Miami: 10 Best Cuban Restaurants

Restaurants | By. BlackBook | November 13, 2008
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You’re in Miami, do as the Miamians do. Eat Cuban.

1. Versailles (Little Havana) – The heart of Cuban Miami. Cafe con leche and heaping plates of nostalgia. 2. La Carreta at Key Biscayne (Key Biscayne) – Filling, tasty Cuban cuisine like beans, rice, steak, and tres leches. 3. Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine (North Beach) – Never mind the name, this is Cuban cuisine, as authentic as it gets.

4. Havana Harry’s (Coral Gables) – Freshest, cleanest Cuban food in town. 5. Cheli’s Café (Wynwood/Design District) – Tiny, outdoor café that’s a blockbuster with the breakfast crowd. 6. El Rey De Las Fritas (Little Havana) – Home of the frita, an only-in-Miami mystery sandwich that many call a Cuban hamburger. 7. Las Olas Café (South Beach) – Down ‘n dirty Cuban food. Not for lightweights. 8. Tete Restaurant (Little Havana) – Classically trained chef spares Little Havana of same-old, same-old; opts for lighter, finer Caribbean-influenced fare. 9. Exquisito (Little Havana) – Authentic Cuban where the waitresses lovingly call you mi amorcito. 10. David’s Café II (South Beach) – The perfect start to your day and/or ending to your night.