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“Awesome Cuban food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Cristo Restaurant

El Cristo Restaurant
1543 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-5218 (Little Havana)
305-643-9992
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Ranked #72 of 3,659 Restaurants in Miami
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Little Havana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Cuban food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This place was recommended to us by our big bus tour guide for authentic Cuban food. The restaurant was located right across from one of the bus stops and offered indoor and outdoor seating. The service was extremely quick, food was awesome and very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whitby, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Our Cuban restaurant in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

A mandatory stop for us in Miami. Great cuban food! Returned today and had a cafe con leche and Cuban sandwich

Visited February 2014
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Illinois
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38 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic Little Havana experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We visited Cristo’s for a late lunch with some local friends who assured us it was classic Cuban cuisine in the heart of Miami’s Little Havana. We ate outside enjoying the lovely sunshine and the street atmosphere – across from Domino Park (mostly older guys playing dominos), lots of street activity and, maybe not so much, the guy weaving flowers from reeds. It was all fun.

And the food was, generally, pretty good. Good Cuban beer and awesome lemonade to go with the great plantain chips to start. Two of us had the ropa vieja, delicious shredded flank steak. One had steak Milanese and another sea bass. Everyone agreed that the food was great with plenty of delicious sides including morros (black beans and rice). Service was adequate if a bit slow sometimes.

The biggest disappointment was the unavailability of any sandwiches. We came in mid-afternoon and were told something about chefs changing shifts and they had no sandwiches which either didn’t make sense or is bad service. At least they could have told us in advance. So one of our number was quite frustrated. However, among the other four there was certainly enough to share, so none of us left hungry.

Fair prices – about $65 (plus tip) for four of us.

I guess I’d recommend it for an authentic Cuban experience, with a few points off for an inadequate customer experience.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Excellente!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We had just arrived back from our cruise and had time for a Miami bus tour before heading back home. We heard that El Cristo was a great place to eat and they didn’t disappoint at all.

We loved the beer, appetizers, the main course and a cafe cubano to finish the meal. Our waiter was super friendly and knowledgable of the menu also. We hope if we are ever back in Miami to return and indulge once again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vermilion, Canada
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“Cuban Cuisine in Little Havana”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This restaurant is located in Little Havana and serves up Cuban Cuisine. We sat outside - there were four tables outside and about 15 inside. The service was not good, but the food was good. We shared an appetizer plate, which gave us the opportunity to try several different dishes. It is right along the Hop On Hop Off Bus route.

Visited January 2014
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