Far from all stereotypes, El Cocinero is committed to redefining the culinary experience in Cuba with a carefully though-out cuisine for special occasions. The menu adapts selected world recipes, made with distinctive Cuban ingredients. A towering smokestack sets apart the place, located on the banks of the Almendares river, between the neighborhoods of Vedado and Miramar. Designed as part of the boiler system for the offices of the Havana Tramway in the late 19th century, the smokestack preserves the identity of the famed peanut oil brand which occupied the premises in 1930. The restaurant exhibits a contemporary and minimalistic décor, which both harmonizes with the original architecture and adds to it. The result is a stylish space, enlivened with soft lighting and music to share in the moment.
For those arriving without a reservation, the waiting bar at the top of the terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink while your table is set.
The atmosphere is intimate, ideal for dinners and private events. The menu is an interpretation of Cuban and world food, which allows you to taste a selection of dishes with standards similar to those of gourmet cuisine. It is located on the second floor, with an air-conditioned environment, and may serve up to 36 people.