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“Good Palomilla steak”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Rio Cristal

Rio Cristal
Ranked #642 of 4,162 Restaurants in Miami
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Miami
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good Palomilla steak”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Palomilla steak served under a mound of fresh fried shoestring potatoes. Good neighborhood fare

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
330 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Tht only authentic cuban left”
Reviewed November 19, 2011

My husband is cuban and took me to this place.The waiters are old caring and cuban the food is fantastic and very reasonably priced. Only problem is that is very far from the generally touristy areas.Aside from that is worth every penny the palomilla is delicious but so are the spicy shrimp and the vaca frita. this is much better than versalles, sergios, havana harrys you name it

Visited October 2011
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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding Steak and fries”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

The Rio Cristal super thick steak, it was so big we had to split it, the mouintain of fries were greasy but with an outstanding unique Cuban flavor.
This restaurant has been run by the same family in a traditional way, they have been around for a long time, and have tried to keep their prices low to reasonable.
Their food is excellent to their customer base.
We liked it so much we would go back, great customer service and great "Flan" for dessert.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Cruise4lovers
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SHARPSBURG
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A favorite since the mid 1970's...”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

The food and price has been consistant through the years - excpet thist time - They changed the burger and the bun - I didn't like it nearly well. The FF and bananas (Maduros) were great - as always -- the service - the same, I use my rusty spanish, they use thier best Ingles .. and we do our best - but I was bummed that burger was different after all these years (I go back to Miami about once a year and look forward to it.
If you are reading this Rio Cristal, por favor, go back to the old burger and bun (potato bread bun!!)

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank JEAN P
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Duluth, Georgia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“taste of Cuba”
Reviewed October 24, 2011

Stick to the steak sandwich. The fries a bit greasy and soggy for my taste, but the steak was very tender and had no gristle on it.

Visited October 2011
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Thank menmarty
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