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El Exquisito Restaurant

Little Havana
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1510 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-5219
+1 305-643-0227
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This local restaurant was recommended to us and it didn't disappoint! Cuban food in a small, local restaurant. It was great! When in Little Havana you have to eat where the locals do! The food was fresh and yummy! The staff were attentive and professional and the restaurant was clean and at a reasonable price! Go across the road afterwards... More 

Thank Hoobs12
Akaa, Finland
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121 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch there, Ropa Vieja and Vaca Frita and it was so good and it was so good prize! Lot of locals there, so you know its great place. Maybe it’s not look fancy, but don’t let that misguide you, food and service are great.

Thank JKe8630
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Some dishes were great, some were dry or boorish... Overall a good, nice experience if you want to try something different!

Thank David E
Fort Myers, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very good food. Great prices!! Large portion of roast pork with rice and beans and plantains was only $10.

Thank Crysta C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Such a cute place with the best cafe con leche (espresso with steamed milk) that I've ever had. Breakfast was tasty, my husband's pork sandwich was a perfect late morning meal. Will definitely visit again for dinner because all the Latin flavors you'd expect are there and you're left wanting more especially that next cup of coffee. Very affordable spot... More 

Thank PhillyDGirl
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154 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We visited this place on a Monday lunchtime after jumping off the sightseeing bus in little Havana. The bus stopped outside Domino Park and the restaurant is just along the road. We were unsure what to expect, never having eaten Cuban food before but we both thoroughly enjoyed. The waitress was pleasant. I opted for lime and garlic beef with... More 

Thank SleeplessInDundee
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I wonder if El Exquisito is in fact a typical Cuban restaurant, mas certainly it delivers what patrons expect at bargain prices. I ordered cerdo asado con arroz de moros y yuca, and it tasted very good. Curiously, the waitress apparently did not know what a pink lemonade is. When I asked her if I could have such a typical... More 

Thank Paulinho551
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We originally went here for the cubano regular, but the waitress suggested the media noche. This is the first time we have ever tried it with the potato bread and I am hooked. Not sure if I ever want to go back to a regular cuban. Afterwards we ordered very authentic churros along with espresso to finish the meal. I... More 

Thank Lissa3891
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We walked in and sat at the bar, the atmosphere felt very authentic. The Cubano sandwich was to die for. Also went well with the Cuban smoothie made with Mamey fruit. (Tropical fruit ). Highly recommended.

Thank Ben O
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

After stopping at the Ball and Chain we were hot, tired and hungry! We decided to try El Exquisito right across the street it looked reasonably priced and family friendly. We were still in our beach clothes! Everything we ordered was authentic, delicious and affordable. They're know for one of the best Cuban sandwiches and it was! We had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-5219
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Little Havana
  • Neighbourhood: Little Havana
  • Phone Number: +1 305-643-0227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?