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Rio Cristal

9872 SW 40TH St, Miami, FL 33165-3912
+1 305-223-2357
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“flan” (13 reviews)
“bistec” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
9872 SW 40TH St, Miami, FL 33165-3912
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The place is cozy and quiet, the food is like Cuban old style tasty and simple but just amazing. Raquel our waitress was very funny and professional, we loved the place and absolutely will go back.

1  Thank Yolayne G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This place has been around since I was a little girl. You walk in and yes it looks like a time warp but once you bite into the food omg it's heaven in your mouth the super bistec río crystal is topped with a mountain...More

Thank michellesG5269WH
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Be ready is a lot of food u need to go hungry service is really good as food all the family really love it.

Thank jlgc2X
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is not a cute looking place, nor a place to go to impress anyone, this is just simple, and good tasting food at a very low price! My wife allows me to take her there only once every 3 months or so because it...More

Thank Alfred R
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I had a need for some Cuban food on this trip. Rio Cristal hit the spot. The Cuban sandwich was very flavorful with lots of roasted port. The bistec rio cristal steak was incredible. With the pile of fries, I highly recommend it.

Thank Briansullenger
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Been open for over 40 years and the quality of the food is amazing, love the service, and very clean! A must go to:))))

Thank michellemartinezz
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has been opened for over 40 years, they must be doing something right. This is what I would call the "Qunitissentional Cuban Bistro", Very little has changed in those 40 years, the tables,the plates, fixtures, they are all the same; They haven't changed,...More

Thank Leicaman1
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I've been coming to this restaurant for years because my husband loves their steak and fries piled on top. My last visit left me questioning the hygiene. You see, the guy who cleans the tables carries a hairbrush in his pocket which he uses to...More

1  Thank Scmartin04
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Their food is delicious and cooked with many home flavored sauces. Just realize that this local restaurant has been open and owned for over 40 years. So, the ambiance though family style is just a local restaurant.

Thank Alfred R
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Rio Cristal is one of those Cuban restaurants that I've been going to since I was a little kid. It is my mother's favorite, but as I get older, it's not my favorite Cuban that I've had. No doubt this is a very local place....More

Thank jg325
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9872 SW 40TH St, Miami, FL 33165-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-223-2357
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