El Cocinero

$10 Deposit Required

  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
  • Price Range: $$-$$$
  • Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
  • Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban

Address: Calle 26 e/ 11 y 13, Vedado

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El Cocinero is set dramatically in an old refurbished cooking oil factory. As you step foot on the premises, your arrival is announced by an attendant’s dutiful gonging of an old bell. The second floor, designed for more formal dining, is in black and grey tones, with minimalist paintings hanging on the walls. Outside, an open patio surrounded by lush plants has a distinct bistro vibe. The real action is on the third floor, reached by a spiral staircase. The seafood is directly sourced from local fishers, and the chicken from local farmers to guarantee freshness and quality. Its strawberry daiquiri is the most frequently ordered drink here, but its cosmopolitan is equally enticing. Whiskeys, cognacs, rums, and other drinks are also on the menu.


Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service