Come visit Cuba without leaving the country! Miami’s Little Havana is one of the City’s most flavorful neighborhoods.
Little Havana is funky, hip and filled to the brim with Cuban culture, food, drink and art.
Here you can find ice cold mojitos, hand rolled cigars, café con leche and the colorful sights and sounds of Cuba.
It is impossible to come to Little Havana without sampling the food. The restaurants along Calle Ocho serve authentic Cuban food and drinks. Check out the popular, authentic and inexpensive Cuban food and pastries at Versailles Restaurant (3555 SW 8th Street).
There is a Latin stars “Walk of Fame” here as well. Celebrities such as Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia and the late “Queen of Salsa” Celia Cruz have stars along Calle Ocho. The Walk of Fame starts at the Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th Street) and goes on for several blocks.
Stop by Maximo Gomez Park, better known as “Domino Park” (corner of SW 8th Street and 15th Avenue). Here you can find older Cubans playing dominoes as well as chess. Dominoes is a well loved Cuban pastime and the park is a popular meeting place for locals.
If you are in Miami the last Friday of the month, check out Viernes Culturales – Little Havana’s street party. With live music, food sampling, sidewalk art exhibits and a free walking tour, Viernes Culturales is a great way to kick off the weekend!