Gracia a Dios I'm Cuban, when im in Miami I eat Cuban food at my Mom's, jajajaja! I have yet to find anyone that tops her secret black bean recipe!
Best Cuban Restaurant - 2007
Havana Miami Restaurant
I've been eating Cuban food in Miami since the 1960s. My favorites are as follows :1) Havana Harry's, displacing...2) Versailles which is still very good but now pricier and off its best, followed by 3) Islas Canarias. Havana Vieja is super cheap but not nearly as good as the above.
Will try Havana Miami when I go to South Florida later this week. Some of the better Cuban restaurants I have visited in your area are La Habana Vieja, Islas Canarias, Cafe Canela, and Padrino's. Little Havana in Deerfield Beach use to be good, but no longer (don't know how the one on Biscayne and 127 is doing).
Now who paid you to do this review. The food there could not be worse, When everyone has agrees that it is bad...it is bad. If you want quality, you got to go to Larios On The Beach. Sure, I know...south beach parking..tourist bla..bla.. bla. But folks, the food here is fantastic. Palomilla steaks are made from real sirloin, the churrasco steaks are incredible. Try the tostones hawaiinaos, they are huge. The plantains are super sweet and the black beans are the real deal.
For Cuban restaurants, I stick to the tried and true. Versailles is my favorite. Lots of people LOVE "La Carreta"... I think it is pure nasty! One place I tried recently and has the BEST Cuban-style pork chunks I have EVER tasted (even better than my dad's... but please don't tell him I said that! LOL) was called "Las Culebrinas" right off of US 1 and 17th street (I believe) in Coconut Grove. The food was THE BOMB! I also like that they have some spanish-style selections. Prices were very reasonable and the portions were big. The only thing I didn't like is that parking is not easy... they don't have many spaces for self-parking so you either A) Lucky and land a spot B) Let them valet you for a fee or C) Park across the street at a meter. There was plenty of street parking but I don't like my car to be too far away from where I am, particularly in the grove. :)
I don't know many cuban restaurants. I went here for lunch yesterday and thought the decor was tacky and our waiter was an ass, like most cubans, so no surprise there, but the food was good. I have to honestly say that I enjoyed it. Perhaps this is because I don't usually eat cuban food, so maybe the change of pace made it seem better than it actually was...(?)..who knows. The prices are cheap, (the bigger protion of soup pf the day, vaca frita and the chicken fajita) 22 which included a 16% tip. Their tostones are huge by the way....they're as big as small plates! I loved them with the garlic sauce. Overall, I would not say that this place was horrible and I would go here again if I was in the area.
I will agree with the commenters above. This is probably the worst cuban restuarant in all of Miami. Terrible food topped off with horendous service. The one and only time I ate at this restaurant was by far the worst dining experience of my life.
This place a bit tacky and the food really isn't that great. Blah, you need new people choosing your restaurants.
Are you kidding?! If someone asked me what is the WORST Cuban restaurant in Miami, this is the one I would say. I have lived here since 1969, so I have eaten in tons of Cuban restaurants. This one is laughably bad, not to mention the decor is like a tacky hotel lobby restaurant.