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1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7802 (City Center)
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

very busy when we arrived but managed to get a seat. We had to wait a while for our order to be taken and then another quite long wait for the food to arrive, but the women behind the counter kept us entertained with their arguing and shouting at each other, even though we could not understand what they were... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Friendly Staff, Little english but makes it all the more enjoyable, Cheap food and great cuban coffee

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely love the food. Reasonably priced Cuban food. I enjoyed every bite of my pupusa, smoked pork chops, plantains, beans & rice. The only down side is the slowwwwwwww service. The waitresses have no sense of urgency. But the excellent tasting food kind of makes up for that. Overall I loved the food

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is a simple place so I'm going to give it a simple review. Playa Cafe is all about cheap Cuban diner food. Pressed sandwiches on Cuban bread, rice and beans, plantains, thin fried steaks and so on. The women working at the counter and in the kitchen remind me of my own family. They are almost constantly shouting at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are on vacation with some friends who enjoy Cuban food, we have never ate Cuban, and had heard of this place from the locals. We ate here first for supper one night, nothing fancy, but great food. The price is excellent so we decided we need to come back for breakfast-loved their pancakes.

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London, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This little narrow restaurant on Washington just North of 15th is the best place for standard breakfast I've found. For those mornings after a long night, this is the place to go. No tables, just sit up at the counter. The breakfast special is $3.49. 2 eggs. french fries, sausage, ham, or bacon, cuban toast and coffee (american or cuban),... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We love Cuban food and eat it any time we get a chance. We stopped in to the Playa Cafe during a recent trip and were not disappointed. Authentic, bountiful, and very affordable. Our late lunch was so good, we decided to return for breakfast the next morning.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

beeen going there for years the food is good love it i am a reg now the ladies that serve u the food are so sweet the old men that hang out there are also so sweet they always make me feel @ home love there breakfast ,lunch , and dinner, so make sure u stop there for a bite... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

A large wrap around no frills sorta run down bar to order and eat at. Banana wrap tamales and plantains were authentic but tamales were mainly masa not a lot of meat! Latin juke box and local men drinking beer. Not a bad meal or experience but nothing to write home about!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Great food but one of my friends got her food like a half an hour after 8 of us have reccived our food & we don't wait to eat so we have to wait for her to finish. We all ordered together can we get our food together, I'm just saying? Food was wonderful all & all.

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Additional Information about Playa Cafe

Address: 1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7802
Phone Number: 305-538-1551
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > City Center
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 4:00 am

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