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Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Latin, Cafe, Cuban
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed June 28, 2022

Ok - do not get this place confused with the Tropical Beach Cafe at the EDITION :) This namesake is about 200 meters from the EDITION - if you are fussy about decor and ambience -- this is not your place to visit If you...want some amazing cuban food , authentic, wholesome and huge portions - that will not break the bank - this place is a MUST visit .More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022 via mobile

If you are looking for very good food and nice service, and you do not mind a very simple place, then do not go further and visit Tropical Beach Cafe. We followed the recommendations of many trip advisor reviews and can absolutely confirm the very...good rating. We had fish, Cesar's salad, and cheeseburger and all was excellent. In particular the fish (grilled swai) was superb and you could not expect a better taste in a fine dining restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022

This little hole in a wall will fool you!! I walked in with no expectations & I couldn’t be happier with what I paid for. Yes, they charge service fee & container fee for takeout, but for $20 you just can’t beat it!! We had...it for lunch & returned for dinner!! It was full of fresh fish, calamari, large shrimps, & scallops, on top of the juicy flavorful yellow rice! We’ve had seafood paella in NYC/NJ, Barcelona, Costa Rica, & many more Caribbean countries & this one was by far the best!! Needless to say, we will be returning 😊More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

We decided to try this place because the menu and prices seemed reasonable. We ordered the food to go but when presented with the bill before the food was prepared, it was much higher than expected. One menu item was higher than stated on the...menu and the waitress tried to convince us it was all done by the computer: no apology and offer to correct the bill. We then noticed a 15% gratuity applied to a carryout order and additional take-out container fees. This all might have been understandable if they had been disclosed at the time of ordering. We do not support such sneaky and unethical business practices.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 2, 2021

The 2nd day at Miami beach, I walked in this small cafe near to my hotel. I saw and ordered "Seafood Paella" from the menu without much expectation. Waited for almost 30 min, it finally came out and I understood why it took this long,...the paella was finely prepared, lots and lots of various freshly cooked seafood on the top, underneath was a thin layer of rice fully soaked in very tasty seafood juice and soup. It was delicious and one of the best seafood paellas I had ever had, much better than some I tasted in Barcelona and Madrid, probably cooked for travelers (sorry).More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 2, 2021 via mobile

I love this place. In the past I gave it a very favorable rating but now …. Beware: they won’t tell you but when you order takeout they charge 15% gratuity and .99 if you use a credit card. The waitress didn’t want to show...me the detailed receipt. She kept insisting the customer copy was all I needed and then pretended to not understand English. I figured it out because it didn’t add up.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 3, 2021 via mobile

One of the only restaurants in the area so we tried it out not knowing what to expect. With the construction it takes nearly 30 minutes to drive anywhere. Prices we reasonable, food was just okay. Fresh fruit juices were really good. Went back another...day for a juice.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 3, 2021 via mobile

I don’t usually write a bad review but very disappointed experience, yes price is right versus the extortionist pricing of other restaurants on Miami Beach . But pollo asado was served cold and barely cooked , rice was cold and sweet plantains where leftovers from...date ago. All recipe for potential food poisoningMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 21, 2021

I tried a Cuban sandwich for the 1st time and it was delicious, Thanks to Manuel at The Red South Beach. One of the best places to get food in Collins Ave area

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 11, 2021 via mobile

Perfect spot, everything from cuban coffee, smoothies, cuban sandwiches was great. Loved this place.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 14, 2021 via mobile

Great little spot! Close to the beach, close to several hotels, vast menu, friendly service. We stumbled in for takeout after a very long travel day, and we just needed something to perk us back up. This place did the trick!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 5, 2020

Had lunch twice already at Tropical Beach cafe - excellent sandwiches, tostones, croquetas and delicious cuban coffee. Great prices and friendly service!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2020

The place looks a little run down, but their food and service is pretty good. Good food, good service for a good price.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

We sat down to eat here outside and we were ignored for a good portion of our visit. I got one refill the entire time and I had to ask. When I mentioned to the guy that my food was good he didn’t even respond....You guys need to learn what customer service is and how to take care of your guests.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 27, 2020

Nice little restaurant for a quick, fresh meal. Lots of items to choose from on the menu. Sidewalk dining tables are an option to sit and enjoy your meal.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Yes, Tropical Beach Cafe offers takeout services.

Tropical Beach Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5