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“Dirty & sad; complete waist of time...” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Little Havana

Little Havana
Miami, FL (Little Havana)
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Ranked #82 of 294 things to do in Miami
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The spirited Cuban neighborhood of Miami where the sights, sounds and smells are intoxicating. Be sure to sample a traditional Cuban meal or grab a quick sandwich cubano and some empanadas at any of the walk up counters.
Miami
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176 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
“Dirty & sad; complete waist of time...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nothing was interesting, historical or fun. Lots of semi homless and old people smoking/ lounging around? Store fronts and shops are very dated, unwelcoming and dark inside. Difficult to communicate because most locals don't or won't speak english. The Cuban food we ate from 2 restaurants was greasy and totally bland.
The conversations we could understand were very political and sexist.
Unless your going for a 3nd world experience, would avoid this neighborhood at all costs...

Visited March 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“La Habana Pequena”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I personally find this place pretty cool, there's historical pieces of Cuban pride, Bay of Pigs memorial and Calle Ocho where the old Cubans play dominos. There's also Cuban cigars which I got to see expertly rolled and cut (I had no idea how much tobacco is in those things). I also like the Cuban music booming around the streets. Anyways a good representation of culture and pretty good to see for a quick moment.

Visited March 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Hugeley overrated!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Don't waste your time visiting little Havana. We took the big red bus and hopped off on this stop to visit this part of Miami. There is not much to see or do here. We watched the old people playing domino in the Gomez park while we were waiting to get back on the next bus. Had lunch at a Cuban restaurant, El Cristo. The food was average. Then visited the cigar factory which was interesting. Overall I much rather spend my time by the ocean than visiting this place.

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Interesting place to visit with cultural atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Full of culture and you can buy some handmade craft, cigar and cultural store here. Live music on the street that is playing the Cuba music

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brooklyn, MI
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“Outstanding Cuban Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Our first time in a real Cuban restaurant having selected it quickly off the web after a morning fishing trip turned out to be a winner. Our favorite dishes were the Cuban chicken and their pulled pork dinner.

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