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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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“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 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

1  Thank MYKLW33
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We stopped in here for lunch one day. The FAC was closed for renovations but we were in the area and hoped the restaurant was opened. We were happy it was. It was lovely. The terrace was very comfortable and pleasant. There were 6 of...More

Thank 22getg0
Reviewed May 20, 2018

I lived for a couple of nights close to this place and I had some food on the rooftop restaurant on several occasions. Considering the surroundings, you would not say that one would find such a cool place.

1  Thank mihaelalmlm
Reviewed May 16, 2018

I had visited their rooftop restaurant/bar one year ago and this time their other more gourmet option on the lower floor. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and beautiful dinning space. Their drinks prices are a bit steep for Cuba but...More

Thank mesterfoo
Reviewed May 13, 2018

The establishment is excepcional, it use to be an old peanut-oil factory. There are two restaurants, one is on a rooftop that serves drinks and an international menu. The other restaurant is open only for diner is is fine dining. We visites the rooftop restaurant....More

Thank vrancken2015
Reviewed May 8, 2018

We went here after visiting an acquaintance nearby. I had seen the chimney stack on a previous visit and it had piqued my curiousity. El Cocinero has a wonderful ambiance for sure - very charming lighting, and mood-appropriate music. However, when a restaurant is as...More

Thank 161limeywestlake
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Unfortunately my meal of duck was inedible. My sister in law faired a bit better with hers and my brother said his rabbit stew was fine. No price on extras - ie rice and vegetables. Waitresses were fine until I mentioned that I was unable...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed May 2, 2018

The best food we had in Havana. A great setting outside on the roof. Well worth a visit. Be very careful where you eat in Cuba as a lot of the food is inedible, only go to recommended restaurants.

Thank gnphillips
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a very very good restaurant, once you get tired of the same manus all over Havana, go here to have one of the best meals in Havana. Different, not classic cuban food. I had the best lamb curry I can remember... the setting...More

Reviewed April 26, 2018

I went to the rooftop, which is more casual, to spend my birthday, and had a really good time. The food, was perfect, limitated offers nothing fancy, because I was not in the restaurant, but yummi. The best part was the chocolate pie they give...More

Thank Glenda F
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
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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