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“Very Tasty Cuban Food”
Review of Islas Canarias

Islas Canarias
Ranked #393 of 4,326 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Little Havana
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Friends brought me to this restaurant on recent work trip to Miami. Extensive menu and although it seemed to be very busy, service was great. Shrimp in garlic sauce was tasty and grilled chicken, steak, and sausage was fantastic. This place may have the best black beans I've ever tasted. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank boycebrent
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Almost every time I spend the night at the GF's families house in Miami we end up at Islas for breakfast. Their bistec a caballo is amazing. You get a nice sized piece of palomilla meat topped with sautéed onions and served with eggs cooked your way, Cuban toast and coffee. Add in a couple of croquettas de jamon and you've got yourself one of the best breakfasts in Miami! Their sandwiches are very fresh and made to order not like many places that have them premade for what seems to be weeks in advance! Service is always prompt and on point. Good job at a gem of Cuban restaurant in Miami!

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Thank Jeff G
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Met some friends for lunch. Chicken salad sandwich was good. The club sandwich on Cuban bread was skimpy on meat. Ham in the sandwich was nothing but fat. Luncheon steak was good and portion was adequate. Service is fair. Price is average.

Thank acielesz
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Good Cuban food and the atmosphere is really Cuban (every employee here is Cuban). The portions are generous, prices are low, and this place is famous for its ham croquetas. If you don’t know Spanish, I suggest you take a Spanish-Speaking friend. Don’t go thru the Drive-Thru (You will spend 30+ mins in the drive-thru). This place is out in Kendall, there really isn’t anything around for tourists to look at, go there if you are in the area, but I wouldn’t drive 20+ mins to just eat here.

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Thank Roby G
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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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Thank OPSilver
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