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Best things to do in Little Havana, Miami

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Neighbourhood
“Well recognized for its cultural flavor, Little Havana offers a great deal of entertainment from open air social areas to its many restaurants and specialty food shops. ”
94local recommendations
Music Venue
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“Live music all day & night. If you are ready to enjoy Latin music and dance a lot. You must visit this iconic place. ”
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Bakery
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“The Miami institution has been the unofficial town hall for El Exilio since 1971. However, this Calle Ocho icon serves more than just cafecito. Its Cuban sandwich ($6.50), with classic fixings such as sweet ham and Swiss cheese, is a winner with the fast-casual crowd, and a traditional roast pork Cuban-style ($10.95) is a hearty meal served with rice and beans. But if you simply want to stop by the to-go window — AKA la ventanita — for croquetas, no one will judge you”
83local recommendations
Cuban Restaurant
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“Check out this famous Cuban cuisine restaurant. Try their famous “Cafe con Leche” (coffee with milk)”
49local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“Historic seafood spot on the water. Cuban cuisine and fresh seafood brought in daily. Also the local seafood market. ”
23local recommendations
Historic Site
“Calle ocho is one of the most historic and cultural parts of the city. With live music and theatre performances, authentic Cuban cuisine, street dominoes bars and cigar shops.”
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Restaurant
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“Italian restaurant owned by the chef and his wife. Great food, huge portions but don't go without a reservation.”
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Fish Market
“The Wharf is an open-air special event space that aims to further shape the city’s dynamic local culinary and cultural scene.”
26local recommendations
Restaurant
“This Cuban chain offers large doses of the usual local nostalgia for Batista-era Cuba. You can’t miss the massive sugarcane plants growing on the front lawn. Expect large portions on the plates and a backroom café for strong Cuban coffee, sweet pastries and sugarcane juice. Though most of the ordering happens at the walk-up coffee window, serving up flaky pastelitos and espressos until the wee hours.”
19local recommendations
Ice Cream Shop
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“Miami’s most famous guava-cheese and cafe con leche scoops - in the heart of Little Havana! ”
34local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“Seaspice & Modern Garden, a waterfront seafood brasserie and Lounge with 250 feet of docking facility is located on the bank of the Miami River introducing the area to some serious culinary swagger personified by a new sleek restaurant that focuses on restyled gastro classics and modern cocktailing. Think surf and turf.”
24local recommendations
Restaurant
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“The best Thai food in Miami ! Place is small so be patient while waiting on a table. You can order only once and no substitutions are allowed ! However they are still the best in Miami and we love to go there ! One of our favorite spots. Casual”
30local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“Waterfront views & fresh-caught seafood are the main events at this upscale eatery & fish market. With more than 20 years experience in the seafood industry, Casablanca Seafood is one of South Florida’s most renowned fish market and restaurant. Casablanca Seafood serves the freshest of the sea attracting the media, chefs, and tourist from around the globe. The upscale casual waterfront restaurant, reminiscent of Key West, sits on the beautiful, historic Miami River with a spectacular view of the illuminated Downtown Miami Perfect for a romantic date or even a family outing,”
15local recommendations
Indie Cinema
“Great movie theater for Foreign and Indie films. Located in the heart of Little Havana. Easy Uber or with in walking distance about 20 mins ”
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Store
“Take in the food, culture and history of Cuba right here on Calle Ocho Little Havana.”
20local recommendations
Park
“Urban green space with a recreation center, athletic fields, a fitness track & a swimming pool. There is a free Yoga class every Tuesday at 6pm. It's a safe place for afternoons and kids because there are police all the time. Relaxing, peaceful and nice. You can enjoy of Miami river, the ducks and ships around, besides a beautiful urban landscape of Brickell.”
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