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El Cocinero

Calle 26, Vedado | Between Calle 11 and 13, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8322355
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cubano” (22 reviews)
“corn soup” (7 reviews)
“lamb curry” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 26, Vedado | Between Calle 11 and 13, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok so hear I’m in Havana one day I am a chef and I want that experience it’s that craving only the true foodie would understand a curse maybe but when met it’s like getting a adrenaline rush I really don’t know why I’m like...More

Thank natazrest
Reviewed 4 days ago

Some negative reviews here, but while unaffordable to locals, a good meal with drinks was 25 CUC per head, which is justified by great food, amazing roof top venue, fun art, good service. Not for disabled or those who don’t like heights. Only negative for...More

Thank MootHouse
Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked here on the strength of TA reviews and wasn’t disappointed. The restaurant is on the roof (under an awning that kept out most of the rain falling the night we visited). It’s cool, but not intimidatingly so. The food was excellent and the cocktails...More

Thank KateFD
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for anyone traveling to Havana. Great drinks, great food, fabulous waiter. Eat here and then go next door to the FAC (Art Factory). It's worth the 30 minute journey from the centre of town.

Thank Georgia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to have dinner before/after visiting Fabrica de Arte Cubano. Atmosphere is everything in this restaurant. Empanadillas were really good, crunchy outside and yummy inside!

Thank DavidSMT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Havana has a lot of hidden gems, one of them, El Cocinero restaurant. It is a place where well trained staff are attentive to your needs and food is impeccable. It will always be a pleasure to eat here. My pleasure!

Thank Yamilet H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El cocinero is one of my favourite restaurants in the city. It has great food with the best atmosphere. Good music and public, this is an awesome place to spend hours enjoying the Cuban night. It can be either for dinner or just drinks and...More

Thank Guilherme C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally unlike all the other food available in Havana. Modern, great vibe and simply delicious Tapas style. This could be in New York. Bravo!

Thank stephbrooks91
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

The food, vibe and ambience was great!! My friends and I had two experience which were both awesome. The service was great and prices were affordable. Makes for a good time!

Thank Sakizzle T
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We mixed up with the time of our booking and arrived one hour early. It’s a very busy evening but the gentleman got us a table without making any negative comment or fuss. We had the most delicious mango cocktails and I believed we finished...More

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August 8, 2018|
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Response from June R | Reviewed this property |
About $70. Great restaurant.
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Jummers | Reviewed this property |
Hard to say. It isn't in a house but an old industrial bldg with smokestack. Food was not great, pulpi inefibke. Try Dona blanquetta on Prada. Great lobster. Also cocinero is a 20 minute taxi ride out of old Havana. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 26, Vedado | Between Calle 11 and 13, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8322355
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