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“real mexican flavor in Miami, what a great find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cheen Huaye

Cheen Huaye
15400 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33160
305-956-2808
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Ranked #76 of 3,446 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dania Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“real mexican flavor in Miami, what a great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

So the choices for mexican food in So. Florida are not very appealing. Either go to a more americanized tex-mex restaurant without authentic flavor or try to find a more authentic restaurant but without the modern/clean feel of more upscale restaurants. Cheen Huaye is just the right mix. The place very welcoming and feels modern and clean. The bar looks great and more importantly, the food and flavors are excellent and truly taste more authentic than anything else I've had down here before. We had the canitas and the stuffed poblano and both were just excellent.
Service was quick and efficient, and our food came out very quickly after ordering it.

We'll be back soon to try other things in the menu!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Galesville, Maryland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Off the beaten path, but the best dinner we had while on vacation. Looked up Mexican restaurants local to our hotel in Sunny Isles (north of Miami). Had several to choose from, and even drove to a few on our list but kept driving - others just didn't appear to be authentic. Looked at the review of Cheen Huaye and decided to give it a try. SO GLAD WE DID. It's in a small strip of shops, but don't let that discourage you. We pulled in and were greeted by the owner who opened the door for us. We were immediately seated at a table and were served drinks right away. It's small, but seems they are expanding to the space next door. Nicely decorated - very comfortable. The waiter was more pleasant than anyone I've run into in years. He was very informed about every item on the menu and gave us a few suggestions. We took his advice on one dish and ordered a personal favorite as another dish. You can see the food being cooked and prepared, and the food was served in a timely manner. As we were eating, the owner came over to our table (as well as other tables) to ask if we were satisfied with our choices. He was also very pleasant, and described how Southern Mexican food is different than typical Mexican food. There are many restaurants in my hometown that I would consider "authentic" Mexican but Cheen Huaye is different. Their food seems more fresh, and they use ingredients I've never tasted before. Portion sizes were fantastic for the price, too.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Authentic and Good Tequilla”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Went here for my birthday and it was delcious. Tucked away in a strip mall it is much better than you would think on first galance. Got the taco sampler (had 3 different kinds). They have a number of different margaritas to choose from. From the chips and salsa to the dessert eveything was wonderful.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ft. Lauderdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I have lived in the North Miami Beach area for more than 10 years and cannot believe I have never eaten at Cheen Huaye. Everything is fantastic here. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I had the strawberry margarita and it was so delicious! I would recommend this place to anyone that loves mexican food as the food, drinks, and atmosphere is phenomenal. Keep up the great work!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Mmmmhhhhh how good !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We have just move to Miami and went by trip advisor reviews , what was a good thing to do !!!!
From the moment we walked in we were welcomed by the hostess and every waiter with a friendly smile and hello.
To bad I don't remember our waiters name !!!!
Food , we had special app Tuna , shrimp ceviche and both special entrees , squid sautéed in his own ink and fish of the day with some yellow sauce , both to die for .
The beer was cold service was great food incredible , and before I forget it desert nice and chocolatie .
And we are in Miami and gratuity was not added ...
Sure we will be back !!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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