Restaurants

Top Choice Haitian in South Beach

Tap Tap

In Haiti, tap-taps are brightly colored pickup trucks turned public taxis, and their tropi-psychedelic paint schemes inspire the decor at this excellent Haitian eatery. This is no Manhattan-style South Beach lounge …
Top Choice Cuban in Little Havana

Exquisito Restaurant

For great Cuban cuisine in the heart of Little Havana, this place is exquisite (ha ha). The roast pork has a tangy citrus kick and the ropa vieja is wonderfully rich and filling. Even standard sides like beans and r…
Cuban in South Beach

Puerto Sagua

There’s a secret colony of older working-class Cubans and construction workers hidden among South Beach’s sex-and-flash, and evidently, they eat here (next to a Benetton). Puerto Sagua challenges the US diner with t…
Colombian in Downtown Miami

La Moon

Nothing – and we’re not necessarily saying this in a good way – soaks up the beer like a Colombian hot dog topped with eggs and potato sticks. Or fried pork belly and pudding. These delicacies are the preferred food…
Cuban in Little Havana

El Cristo

A popular hangout among locals, the down-to-earth El Cristo has options from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Lots of people say it’s as good as Calle Ocho gets. The menu has daily specials, but the standout is …
Cuban in Miami

Versailles

Versailles (ver-sigh-yay) is an institution,one of the mainstays of Miami's Cuban gastronomic scene. Try the ground beef in a gratin sauce or chicken breast cooked in creamy garlic sauce. Older Cubans and Miami’s La…
Nicaraguan in Miami

Fritanga Montelimar

A fritanga is a Nicaraguan cafe, and if you've never eaten at one, here's a warning: Nicaraguans are not scared of big portions. This beloved spot, located deep in Kendall, serves up grilled pork, chicken stew, melt…
Cuban in Miami

Islas Canarias

Islas may not look like much, sitting in a strip mall, but it serves some of the best Cuban in Miami. The ropa vieja is delicious and there are nice Spanish touches on the menu (the owner’s father is from the Canary…
Cuban in Key Biscayne

Oasis

This excellent Cuban cafe has a customer base that ranges from the working poor to city players, and the socioeconomic barriers come tumbling down fast as folks sip high-octane Cuban coffee. Between the super-strong…
Haitian in Little Haiti & the Upper East Side

Chef Creole

When you need Caribbean food on the cheap, head to the edge of Little Haiti and this excellent take-out shack. Order up fried conch, oxtail or fish, ladle rice and beans on the side, and you'll be full for a week. E…