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El Cristo Restaurant

#158 of 3,415 Restaurants in Miami
#170 of 3,717 Places to Eat in Miami
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Little Havana
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, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 10
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  • 4
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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
authentic Cuban cuisine for the tourist visiting

Our travel guide, Abraham (Big Bus Tours) suggested this place when my sister and I told him we wanted "real" Cuban food in Little Havana and we were not disappointed. We were greeted warmly in this charming and colorful little place and taken immediately to our table.(lunch was a little late... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Beverly E
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Kansas City, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Gave us the wrong food and the price on the bill was different from the menu. Sandwiches are OK but I recommend the place across the street

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Overland Park, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited Miami last weekend. Went to Little Havana to find good Cuban Food. Found Great Cuban Food at this place. Had the 1/4 Chicken with fried plantains with rice and beans. One of the best Cuban food experiences I've ever had. Service was excellent and prices reasonable. Friends order the pork and it was great as well. Frankly, everything we... More 

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Kansas City, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our travel guide, Abraham (Big Bus Tours) suggested this place when my sister and I told him we wanted "real" Cuban food in Little Havana and we were not disappointed. We were greeted warmly in this charming and colorful little place and taken immediately to our table.(lunch was a little late - around 2:30) the place was just about full,... More 

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Rawlins, Wyoming
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Hubby and I found this restaurant while waiting for our late flight back to Denver; we had 13 hours between our cruise disembarkation and flight home. We'd never had Cuban food, except for what our most recent cruise served. On the recommendation of our waitress, I had ropa vieja with moros and maduros (beef with rice & beans and fried... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Came here for lunch. We absolutely loved the food and it's really reasonable. Much better food than I had in Cuba. Service was great. Drinks good. Highly recommend.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

El Cristo was recommended to us by a colleague of Cuban heritage. Everythema we were told about this local family eatery was true. The service was extremely welcoming from the moment we arrived. We were obviously not locals, but that did not change the experience one bit. We started with some of the most ex emotional mojitos ever made. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The rum punch was great, as was the mojito. I had an avocado salad, which was amazing, and we had a cubano and a pulled pork sandwich…both were worth the trip.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Very good Cuban coffee. We had empanadas and ceviche - all very good. The coffee was really good. And the service was really friendly. A nice place for a snack or meal outside on the street.

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surrey
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As we were staying in Little Havana we could walk here. Friendly, efficient service in a small, informal restaurant. Take away available too. Food was freshly prepared and the seafood and cuban vegetablesin particular were delicious. Wine reasonably priced. Can recommend the Cuban beer. Ate here twice.

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Padova
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

basically in this place you pay what you get for.. the environment is not so 'cuban' as many places nearby.

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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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?