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Ivan Chef Justo

Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8639697
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (79 reviews)
“tacos” (37 reviews)
“crab risotto” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having been disappointed with La Guarida, our concierge recommended this Paladar and it was excellent. I had roast suckling pig, my husband had seafood stew and my daughter chose chicken with Cuban spices and all were excellent. Dessert was just as good and although only...More

Thank Vivien C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little off the beaten path and hard to find at night, but just ask anybody where it is when you think you are close and they will point the way. Take the stairs up and the character becomes clear with an eclectic assortment...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been a culinary leader in Havana for several years. The food is good, high quality Cuban cuisine.

Thank rsba
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Loved everything we had here. The restaurant was recommended by our tour guide from the day. He also suggested having the suckling pig and boy was he right!!! The skin was so crispy and the meat moist and super flavorful. Also had ceviche, cran &...More

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This slightly off the tourist track out of the way up a skinny flight of stairs through the bar to two cramped dining rooms is worth everything I just said. Raly Cuban food, not tourist Cuban food, the real deal. Grilled **local** octopus, platters of...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We loved this little upstairs restaurant with eclectic posters on the walls! The cocktails were fabulous and food was amazing. I had the pumpkin soup and tacos, which was way more than I could eat. My friend had the crab risotto, which was incredible. A++...More

Thank laurenpadovan
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Good dinner albeit a bit expensive. came for the suckling pig which was the flag dish of this restaurant. cant say I was too impressed with it. but overall nice experience.

Thank yula01
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Our tour agency recommended this restaurant and you do have to book in advance as it's very popular and small in size. Overall decor and ambience is really lovely from announcing your entrance with a gong! To the interesting furniture and pictures on the walls....More

Thank SarahByrne_11
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We were recommended by the concierge at our hotel for this restaurant and we were fairly pleased by his recommendation. Beautifully cooked steak I believe my husband wished he had chosen to same!!! Lovely surrounds upstairs on the terrace. The only down side was the...More

Thank thewallsonvacation
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Being a vegetarian in Cuba can be somewhat of a challenge for a gourmet culinary experience. Ivan Chef Justo had a lot of great dishes for meat and seafood lovers, I could tell from looking at the descriptions, but their vegetarian selection was rather limited....More

Thank Roro36
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Questions & Answers
22 May 2017|
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Response from Louis D | Reviewed this property |
It is not too hot in August but there may be rain...inside or outside, the food is wonderful
19 November 2015|
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Response from OldCubanCigarStuff | Reviewed this property |
+53 7863-9697
Marilyn R
18 October 2015|
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Response from sicuani | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe with appetizer and a main course and one drink, the cost was around 30 to 35 dollars. all of us thought for the food that we had it was quite reasonable
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8639697
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