinks were good and food was very good. It was nice to get a beef burger rather than pork and...it was nicely seasoned on a fresh bun. Tapas were great and prices were excellent. I would most certainly recommend it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Great tapas and a break from our traditional Cuban fare. Very informal. Long line to get in but it moves really fast. And you get to make new friends while you wait!

Date of visit: February 2020
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August 24, 2018|
Response from Sheila G | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I'm aware - just a bar and restaurant/ There is a hostal right opposite though if you need one. Inexpensive and very clean. We stayed there - great breakfast and owner. Casa Sueca - Anita Fonseca
January 22, 2016|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taberna La Botija

Yes, Taberna La Botija offers takeout services.

Taberna La Botija is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5