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Ivan Chef Justo

Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
078639697
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Ranked #26 of 445 restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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brussels
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I took a Cuban friend for dinner to this restaurant a saturday night of July. The service, decoration and environment of this restaurant are among the best I have seen in the Havana. Waiters are very attentive and the environment is very nice. The restaurant's menu tries to be creative. The desserts seemed to be particularly good. However, I was... More

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Essex
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Following extensive research on TripAdvisor about restaurants in Havana and the recommendations from the concierge at our hotel the NH Parque Central we decided to dine at Ivan Chef Justo. Previous reviewers have already given details about the restaurant location which is only a few mins walk from the Parque Central Hotel. Although some of the roads are not well... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a fabulous little paladar not far from the Revolution Museum. As soon as you step in off the street, you find yourself in a charming and beautifully decorated restaurant. They have delicious vegetarian options and the presentation of the food is stunning. Their version of paella is a show stopper and if you can get it, the table... More

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Cartagena, Colombia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It is located on the top floor of a small house, next to the museo revolucion. Food is delicious, and the kitchen is open where ivan and his team greet you directly. Beautiful setting and perfect place to eat one of the best meals in havana.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The restaurant is not in one of the main streets of Old Havana, but it is located close to the Museum de la Revolucion and it is not hard to find. I went to this restaurant 3 or 4 times and loved every single thing. The staff is great and the food the best you can find in Havana. Even... More

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Grand Cayman
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

While we had a good time here an the meals were ok, it won't be the culinary experience of your life. First of all, prepare for a menu all in spanish and a server with not a perfect english trying to tell you the offerings... THERE IS NO MENU PRINTED IN ENGLISH. On the other hand, the area where the... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was a recommendation again from the Parque Central concierge (he must eat there for free :) ) The meals are delicious - we had lamb risotto, paella and Chicken and Lobster with chocolate between us and there were clean plates all round. The portions are large so my daughter and I didn't have a starter but my husband and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Visited Ivan Chef after recommendation from fellow traveller. Easy to find on tourist map and taxi from the National only 5 CUCS. Up a wee staircase, but host already awaiting with our name/reservation at the door. Very homely but eclectic decor inside harking back to the 50's. Menu as mentioned before, in Spanish, however our Maitre D for evening, had... More

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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When we booked a table for dinner (through the hotel that we were styling in), the concierge also confirmed the recommendation, which made us confident in our choice. We walked down the street to Ivan Chef and were greeted by a guy on the street 'Mr and Mrs Jones?'. It was great that he was there otherwise we could have... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Clearly one of the best restaurants in Havana. The food was amazing. Was a bit skeptical when the waitress suggested I have the a Seafood casserole but I'm glad I went with her suggestion .As close to fine dining as you will get in Havana.

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