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Miami's Six Best Latin Clubs

There's more of where this "Papi Chulo" came from.
There's more of where this "Papi Chulo" came from.

Miami is known for many things, including horrible drivers, corrupt politicians, and Speedo-clad Dolphins fans. But the one thing that gives the Magic City its sabor picante are all of the Cubanos, Dominicanos, Venezolanos, Colombianos, and other Latinos that call the 305 home.

And if there is one thing the Hispanics of Miami do better than anybody else, it's throw tremenda pachangas. Just take a stroll through Hialeah, Calle Ocho, or any neighborhood really.

You'll hear salsa music blaring in the streets, marvel at natural-born dancers shaking that culo, and smell the smoky goodness of lechón asado being roasted en la caja china.

Guess that's the beauty of living in Miyami. That, and these six clubs.

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6. Mango's Tropical Cafe

Any party spot that pays homage to Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, with two shows a night merits a spot on our best of list. Located smack in the center of South Beach, you won't find any other Latin club with nightly acrobatic salsa performers, conga dancers dressed in royal blue bikinis, a Brazilian carnival explosion, and even the so-called "Las Estrellas" of mariachi. Throw in a few mojitos and table-top choreography from "the famous Mango dancers" and you're in for una noche inolvidable.

Miami's Six Best Latin Clubs
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5. Kukaramakara

Having been "born in Bogotá, raised in Medellín, and partied hard in Cali, Colombia," it only makes sense that Kukaramakara would choose Miami as its home in the States. With cantantes and rumberos every week, Kuka claims to have earned the name "The House of Artists" because of all the big-name acts that have passed through the club's doors, from Juanes' guitarist Juan Pablo Daza and Colombia's Latin fusion band Alkilados. Oh, and of course, you can't forget the gorgeous mamis who party at 1250 S. Miami Avenue every night.

See also: Downtown Miami's Five Best Dance Clubs

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