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“What a find!”

Taberna El Barracon
Ranked #26 of 119 Restaurants in Trinidad
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Canberra, Australia
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605 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

Walking through the cobblestone streets of Trinidad during a Sunday I kept smelling the aroma of something roasting. Imagine my surprise when on the roof I saw a pig on a spit! We had to try this place for our dinner that night and we were not disappointed! They were celebrating Mother's Day with a feast. The pork was so tender and delicious. All of the sides were so full of flavour, and very generous serves. Our cocktails were of course perfectly mixed. The staff were so genuinely friendly and more than happy to practice their English with us Aussies. A highlight of our Cuban trip!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Randall K
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very chilled, pleasant bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped here while walking around Trinidad and were very pleased to find a completely tout free, relaxing bar with very clean toilets, with soap and paper that you didn't have to pay for! This place did feel like an oasis in the middle of the 9albeit very beautiful) tourist trap that Trinidad can be at times. We unfortunately didn't eat here but the food looked well-prepared and fresh. We wish we'd stayed longer!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank JMD15
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Legal
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Un restaurante excelente”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Mi esposa y yo fuimos a Taberna el Barracon en marzo. La experiencia fue buena. La comida es muy buena y el servicio es excelente. Dos veces por semana se cocina un puerco entero en una barbacoa arriba al restaurante. El cerdo es muy tierno y delicioso. Se tienen la música viva que nos disfrutamos mucho. ¡Ay! Tiene que probar el flan, es estupendo. Nos gusta tanto el restaurante que fuimos de nuevo. El restaurante fue muy ocupado cada vez

My wife and I went to the Taberna el Barracon in March. It was a great experience. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Two times a week they barbeque a whole pig, they do this upstairs in the outdoor portion of the restaurant. The pork was tender and delicious. They had live music that we enjoyed very much. ! Oh yes! You must try the “flan”, it was fantastic. We liked the restaurant so much that we went back the next week. The restaurant was very busy each time.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Tom C
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“After party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

We enjoyed some lovely Canchanchara cocktails on the roof of this bar. The band were great - different from the usual 'Buena Vista Social Club' playlist constantly played in Trinidad.The best thing about our night at this bar was being invited to join the band and staff for a little after party into the early hours. LOTS of fun, thank you!

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Karen B
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South East England, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“One of the best restaurants in Trinidad”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed three nights in Trinidad. On the first night we ate in the hotel, which had a reputation of one of the best restaurants in Cuba (which I will not name)
The next night someone recommended the El Barracon - not only was the food much much better, it was better cooked and served by people who cared about what they were serving and what the customer thought of the meal.
Needless to say we ate there again on the third night !!
The meals that we had were some of the best that we had in Cuba.
The Taberna El Barracon is fairly new and so has only a couple of reviews. When people discover it, it will be a lot busier and a lot higher on the Tripadvisor listings !!!

The fish / prawn / lobster combination is wonderful ....and beautifully cooked !

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank UndercoverGuest
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