Come to Visit the Casa Particular Munoz. This Last name “Muñoz” is one of those last names who more inputs have given to Trinidad in last century. Maybe you listen it and don’t feel something special but just a fews know its link with the 3rd town. Today, a century after the first famous Muñoz, this family is a worthy representative of culinary culture. Also, hostel Muñoz is one of the most exemplaries particular houses of Trinidad.
The house of Muñoz.
Althought Trinidad is a well-kept city, is difficult finding a so colonial house. In this town exisit very few particular houses with a true decoration like Casa Muñoz. In this house, the decoration imitating 18th Century, mark the difference.
Hostel Muñoz has three bedrooms to rent. The prices start on 40 CUC. Two of those romos are furnished with all facilities for the client. Inside there are refrigerator, two double beds, air conditioning. The third bedroom is a suite. It has, also previous things, an element who make it different.
In second floor of the suite, upstairs, you can find another room. It belongs to downstairs room. This is the added value of the biggest room of this particular house. Inside, you can see the bathroom, a double bed and another facilities.
The Casa Particular Munoz, hostal more colonial.
The decoration of this house always have been one of amazings details for natives and foreigns. It can be, maybe, biggest value of this particular house of Trinidad: kept colonial after two centuries of history.
Althought being a great attractive, many ancient houses have been modified. This hostel stand out from anothers for this point. All decoration tribute to créate an ancient atmophere, from colonial times. For that, the house’s owner combinate architectural knowledge and a refined taste.
Since the client get inside the house will see, in the living room, pieces of furniture like in 18th Century. Stand out to the view the centenary mirrors, adornment of wax and glass and oleo pictures. You can not being so near to coloniality than in this particular house in Trinidad.
The history behind the name.
Actual owner of the hostel, Julio Muñoz, tell that one hundred years ago, his grandfather changed the history of Trinidad. “Long time ago, Trinitarian parties were so different to our parties. My grandpa, who was named like me, created a new tradition in this town”, says Julio.
As people know, Trinidad was always a festive place. There are persons who compare it with Ancient Greek. Before Muñoz, celebrations was only dancings and dinners. Thanks his roots from the Orient of the country, Julio gave a turn to the carnaval history. At this moment, the comparsa appear.
Who could saw it, says it was amazing. Hundred of people performing characters. Each one with dancings and different personalities, not like today when everyone are a unity. There are persons alive who were kids in that times and tell this stories to future generations.
One of the best restaurants in Trinidad.
Muñoz family have work in many professions around the history. Culinary art is not exception and here stand out the bar-restaurant of the family: Tapas Muñoz. In few months, the quality and dishes variety and the excelente service show how many important it are. Muñoz Tapas are, definitely, one of the more recommended restaurants of Trinidad.
The endorsed dishes are croquettes, cheese cubs and Serrano ham toasts. Recommended drinks are the authentic drinks of Cuba (Mojito, Canchánchara, Cuba libre). Too, they have a good sale of Ice cream milkshake and one speciality of the house: Mojito frappé.
This restaurant is in a second floor, in one of centrics streets of the city: Gutiérrez. Is divided in two parts: inside is the dining room with air conditioning and, outside, there is the terrace. Last one is prefered by clients who want enjoy sunsets or a dinner outdoors, tinted by the city yellow lights.
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