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Calle Ocho

Eighth St., Little Havana, Miami, FL (Downtown)
305-644-8888
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Ranked #48 of 122 attractions in Miami
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dancing
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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We happened to visit Calle ocho on last fri of the month, it was Viernes cultural evening from 7-11pm! Wow what an evening. I loved it. It has lots of vendors, belly dancing, spanish singing shows in domino park, old heritage cars, street gallos, latin arts exhibits, and above all great cuban food n culture. If you are visiting Miami... More

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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I don't visit Calle Ocho regularly, but when I have out of town company, I find it's a great opportunity to take them to Calle Ocho. Although Calle Ocho and Little Havana are not inhabited by as many Cubans anymore; There are still a few places where you can get the nostalgia of how it was in the 60's and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

numerous restaurants, not just cuban but south american and caribbean as well. This is about a 6 block area prior to crossing under I-95 bridge into downtown. It is a fun area to see as is all of miami. Versailles restaurant is right before you get into calle ocho area and that is a place you should definitely go if... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

When I travel to Miami, I always go by "Calle Ocho", a lot of Cuban Nostalgia there, from El Rey de Las Fritas, Casa de los Jugos, Domino Park and Cuba Cigar company which the Bello family owns, they will explain how the cigars are made from blending to actually wrapping them right before your eyes, great place, I feel... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,394 reviews 1,394 reviews
702 attraction reviews
728 helpful votes 728 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

The Cuban neighborhood is just 2 or 3 blocks with few things to see or do. There are restaurants, Cuban cigars shops, an art gallery and the Maximiano Gomez park where men meet to play domino. 1h is more than enough to check it. People are very welcoming.

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Usa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Don't miss this slice of Cuba Miami style. Check out Calle Ocho on the last Friday of any month. Viernes Culturales is a destination event. Be prepared to dance, stroll or salsa your way through a colorful crowd. Grab a game in Domino Park. Take a free historical walking tour with Dr. Paul George (these start at 7 pm and... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

lot of cuban heritage great cigars shop with great coffee shops and restaurants facinating cuban culture inside

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

That's about it. 8th Street runs from downtown Miami all the way west until you get to Naples. It goes through a lot of neighborhoods. I would not consider 8th Street a destination.

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17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Calle Ocho is an interesting street in Little Havana. The whole time we were here I was looking for Pitbull. JK. We went here on a whim and loved it. It is a different scene than the touristy beaches in Miami. There were people dancing, singing, chilling. You can find cigar stores and there is even a cigar tour you... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I witnessed more young overweight women wearing the smallest and tightest shorts leaving nothing to the imagination. The food was good, but it was pretty much the same at every vendor. The crowds are crazy and the music is loud and raucous. Worth the visit just to watch the freak show.

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