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Ivan Chef Justo

Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8639697
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“suckling pig” (74 reviews)
“tacos” (34 reviews)
“crab risotto” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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1 - 10 of 464 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must try!! We are from NYC and believe the food at Ivan Chef Justo was just as good as any of our favorite restaurants in NY. We came to this restaurant twice during our stay, that's how good it was. The bread...More

Thank ogdmc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous meal in Havana. Well decorated with local ornaments and adornments. Our waiter was very helpful in our choices. The drink he recommended was a fruit smoothie that came with or without rum. We ordered grill lobster and suckling pig. Desserts were great. Their...More

Thank drichia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a hot day of walking through Havana we had the house special juice (watermelon, papaya, and mango blended with ice) and it was incredible. We had the vegetable tacos (great for a vegetarian), gazpacho, beef empanadas, and ropa viejo with tostones/rice/beans - all was...More

Thank Christiania G
Reviewed June 13, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and entire evening. I shared with a friend the crab paella and my husband had the sucking pig, both absolutely delicious!

Thank kiwi151
Reviewed June 8, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at this restaurant, so much atmosphere and the food was delicious! I highly recommend it to anyone lucky enough to travel to Havana.

Thank DK M
Reviewed June 4, 2017

It's actually quite easy to find this paladar which is near the Museo de la Revolucion. Rooms packed with old film posters and photos provide a great atmosphere for very good food of Italian/Mediterranean inspiration. And excellent service. Two floors and there is also a...More

1  Thank ennuu
Reviewed June 2, 2017

The restaurant was recommended by a local connection, and the only negative was that if we had walked any faster we would have missed the entryway. The wait staff made excellent recommendations, providing us with drinks and dishes that were far above the average. This...More

Thank Julieta E
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Located in the corner of Aguacate and Charon (entrance), across the museo de la Revolución. The front door takes you to a narrow and intricate staircase leading to the second floor, the place is small and you sort of stand in the kitchen as you...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Fascinating restaurant with some interesting film memorabilia. Easy to find as located opposite the Museum of the Revolution, but the door in is not quite so obvious. Not a huge choice on the menu and all written in Spanish on a chalk board, however that...More

Thank gashea6
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

We got lucky and got a table on the roof. It was something of a tight fit, but it worked. I started with the ceviche and then had the suckling pig - it's what they are known for. It was incredibly delicious and I highly...More

Thank Candice P
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JoanneTait
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Louis D | Reviewed this property |
It is not too hot in August but there may be rain...inside or outside, the food is wonderful
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November 19, 2015|
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Response from OldCubanCigarStuff | Reviewed this property |
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Marilyn R
October 18, 2015|
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Response from sicuani | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe with appetizer and a main course and one drink, the cost was around 30 to 35 dollars. all of us thought for the food that we had it was quite reasonable
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8639697
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