Miami is known for a lot of things. Its fantastic beaches and vibrant nightlife have made it a favorite for travelers over the last few years. Perhaps the best characteristic of Miami is its Cuban food. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet meal prepared by an internationally esteemed chef or a cheap but authentic meal prepared at a hole in the wall, the Cuban food of Miami is one of the best and tastiest parts of visiting the city. Read on and when you’re done, take a train, book an air charter — run if you must — to Miami and try out some of this fantastic food.
This Miami mainstay is located in the iconic Little Havana neighborhood and has been serving up authentic Cuban food since 1971. The restaurant is a haven of local culture and is often used by political figures who are passing through the area as a headquarters for garnering the Cuban-American vote. Their Famous Cuban Sandwich comes with sweet ham, roast pork and Swiss cheese on toasted Cuban bread. The prices are also reasonable, with entrees hovering between $6 and $10. Versailles is the perfect lunch destination for those looking to experience real Cuban culture.
The Miami Sightseeing hop on hop off bus stop number 19 is located just next to Versailles restaurant. So getting there couldn´t be easier.
De Rodriguez Cuba
De Rodriguez Cuba is an upscale spot located on Miami Beach near South Pointe. This dining destination’s offerings have been curated and researched by Douglas Rodriguez, a legendary name in the culinary world. Considered by many to be the godfather of Nuevo Latino cuisine, Rodriguez’ menu includes a wide selection of wines, cocktails and micro-brews and such Cuban classics as a crispy pork belly served in Cuban marinade sauce. De Rodriguez Cuba is a little on the pricey side with most entrees coming out to between $25 and $35.
El Nuevo Siglo Supermarket
This Cuban cafeteria offers perhaps the freshest food of any restaurant on this list. El Nuevo Siglo is primarily a supermarket but buried deep within the store’s endless corridors of authentic Cuban cooking staples is a cafe that serves everything from massive churrasco steaks to baked goods. The restaurant is located in the Coral Gables neighborhood of Little Havana and has other mouth-watering options like homemade chorizo and Argentinian empanadas. The prices are also quite reasonable with most entrees coming out between $8 and $10.
If you’re visiting Miami make sure to hit some of these essential Cuban restaurants. Your taste buds will thank you. If you´re one of those persons who prefer not to leave South Beach during your vacations, culinary tour in Miami Beach will bring you more information in the near future.
This article is written by a guest columnist, Logan Baker from the Blog Content Guild.