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Ivan Chef Justo

Caribbean, Contemporary, Cuban
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Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
078639697
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Had the pleasure to visit this gorgeous restaurant! There was 15 of us in total and the staff were so patient as we couldn't hardly speak Spanish! The waiter explained the menu in english very well! Drinks come out very quickly..best gin and tonic ever! The food was absolutely gorgeous! I had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had the pleasure to visit this gorgeous restaurant! There was 15 of us in total and the staff were so patient as we couldn't hardly speak Spanish! The waiter explained the menu in english very well! Drinks come out very quickly..best gin and tonic ever! The food was absolutely gorgeous! I had the mango chicken salad and lamb it was... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Small but have great food. We did not make reservation but had a table in 30 minutes with luck. A little bit expensive compared to the other restaurants in Cuba. I love the food. Try lobster.

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Cambridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Tge hotel concierge recommended this restaurant it is one of the growing number of privately run restaurants. We arrived to find a staircase to a house, the restaurant is in a house. The welcome was great. The food was excellent as was the atmosphere and service. You definitely have to Book a table here. For Havana quite expensive but not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I went here for dinner with family, it was recommended by the hotel and I enjoyed it. The salad was nice, so were the fried banana chips. For the main course, I had paella which was very good and also an extremely generous portion. I recommend this restaurant, it wasn't outstanding but the food was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What staff very helpful. Ambiance and setting is authentic Havana. Quality of food is very good. Highly recommend this restaurant. Overall outstanding experience!

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Castro Valley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Oh boy, I really hate giving anyone a bad review, but this place just wasn't good. My husband had the lechon and it was very, very, hard on the outside rendering it difficult to consume. I'm Puerto Rican and I do happen to know great lechon and this just didn't even come close to a decent lechon. I had the... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Pricey (for Cuba) but amazing food - the best we had on our whole trip. Service good although a little overbearing at times.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were recommended this place by our local guide and told we need to book. However we went along one night with no booking. They were very busy but accommodated us, we waited at the bar and had a mojito, we got a table on the roof, it was superb, we never seen the menu, the waiter recommended the Red... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was my first time dining here. I was with a group of six adult women. I may have just ordered the wrong thing- I like rabbit so I tried a rabbit ravioli. It was just ok. The gazpacho I started with was good. My dining companions seemed to enjoy their meals well enough. The service was a little spotty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had some addresses from friends but the concierge did not know any of them. He then recommended Ivan chef place, located 5/7 minutes away from the hotel. Not easy to find, but once you're there, it is great. Located on top of small house the two rooms and the bar/terrace are nicely decorated (with a lot of Paris /... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary, Cuban

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