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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 April 22, 2018 via mobile

Excellent Cuban food in a beautiful rooftop setting. The restaurant has both traditional and modern food. Service and atmosphere were both excellent.

Thank Forgetful74
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a fellow traveler as the best restaurant in Havana. We have eaten as some great restaurants so we were really looking forward to our evening and our expectations were very high. On arrival at the restaurant we were escorted to...More

Thank Mlambros42
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Does good marketing (for Cuban conditions) translate into superb food? In this case, not at all. The place seems not to have decided what kind of food to specialize in, so they go in any which way and the results are not very successful. In...More

Thank GranZorro
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We were referred to this place by our guide in Cuba and let me say this didn't disappoint. From the rooftop bar to the restaurant to finishing up in the gallery what a wonderful experience this was. Food was very good and the service spot...More

Thank Rocket1967
Reviewed April 14, 2018

What a pleasant surprise this place was. We had a couple drinks upstairs by the chimney, now converted and used as a bar (very cool bar I must say), then had dinner at the rooftop. Food was a 4-star but the ambience was 5+. Very...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

This place is hooked next door to FAC. You’ll need a reservation to sit on the patio. We did not have one but were quickly seated inside. Great service, good food, and good atmosphere. I’d recommend making a reservation Thu-Sat night around 8pm have a...More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Took the people from the Casa I am staying at for dinner at Cocinera and it was very nice, We sat on the deck where you are surrounded by tropical plants, lights strung across, and perfectly pleasant music that was at the correct volume. Very...More

Thank Mpls_Susan
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Amazing setting. Brilliant tasty food and good portions. Friendly staff and good service. Not to be missed if you’re in Havana. Two starters and two main courses and wine came to £70. Excellent value.

Thank June R
Reviewed March 19, 2018

If you are looking for a swanky, well run restaurant with delicious food and attentive staff, look no further. I've eaten at this restaurant five times and have never been disappointed. El Cocinero is the future of Havana restaurants. Expensive by Cuban standards, but inexpensive...More

Thank 70pluscountries
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

We loved this place, a really fun environment and really good food! The service was good and it was nice to sit upstairs in the little bar for a while waiting for a table! Book a table before going, it is a popular restaurant!

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