Taste of the Neighborhood: The Best Cuban Food in Miami Beach

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Taste of the Neighborhood: The Best Cuban Food in Miami Beach

For decades Cuban people have enriched Miami Beach with warm culture and hearty, flavorful cuisine. The best Cuban food in Miami Beach ranges from cheap street fare to lush dining rooms filled with 1920s Cuban style. The tastes and dining experiences from this next-door nation can be enjoyed all over the neighborhood. Here are our favorite spots to enjoy this niche Miami attraction.

Puerto Sagua
Known for their ropa vieja and oxtail stew, Puerto Sagua can satisfy cravings for wholesome and flavorful meals at nearly any hour of the day. Circular, leather-topped stools border a square bar where satisfied eaters frequent from 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 a.m. the following morning.

With omelets and coffee for breakfast seekers, certain menu items like fried yucca and green plantains are appropriate for any time of day. Puerto Sagua’s offerings extend beyond breakfast to incorporate a wide variety of local fare. Seafood dishes include Lobster Enchiladas and a Seafood Platter in Spanish Sauce. Adding in an eclectic list of sandwiches and a great reputation, Puerto Sagua is a staple of must try Cuban food in Miami.

Puerto Sagua
700 Collins Ave
Miami Beach
FL 33139

Las Olas Café

There’s a thread amongst all cultural foods being best represented in small, cheap, “hole in the wall” establishments. Known as this type of eatery, the Las Olas Café in Miami Beach uses simple recipes, great food, good service and affordability to satisfy all customers.

A dedicated following of daily eaters enjoy egg and potato breakfast specials with the café’s highly esteemed Cuban coffee or freshly squeezed juices. Into the afternoon and evening, their expansive menu features one of the longest and most delicious Cuban sandwiches ever. Las Olas Café sticks to simple healthy flavors that have been repeatedly branded as authentic, not to mention the crazy low prices for arguably some of the best Cuban food in Miami Beach.

Las Olas Café
644 6th St
Miami Beach
FL 33139

Havana 1957

Throw on a white blazer, or some vintage heels and step into 1950s Cuba at this new restaurant. The scene is set with old brass music topped by Spanish singing, a full rum bar and a room dimly lit by chandeliers and red walls covered with black and white pictures. An intriguing atmosphere is merely a complement to the food that inspired it.

The eponymous Havana 1957 Specialty consists of family traditional roasted chicken with the restaurant’s homemade Cuban gravy and white rice, black beans and sweet plantains. Other highlights include Black Bean Soup and Green Plantains stuffed with Shrimp Enchilada. Havana 1957 sends customers home with satisfied pallets, full bellies and the ease that comes from classy and indulgent evenings.

Havana 1957
405 Española Way
Miami Beach
FL 33139

 

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