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“A piece of Cuba” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Little Havana

Little Havana
Miami, FL (Little Havana)
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Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami
Ranked #52 of 204 things to do in Miami
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Fee: No
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.
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A piece of Cuba”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Little Havana actually makes the visitor feel like he's in Cuba. Everyone speaks Spanish, there are great Cuban eateries and visuals all around. Even if you're just on a layover, take time to make a stop here. You can grab something to eat at Versailles and then walk across the Latin Walk of Fame and over to Parque Domino (Domino Park) to watch some mean domino games. I loved the flavor of this piece of Cuba in the US.

Visited July 2012
4 Thank Tamika C
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Denville, New Jersey
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“Nothing to See”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We heard about Little Havana as a place to exprience some Cuban culture. But there is really nothing to see or experience. We just drove along the 8th street. It was empty and desolate. Nothing going on. You can just cross out this stop in your plan.

Visited March 2013
7 Thank Byron L
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North Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Run down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Looks like a hood. Run down and full of drunks and crack heads. Not a safe place to be at night. There is nothing to do here either. Run down store fronts and everything is made in China

Visited May 2013
9 Thank SharonBayside
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South Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Living Breathing Cuban Neighborhood in Miami”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I had been here before but now I work here and am here mon-fri. It's more than a place worth a quick drive thru of glance because it's living and breathing. I am on the city bus now headed to my broward county express bus and these people on the bus live, socialize, pray, eat and work here along 8th (Calle Ocho). Plan to spend a day. It's not a big place but you must be leisure like those that call this home. There are a number of walking tours for the houses and buildings and there are more organized tours. Be sure to: have a cafe and pastry (cuban coffee is a tiny shot of caffeine and sugar!), lunch of slow cooked, oh so tender pork, beans and rice, beer and/or cocktail, watch or play donimoes (mostly men but a few women venture in), a movie at the tower (subtitled), the many galleries for art (or showing on street), at night more elegant meals and music/dancing (flamenco) and just the tiny shops for food, trinkets, fabric, all the places a community who walks needs close by. Prices are reasonable if for the locals. You may not be understood if you only speak english (like me) but a smile and/or bilingual person to help goes a long way! Slow down and enjoy the place!

Visited May 2013
3 Thank PattyMayG
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Cool, CA
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“Lower your expectations & enjoy the cultural ambiance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Little Havana is a mixed bag. Bus after bus drop off crowds of tourists into an aging neighborhood that really does not merit this kind of patronage. It has local color but the hype does not match the reality, as buildings have aged and junktique stores dominate the businesses that are still opened. The disappointed looks of the tour bus riders is understandable. It is a matter of scale and exaggerated expectations that cannot be met by the existing infrastructure.

Visited April 2013
7 Thank BruinSeniorTraveler
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