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El Cristo Restaurant

1543 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-5218 (Little Havana)
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Ranked #71 of 3,624 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Little Havana
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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Postojna, Slovenia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we went here for a dinner and we're glad we did. We had a fantastic meal; ceviche with scampi and mixed fish plate for two, we were very hungry but couldn't finish it was so much food and it was very good! The price was good, too. We sat outside, its a busy street, but... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

El Cristo in Little Havana, Miami, has good food at great prices. It is small and warm. Service is friendly. The walls are covered with pictures of memories of life in Cuba or so it seems to someone who has never been to Cuba! The important thing is that the food is delicious!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Ive been here a couple of times so far and it truly is a great spot. Last time I was in town I went to Versailles Restaurant and I missed this place. Next time I am in town I will be back here instead.

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