El Cocinero

This culinary big-hitter is housed in a former peanut oil factory nudging up to Fábrica de Arte Cubano

El Cocinero

This culinary big-hitter is housed in a former peanut oil factory nudging up to Fábrica de Arte Cubano. Nights at El Cocinero start with a drink in the first-floor bar, before you head up the iron spiral staircase to discover a loft-style dining room hung with contemporary art. A rooftop terrace is furnished with huge potted plants and candlelit tables. Starters include the renowned duck confit blinis, while mains could be grilled lobster or filet mignon with creamed pumpkin. Stay after dinner for an expertly mixed cocktail on the terrace while you rub shoulders with locals from the trendy Velado Neighborhood and take in the glittering cityscape. Dishes are pricey but worth the splurge.
El Cocinero’s loft-like dining room and rooftop terrace sit in what used to be a cooking oil factory, alongside an art gallery and nightclub.
It’s the pinnacle (quite literally) of the trendy Vedado neighborhood. After climbing the spiral iron staircase you’re guaranteed slick service, contemporary artworks and refined dishes. Tuna carpaccio and duck blinis could be followed by grilled lobster or Filet Mignon with creamed pumpkin.


Calle 26, , Havana, Cuba, La Habana

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