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“If you're into that kind of thing” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Calle Ocho

Calle Ocho
Eighth St., Little Havana, Miami, FL
305-644-8888
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Weston, Florida
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“If you're into that kind of thing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

If you're into fights, public display of drunkenness, groping, and just overall controlled chaos, then calle ocho is for you. Otherwise, I suggest you stay home.

It is too bad because the food is great and the music is good, but I'll pass on the other stuff. All it takes is a small few to ruin it for everyone else.

Visited March 2013
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DeLand, Florida
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“Culture & Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We visited on a Sunday, and there was not a lot going on. Many of the stores were closed. The ones that were open seemed to close right around lunch time. This may be something to keep in mind as you plan your own visit.

All in all, though, it was quite an experience. We had a great time, and were even able to purchase and enjoy a few cigars right on the street! There are also many 'authentic' eateries in the area.

Certainly worth a visit!

Visited May 2013
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DennisFox
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“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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