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El Exquisito Restaurant

Little Havana
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1510 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135-5219
+1 305-643-0227
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Rhinebeck, New York
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Exquisito came highly rated online as an authentic Cuban eatery in Little Havana so we decided to go there for lunch on a weekday. Our experience was disappointing. The service was surly , borderline hostile. Perhaps the restaurant is tired of customers via the internet, perhaps our hostess was not in the mood to even try and hold up... More 

Thank DonaldR912
Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So impressed with this small good price restaurant. Good food & recommended by a gift shop there. The owner & staff are very welcoming. Yes they take credit cards. Sorry I don't have pictures to share here.

Thank filipina0128
Budapest, Hungary
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a great Little Havana experience knowing we'd only have one night to do so. After pouring over a number of reviews, we settled on this place. We had an absolutely fantastic meal in what is certainly a favorite hangout for the locals as well. If you only have one shot for dining out in Little Havana,... More 

Thank ToujoursProvence
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187 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the vaca frita with fried banana and it was fantastic. Staff is also very friendly and very good price/quality.

Thank Wendy V
Athens, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delightful gem. We were the only customers not speaking Spanish. I'm not Cuban nor an expert of Cuban cuisine. But I know good food when I taste it. I had the daily special. My wife and sister-in-law split a Cuban. We all loved what we got. It was hands down our cheapest and our best meal in Miami.... More 

Thank DavefromAthens
Richmond, Virginia
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156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was quite good and the portions were very large. Even so, the prices were reasonable. Therestaurant was decorated with interesting Cuban – related photographs and paintings.

Thank VirginiaTraveler805
Adelaide, Australia
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354 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Cuba last year and yes the Cuban food in the states is different but we ate at four Cuban eateries whilst in Miami this year and this WAS the BEST. Home style cooking. Great cafe Great Cuban sandwich. If you go to little Havana. EAT here

Thank WOJD64
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1st let me state - I'm a Gringo! That having been said - I've loved in miami for 41 years and this food was perfection. Peas soup rich flavorful and hot. Media noche was perfect. We loved it and will come back for sure.

Thank Laurie A
Orange County, California
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262 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a lunch spot in Little Havana and found El Exquisito Restaurant. It is a small, family style place. Nothing fancy, but great food. We wanted an original Cubano, and got a great one here.

Thank socal13
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142 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Inexpensive place to eat in Little Havana. Tasty lechon asado (Cuban style roasted pork) with two sidedishes + a drink for just over 12$. Big portions. Speedy service.

Thank vanelic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135-5219
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Little Havana
  • Neighborhood: Little Havana
  • Phone Number: +1 305-643-0227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?