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Best Cuban Restaurants in Miami

6 Restaurants
Miami is synonymous with Cuban food, from the absolute classic Cuban sandwich to deviled crab croquetas to lechon with steamed yucca. Here's where to find it all. Buen provecho!
Updated on 13 December 2023
Sanguich De Miami
2057 S.W. 8th St., 33135 Miami
$$ · Cuban

There is almost always a line of diners vying to squeeze into the narrow space, designed with emerald-green walls, vibrant tile and sleek brass trimmings. Everyone comes for the same thing: a superb Cubano sandwich featuring pork butt that's been marinated for a week in garlic and spices, then pressed between expertly grilled slices of house-made bread.

Chug's Diner
3444 Main Hwy., 33133 Miami
$$ · Cuban

All credit is due here to Chefs Michael Beltran and Monika Dominguez, who run this terrific Cuban diner, fitted with dangling greenery and cozy booths. One could make a meal out of the oxtail ajiaco alone, a satisfying Colombian stew that cures all ills. But then you wouldn’t have room for the several towering sandwiches, served on fluffy Cuban bread.

Doce Provisions
541 S.W. 12th Ave., 33130 Miami
$$ · Cuban

True to the area, the menu here is fundamentally Cuban with hearty flourishes. Golden chorizo croquetas, crispy lechon asado buns and tostones piled high with shredded beef make for a meal, but this is hardly the place to rush. Come with a group, order a round of drinks, and see where the night takes you.

Latin Cafe
875 N.W. 42nd Ave., 33126 Miami
$ · Cuban

The staff here are friendly and helpful as they steer guests through a substantial menu that spans everything from a traditional Cuban breakfast and pressed sandwiches to tapas, ensaladas and entradas. While the croquetas and Cubano make for a solid choice, the vaca frita sandwich, packed with fried beef and mojo sauce, is a cut above the rest. 

Tinta y Cafe
1315 Ponce De Leon Blvd., 33134 Coral Gables
$ · Cuban

This operation is happily christened with a name that translates to ink and coffee. The sandwich-focused menu is as classic and comforting as ever; the pavo real with turkey and cream cheese is nothing if not satisfying. Deep-fried croquetas are not to be missed. Our allegiance, however, is with the patria (their take on the Cubano with pork, ham, mustard, and pickles.)

Havana Harry's
4612 S. Le Jeune Rd., 33146 Coral Gables
$$$ · Cuban

The dominantly Latin menu flaunts all the classics, from tostones in various forms and flavors to guayaberos (fried plantains eclipsed with shredded pork, grilled onions and a guava-infused barbecue sauce). Mixed seafood with beans and yellow rice is ideal for groups. Forget about your waistline for a moment and indulge in a sweet finale from their well-edited selection.