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Ivan Chef Justo

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Aguacate 9, Esquina Chacon | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8639697
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Portland, Oregon
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the suckling pig special. Lovely meal with obvious thought in its preparation and presentation. I took a look into the kitchen and saw fresh herbs on the counter. It is difficult to find ingredients in Cuba, that being the case, well done!

Thank westlinn
London, uk
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a big group but service was still good. The food was excellent. I had suckling pig and i would go back to have that again. Reasonably prices. Need to book table though as it was full.

Thank trave1mad
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very delicious food in a gorgeous, funky building. We especially loved the appetizers and, if we were to go back, would probably make dinner out of a bunch of those. Service was excellent too. Great Habana Vieja location.

Thank Neandergal
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably our least favorite restaurant in Havana. The dining room was quaint; but our service was really bad. It actually became funny since we waited and waited and waited for our server to order.....to bring us water......to bring our food.....to ask us if we wanted dessert. We were seated next to an armoire where the other waiters kept... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by our hotel concierge when we failed to get a reservation at another restaurant. The best thing about it was the quirky arrangement for arrival - a small doorway with a TINY nameplate and the street number is presided over by a big cheerful man who checked our name against his list before ringing a gong... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing dinner, set in a wonderful quaint location on the second floor of a historic building. The food was astounding and the service was superb.

Thank Jim K
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After the build-up from our travel company, I found dinner here a little disappointing. The surroundings/ambience were ok, but the service was a little brusque. The food itself was tasty enough, though my meal (suckling pig) scored better on quantity than quality/flavour. The star of the show was the cuatra leches dessert, which is definitely worth trying. Overall, however, probably... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our last night in Havana and we saved the best for last. Great food, with very generous portions, lively, informal atmosphere, great decor and very good service.

Thank KamaMac
Sanibel Island, Florida
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charming second floor and up dining room decorated for the day. But the food, drink and service was excellent ( as everywhere in Cuba was) . We had the paella and an octopus casserole , both of which where large portions and excellent. Wine is expensive so we stayed in the moment with pina coladas and had a guava flan.... More 

Thank K B
Encinitas, California
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 6 of us in our party and this was our first night in Havana. The atmosphere of Ivan Chef Justo instantly told us we'd finally made it to Havana. We were lucky enough to sit on the top floor outside patio with a great view of the surrounding city. The service was excellent, good wine (didn't find fantastic... More 

Thank Jan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?