An imposing brick chimney standing in the neighborhood of Vedado daily opens its doors to the Cuban and foreign public, offering the most exquisite culinary art in the city.
El Cocinero has chosen the flat roof of an old vegetable oil factory, located near the banks of the Almendares River. It is one of the most visited and recommended gastronomic creations in this part of the Cuban capital.
With a chic and modern “renovated industrial” ambiance, El Cocinero caters to those who prefer jazz or who simply want to chill out on its sunken “alfresco” roof. Reached by three flights of tightly winding stairs, this trendy location will awaken in you a craving to repeat your visit to this Havana spot.
Among its complex and varied culinary offers are found savory dishes of international cuisine. Its signature cuisine, mainly charcoal-grilled dishes, makes good use of its opened space.
Among the offers, you will find repasts such as red snapper with fennel, sweet potato tataki, seafood brochettes, corn on the cob grilled over charcoal, guava paste and ratatouille.
The extremely vast wine list holds nothing back, and cocktails prepared by Barman Jesús are considered by many to be among the most varied in the city.
After dinner, if you want to continue your outing, right next door to the restaurant is the Fábrica de Arte Cubano (Cuban Art Factory). Here, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy the most current contemporary art and music on the island.
Don’t think twice! Fast service, excellent food and a unique view of the city.
Located at 26 Street between 11 and 13, Vedado
Type of service: A la carte
Average price: Up to CUC 7.
Hours: Daily 4pm to midnight.