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Malanga Cafe

12313 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156
(305) 259-1550
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Ranked #607 of 3,616 restaurants in Miami
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Malanga Cafe is a place to eat, to talk and to drink. Malanga takes pride in providing its customers with the best Cuban food in Miami. Recognized for its World's Best Pan con Lechon, Handmade croquetas, and its freshly ground tamales. The Miami Herald calls it the best comfort food. We believe its the only gourmet Cuban restaurant in South Florida.
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67% Recommend
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Great ambiance, friendly service,'very tasty food. Desserts were amazing. Best Sangria!! I'm Cuban and love having this gem in our neighborhood!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

So my better 1/2 purchased a $15 discount coupon with the purchase of $22 or more at Malanga Cafe. We were on our way to the nearby mall and decided to stop for a quick bite to eat, We thought, when will we be back to this area again? Well, after reading the other reviews and sharing our experience, I'm... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We have eaten at this place several times.. We came back before for great tasting Cuban food and "frituras de malanga" but today was horrible. Honestly, I do not know if they sold this place or what, but the waiter did not understand Spanish or English, really, I asked for a diet coke and he looked at me like I... More

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I went in the middle of the afternoon and they were busy but I received good service. I had the sandwich which they advertise as the best in the world and it was yummy. I love the fact that the owner's family was sitting right next to me and the chef served the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

I loved for food and the ambiance it was very nice ❤️ Loved it. I give It a two thumbs up 👍. I went with my friend and our kids both loved third food and the Salad was amazing and the sangria was delicious

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Miami, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Party of six, went for dinner. The server was cordial, friendly and approachable. Although almost all tables were occupied, we feel that we got good service. They have a couple of fair size tv sets inside. Had the malanga fritters, malanga soup for appetizer, had the Fox Brook Cavernet 2012. Ordered the Chrurrasco, Vaca frita, grilled palomilla and everybody was... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

There are lots of Cuban restaurants in Miami but this one is out of this world! We visited the restaurant last month with my parents and wife and they love it.

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I've eaten at this restaurant twice before and having lived in Miami my whole life, I've had my fair share of Cuban food. There are definitely better places to eat Cuban food (and for cheaper), but this restaurant does have a cozy environment. That's about as good as it gets. Both times I had been to the restaurant as a... More

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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This place is a little pricey for the type of food you get, but the decor it very pretty, the service is solid & the food tasty. With so few choices for Cuban food in Pinecrest / Palmetto Bay / South Gables, this place is a gem.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

First let me start by saying I am not a member or friend of the owner or any employee of this restaurant Malanga Café. I have been to many restaurants my family and I. This is the best restaurant I have been in a long time. Our daughter gave us a groupon for our anniversary. As soon as we walked... More

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