Bar Restaurant Salon 1851

With its exposed brickwork, high ceilings and centuries-old feel, visiting Bar Restaurante Salon 1851 in Trinidad is like being whisked back in time. Situated just next door to the Palenke de Los Congos Reales, it's a restaurant that possess a unique and authentic atmosphere that stays true to the spirit of Cuba's traditional roots.

Bar Restaurante Salon 1851 is still a relatively new addition to Trinidad’s dining scene. Only opened back in February 2013, in just a short space of time it has become a firm favourite with a flourishing reputation for the quality of its fresh, home-cooked Cuban food. Opened by husband and wife Yosbany and Lea, the dimly lit interior of this humble, cavern-like restaurant whisks you away from the heat of the streets into a cool and thoroughly atmospheric setting.

The restaurant is open 24 hours a day and whether you decide to drop in for a spot of lunch or a full evening meal, you’ll receive a truly hospitable welcome from the friendly owners and their hardworking team.

For a light lunchtime snack, there’s a great of selection of tapas and sandwiches to settle your appetite and Bar Restaurante Salon 1851 certainly makes for an inviting location to relax and take the weight off your feet in between any busy sightseeing you might have planned.

However, if you’re looking to come here for a main meal you’ll be spoilt by a range of fantastic Cuban fare. In particular, seafood lovers will find themselves in for a genuine treat. The plaudits regularly go to the fresh lobster that comes served in melted cheese, while the local fish and meaty shrimps are also a must-try option.

There’s a good selection of drinks on offer from a well-stocked bar, and the mojitos at Bar Restaurante Salon 1851 are also excellent.

While you’re enjoying your meal, you’ll also be serenaded with superb live entertainment provided by talented local musicians, which makes for a wonderfully ambiance. Of course, the 24-hour opening hours mean once your plates have been taken away you could well find yourself settling back here well into the early hours. Without doubt, the delightfully relaxing surroundings of this atmospheric bar-restaurant make it very easy to do just that.

When you spend an evening here you’ll understand why Bar Restaurante Salon 1851 has already proven itself to be hugely popular with diners, offering that beautiful local food and a distinctive, provincial atmosphere.


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