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El Cristo Restaurant

#138 of 3,467 Restaurants in Miami
#153 of 3,778 Places to Eat in Miami
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Little Havana
Caribbean, Cuban
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1543 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-5218
305-643-9992
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 11
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
AWESOME Cuban food!

AWESOME Cuban food, we enjoyed this place so much!!!! Id we ever find ourselves in Miami, we will eat here!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

AWESOME Cuban food, we enjoyed this place so much!!!! Id we ever find ourselves in Miami, we will eat here!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have tried this restaurant while we are visiting little Havana. It was near to the hop on hop off bus stop. And it got very good reviews. First, the inner atmosphere of the restaurant is different the outer look. It has very nice seating area with cozy feel. The food was great actually, we have tried sandwiches, and dishes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Good atmosphere. I expected better Cuban food but the portions of the dishes made up for it! There were many tourists walking through the doors taking pictures of the establishment. I definitely felt like I was in little Havana Cuba.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Try the plantains and homemade lemonade. Also special rice with beans. Delicious! Nice atmosphere too, though service a little slow on our visit

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped in here while visiting Little Havana, looking for an "authentic" Cuban restaurant and was not disappointed. The sandwiches were delicious, and the service was awesome. It was very clean and many locals seemed to be eating here as well, always a good sign. It was the perfect lunch spot on a hot day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We literally googled "Cuban restaurants" while on Calle Ocho in Little Havana and this place came up with great reviews. It was a very clean and inviting atmosphere. Our server Greta was phenomenal. We were on the trip looking for a general area to live, and she went above and beyond just providing great service by writing down and explaining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went there as a group of friends while visiting Little Havana. Food was great, endless servings of garlic bread (free of charge). Very friendly, they split the bill (and invoice) without problems. Just one thing: Beer was better than the mojitos!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place has very good, classic Cuban sandwiches. Perfect for swinging in after a long day of sight seeing and trying Mojitos around little Havana

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Typical Cuban food, Palomilla steak, plaintains, yucca, black beans and rice, etc. Good Cuban coffee after.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stop at the corner trying to decide where to eat ether el cristo or the one across street. Decide to eat there. Owner took our order, ask for the special that come with wine, salad, and some dessert. We got salad, food and didn't get the wine or dessert and still charge for the all thing. Waitress nice girl but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1543 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-5218
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Little Havana
  • Neighborhood: Little Havana
  • Phone Number: 305-643-9992

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?