Miami is easily among the most diverse cities in the country. Culturally, we’re a melting pot of people and heritage, and a culture that can never be denied here is Cuba’s. Cuba has a powerful influence within the city, and with that influence comes their delicious, delicious food.
It’s all around us, so you’d be remiss if you didn’t take full advantage.
Keep reading for our list of great Cuban restaurants in Miami.
4041 NW 7th Street
La Rosa has been around since the 1970s and offers dishes like stuffed pork chop with sausage and cheese and stuffed red snapper with crab. They also offer appetizers like corn tamales, Cuban croquets and codfish fritters.
644 6th Street
This Miami Beach restaurant is more on the casual side, but it’s perfect for people needing a quick Cuban bite! They have different specials everyday, including roasted pork shoulder, grilled pork chops and beef stew with potatoes. If you’re in a hurry, you can grab something lighter like a homemade pastelito or plantains. They even serve breakfast, complete with an energizing Cuban coffee.
820 Ocean Drive
Larios On The Beach has been recognized and celebrated for more than 20 years. This Miami staple is operated by Gloria and Emilio Estefan and focuses on what they call the Triple C: the “calorie conscious Cuban.” Their menu features classic Cuban dishes but also healthier options like baked plantain chips and a Cuban wrap with black bean hummus. You can also go for brunch and get their roasted pork benedict, which is pork, poached eggs and a Cuban sauce on Cuban bread.
541 SW 12th Street
This Little Havana restaurant has a mission to “become a mainstay on the food landscape of Miami” by serving fresh, locally sourced meals along with craft beer and live music. Some of their signature dishes are a short rib burger and the Little Bird Fried Chicken, which comes with a sweet plantain waffle, pickled peppers, guava and sriracha honey.
1451 South Miami Avenue
This Brickell-area restaurant sets itself apart from others with pure originality. The entire establishment is designed to resemble Cuba in the 1950s and to give diners an authentic experience. Try their Cubano, which is a classic Cuban sandwich with ham, cheese, pork and mustard on Cuban bread.
Havana 1957 is also near our affordable Brickell hotel, so if you want to indulge in Cuba’s finest food and crash immediately after, the choice is yours.