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Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
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Reviewed September 13, 2021 via mobile

Was looking to get a Cuban sandwich and read some reviews that this was a place to seek out. To much dissatisfaction this was by far the worst Cuban sandwich ever assembled from both appearance and taste. We should have walked away from the moment...we began the ordering process. We sat at the counter, and to watch the ingredients be placed into the microwave was a disgrace. We each took 1 bite of our sandwiches and decided to leave the Playa Cafe. Ordered a beef empanada which contained zero flavor.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 20, 2021

I tried this place a couple weeks ago and when I came back to town I only went there. The cuban is absolutely mind-bending good. The garlic sauce with it is out of this world. The sweet plantains and tostones are seriously the best thing...to nosh on, ever. Don't miss this place. It's fantastic, affordable and they have beer ;) Also, plan on at least 20 minutes for your food and make sure you wait inside. Otherwise, they will take forever. The first night I waited well over 30 minutes with friends.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed October 26, 2020 via mobile

This place is an oasis on Miami beach. Great super friendly staff and no nonsense meals. Don’t be out off by the decor as it’s all part of the charm 10/10

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Someone recommended we eat here, it was the most tasteful dish we’ve had in Miami. Also, very affordable and the staff was professional and very friendly. I highly recommended to anyone looking for Latin American food.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

The food is great here. We tried the Cuban Sandwich and the Chicharron Pupusas. They were both delicious. We had good service. I would go back here for sure. It is a counter bar not much seating so to go is recommended .

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

Go here. Super good food. Never a bad meal. Mamey shake is incredible. Great value, nice staff. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

An excellent place for breakfast lunch or dinner. Good ethnic food at reasonable prices. The place doesn't have any tables, just the counter.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 8, 2019

This is an amazing restaurant! It has a family, homelike feel, with excellent, quick and friendly service with delicious food! They have great Cuban and Honduran dishes.The breakfast is excellent. There are many menu options. Also, the fruit milkshakes are delicious, with many tropical options...available. If you're a meat lover, there are plenty of meat dishes. Seating is limited but it is well worth waiting for a seat. Every time I have gone, there has not been a wait though. I highly recommend visiting here while you're in the area. Prices are very reasonable, especially compared to the hyped up prices on South Beach.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019

I enjoyed my steak sandwich. The atmosphere is that of a diner. I went on a Friday night after 7 PM and while there was a crowd, there was space at the bar. There was only one server, so she was busy the entire time...I was there because people continued to flow in and out. The steak sandwich was huge and could have been easily split between two. I am glad I did not order any sides. I want to return to try the Cuban sandwich next time. Great atmosphere.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

Service is always friendly. Food is amazing. A little cramped seating but somehow adds to the experience.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Playa Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5