A solo traveler's guide to exploring Little Havana

Little Havana is a popular tourist spot in Miami that’s known for its Cuban culture. You will find traditional Cuban music being played in the streets, amazing Cuban food and drinks on offer, and eye-catching art on display. Little Havana is an amazing place to visit in Miami and should be on every tourist’s itinerary, whether they’re visiting on their own or with a group. 

Here’s our guide to the best spots in Little Havana:

Guantanamera Cigars

Cuban Cigars are popular all over the world. They are known to be the best and most expensive cigars, but what makes them so special? To find that out, you need to try one. Guantanamera Cigars, in particular, is one place you want to get your authentic Cuban Cigars from. The business was established back in 1997 by a Cuban tobacco blender. His commitment to the craft has made him an internationally recognized expert. Visit their website to have a look at the various cigars and extras they offer and order some to try or as souvenirs for your travels. 

Sala’o Cuban Restaurant & Bar

Sala’o is an iconic Cuban restaurant and bar in Little Havana. Its Ernest Hemingway theme and distinct menu sets it apart from other restaurants here. They are most popularly known for their seafood, particularly their fresh oysters served up in shot glasses, pickled fried swordfish, and fried glass minnows. Sala’o is one for the seafood enthusiasts! 

Old’s Havana

Old’s Havana is a traditional Cuban Bar like you’ve seen in the movies. Their interiors have a vintage 50’s flare, making it a must-visit place on your itinerary. They have some of the most amazing Cuban cocktails you will ever taste! They also serve authentic Cuban food. The ambience is enhanced with the Cuban music you can hear in the bar and framed photographs from the 50’s and onward. This bar is located right beside the famous Domino Park, so you won’t miss it! 

8 Burger

8 Burger is a popular burger place in Little Havana. The burgers here have Latin flavors that set it apart from other burger restaurants. The restaurant is also known for its friendly staff. You can definitely taste the passion and love in every bite. The food is well seasoned and you can expect an explosion of flavor in every bite! The most unique part about this restaurant is that the food is prepared in a kiln oven. 

The Havana Collection 

Cuban clothing is one of a kind. It’s known for its striking colors, textures, and cuts. The Havana Collection is a popular clothing store that deals in traditional Guayabera Cuban shirts and the finest fabrics for men, women, and children. You can get Cuban hats, t-shirts, stylish shoes, and much more! 

Visit their Instagram account to be up to date with their latest collection @thehavanacollection

Ball & Chain 

Ball & Chain is one of the most popular places in Little Havana. It’s a place to experience live Cuban music, dancing, cocktails, and amazing food. The ambience of this place is second to none. Established since 1935, this popular spot among the Cuban community has been temporarily closed. The locals and visitors terribly miss this iconic space. You can sign a petition to help the bar open up once again. Follow them on Instagram for updates on the situation @ballandchainmia.

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