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.
3555 SW 8th St. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 444 0240
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.
1543 SW 8th St. Miami, FL, USA +1 305 643 9992
This Little Havana restaurant is exquisite. Most, if not all, of the restaurants in Little Havana serve primarily Cuban food or offer an additional menu for American food. El Exquisito doesn’t separate the two types of food, but rather melds them together to create something special. Enjoy one-of-a-kind plates such as the plantain omelet or a New York steak seasoned with a Cuban flair.
1510 SW 8TH St. Miami, FL, USA +1 305 643 0227
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.
3632 SW 8th St. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 444 7501