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

Paladar Estella
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We thought we'd give this place a try after watching the sun set on the bar terrace round the corner, literally 5 seconds away. We knew we were on to a winner as soon as we stepped through the door and were greeted with the most delicious aroma of home cooking. This is the real deal - as authentic as it gets! The original decor and antiques grace the front room whilst the eating area is set outside in a walled garden adorned with exotic shrubbery and a soundtrack of live Cuban music courtesy of the neighbours. This all added to the feeling of being secluded in a secret hideaway. The hostess, who spoke fluent French and English was friendly and accommodating. We opted for the house special lamb dish, slow cooked to perfection. This followed a tasty complimentary starter of Cerviche and home made crackers. The flan was delicious and the coffee was good. We also had a drink each. All this for 30 CUCS. It was definitely one of the best meals we had in the 3 weeks we spent in Cuba and we'd go back in a heartbeat!

Thank Sam R
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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Went once in 4 days because they have a short menu but what they offer is all special,from top to bottom...location and service really nice too.must visit

1  Thank Dario D
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We loved this paladar just above the Plaza Mayor. It has very good typical Cuban food served in lovely courtyard and the owner is very friendly with excellent language skills. (She also rents out a couple of rooms) First time we got avocados which were delicious, and I liked that there was an omelette option as I found meat generally not that great in Cuba. Would recommend if you are in Trinidad.

Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

This was a great find. An authentic paladar at someone's beautiful house and also authentically trinidad with a typical courtyard to dine in. Great food, beautiful place to eat and great value. One of the top places in Cuba we went to.

Thank David W
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

I tried this place which is only open for dinner based on the recommendation of the guide book. While the menu is small, the food served was really very good. It had a lot of flavour and be sure to try the mango with rum!

Thank tiara77
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