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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%
Travelers talk about
“corn soup” (7 reviews)
“cubano” (22 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 1 week ago

My sister and I went to El Cocinero and loved it! We found the food very tasty, the drinks were great and the staff was good too. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Cila M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is completely overrated! I understand that is popular because it is pretty and is right next to the Fabrica of Arte, but as long as food is concerned, is not worthy. We were a group of 15 people and they struggled with that...More

Thank Cubangirl2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little leery that restaurants in Havana would not be “muy bueno” when it came to accommodating my gluten allergy. El Cocinero was totally on point and spoke my celiac language! I was so happy and dove right into their delicious menu. To...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this place is so popular because it's next to La Fabrica and food in Havana isn't known to be particularly good. I'd say it's relatively expensively and just okay. However, I'll add that the people are nice and service was good. We showed...More

Thank guoster66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most gorgeous rooftop restaurant in Havana, overlooking the fabrica Del arte. Male a reservation Thursday -Sunday and go before visiting the fabrica (FAC). The food is good, and not too expensive but go more for the hip cool vibe and beautiful roof...More

Thank kbatlanta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended! The food, the service and the ambiance were incredible. alamesacuba is the only one that makes reservation on line for cuba restaurants, my advice the best restaurants are popular and you have to wait and make a line. book in advance.

Thank Yacselys P
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 August 10, 2018

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
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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
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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