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“Finger-Licking Cuban Food”
Review of Islas Canarias

Islas Canarias
Ranked #356 of 4,282 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Little Havana
Reviewed March 13, 2014

This restaurant is very well-known by the Cuban community in the area. It is not located on the famous Eight Street (Calle Ocho) in Little Habana. It is way out there in the suburb, close to Kendall. I know of people that come all the way from Miami Beach or even Key Biscayne to enjoy their famous croquettes (croquetas). The food is well-prepared, fresh and reasonably priced. They have a choice of Plaintain Chips (mariquitas); you can have them sliced round or on the bias - my recommendation: try the round ones (sinfully thin, crispy, hot and delicious!!!). They also have a drive-thru; which has long lines even late at night. Real home-cook Cuban cuisine at its best and made simple - you do not have to get out of your car to bring home a very satisfying meal for the family. If you are in Miami just visiting and want to enjoy Cuban food, forget about the tourist spots, drive a little bit further west and try the real thing. You can thank me later.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Here is a place you will always return to....Good portion's of home made tasty food. Cuba at heart but some different dishes offered on the menu. I suggest anything "Sea- Food. " Or try their " Ropa Vieja ". Very reasonable and family orientated place with cloth table cloth's and napkin's with a pleasant atmosphere. The staff are great! Always happy to see you, get there early or wait a few moments for a booth or table. We eat there often, it's our local dig. Also they have Lamb on the menu! Unheard of in Kendal! If not up for a big commitment like dinner, they offer lunch and also have a take out window counter away from the main area for a quick "Snack & Coffee". Get there hungry!

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Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

I feel very lucky to live within blocks from this restaurant. They have a great menu and everything I've tried from breakfast to dinner is good. Breakfast I mostly enjoy the Desayuno Gallego. One of my favorite restaurants to go to with my wife and family that happens to be a minute away from my home!

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Islas Canarias has been an icon of Cuban food for the last 20 years. The food there is Cuban fare, abundant, typical, tasty and always prepared to be enjoyed and to carry a portion back to the house. I have tasted, over the last 20 years just about every dish, and my preference is for the ox tail dish if you prefer meat or the shrimp dishes, if you prefer fish or sea-food. The price is very reasonable.

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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Ate dinner here after a day in the Everglades. Worth the trip. Great food and service. Very authentic (lots of Spanish spoken here and very nice people). Very very inexpensive too.

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