Must-Try Cuban Restaurants in Miami
The delights of Cuban food are many. With its fusion of Spanish, African, Creole, and Caribbean flavors, Cuban cuisine is easy to come by in Miami. Here’s where to find Miami’s premier pork sandwiches, rum-based drinks, sweet, fried plantains, and more of the best Cuban food outside of Havana.
Havana 1957 on Española Way
Havana 1957 is the Cuban community pulse of Miami Beach. Excellent service, authentic cuisine, and lively music may make you forget you aren’t in Havana. Order from the rum bar. They have over 15 mojito varietals to choose from and an impressive rum collection to create the ultimate Cuba Libre. 405 Española Way, Miami Beach
Just around the corner from Celino Hotel, Puerto Sagua has been slinging tasty Cuban comfort food staples since 1962. This is the place to be for cheap eats, top notch customer service, and a friendly ambiance. Oxtail stew reigns supreme here, so don’t pass up a bowl. 700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Bella Cuba Restaurant
This intimate, family-owned café serves traditional Cuban fare. Come for the food, stay for the bottomless brunch mimosas. Bella Cuba offers The Cuban Experience dinner option, consisting of a 3-course sampler tasting dinner to share. Begin your experience with a cocktail of choice before your server guides you through the sampling options. 1659 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Las Olas Café
The laid-back eatery in Miami Beach is known for its legendary Cuban sandwiches and all-day breakfast. Seating is limited, so Las Olas is perfect for incredible on-the-go Cuban food. The best part - this neighborhood cafeteria is only steps from Celino Hotel. 644 6th St, Miami Beach
If you’re seeking convenience, La Carreta’s multiple locations throughout Miami make it easy to grab Cuban basics. Choose from rotating specials, weekday lunch deals, and late-night snacks. Find La Carreta locations on 8th Street, Bird Road, in the International Mall, and MIA International Airport.
Versailles Restaurant Cuban Cuisine
The ‘World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant’ has been serving up no-frills Cuban cuisine for over four decades. While it’s nothing fancy, the iconic Versailles restaurant is a Miami staple for excellent Cuban food. Choose from an extensive menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert items at a great price. 3555 SW 8th St, Miami
La Rosa Restaurant
Feel the passion in the food at La Rosa, located on the outskirts of Little Havana. The upscale diner serves up homestyle Cuban cuisine with live piano music forming the perfect backdrop. After 50 years in business, La Rosa continues to be a pivotal force in Miami’s Cuban culture. 4041 NW 7th St, Miami
El Mago De Las Fritas
This hole-in-the-wall restaurant is cozy, but the food is over the top. El Mago De Las Fritas is known for its quick service, enthusiastic staff, and Havana-esque atmosphere. Be prepared to spend some time searching for a parking spot, but the unforgettable Cuban cuisine is worth the trouble. 5828 SW 8th St, Miami
Old’s Havana Cuban Bar and Cocina
For a truly authentic Cuban experience, Old’s Havana is one of Little Havana’s most popular eateries. The energetic restaurant offers traditional dishes, cocktails, and live music while you dine. A favorite among locals, Old’s Havana has killer happy hour specials on weekdays from 4 - 8 p.m. 1442 SW 8th St, Miami
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