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“Not Your Typical Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cheen Huaye

Cheen Huaye
Ranked #125 of 4,166 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not Your Typical Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Ive lived in San Diego for years and have had my share of delicious Mexican food, but none quite like this. Their specialties menu is what to stick to. I think i've made my way through almost every dish on that menu and they have all been so unique and wonderful, compared to what a lot of us have come to expect from a Mexican menu. You can just taste the love and time that goes in to the preparing the food and it keeps us coming back for more.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Michelle M
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Incredible Food, and now I know what a matraca is!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had a great dinner, celebrating a friends birthday. The food was excellent, we recommend the ceviche!!! Waitstaff was incredibly attentive, and responded to every request we made. The food was very authentic, and delicious.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank K V
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Miami Springs, FL
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great meal - great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

This restaurant is a great place to go to for excellent Southern Mexican food, great service, and excellent prices. Every time that we stop in, whether for lunch or dinner, we are made to feel like welcomed family members. The owner takes a special interest with every patron to make sure that they have the best food and service possible.

The menu is true Southern Mexican cuisine - this is not fast food or chain food - made with the best flavors and love and served with care.

Our only regret is that we live on the other side of the county and we are not in that area often enough.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Lrothfl
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Fort Lauderdale
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Fresh, Authentic Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Many people might believe that Taco Bell is an authentic Mexican dinner. While it may be cheap and quick, it is definitely not the place to go for authentic Mexican food. The place to go is Cheen Huaye in Aventura.

I visited Cheen Huaye one afternoon with a friend. The restaurant is located on the corner of a strip mall. Upon entering the restaurant, you know that this is going to be an authentic meal and not some cheesy Tex-Mex style experience. The restaurant was very clean with a casual but nice atmosphere.

We were immediately greeted by a waitress who told us we could sit anywhere we would like. There were many tables to choose from, indoor and outdoor but we choose to sit inside.

Upon picking our table, our waitress introduced herself and asked what we would like to drink. We ordered waters and began scanning the menu. The menu has a nice selection, but is not too big. It is helpful to know a small amount of basic Spanish in order to completely understand some of the dishes, but there are also explanations listed in English.

Our waitress brought out the standard free chips and salsa along with our drinks. The salsa was among the best I have ever had. It was extremely fresh, full of flavor and spicy like I like it! Definitely not your typical tomato from a can.

For my meal, I ordered the Tacos de Pescado. It was made with fresh grilled Mahi-Mahi. The fish was perfectly cooked, seasoned and flaky. The meal was served with Mexican rice, Red Picked Onions, pico de gallo, and guacamole on the side. Everything was delicious and again very fresh.

My friend ordered a Steak Burrito, which was not on the menu but that they special made per request. It was very good! Not one bite was left on the plate!

All in all, the food was amazing. Everything tasted like it had just been prepared. Nothing tasted over-processed or bland. The service was exceptional too. The waitress was very professional! The restaurant was not packed at the time we dined, but still we waited no more than 15 minutes and our dishes arrived at the same time, piping hot.

Cheen Huaye is the perfect place to grab some authentic Mexican on a casual date, lunch or dinner with friends.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank chewclue
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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We found an excellent Mexican restaurant with Yucatecan food. It is autentic and the food very well prepared. The cochinita pibil, very tasty , served with Mexican rice, refried beans and corn tortillas. The avocado soup, fajitas can be ordered vegetarian and the rich Yucatan ceviche. Prices are moderate. We live a bit away from the site, but their excellence invite to comeback. We recommend it as very good restaurant

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Arnold1936
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