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Address: Eighth St., Little Havana, Miami, FL
Phone Number: 305-644-8888
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dancing
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Calle 8 was the center of the Cuban exiles life after Castro took over. This is changing rapidly. Central Americans, Mexicans, and Dominicans are now living in the area, but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Luis V
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Miami, Florida
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Calle Ocho Festival was one of the coolest things I have ever been to. It was amazing and fun and extremely large! It was so great to show my friends that were one vacation with me a bit of a my family culture in such a fun environment!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Calle 8 was the center of the Cuban exiles life after Castro took over. This is changing rapidly. Central Americans, Mexicans, and Dominicans are now living in the area, but it still has the Cuban feeling. Not everyone moved to places like Hialeah. There are a few good Cuban restaurants but they are the Fonda style. Good food but no... More 

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Madrid
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is one of the most amazing places in Miami, where you can know about cuban culture, eat the delicious typical food and and have a nice walk, counting the fame parade on the floor: stars with names os spanish and latinoamerican celebrities. Specially beautiful the park where the old cubans are playing chess. Great! Don't miss the opportunity to... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I visited CubaOcho the other day and I was pleasantly surprised with how much this area has changed. There are alot of places to sit down and eat or have a drink now and I look forward to taking my wife for a night out on Calle Ocho, as strange as that statment may have seemed just a few years... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are a lot of stores, restaurants and shopping around. Full of cigars, you can taste the real Cuba style on the streets. I would recommend to talk with as many neighbors as you can, listen to their stories. I bought cigars at the Bello Cigars Store, wonderful.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Way below of my expectations. Not a place for a tourist. It's a local festival for local resident. Logistics and ambience not friendly for International visitors. Plenty of fried food but not a single place to seat and eat. Extremely crowded. I was expecting music from caribbean and Latin American Countries.

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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was my first year at the Calle Ocho Music Festival. It really boils down to ....either you hate, or love it....I love it!! Overall I was quite impresses in the scale and size of this event - it is huge. Bring comfortable walking shoes!!! If you do not like Hispanic music, then do not come. I say Hispanic, because... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a highly recommended experience for everyone. Cigars, dominoes, music, black beans and rice, and rum are abundant in this iconic attraction. It is gritty, loud, and busy, but full of very warm and friendly people willing to talk about all things Cuban. Make no mistake: this is no sanitized amusement park. Instead, this is a working neighborhood in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Eclectic! Noisy (good noisy!) Music! Art! Food! International crowd! Have a cigar! Have a Cortadito (Machiatto)! Have a meal! Enjoy!!

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Naantali, Finland
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298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Near Brickell, where we were staying, is this Little Havana area. Lots of restaurants, cigar shops, Cuban music blasting and little park, where older men were playing domínoes etc. Definitely worth of visit while you are in Miami.

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