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El Cristo

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#116 of 2,727 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2019 Winner
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BREAKFAST​
el tradicional
two eggs cooked to order served w/ fries, your choice of ham, sausage links, or two bacon strips
tortilla
two egg omelet made to your liking. add onions, peppers, ham, potatoes, tomatoes etc..
huevos a caballo
palomilla steak (beef round) served w/ two eggs cooked to order
perico ripiado
scrambled​ eggs & ham seasoned w/ sauteed onions, tomatoes, & peppers.
tostada francesa
two slices of battered texas toast, & coated in powdered sugar.
pancakes
buttermilk pancakes, two on short-stack or three for tall-stack.
hashbrowns
potato​ shavings seasoned in garlic & cilantro
APETIZERS​
ceviche
white fish cured in lemon & creole spices, served w/ sliced red onion, cilantro, & steamed sweet potato. your choice of fish - shrimp - or mixed
chicharrones colombianos
small fried pork rinds served on a bed of lettuce. best w/ lime & our spicy pepper sauce. ready to pick
tostones rellenos
fried green plantain stuffed w/ a sauteed in our creole tomato sauce. your choice of ground beef or shrimp
empanadas
a​ set of 2 homemade cuban turnovers. one chicken & one beef. or both the same. - delicious -
mariquitas
homemade golden plantain chips, salted & served w/ the our own garlic mojo.
frituritas de calamar
battered calamari rings served w/ a side of fry sauce.
entremes al cristo
appetizer​ trio of mariquitas, tamal en hoja & croquetas
tamal en cazuela
slow cooked yellow corn & pork tamal. served on its tusk topped w/ garlic mojo.
ENSALADAS & SANDWICHES​
ensalada mixta
simple salad of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions & when in season, a little avocado.
ensalada de aguacate
seasonal item. a few slices of avocado served w/ red onion. best w/ olive oil & vinegar
ensalada cesar
romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese & caesar dressing have it w/ chicken, shrimp, steak, or fish
ensalada el cristo
ensalada de atun
fresh made tuna salad
ensalada de pollo
cold​ chicken salad
sandwich cubano
roast pork, ham, mustard, mayonnaise, swiss cheese, & dill pickles. make it special add lettuce & tomato. pressed & served on cuban bread.
cubano el cristo
spanish chorizo, roast pork, ham, mustard, mayonnaise, swiss cheese, & dill pickles w/ lettuce & tomato. pressed & served on cuban bread.
media noche
roast​ pork, ham, mustard, swiss cheese, & dill pickles. pressed & served on soft, sweet egg dough bread
choripan
spanish chorizo & onions sauteed w/ mayo & served on cuban bread
ENTREES​
palomilla
traditional thin, & tender marinated grilled or breaded steak garnished w/ grilled onions & parsley.
bistec a la milanesa
it’s an empanizado w/ marinara sauce, ham & melted swiss cheese garnished w/ sweet peas & parsley.
boliche asado
tender pot roast, stuffed w/ carrots, celery & gravy garnished w/ peas & parsley.
filetillo cubano
grilled strips of beef green peppers & onions, seasoned w/ our special seasonings.
rinonada
a flavorful grilled sirloin steak garnished w/ parsley.
churrasco
juicy & tender marinated “outside skirt” grilled steak served w/ chimichurri sauce & garnished w/ parsley.
vaca frita
a​ flavorful shredded flank steak grilled to perfection topped w/ sauteed onions & garnished w/ parsley.
ropa vieja
authentic sauteed shredded beef w/ onions & green peppers garnished w/ parsley.
filete de mahi-mahi
marinated & grilled to perfection mahi mahi fillets.
filete de pescado
fish filet grilled, breaded or breaded fingers
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations
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All reviews ropa vieja cuban sandwich pork yucca lechon seafood platter empanadas black beans cubano rice vaca frita steak little havana authentic cuban food calle ocho food was great great place to eat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hour 2 mojito for 14$ plus tax plus tip. Rip of. We could not even finish them. Leaves not even peeled of the branches but put with the branches in the glass.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank camillah213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on a whim and we were not disappointed. Greeted by the owner and seated. This restaurant is so clean, very refreshing. There were 2 large tour groups there, but we were attended too and we didn't wait long. Husband had the cuban sandwich...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank April H
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Amazing meal and service. We stumbled upon this unassuming restaurant when exploring Little Havana - and what an excellent find! We had the lovely Arnelys as our waitress who was charming and super friendly and we basically followed her suggestion of sharing the Trio de...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank mattdowie
Reviewed October 9, 2019

No trip to Miami is complete without a stop in Little Havana for a gastronomic treat like you get at El Cristo. Fresh and piping hot Cuban food at its finest. Whether you want roast pork, a Cuban sandwich, black beans and rice or just...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank John L
Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

I came with a group of 25! Great mojitos, delicious empanadas, wonderful palomilla, Masitas de cerdo, And bistec de pollo! Their flan is tasty! If you’re in Miami and want authentic Cuban treats stop in!! El Cristo is accommodating to couples and groups! ¡Azúcar!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank christiTourDirector
Reviewed July 30, 2019

When you arrive you are genuinely welcomed, greeted and shown to your table.service is first class, food is great, good choices and reasonably priced, love this place.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank AberdeenshireTom
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

Food is amazing staff so friendly worth a visit we went as a family and there was so much to choose from at reasonable prices

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank rararere
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went to El Cristo restaurant for a late lunch. We had the Boliche Mechado and the Bistec en cazuela. Both meals were very good. The portions were just right. The service was great. Very little wait for the meal. We had...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank JimmyVillan2012
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

I highly recommend this place. Good service and great food. We did the sampler and a few other things and they were all great. Big portions too.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jodi119
Reviewed June 23, 2019

This place was very nice. The service was fast and our waitress was very kind attending to us. I ordered a pan con bistec and it was very delicious. We were supposed to go to Versailles but stumbled upon this spot and it was honestly...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank julzdafoolz11
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