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“Cuban flavor” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calle Ocho

Calle Ocho
Eighth St., Little Havana, Miami, FL (Downtown)
305-644-8888
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Ranked #49 of 122 attractions in Miami
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dancing
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DennisFox
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Cuban flavor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Music, Art, Food & Music. Especially Viernes Cultural, the last Friday of the month. Live bands play, art galleries are open late and dancing in the street.

Visited March 2013
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Davie, Florida
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“Latin flavor and culture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Calle Ocho used to be almost all Cuban, now it is more Nicaraguan and central and south american. That being said, one of the oldest and best Cuban restaurants in the city is Versailles restaurant, which exemplifies Cuban cuisine. Most of the other places feature Nicaraguan food and food from other Latin american countries as well. The Calle Ocho festival is overcrouded every year. The festival has many musical venues with dancing in the street. It is great for people watching. The food at the festival is generally not very high quality and is prepared in too far in advance. For authentic Latin cuisine avoid the festival and eat at one of the restaurants instead. One thing that is everywhere is the delicious, cafeine and sugar laden Cuban Coffee. If you love coffee you should try some.

Visited March 2013
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Sunny Isles Beach
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“A mob”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Too loud, crowded and commercial especially the Calle Ocho festival is just a mob. Might be worth one visit, but leave Rolex at home with the credit cards.

Visited February 2013
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Antwerpen, België
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“Calle Ocho”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I looked forward to visiting Calle Ocho. Maybe I expected too much, but in my view this is another street as there are many of them in Miami.
The cigar store is nice but I found the memorial statues to Cuba a bit disappointing.
The domino players were nice to look at for a couple of minutes, but in general I have the feeling that this is not a must-see area. Nice to hang around for an hour, but not the place to spend a half day.

Visited February 2013
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Hollywood, FL.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Went to theatre in the neighborhood and then ate there!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Last time my husband went before this most recent time, it was... in lousy shape. They have spruced it up. You feel safe walking around. There's a good selection of places to eat. It's just one of Miami's, "Must SEES!"

Visited March 2012
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