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Ivan Chef Justo

Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
078639697
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Ranked #23 of 463 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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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Perhaps Ivan wasn't in the kitchen the night we were there, because some of the reviews rate this place highly. For us - not so much. We went there from Iberostar on our second night in Havana. We'd looked online, and this seemed a great place to try. It's given a good rep on a number of foodie websites, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I have been traveling there for a few years now and I have seen the gastronomy scene grow rapidly. Chef Ivan is one of only handful of trained chefs that has worked around the world and has been a chef in Havana for quite some time. This is his second experiment and it is an absolute hit. Both with locals... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A wonderful dining experience. A privately owned restaurant with excellent food, service and ambiance. It is located upstairs on a quiet corner of old Havana and there is verandah dining available if you are lucky. Bookings are essential as it is on the small side and quite popular. While the food is to die for, the table service is simply... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very cosy, nice people, well decorated, and the food is awesome! It is located in the old Havana town. Nice choice of dishes well prepared, refined and with good taste.

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Potomac,MD
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Located Ina narrow old house near the Museum of Fine Art, it is truly a find. The kitchen is open, there is an outside terrace and wonderfully attentive service. And among the best mojitos in a city that seems to be loosing the nack of making good ones.

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Santiago, Chile
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144 reviews 144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I went here dreaming with the suckling piglet....its most famous dish. Too bad for me, several rainy days limited their supply and it was not available. A reason to go back... Lovely little place. At the border of Old Havana with nice views of historical buildings and the fine arts museum. Decorated with old pictures of musicians and actresses. Was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Trip to Cuba in December 2013. Ivan Justo Restaurant in Havana was recommended by the hotel concierge at Hotel Sevilla. I had to say that initially I was a bit skeptical about the recommendation, but me and my friend decided to try it out and we were totally blown away by the super tasty food and wonderful ambience there. I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by the concierge at Iberostar Parque Central, and we could not have been more pleased. Somewhat hidden but an easy walk from the hotel once you know where to go. It is an multi-leveled old home (from the 1700s) that has been converted into a restaurant - the venue is quaint and eclectic, food was... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This Paladar in Havana is off the beaten track, short walk from IBEROSTAR parque central. Down an alley and up Some stairs. An eclectic decor with tablecloths, China and artwork. very cheerful. It all worked! There are a couple of small dining areas 2/3 tables .Service was terrific . Food very good if you order the right thing. The wrong... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant was a great find and the quality of the food excellent.It isn't the cheapest but the service is outstanding and the guests very sociable.Can't believe the waiter knew exactly where we were from! Take your time and savour the experience.

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Address: Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 078639697
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Cuisine: Contemporary

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