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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 #54 of 3,610 restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Contributor
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Ottawa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My husband and I were visiting this charming area in Miami and walked into this nice air conditioned and clean restaurant for a lunch. Enjoyed quick service and the some of the best food we ever had! Their seafood soup was a taste of paella but with the best broth.Tried some fish ceviche and plaintain cups filled with shrimps. The... More

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Hazelhurst, WI USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We arrived mid afternoon and there seemed to be a turnover in staff resulting in long, uneven service. After finishing our meal outside, I went in to use the restroom and get change to feed the meter. After a long wait at the bar and not a glance in my direction I left. Either it was the end of the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A great place to eat in Little Havana. Very clean, great food, very reasonable price. Roberto our waiter was awesome. .will definitely visit again...great job!

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Szeged, Hungary
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Friendly and polite staff looking for your wishes. Seafood platter is a must. Huge portion with crab, squid, calamari, shrimp, fish and salad. Value for money !

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Trondheim, Norway
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Nothing special here except the food. Calamare, rice & beans, plantain, everything Cuban it's all good. Give it a try!

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NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I had looked at Trip Advisor for a suggestion for a good Cuban restaurant in Little Havana. El Cristo came up with great ratings so we tried it today for lunch. Ay que bueno! The atmosphere is simple but fine. And you cannot eat atmosphere. Our waitress, Jessica, could not have been nicer or more helpful. She explained several items... More

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