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Good Cuban Food in Miami?

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hellskitchen6 Jul 14, 2009 05:23 AM

I'm visiting a friend in Miami this weekend who lives right on South Beach...trying to get away from the "scene" and find some great cuban food.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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  1. Frodnesor RE: hellskitchen6 Jul 14, 2009 07:34 AM

    If you do a search for "best Cuban Miami" and sort for relevance, this is the first thread which comes up (among many others), which has 69 replies and was updated only a couple months ago.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/132580

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      hellskitchen6 RE: Frodnesor Jul 14, 2009 09:39 AM

      awesome. thanks.

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      JFarah RE: hellskitchen6 Jul 14, 2009 10:30 AM

      My personal favorite from the ones in that post provided by Frodnesor is Havana Harry's in Coral Gables. I've eaten there many times, ordered several items off of their menu, and never walked out disappointed. They have a great vaca frita, but their ropa vieja is fantastic as well.

      If you're looking for more of a casual place with good sandwiches- wether it be a traditional cuban sandwhich, media noche, pan con bistec, or pan con lechon - Sergio's is a great option.

      Both are about a 15-20 minute drive from the beach though... can't vouch for any of the cuban restaurants there.

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        Humbler RE: hellskitchen6 Jul 14, 2009 10:43 AM

        I'll second Versailles in Little Havana from the earlier link posted. It may not be the absolute best in Miami but it is good and the atmosphere is authentic. Go on a Friday or Saturday around 9-10pm for the real experience. Try the Garlic soup.

        1. pikiliz RE: hellskitchen6 Jul 14, 2009 01:12 PM

          http://www.lacarreta.com/ I like this place been going there 20yrs or so they have many location and the locals seem to like it as well. that is always a good sign

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            LatinFoodinMiami RE: pikiliz Feb 27, 2010 06:02 AM

            You absolutely have to visit next time you come to Miami, El Palacio de Los Jugos. This is an amazing foodie experience. Please try the dulce de leche!

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