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Address: Eighth St., Little Havana, Miami, FL
Phone Number: 305-644-8888
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Calle Ocho

A different side of Miami. Not too much to do and a little overly touristy, but not a bad stop to get some cigars, mojitos, and Cuban sandwiches. Definitely go during the daytime.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A different side of Miami. Not too much to do and a little overly touristy, but not a bad stop to get some cigars, mojitos, and Cuban sandwiches. Definitely go during the daytime.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Sorry but if you're not Cuban American there's little this place can offer you. Finding a decent parking spot is difficult and confusing. If you must go there don't expect to be intrigued and stick to south beach historic district.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We knew we would have fun on Calle Ocho and even though it was a quiet day, we had way more fun than we though we would. A great afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My husband and I loved visiting Calle Ocho because of the live music we encountered, the beautiful mosaics and murals, the friendly people, and delicious food! Try a real Cuban sandwich (or other types of Cuban food) and drink a cup of cortaito (coffee with milk) or colaito (black espresso coffee).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Calle 8 is a street where a lot of Cubans settled after arriving from Cuba in the 70's Today is a street full of restaurants and different stores and activities with a lot of latin culture since its no longer Cubans who work or live in the area but also Central and South Americans, so you will find Mexican's, Colombian's,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We used to go to 8th Street for Mexican food. There is a pretty good Mexican food restaurant just outside of Downtown on 8th Street. You have to park on the street in this area and the parking is pay by meters. The meters don't always work. On all the occasions we have been at this location, we have seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you are in Miami, you definitely want to give yourself sometime to drive down calle 8 from 27th avenue down. There are a number of cuban restaurants and cafeterias that will give you the feeling you are in another country.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Definitely a once around, if you've never been. Area is very culturally rich with good food and of course, cigars. Spend a few hours and take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As a tourist you may go to Calle Ocho and not really know what the big deal is all about. I lived in Miami from 1963-1974 and this is the area where the Cuban refugees started establishing their business, homes, etc. It was just another street before the Cuban population "built" it. Now you find the oldest open air fruteria... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A lot of tourists ask for where Calle Ocho is....even having had just driven along it. It resembles a poorly zoned street like you'd find in 3rd world countries... used car lot next to a cigar factory, limited sidewalks and poor lighting. Perhaps this is part of the attraction but this could be such a more vibrant district with some... More 

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