Miami is ground zero for Cuban culture (outside Cuba, of course). So it’s only natural that we have some really great Cuban restaurants. Here’s a list of the”hautest!”
1 De Rodriguez Cuba
With an atmosphere reminiscent of old world Havana nightlife, James Beard Award-winning chef Douglas Rodriguez brings the best Cuban cuisine has to offer. Guests can enjoy traditional ceviches and dishes like the Duck Duo while seated poolside at the Hilton Bentley.
101 Ocean Drive 305.672.6624
2 Moreno's Cuban at Riviera South Beach
Owned by Latin Grammy Award-winning singer Jorge Moreno and South Beach Group hotelier Nathan Lieberman, Moreno's is the perfect place for a night under the stars. The outdoor Cuban cafe features live jazz, classical and Latin music. If you're lucky, Moreno himself will even make an appearance
2000 Liberty Avenue 305.538.7444
Yuca, prides itself on its vibrant atmosphere. Salsa Fridays and Havana nights include live music and dancing while indulging in both traditional and modern Cuban cuisine. For those looking for traditional fare, the Yuca Rellena with steamed yuca, lightly fried with wild mushroom picadillo won't disappoint. For a more modern twist, try the Guava BBQ Back Ribs served with yuca fries.
501 Lincoln Rd 305.532.9822
Pan Latin, Spanish and Caribbean flavors form the world renowned ceviches at Ola. Located in the Sanctuary Hotel on Miami Beach, Ola's dishes can be paired with unique gastronomic cocktails or wine from their extensive list. Chef Horacio Rivadero was recently named "Best New Chef for the Gulf Region 2012" by Food and Wine magazine, making Ola one of our Cuban favorites.
1745 James Ave 305.695.9125
5 Lario's on the Beach
Owned by the Esetfans, Larios is known for their excellent mojitos is located at the Cardozo Hotel. Their extensive menu features Cuban favorites made with fresh Miami seafood and favorites like Cuban Roasted Pork. For a lunchtime favorite, try Larios' famous Cuban sandwich.
1300 Ocean Dr 305.532.9577