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“Excellent Food and Value”

El Nuevo Siglo Supermarket
Cuisines: Latin
Description: HoursMon-Sun 7 am - 7 pmOpen Now
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Description: HoursMon-Sun 7 am - 7 pmOpen Now
Reviewed February 22, 2015

Four of us enjoyed a meal there. This is not even a restaurant, rather a few tables and a cafeteria in a supermarket. The atmosphear is exactly the way I like it - simple, no pretence place where locals come to eat.

We had Cuban sandwiches, pulled beef, grilled chicken breast, rice and beans, plantains, non-alcoholic beverages, a couple of desserts. All together, with taxes and tip it cost us around $45, which, considering the quality of food, the size of the portions and a couple of doggy bags to go, was well worth it.

The staff mostly does not speak English, but the service was good and fast, the food fresh and very tasty. If you are in Miami and want a taste of Cuban cuisine, this place is absolutely worth a trip to Little Havana.

Date of visit: December 2014
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1  Thank msav2000
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Reviewed February 6, 2015

This place is like a diner inside a Latin supermarket: a bar with high stools facing the cooking area and a few small tables where you can sit and eat, served by very friendly staff (most don't speak English but they make an effort to communicate and they find the way to do it). Good food, made almost in front of you and the price is almost unbeatable (most expensive meal is about $10 for a very, very generous serving). I had the fried yellow tail (a snapper fish family), served with white rice, yuca covered with a garlic sauce (a root similar to potatoes but very fibrous and tasty) and black bean soup. The price was $9.
To top it off, they have an Argentinian bakery in the back (you will discover the bakery because of the aroma of freshly baked cake) where you can get delicious pastry and their specialty, called chaha (not sure of the spelling), which is a cake with fresh fruit and a very rich milk custard, covered with whipped cream.
They open for breakfast and lunch (served until 3 PM), dinner is not available

Date of visit: January 2015
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you don't mind eating in a grocery store, don't miss the "tasajo con boniato" on Saturdays.cuban home cooking, everything made there even dessert!

Date of visit: December 2013
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2  Thank Pisarola
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Yes it's a grocery store but if you enter and go to the right there is a counter and some tables where they serve food. We went for lunch and the place was full of locals. Our waitress only spoke Spanish but she was very pleasant and they have menus in English. While I speak a bit of Spanish, I'm not really familiar with Cuban food but another waitress was kind enough to explain the different items on the menu. I eneded up ordering beef and it was very tender and tasty. It came with rice, black beans and cooked yucca (you can choose plantains instead if you wish) The staff was friendly, the food was tasty and the portions were generous for a very reasonable price. We also enjoyed a cafe con leche after our meal. Before leaving, we had a look around the grocery store and I purchased a couple of bags of Cuban cofee (basically like espresso) to take home with me for $2.50 per bag which I thought was a great price. If you find yourself visiting Little Havana in Miami, drop in for some tasty food before the secret is out and all the tourists start flocking there!

Date of visit: October 2013
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1  Thank Calgtraveller
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

What a phenomenal place!!! We learned about El Nuevo Siglo from a resident of Little Havana whom we met at the local domino park. She assured us that, of all the places to eat in the neighbourhood, El Nuevo Siglo was the best! My family and I just ate there for the second time last Saturday. It is out of this world!!! If you're visiting Miami, I absolutely recommend that you stop in here for lunch. Be sure to bring a big appetite because the portions are huge! We love the shredded beef, the yucca, the plantains, the tres leches and the coffee. But you probably can't go wrong regardless of what you order. And the value for money is fantastic! The four of us shared two meat dishes with rice, a serving of yucca, a serving of plantain, two servings of black bean soup, and two desserts. We also had four beverages (including papaya juice, which was incredible) and three coffees. The total for all of that came to about $30! The servers are wonderful. Because we don't speak very much Spanish, we were assisted by Jose. This young man could not be more friendly! He went out of his way to recommend dishes and make us feel welcome! In short, El Nuevo Siglo is an experience not to be missed!

Date of visit: January 2013
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1  Thank cleartide
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