MORE ATTRACTIONS IN LITTLE HAVANA INCLUDE:
- Little Havana Welcome Center: visitor center offering brochures about the history and sights of the district
- Jose Marti Park: a shaded waterside park with playgrounds, picnic tables and basketball courts
- Bay of Pigs Museum: an exhibition about the failed invasion of Cuba planned by the US.
- Viventa Candles: a shop that sells handmade candles made from soy wax
- Havana to Go: a gift shop selling jewelry and Cuban garments
RESTAURANTS IN LITTLE HAVANA
One of the main reasons to visit Little Havana is the authentic Latin American cuisine.
Tourists and locals alike love Mi Rinconcito Mexicano, an old-school taqueria. Here, the tacos filled with minced meat, lamb, chicken, onions and hot sauce taste like in the motherland, and prices are more than fair.
A top spot to try Cuban Sandwiches, now a popular dish in Florida, is Sanguich de Miami. Only homemade ingredients like smoked bacon, tender pork and pickles are stuffed between to crispy breads in this traditional restaurant. And if you want to taste the “Cubano” in a truly glamorous atmosphere, you should visit the Versailles. Dubbed “the most famous Cuban restaurant in the world”, it is also perfect for having breakfast and coffee.
Known for its fish delicacies is La Camaronera – a seafood restaurant that even featured on the TV channel Food Network. Little Havana abounds with Old World specialties, too, which you can see and taste at the top-reviewed Spanish Restaurant El Rincon Asturiano.
The Cubaocho can best be described as a mix between bar, museum and performing arts center. Here guests sample Miami’s biggest rum collection before dancing Salsa to live music. Alternatively, you can always just grab a quick Mojito to go.
Located directly opposite the Tower Theater is the Azucar Ice Cream Company, a family business that creates ice cream out of fresh, regional ingredients. The variety is astonishing and even includes exotic choices like pumpkin, avocado and egg liqueur.