El Cocinero opened in February 2013 and immediately became a landmark restaurant in Havana. The Cocinero located above Fabrica del Arte Cubano caters to the finer appetites. The menu can only be described as fusion, combining cuisines from across the world in traditional and innovative ways. A towering smokestack sets apart the place, located on the banks of the Almendares river, between the neighbourhoods 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 harmonises 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.