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Playa Cafe

1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7802
+1 305-538-1551
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cuban sandwich” (20 reviews)
“plantains” (11 reviews)
“cubano” (5 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7802
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This is a hidden gem. If you are looking for local eats that's tasty, cheap, and filling, Playa Cafe is where you should eat. I found it on yelp by searching "cuban food". We rode bikes from Collins to the restaurant. The service was also...More

Thank nicolelbillups
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Great food! The plantains, tacos, and Cuban were amazing! The atmosphere is authentic and the servers kind.

Thank Beltz12
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

This no frills cafe hit the spot. The service was fast and friendly. My friends and I stumbled across the local lunch spot. I had the pork that came with beans, rice and sweet plantains. My husband had the chicken fajitas and corn cake tamale....More

Thank sophiecleo
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Went here for breakfast as it is a good cheap location after dinner a few years back. Breakfast is amazing ,cheaper than the places on Ocean drive and perfect of beaten path with the locals.

Thank bosox_brit66
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Get the coffee get the fried fish. I was so satisfied with every bite. It says market price for the fish, but it cost usd 16 during my visit. Passion fruit juice was amazing. Cuban sandwich was so-so. They are not the most friendly people...More

Thank LooiI2
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Cuban & Plantains were awesome. Huge servings for super cheap prices. Definitely recommend stopping by this place for cheap eats!

Thank Nathan M
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We were nicely surprised with this little joint. The food was amazing and the cheap which was perfect if you were vacationing on a budget. The staff was friendly. We stayed in Miami for a week and ate breakfast and sometimes lunch almost everyday at...More

1  Thank Ronald C
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Small, set at the counter local spot. We had breakfast. Scrambled eggs, rice, sweet plantains, Cuban coffee. GREAT. This is not a tourist spot. But if you want good and reasonably priced Cuban food try it. I want to go back!

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Ate here twice, both times getting take out. Service was prompt and staff spoke enough English to get our order right. Sandwiches and empanadas were fantastic and prices excellent. If we stayed in South Beach for a week we'd have gotten lunch here every day...

Thank bginct
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

This little place is great for breakfast and real Cuban coffee and Cuban sandwiches. I got up early every morning and made a coffee run here to start the day. You even get the little cups with it. I like it without sugar and they...More

Thank MossGlen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
7:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +1 305-538-1551
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