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Hidden Cuban cuisines every Miami local needs to try

Cuban cuisines in Miami are easy to find, but these are truly some of the best options

Miami is home to a massive Cuban population, which is why it’s the perfect place to enjoy your fill of authentic Cuban cuisines and has some of the most delicious options that you can treat yourself to.  The city is speckled with some of the best restaurants and food joints serving authentic Cuban cuisines

Here are some of our top picks for the absolute must-have Cuban cuisines:

Cuban tamales at Islas Canarias Restaurant

Cuban tamales are a delight on their own, and this delicious cornmeal treat comes with other add-ons like yellow rice, beans, meat, etc. Their lunch and dinner menu is a treat for anyone who’s looking to enjoy a delicious, hearty meal that feels like a taste and feel of home. The restaurant has two branches in Miami, where you can head on over for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, depending on what you’re in the mood for.

Maduros with queso blanco at the Estefan Restaurant

Did you know the power duo Emilio and Gloria Estefan own a restaurant? No? Well, now you do, and you need to check it out and try their incredible applewood bacon-wrapped Maduros, which comes with queso Blanco and handcrafted guava cream. Take a look at this incredible image that will have you salivating from the moment you lay eyes on it. It’s a must-try for when you’re out on the town craving Cuban cuisines!

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Steak breakfast at Olds Havana Restaurant

Located in the heart of Little Havana, Olds Havana Restaurant is one of the oldest and most amazing eateries in the region. While the entire menu is quite impressive and offers some of the most delicious seafood, paletas, and other treats, one of their must-haves is their steak breakfast. The breakfast includes a small steak, two eggs, a side of fries, fresh toast, and of course, cafe con Leche. It’s the perfect way to start your day and enjoy a meal that will take you to gastronomic heaven!

Arroz on pollo at Caja Caliente

What started out as a small food truck, Caja Caliente, has now been featured on TV shows such as Family Dinner with Andrew Zimmern and Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi. Despite its fame and popularity, the restaurant has kept up its incredible standards and quaint setup, offering classics like Arroz on pollo,  which is only served on weekends, and made in smaller batches. It’s a delightful treat that is perfect after a night of drinking and partying or a slow, lazy start to your day off.

Palomilla steak from Rio Cristal

Fusing American elements with otherwise authentic Cuban cuisines, Rio Cristal has got some of the best food in town. The restaurant is one of Little Havana’s hidden treasures, and if you ever have the chance to check it out, order their palomilla steak covered, which comes buried in french fries. Steak and fries--what could go wrong with that, right?

Miami locals can indulge in the best Cuban cuisines, food, drinks, desserts, and a lot more through our recommendations. We’re sharing our top picks for restaurants, bars, food trucks, and much more through our newsletter. Subscribe today to stay updated on everything from news to the latest events and much more.

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