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Malanga Cafe

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12313 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156
(305) 259-1550
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Malanga Cafe is a place to eat, to talk and to drink. Malanga takes pride...
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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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent for Cuban fare

Malanga, on US1 South and 124, is a little jewel in this part of town. The main attraction, of course, is "crema de malanga", a typical Cuban dish much beloved by our ancestors as a sure cure for stomach discomfort. But in truth, the place is much more than that. You can have a delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jose T
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Malanga, on US1 South and 124, is a little jewel in this part of town. The main attraction, of course, is "crema de malanga", a typical Cuban dish much beloved by our ancestors as a sure cure for stomach discomfort. But in truth, the place is much more than that. You can have a delicious palomilla steak, a pork dish,... More 

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Ayden, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Excellent roast port and pork sandwich! Very good sweet plantains. Hamburgers can be skipped...Very friendly attentive staff. I am hoping to go back next time in Miami.

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Marathon, Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Found this gem through a Groupon, and couldn't be happier! Excellent Masas de Puerco (pork chunks) and Ice Cold Beer! Good sized portions. Friendly staff. Bring someone that speaks Spanish to translate the meanings of the phrases on the wall.

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Been here several times since it opened... Always good quality , good atmosphere but two last times even tough quality is as usual good and for us is (as they say) best pan con lechon in town, I should say , service is becoming worse and worse... Last one,,,, slow, all staff watching screens on tv and no giving attention... More 

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South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stop here when we are in the Falls area. It is a nice place for dessert and coffee. Their cortadito is good. I've never had the bad service that was mentioned in other reviews and I enjoy that it is a little more subdued than many of the Cuban cafes we visit. Sometimes you need a quiet place. My... More 

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Miami
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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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Miami
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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MIAMI,FLORIDA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12313 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: (305) 259-1550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?