Top Restaurants In Little Havana, Miami

Characterised by art, music and food, Little Havana is a cultural hub
Characterised by art, music and food, Little Havana is a cultural hub | © Manuel Breva Colmeiro / Getty Images
Shyla Watson

Little Havana in Miami, Florida is an established, prominent Cuban community. Centered around the historical Calle Ocho, Little Havana is a cultural hub. Here are its best restaurants.

Versailles

restaurant, Cuban
Open for more than 40 years, Versailles is one of the most famous Cuban restaurants. The menu is vast and features dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night dining. Try the croquettes or paella, a few of the tastiest menu items. Each day of the week has a specials menu, so you can always try something different. This Cuban classic is central to the Little Havana community, and is even a hot spot for local politicians.

La Camaronera

restaurant, Seafood, $

© La Camaronera

This seafood joint knows how to do fish the right way and the best way. La Camaronera, meaning The Shrimp, offers delectable seafood dishes at an astounding price. The restaurant features many different dishes, but obviously shrimp is what they do best. Enjoy shrimp tacos, fried shrimp, breaded shrimp sandwiches, and more.

El Cristo Restaurant

restaurant, Sandwich Shop, Cafe, Diner, Cuban, $
Not only is the food at El Cristo delicious, it’s beautiful as well. Plated to perfection, this restaurant is a popular choice for catering. As pretty as the food may be, though, it’s not too pretty to eat. Relish in every bite until you’re scrounging for more. Come here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and enjoy dishes such as ceviche or empanadas. This place is best to visit with a small group of friends or on a date night.

La Carreta

restaurant, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish

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La Carreta translates to “the oxcart” in English, and these carts, used to transport sugar cane from the plantations, were wildly popular in Cuba. An oxcart is very strong, so the restaurant, La Carreta, lives up to its name. It holds the weight of the Cuban culture by cooking authentic cuisine. Little Havana, Miami is a Cuban paradise; La Carreta is an oasis in this paradise.

El Rey de las Fritas

restaurant, Cuban

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Why have a burger and fries when you can have a burger with fries inside? Known for their Cuban interpretation of the American hamburger, this restaurant serves sandwiches and burgers that are stuffed to the brim with shoestring French fries. This restaurant’s name means “the king of the potatoes,” and El Rey takes this title seriously. This particular burger dish is called a cubana frita, and El Rey de las Fritas is the best place in Little Havana to get one.

El Rincon Asturiano

Market, restaurant, Austrian, Seafood, $
Mixing it up a little bit, El Rincon is not a Cuban restaurant, but rather a Spanish restaurant. The traditional fare from Spain includes tapas, paella, fresh seafood dishes, and more. Plus, the restaurant has an in-house delicatessen. Purchase Spanish cold cuts, olive oils, wines, and other take-home delectables. Typical of Spain, each day has a different fixed menu that offers an appetizer and main course, but they have so many options that you can feel free to go off script.

Islas Canarias

Cafe, restaurant, Cuban, $

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It’s impossible to go to Islas Canarias and not find something delicious to eat. The menu is extremely extensive, and offers everything from the American chicken fingers and hamburgers to Spanish omelets to Italian pasta. The restaurant also has an accompanying cafe for a simpler experience with lighter menu options. They also offer both catering options and a drive-thru.

Casa Juancho

restaurant, Spanish, $$
Listed in Zagat Survey’s America’s Top Restaurants , Juancho’s is the place for fine Spanish cuisine. Over the years they’ve received more than a dozen accolades for their warm atmosphere, delicious food, and wine. The wine list is very extensive, featuring bottles from five separate countries. Though this may be a fancier joint, they still know how to have a good time. Live music is played daily, and it’s not uncommon for customers to get up and start dancing to the beat.
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