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“A hidden gem!”
Review of Paladar Estella - CLOSED

Paladar Estella
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Some other travellers recommended this restaurant in Trinidad. They are closed in the day, but the family live there, so if you want to book a table in advance do try knocking on the shutters. What a lovely meal! Sitting in a garden full of hibiscus and bougainvillea, with Cuban music and mohitos, we ordered from the tiny menu (always a good sign). We had the lamb, with sweet potato, salad and lots of little extras, perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. Their Cuban wine was very good as well, and not too expensive.

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Thank Dorsetgardeners
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

A very nice little restaurant, up a road next to the church. The door appeared to be closed, but locals indicated we could go in. We loved the food, especially the avocado from the tree above our heads. The best I ever tasted!

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

This was the Rough Guide's top tip and I would not disagree. A charming alfresco eating space, at the top of Trinidad's historic centre, with tables on different levels. The food is original, well cooked, and very reasonable. The restaurant is entirely family run by people who obviously appreciate their food. It was certainly one of the best meals we had in Cuba.

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1  Thank Christopher D
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We ate here on our January 2013 trip to Cuba and really enjoyed it.

The restaurant is located about 1 1/2 blocks behind the cathedral in the main square so is quite easy to find. It was full when we arrived so we had to wait for a table, but not for very long and it gave us time to check out the menu.

We split one meal between the two of us since we find the serving sizes to be really big in Cuba and they were happy to accommodate this request. Considering how busy they were, the food arrived quite quickly after we ordered. When it did, it was hot and delicious. We were glad to have enough room for dessert and the flan de leche did not disappoint.

We returned a couple of nights later but found the door locked even though the sign on the door indicated they would be open (it was a Friday night). There was no shortage of other people on the corner of the street telling us they were closed and trying to tempt us to go to other paladars. We were disappointed but ended up going somewhere else that had been recommended by our casa which also turned out to be good.

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2  Thank Imee T
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Best paladar in Cuba, probably. Good setting, good food, good service. Just go here, you won't be dissappointed.

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Thank Tissa010
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