Hoy Como Ayer
Hoy Como Ayer
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Bars & Clubs • Dance Clubs & Discos
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8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
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ReinassanceGuy
Miami Beach, FL25 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
I read with interest all the poor reviews people have left here and I had to laugh...Come on people...this is what it's all about!!! Expensive? YES! Rude? YES! Loud? YES! Attitude? YES! But so is that cuban music, voice and emotion that rips your soul!!
The vibe is great and you never know who you are going to run into... from famous cuban and latin artists in exile to others who still live in Cuba and are just hanging out visiting the US.
"Today like Yesterday" is no different than our old hang outs Scherezade o El Gato Tuerto in our Havana of the 1970s. Come in and surrender.... enjoy and laugh!! And if you are looking for some antiseptic little nightclub, go to your Hotel Lounge... This is MIAMI!!!!!!
Written January 22, 2018
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deemayah
miami beach2 contributions
I am a Miami Native and thought I knew a thing or two about local hangouts. Local hangouts are sopposed to be a place where we can go and enjoy ourselves without being robbed with ridiculous drink prices. I'm not saying this place was terrible i'm just saying that after a 200.00 bar tab for 2 people i will never go back again ! 2 shots cost 25 $ !! Not only that but there's a cover at the door ! And this is sleepy little Havana we are talking about, Not South Beach. The only reason I stayed was to watch Spam Allstars and it was my boyfriends birthday. I guess next year we will be doing it some place else.
Written April 4, 2008
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Antfsu36
Bakersfield, CA15 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
A hidden gem in Miami! We were looking for a true Cuban experience with salsa dancing on our visit from California. Hoy Como Ayer and The SPAM AllStars delivered and then some. Our best night in Miami was here! Thank you Hoy Como Ayer for an unforgettable night!
Written July 13, 2014
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Zaira Cabrera
Miami, FL91 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I feel very disappointed. Even at the point of crying. I’m Cuban, and have lived in Miami for over 20 years and this has always been the place to go. So upsetting to go to the store what once was your favorite spot and find that the new management is running it into the ground. If you’ve never been before it is not specified that when you reserve that doors open at 9pm but the performance doesn’t start until 11pm. That’s a 2 hour difference that should be told to the customers. I got there at 10:30pm, and the place was almost empty and no music playing, not even recorded. This place used to be good to go dancing, music always playing, even if it was recorded, and was always full. Which tells you the place is dying. The food it’s not good quality and it’s over, over priced, and 18% service charge is added to your bill even in a 2 person table. After the performance started the noise coming from the back bar was unbearable. We couldn’t hear the performer talk, and even after they were told they didn’t care and continued talking very loud and making lots of noise. This were the servers. Overall, a very unpleasant and very disappointing experience
Written March 2, 2020
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ncsalsero
Raleigh, Nc33 contributions
I just returned from a long weekend in Miami. Since I'm a salsa dancer and my brother and I love latin music, we planned a special evening at this club in Little Havana and this ended up being the disappointment of our entire trip and here is why:

Hoy Como Ayer is overpriced ($30 cover plus minimum of $20 bar tab per person). There is absolutely no floor space available for dancing. It is packed with tables full of people. Don't go there thinking that you are going to salsa dance.

We called earlier in the day and made reservations. The man that we talked to said that the order of reservations affected how good our seats were. Well, we were about half way down on the reservation list (I saw my name on it), yet they seated us against the very back wall! Clearly people who reserved after us got better seats. We couldn't have been farther from the stage and still been inside the building.

Since we had been out for dinner and drinks before we got there, we didn't order drinks immediately. The waitress immediately got defensive and told us that our bar tab had to be a minimum of $20 per person. We ordered one "watered down" mojito, one Coke and two bottles of water and our tab magically came to $39! Highway robbery! The same bottle of water costs me about 35 cents at Costco!

I'm white, but I embrace hispanic cultures. I speak spanish fairly well and have traveled to several Latin American countries. In all my travels, I've never felt as unwelcome as I did at Hoy Como Ayer. It was clear that the few gringos in the place weren't really welcome.

One other incident to mention: the club is supposedly non-smoking and I confirmed this before making the reservation as I have asthma and was suffering from a sinus infection at the time. People started smoking at a table near us and I pointed this out to our waitress. She reluctantly told them to go outside to smoke. When they came back inside, they took the table directly in front of us and proceeded to light up again and again. When I asked the waitress to ask them to stop she just shrugged her shoulders like she couldn't do anything about it.

The music was good but the attitude of the staff and "hidden costs" really took away from our enjoyment of the place. I would never go back. Miami has too many other latin clubs to visit before being taken advantage of again at this place.
Written February 1, 2008
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oliMiami
miami1 contribution
I was a local every weekend. We use to go with all of our family members until we realized that the tb was coming for more than what we had consumed. The owners kow that this is happening, but they really don't care. We stopped going a year ago. Sorry Fabio and Eduardo you guys have to solve this situation.
Written April 10, 2009
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adrianaarenas2000
Miami, FL9 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
it is so sad. I have been there few times always a great experience except for last night.
it was bad from beginning to end but the worse was the owner who came to our table to 'APOLOGIZE" after 2 hours of videos , drinking juice and water because they had no liquor stating that they had a big celebration somewhere else and they were bringing the drinks from over there ( imaging going to a restaurant to have dinner and there is no food ??) anyway his apology was the worse , this person was so arrogant that he told us : you can stay for the show but pay the cover or if you do not want then you can leave now and goodbye . who the hell he thinks he is and who he thinks we are...if you are a good business man you should know that all your clients are VIP and should be treated with respect, we where 8 people : engineers, physicians and dentists ready to spend money for a good time instead we left and no desire to go back ever.
if he had an special celebration he should had closed yesterday and have only his close friends.
I felt so abused and mistreated . I wonder his apology if we were famous people or related to famous people.
Miami has so many places to visit ,this one is out of our list .
Written April 16, 2017
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marcegra70
Miami, FL2 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
My husband and I went to hoy como ayer once in the past with a couple of friends and we have a good experience
We decided to go back this Saturday (April 15) with 8 friends and unfortunately we had a very bad experience.
Reservation: we did a reservation in a $45 dollars spot for 8 people. Owner offered a discount for a big group, $30 dollars per person. It did not happen, they gave us a table in the $30 dollars spot ( Not discount at all)
Schedule:The owner told us that the show will star at 10:00 P.M . It did not happen, the show stared at 12:00.
Liqour:we asked for a bottle of black label.... they did not have it, we asked for Zacapa rum ... they did not have it, finally we ordered a bottle of grey goose and we received it 1 1/2 hour after.
We did a complaint with the staff about everything above, they told us that the reason for all this things was because they were having the 17th anniversary of the business in a different place and the owner, the singer, the staff and the liquor were there. In other words we had to wait until the other event end.
The hostess told us that the owner will take off the cover fee and they will sent to us a Cuban Tapa for the inconvenient. We really appreciated that
The owner went to our table at 12:00, he apologized and gave us two options:
1. Stay in the place and pay the cover.
2. No pay the cover and leave the place before the show start. (12:00 am)
Last night we had a very bad experience in this place because we did not receive anything that they offered us. We spend from 9:30 p.m to 12:00 p.m sitting in a table listening and watching videos of Ricardo Arjona, Ricardo Montaner, Rosario Flores, el Cígala but not Cuban music at all and a $400 dollars check.
Written April 16, 2017
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Andres R
24 contributions
The worst mojito i have ever tried in my life i couldnt even drink it. A margarita served in a beer glass. Come on guys.... I dont mind the price if we are watching a live music event which is good. It doesnt cost much to do an acceptable drink
Written May 22, 2015
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Thomas J
Miami, FL95 contributions
Jan 2016 • Solo
I've lived in Miami all my life. This place is legit. That is, if you want an authentic Cuban entertainment experience with a touch of modern twist. Live music here cannot be beat. I just came from watching Albita perform. She is right up there with some of the Cuban music legends like Celila Cruz. Voice like an angel (or devil if she wants it to be) and songs that are captivating and always seem familiar.

I didn't have any food, so I cannot comment on that.

Drinks were strong. Not sure if they were the brand we were asking for (Kettel One, Bacardi, etc. versus generic) but they were definitely strong. Had to put my wife to bed after 3 rum and cokes.

I recommend this place if you are interested in latin music, small live music venue, and no-frills. .
Written January 30, 2016
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