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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed March 29, 2020

This restaurant is very cool. The building and infrastructure alone is worth checking out. We opted for the rooftop patio around sunset, that was beautiful! I found the food and drinks weren't the absolute best but was worth it for the experience. The portions are...a little small and there isn't too much selection. If you are in the area it is definitely worth checking out.,More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 28, 2020

Before going to FAC, dinner at El Cocinero was a natural. Had the lamb which was tender and savory. A little rain during dinner brought out the awning. The ladies were given blankets.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

The food was DISGUSTING. The place is very nice you should go just for one drink to check the atmosphere but DO NOT EAT there (food poison).

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

El Cocinero offers a quiet upscale feel with great food and awsome ambiance. Our waitress was professional and friendly explaining the food selection and paying attention to detail. My husband and I both had curried Lamb served with Naan bread and rice. One of our...two favourite restaurants while vacationing in Cuba!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

So we were told we had to go to this restaurant but it was not worth the trip. The service was efficient -yes - and very very professional HOWEVER the food was not very good. Of the 6 of us on the reservation, only 2...enjoyed their food! Too many options to eat here.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Well furbished place, felt portions were small, well presented and very pleasant staff a bit too tentative.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

Super windy and cold when we were there and restaurant staff handed out blankets. Amazing views. Nice menu. Food was good, not crazy good --- had cheese empanadas (fine but salsa sauce yum), and red snapper (fine, small portions)...

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

I have been coming here since 2014, never disappoints. Terrace view is great and good service. FAC is next door for after dinner fun.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in Havana. I recommend booking a table on the terrace on the third floor so you can be outside looking up at the stars. The food is good and the drinks even better. For a great view of the place,...walk up the winding staircase near the restrooms. After dinner and/or drinks continue next door to Arte de Fabrica (FAC). A really cool place! And if you’re up for dancing later, walk down to the water to the club 1830.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

This was certainly one of our highlights for restaurants over the two weeks we spent in Havana. The restaurant itself only opens at 7 so we ended up twice in the Bar on the third floor. Quite a few steps if you have trouble walking....The Bar is all outdoor and really worth the climb. Same menu as the restaurant and the food was excellent. Prices for both food and wine very reasonable. Certainly a number of great places to dine in Old Havana if that is where you are staying but if you have the time this one is well worth the taxi fare to have a great afternoon or evening.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Feelthefood | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we did because the entrance was separate l, but the line was short that night. Instead, when we went to dinner at Tierra - wich is inside the FAC - we could skip the line (with reservation)
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Response from eduardobatistapers | Reviewed this property |
and 2 ginger drinks(8cucs each) yeap, ginger un the market is 1 cuc each pound, but in the restaurants is a boost for the prices ..
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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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