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“Fresh, Authentic Mexican Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cheen Huaye

Cheen Huaye
15400 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33160
305-956-2808
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Ranked #114 of 3,425 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Fort Lauderdale
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288 reviews 288 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Fresh, Authentic Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Many people might believe that Taco Bell is an authentic Mexican dinner. While it may be cheap and quick, it is definitely not the place to go for authentic Mexican food. The place to go is Cheen Huaye in Aventura.

I visited Cheen Huaye one afternoon with a friend. The restaurant is located on the corner of a strip mall. Upon entering the restaurant, you know that this is going to be an authentic meal and not some cheesy Tex-Mex style experience. The restaurant was very clean with a casual but nice atmosphere.

We were immediately greeted by a waitress who told us we could sit anywhere we would like. There were many tables to choose from, indoor and outdoor but we choose to sit inside.

Upon picking our table, our waitress introduced herself and asked what we would like to drink. We ordered waters and began scanning the menu. The menu has a nice selection, but is not too big. It is helpful to know a small amount of basic Spanish in order to completely understand some of the dishes, but there are also explanations listed in English.

Our waitress brought out the standard free chips and salsa along with our drinks. The salsa was among the best I have ever had. It was extremely fresh, full of flavor and spicy like I like it! Definitely not your typical tomato from a can.

For my meal, I ordered the Tacos de Pescado. It was made with fresh grilled Mahi-Mahi. The fish was perfectly cooked, seasoned and flaky. The meal was served with Mexican rice, Red Picked Onions, pico de gallo, and guacamole on the side. Everything was delicious and again very fresh.

My friend ordered a Steak Burrito, which was not on the menu but that they special made per request. It was very good! Not one bite was left on the plate!

All in all, the food was amazing. Everything tasted like it had just been prepared. Nothing tasted over-processed or bland. The service was exceptional too. The waitress was very professional! The restaurant was not packed at the time we dined, but still we waited no more than 15 minutes and our dishes arrived at the same time, piping hot.

Cheen Huaye is the perfect place to grab some authentic Mexican on a casual date, lunch or dinner with friends.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Gables, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A FAMILY NIGHT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We found an excellent Mexican restaurant with Yucatecan food. It is autentic and the food very well prepared. The cochinita pibil, very tasty , served with Mexican rice, refried beans and corn tortillas. The avocado soup, fajitas can be ordered vegetarian and the rich Yucatan ceviche. Prices are moderate. We live a bit away from the site, but their excellence invite to comeback. We recommend it as very good restaurant

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in North Miami Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Excellent Oaxacate soup and guacamole. Great margaritas and Tacos al Pastor are almost as good as in Merida, MX where the owner and cook are from. Queso Fundido would be better with real chopped Chorizo rather than ground but all in all a great reasonably priced neighborhood gem.

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Philadelphia, PA
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Wow, sabor!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We happened upon Cheen Huaye today on our way from the Ancient Spanish Monastery to the Dezer Collection, and we are so glad we did! Our 8-year-old had been asking for Mexican food for a few days, and Cheen Huaye delivered above and beyond our expectations. We each had a bowl of soup (sopa de lima for me, consome de pollo for them), each of which was hot, full of flavor and really hit the spot.

They have a variety of reasonably-priced lunch specials, which included the most delicious refried beans we've ever tasted. I had the tacos al pastor, my husband had tacos whose name I sadly can't remember (but they came with pickled onions), and our daughter had the flautas. Everything was delicious and fresh-tasting. Service was quick and friendly, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is very pleasant and feels upscale without being stuffy. We wish we had a place like this at home!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Mexican cuisine well done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This pleasant, recently enlarged and informal restaurant can be overlooked because it is in a small strip mall, but don’t pass it by. The menu contains the expected Mexican dishes, plus many specialties from the Yucatan. Don’t expect the trite serape and sombrero décor, but do expect excellent cuisine. All of our dishes were carefully prepared, tasty, served hot and promptly. Cheen-Huaye is distinguished not only by its good food, but also by its very warm and attentive service. We have received similar friendly service by both the proprietor, Magna Vieira, whose husband is the executive chef, as well as her staff. We get to Aventura several times a year and try to eat at Cheen-Huaye each visit.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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