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El Cristo Restaurant

1543 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-5218 (Little Havana)
305-643-9992
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Ranked #61 of 3,618 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
Neighborhood: Little Havana
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Really disappointed with the food at this place. I went on the back of good reviews on trip advisor. Nice little place, couldn't fault the waiter but the food was awful. I had the Bandeja El Cristo and couldn't eat much of it (and that's a first). The pork was fatty and swimming in grease, the beef was like watered... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I went to El Cristo based upon the Tripadvisor reviews. The restaurant exceeded my expectations. I had dinner on a Wednesday evening .The service was excellent, food was great with tremendous value. I enjoyed the fried yuccas, I had the trees leches and Cuban coffee for dinner, which I highly recommend.

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Canada
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We lucked out when we found this place! We were visiting the city and decided to go find somewhere to eat in Little Havana for dinner. Literally parked the car, went walking and stumbled in to this place. Our server was so nice and friendly. The decor was cute, flowers on every table, and the place is very clean. You... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Was recommended this place by a tour guide on hop on hop off bus. Great location on busy street. Ordered chicken and rice with veg. Good service. Food was fantastic, prob best meal I had whilst staying in Miami and I was staying at The Fontainebleau on Miami beach. Meal cost around $10 and I ate it all. Think was... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was amazing and so tasteful. The seasoning was perfect. My husband and I each ordered different samplers at the suggestion of our waiter. My goodness! The dishes were so tasty.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were really looking to eat something Cuban and ended up there. We ordered a salad (one lettuce leaf and two pieces of a tomato) two Cuban sandwiches which were nothing extraordinary and hubby, who was still hungry, got a choripan. This last one was better. Overall disappointed by the service and the food too.

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Home made lemonade to die for, not exceptional but quite good cuban sandwich, surprising taste for the cuban coffee (very sugary, maybe this is normal?), low prices, attentionate staff

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

stopped by when we had a long layover, had the appetizer sampler and a cuban sandwich, they were all very delicious...so was my mojito.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Confirmed by our local Cuban lunch guest, this is one of the real deal Cuban kitchens. The perfect meal (for big lunch or for dinner) Appetizers Mariquitas (fried banana chips with garlic/onion dipping sauce Bistec de Pollo (chicken breast pan sauté with onions) Frijoles negro. (Black Beans) Arroz (white rice) Or Boniato (Latin version of sweet potato) Followed by A... More

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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went on Big Bus tour and ate here. Near domino park, hand roll cigar shops and plenty of nice people. Great fried whole fish and portions are good size. Fish was so good I did not share. Sangria was some of the best to be had. Try this location for fresh local Cuban cuisine and afterwards browse the shops in... More

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