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Molina's Ranch Restaurant

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4100 E 8TH Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013-2446
(305) 687-0008
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
fabada a must

i had the fabada, and it was very good. I also had the mariquitas plantains, they were excellent. Service was slow. Place was clean

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Albertomiami
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Miami, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I expected more out of this place as they charge more $$ for the traditional Cuban dishes than the restaurants in the area. Honestly, the food was average at best and the quantity small for the price. The customer service was a bit cold and for sure I will not be returning here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

i had the fabada, and it was very good. I also had the mariquitas plantains, they were excellent. Service was slow. Place was clean

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I used to go to the one on Coral Way & 117 Ave. but they close it, so we went to the original Molina Restaurant in Hialeah. It was recommended to me by a cousin as very good. Well, not so much, in my experience. We were a party of 3 and all of us rated the food as average.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place use to be A LOT smaller and very elegant Now it stands across the street from where it use too. When it was smaller the food was amazing!! When I say amazing I mean the best in the whole Hialeah! Now it has moved across the street and yes the food is yummy but its not excellent like... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We haven't been back to this restaurant in months, and I say that just in case other, more recent reviews give it a better rating-- in which case, go with what they say, I suppose. But this restaurant moved to its new, bigger, roomier, better-parking situation place a few years back-- right across the street-- and the quality of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Mi and mi couple went to this restaurant for a special ocasion and the take mi own wine and talk to the owner and the owner said you cant do that here you have to paid 15 dollars i said wow please let me do it and he said i have mi own wines here you cant open your i... More 

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We selected based on TA reviews and were not disappointed. The restaurant is larger and nicer ambiance than we expected - waiters in vests, glass (not plastic) cups & glasses. Service was quite attentive. The menu is large and extensive covering breakfast through dinner. We had a Sunday lunch and they had a steady business but nowhere near full. Many... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Going to Molina's Ranch restaurant in Hialeah, Florida tricks the mind into thinking that you are sitting in a restaurant in Havana, Cuba. Everything abut this place is the real deal. Not a fancy high price yuppie place, just an authentic local place to get real, genuine delicious Cuban food at ridiculous prices. The waiters are dressed in vests and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Whenever we are in the mood for real Cuban food we take a drive to this restaurant. Has been around for years. Food is first rate . The plantain mariquitas on their own are worth the drive. Great fresh seafood , excellent service. On the weekends they have a special cordero contramaestre . tender lamb in a special sauce out... More 

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Hialeah, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant used to be excellent and now, not so much many other places nearby that will beat it hands down. Food mediocre, service not so great and prices have definitely gone up

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Address: 4100 E 8TH Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013-2446
Phone Number: (305) 687-0008
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hialeah
Cuisine: Cuban

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  • Address: 4100 E 8TH Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013-2446
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hialeah
  • Phone Number: (305) 687-0008

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

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