This little spot was likely THEE SPOT to sit and relax and listen to some music...while I was there a man was playing bongos but in another part of the tavern other instruments were set up and waiting for they're owners to show up...the tavern is housed in a building that dates from 1723..
The name "La Canchanchara" is also the name of a drink that has been concocted here for eons...supposedly used by Slaves to give them extra strength and endurance...the drink is served in an earthenware bowl type glass and is made from honey,water,lemon.ice and Santero Cuban rum...
Other drinks are served here but I didn't see a menu for food...
There are clean washrooms here and a man sits outside of the washrooms to ensure that you leave a small donation for his keeping them clean...
I think a drink cost me no more than a couple of Convertible Pesos...
Well worth a stopover here to experience the music and for sure the beverage... : O }
Who knows me, will be surprised as I really hate the all inclusive kind of trip and the full board treatment in hotel as I think you miss the chance to try something new and you are not free because you must eat when hotel decides.
This time we had for 5 days breakfast, lunch and dinner in this house, it was simply too good to try our luck outside.In the morning they asked us what we wanted to eat and at what time, we had lobsters shrimps and more pescado.Formally casas and paladares(small family run restaurants) could not cook lobster and some other fishes as Cuba exports them, but soon, in cuba you will know that for any former rule there is a solution "particular".
In the backyard of the house they have a garden with lemon, banana avogado and other plants, the food was really excellent.
Favorite Dish: Pardo, I think this is the name of the huge fish we got our last night there.
If you’re sick of paying 1, 1.50 or sometimes even 2 CUC for a tiny and tasteless pizza… there’s a pizza place where people (mostly Cubans) eat for 5 pesos cubanos (about a quarter of a dollar). It’s on the corner of Parque Céspedes… before the CADECA.
A few musicians assembled, asked my request which of course would be the most requested song in Cuba, Guantanamera, sang and played beautifully the trio brought tears to my eyes. The bar is mostly just a little open-air courtyard bar in an atmospheric colonial house, a good place to kick back in old wooden chairs and have a mojito or the eponymous house drink, made with aguardiente, lime, and honey.
This is one of the most famous bars in Cuba. The name comes from a traditional drink you get there (bebida de los mambises) made out of honey and liquor. It´s rustic leather armchairs are always occupied with people that most of the time enter like troops, off the tour buses.
Tried the bebida de los mambises, which was very nice, warms up your throat and chest.Just what the docter ordered.
Also for the tourists, a professional Cigar roller, these can be purchased here.
"They are very good" I heard someone say, they can be tried for free.
Favorite Dish: No food is served here.
Casa de le Musica is located at the top of the steps and has a nice atmosphere. It's not a bad restaurant, although the cheese on fish combination was a bit strange.
Favorite Dish: I tried the cheese on fish (well, I didn't know it would have cheese as I just ordered the fish). Not a combination I yearn to have again as later on my trip, my stomach played up for about a day.
Well we saw a lot of people walking around with these cakes over the street and we were wondering how it tastes like. You will see that cake in all the cities of Cuba.
So Wim and Nele bought a sugar cake and in the evening we eat it. Very delicious.
So I would recommend buying one and tasting it, it contains a lot of sugar, but it delicious.
The Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad is in the center of the new town, directly across the street from...more
Marti 238, Trinidad, Cuba, Caribbean
Good for: Couples
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Good for: Solo