Exquisito Restaurant

1510 SW Eighth St.
Miami, FL 33135
305-643-0227
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Details

  • Sunday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to midnight.
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted

The family-owned Exquisito has a rich history in Little Havana. What began as a small, 16-seat cafeteria next to the Tower Theater is now a 75-seater serving lovingly prepared Cuban food. Owner Heliodoro Coro bought the space in 1974 and runs it with his nephew Juan, who can sometimes be found in the restaurant's kitchen. Menu items are affordable and include a variety of meat, pork, poultry, and seafood dishes, along with a long list of sandwiches, sides (try the tamal), and daily specials. With more than 30 years at the same location, two expansions, and a loyal fan base, Exquisito is doing something right. Insider tip: Those daily specials are worth checking out. They range from hearty soups to oxtail stew and fabada asturiana (a Spanish bean stew). Before you settle on a plate from the regular menu, always inquire about one-time offerings.

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