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Little Havana

jpr54_1 May 2, 2010 01:40 PM

I would like suggestions for restaurants and must see sites in this area of Miami

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Little Havana Restaurant
12727 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181

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    tbone927 May 2, 2010 09:34 PM

    Versailles - numero uno for the atmosphere, political commentary and cafecito...

    I like La Carreta for the food (but I am just a gringa, what do I know....)

    both on SW 8th street (la calle ocho)

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    1. re: tbone927
      dmo305 May 4, 2010 11:46 AM

      Little Havana restaurant is not even close to the Little Havana neighborhood... although I would venture to say the food is better than at Versailles or La Carreta...

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      Little Havana Restaurant
      12727 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181

      1. re: dmo305
        Frodnesor May 4, 2010 12:29 PM

        The Little Havana bullet is a glitch of the vastly inefficent Chowhound "Restaurants & Bars" "feature" (I'm using that term loosely) which latches onto a particular word or phrase and assumes, unless you correct it, that you're referring to a particular restaurant rather than a general location. Here, watch this:

        Little Havana

        South Beach

        (edited to add: OK, it appears that the logic that caused CH to constantly link to some "South Beach Cafe" for every reference to "South Beach" may have possibly been corrected).

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        Little Havana Restaurant
        12727 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181

    2. Suzyummy May 4, 2010 02:02 PM

      Previously, I posted:
      When I go to Little Havana, I start at El Palacio de los Jugos on Flagler....order (and usually share) a huge portion of some the best roast pork I've ever had and sides for about $8....it's served in styrofoam and we sit on picnic tables outside (cash only). Best food, amazing variety, definitely an authentic "Cuban experience in Miami." Then we drive over to Versailles to stand outside and drink coffee, maybe order a pastry.

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      Little Havana Restaurant
      12727 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181

      El Palacio
      21485 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

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        justaddwater May 8, 2010 11:00 AM

        Palacio de los Jugos is great, but barebones. The chicharrones (pork rinds) there may be the best in the world. I recently discovered that the Versailles pasteles de guayaba may be the best in the area. No one else's comes close, even Gilberts. I'm going to have to second Versailles as a go to place, not the best, but it is an institution. You can then head to Palacio for a batido and some rinds to get you good and sick to your stomach.

        An "in the know" place at this moment is Rinconcito Latino on Coral Way. It is sort of a smaller scale Versailles, extremely popular with locals. So much so that you can forget parking in the strip mall it is located in. It is not in the Calle Ocho area, but if you decide to visit Coral Gables (highly recommended), it is nearby.

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