Little Havana
Little Havana
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This lively Miami district is one of the world's most famous Cuban enclaves, where you can experience the best of Cuban-American and Latino culture. Southwest 8th Street, better known as Calle Ocho, is the beating heart of the district, where you can browse the countless shops and art galleries, drink some Cuban coffee, smoke a Cuban cigar, and visit the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame. Visit in March when it plays host to the lively Calle Ocho Music Festival. You can take a food tour of the neighborhood or join a Miami bus tour, which typically includes a stop at Little Havana. – Tripadvisor
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  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia3,578 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Vibe
    This area is full of life, sounds and music. There is a great museum about the Bay of Pigs which is definitely worth a visit if in the area. You can play dominoes with the locals in the park. Follow the stars of famous Cuban people. Have a mojito and eat yummy Cuban food whilst looking for all the large cockerels. Don’t leave Miami without visiting this neighbourhood.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 21, 2023
  • teresa p
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to Little Havana
    Little Havana was a great place to visit ! Walking along you hear music , some of it live , smell delicious food and of course , coffee and cigars !! We had a great meal , bought a few items and took pictures at the murals !
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 23, 2023
  • Dncvt
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    City feel. Local flavors
    City feel. Local flavors. Both touristy and authentic local populations. Food and shops for tourists and working class locals. We bought an expensive cigar, dined at a fun restaurant, shopped at a discount junk shop, heard a fantastic band at an indoor/outdoor bar restaurant. Loved music heard on the sidewalks. Street parking.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 1, 2024
  • Mark T
    Ageo, Japan594 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit place, but be careful.
    Little Havana is one of the Must-Visit in Miami. The district was very Cuban. I enjoyed music, dance, and food. There was some tourist trap. Here was very expensive. Of course, Here is a capitalist America. We do not live in a cheap Cuba. I had to accept the reality. There are a lot of restaurants here in Littel Havana. Please check Yelp reviews. It will help you to pick up the good one. Muchas Gracious.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 15, 2024
  • Jeff G
    Roslyn, New York7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    VIP Tours Miami Little Havana
    Darine Crippen from VIP Tours Miami is a delightful guide who was fun and knowledgeable about the Cuban community in Miami. We were a group of 6 who went to several historic landmarks as well as shops and restaurants that reflected the character of the neighborhood. Darine personally knew people in every place we stopped. The pace of the tour was leisurely yet we got to see quite a bit for the day. I would highly recommend this tour. Terry Greenstein
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 21, 2024
  • Stephanie S
    Roseland, New Jersey1,414 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feels like Havana
    You really feel like you transformed into Havana here. So much culture so much history! Really amazing place to visit. So many food places, shops, cigars, and more. Domino park is very cool and I definitely recommend coming here for the day! Lots to see and do and learn about.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 20, 2024
  • julee120
    Hartford, Connecticut55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Day Trip
    This is a really cool place to visit. Make sure you check out the visitors center which is located in a gift shop. The bars and restaurants are great. Lots of live Cubun music. We loved it. Can park on the street for up to 3 hours at a time. Well worth a visit
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 22, 2024
  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland5,464 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A taste of Cuba
    Calle Ocho is the Main Street in little Havana and is full of bars, restaurants, cigar shops etc. There is also a visitor centre / gift shop and a small park. It’s a nice area to spend a few hours and enjoy some Cuban food.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 7, 2024
  • Patty B
    Nashville, Tennessee1,439 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth A Visit
    I haven’t been to little Havana in years. We were attending a welcoming party for a wedding, so we went. It truly is an interesting area. Being born in Miami in the early 1950’s before this place even existed, I’m still amazed at the history and culture it brought to Miami. By all accounts it seemed safe in the light of day. We arrived around 5:30 PM and the street seemed lively with lots of people. When we left we got in an Uber, so I cannot say what it is like after dark. The streets the Uber driver took from the Intercontinental Hotel to get us there were filled with homeless tents and questionable looking people. With any area, just be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 19, 2024
  • Natalie1204
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India7,763 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experience the cuban culture, food, lifestyle.
    It’s a must visit when in Miami, but not with the tour buses that stop for half an hour. It’s a great insight into Cuban culture, food, lifestyle. So go with a couple of hours to spend, taste the coffee, watch them rolling cigars, sip on a mojito, eat a meal, dance, buy souvenirs. It’s a fun experience
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 15, 2024
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Ricardo M
San Salvador22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were going to a place called Ball and Chain, because we were told there was live music there. We could not find a decent parking spot and the parking garage we found was expensive, far from the place and the neighborhood looks quite dangerous. We did drive around the street twice to see if there was any place that could be of interest, but didn't find anything that sparked the vintage feel of the cuban culture so we decided to leave.
Written February 26, 2020
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736cathy
Windsor Locks, CT110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We decided to do this on a not too warm of a day in Miami (rare occurrence) and to kill some time. Took an Uber from our hotel and it is a colorful little strip of walking with some cigar shops, ice cream stand, cafes, restaurants (busy), little shops, and such, but when you reach the end of the strip, it looks shady and dangerous. It was not too busy in the am to noon hour but right after lunch time, it got packed. I thought worth the visit for a little bit of fun and experiencing the culture, and food if you want to get a big Cuban sandwich, stuff like that. We ate at a restaurant that had a little band and the food was delicious but a tad bit expensive with small portions. I focused on an artist who was local versus trendy tourist shops for trinkets. We did get cigars too! I think it wasn't as big as I expected. Quick visit.
Written January 30, 2023
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA2,650 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
If COVID-19 is still active when you visit, wear a mask! Like most tourist traps we visited on the trip we took from May 24th to July 3rd, this one was no exception. We were about to go to the visitors center, when a tour group entered, with only two people wearing masks. This lack of caution was typical everywhere we went. If it was too crowded, as in this particular case, we refrained from "joining the crowd." Even though the virus was "lying low" during this particular time, just as I anticipated, later in the year, it raised its ugly head again.
As for Little Havana, it was interesting, in spite of being a little disappointed for not getting any souvenirs at the visitors center. The "vibe" was nice. We were parked across the street from the visitors center, at about 9 a.m. At the time, someone was sweeping around the outdoor seating of the restaurant next to us. Salsa music was playing, so we started dancing, salsa of course! He offered to take our picture, so of course I took him up on the offer, and we have a unique souvenir of us dancing in front of the "Welcome to Little Havana" sign on the building behind us.
Also, someone was doing a photo shoot of four beautiful young ladies in music video style outfits in front of the restaurant. (Yeah, I took some photos too! It's a public location and I have a wedding quality camera.)
One of the highlights of this place, is all of the rooster statues one sees everywhere. Great photo ops. Even the Goodwill store, further down the road, has artwork on the sides of the building and their own rooster.
If you visit Miami, you might want to stop in Little Havana.
Written September 23, 2021
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Last time I was here was 12 y ago, and it was way better and slightly more original with a little bit of soul.
This time I found another commercial tourist spot with inflated prices of everything: cocktails, cigars, souvenirs,...
I'd advise fellow travelers to plan an hour, max two if dining (several good and cheap restaurants in the area). The main part of Little Havana is around Calle Ocho, with the interesting part maybe 1 km long.
I've been twice on Cuba, and this neighborhood (apart the Cubans living in side streets) has nothing in common with real Havana: no soul, neither the atmosphere nor architecture.
Written February 4, 2020
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IndianJonny
North East England66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Don't miss this one. A neighbourhood party with everyone invited. We found the ball and Chain with a full on Cuban band playing top music, even the cigar factory had a band.
Wonderful atmosphere.
Written January 10, 2020
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Gloria B
Toronto, Canada676 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Great Cuban atmosphere with lots of restaurants, bars and art to see. Live music is available at many bars, great ice cream and even a park where Cubans play games. Buildings are decorated and painted with awesome murals.
Written March 4, 2020
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Todd T
Honolulu, HI59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Lots of little shops. Watched cigars being rolled. At one end there is a bunch of statues and memorials to the Cuban people, also a Bay of Pigs memorial. We visited in the early afternoon and felt completely safe. People were very friendly, waving from their shop windows.
Written December 3, 2020
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Katrina D
Sheffield, UK250 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Had been looking forward to this for years . Very , very overrated attraction .
Only one small street and a few shops . No where to walk and a bit seedy over all. Best part is the Fiesta supermarket which has a great range of fresh produce at much cheaper prices that regular supermarkets .
The locals are very friendly .
It takes just a few minutes to see the sights here . Go to the Art Deco district instead
Written March 15, 2020
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Annbe20
Mariestad, Sweden686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We had an book tour here bus bus..so we had a planned stop here for about 2 hours . Wanted it to be at lest 3 hours...it was a lot to se and take in to. Hade lunch on a nice Cuba restaurant. payed round 50 dollars that included also a drink..so high price
Walking up and also down on the high street I remember Havanna back in 2002
Written March 9, 2020
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Michael T
Burnaby, Canada6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Little Havana was our no. 1 attraction we wanted to visit, but having been in Havana Cuba myself.......I was quite disappointed with this area in Florida as it seemed just like any City Neighborhood really just with Cuban themed places. I found too much concrete and that Havana has much more greenspace.
Written February 22, 2020
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