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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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Marietta, GA
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the most interesting restaurant we went to in Havana, and I think it was the most attractive, in an old world sort of way with the old pictures on the wall. We shared Paella, which was very good. My salad was good but too much for me to eat. The white wine was good, my favorite!

Thank JoanMarietta_GA
New York City, New York
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4,886 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 632 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice upstairs restaurant. Some very interesting dishes, very tasty, with a decent menu offering. Prices were ok. the place was clean with decent service.

Thank Bernardo F
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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615 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a really cute small restaurant, well decorated with Victorian style details. We thoroughly enjoyed the appetizer we ordered - it was lobster, tomatoes, onions, and cheese with a lovely presentation. But the pork we chose was awful - lots of bone, skin, and little meat. The few bites of pork we were able to pull out were tasty... More 

Thank teachers55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place with a special roof top view.Nice and friendly staff. Amazing , special and fresh food. Our best culinary experience in Cuba.

Thank Sergiu A
La Habana
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion Ivan Chej Just is one of the best restaurant in Havana and probably in Cuba. Excellent services, vwey well decorated and the food is amaizing. It is not a cheap restaurant but it's worth if you want to spend a nice dinner or lunch.

Thank Franklin M
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was recommended to us and it was a very good choice for a dinner. The atmosphere is cosy and the food tasty. The cocktails are good too.

Thank littleexplorer2017
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

IVAN CHEF JUSTO was on top of my list from all the food articles I'd read and it didn't disappoint. The Spanish food is spectacular and the service excellent. Ivan used to be the chef of Fidel Castro. Lunch for 8 cost us 36 CUC per person.

Thank MyLifeOnLafayette
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the best tacos of my life there. The intimate atmosphere, exposed kitchen, simple ingredients and nothing is overdone. I couldn't recommend this place any more highly. The staff especially was courteous and all very good at their jobs, in multiple languages which is especially impressive. Nothing smells better than this kitchen.

Thank dwfmba
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked Away from the main stream, this place has a good vibe, excellent attentive service, and excellent food - put this one on your list to stay away from Obispo and O'Reilly tourist places. Take a bici-taxi to get there especially at night.

Thank shaman01
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group had heard wonderful things about the restaurant from our local guide. A particular selling point was that the chef once worked for Fidel Castro. I had grilled fish, which was okay but over-priced, and was served over pork and beans-like beans, which simply did not work for me. My wife had "okay" and over-priced shrimp and fish tacos.... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?