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“always our 1st stop after landing in Miami”
Review of Las Olas Cafe

Las Olas Cafe
Ranked #60 of 1,110 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
Reviewed October 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I travel fairly often from NYC to Miami, and Las Olas is always our first destination, even before checking in at the hotel. That said, it's also our last stop, where we'll go to grab bagfuls of warm empanadas before heading back to the airport. This Cuban cafe is a neighborhood institution, where locals can be found at any time of day enjoying fresh-made empanadas, juices, and plate-fulls of Cuban comfort food. The Latina women that work there are so sweet, and seem to have endless energy - which is needed for the cafe's constant buzz. Las Olas attracts people from every walk of life, from the working class to the city's elite... and every customer is treated with the same friendly, caring service. I can't think of a better place for tourists to get taste of local Miami life...and I wouldn't DARE visit Miami without several visits to Las Olas!

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1  Thank Gabrielle C
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Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We've been going there every day of our stay so far. You cant go wrong with this Cuban place.
Food is really good here. Very fresh and delicious. Big plates, reasonable prices. They make fresh juice of oranges. Love it!!!! Cappuccino is awesome too. Love the breakfast and lunch menu. Large variety.
The staff is very well trained and pretty quick considering how busy the place is.
The place doesnt look much on inside, but the food makes up for it.

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1  Thank Bisse N
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

eat where the locas eat. Breakfast was $7, sweet cuban coffee, eggs, bacon, potatoes and toasted french bread!! also the emanadas are very good, light and flakey crust filled with ham and cheese! Had lunch there one day too. $8.50 large peice of fried fish, yellow rice and fried bananas.....YUM!

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We looked all weekend for "real cuban" food and found Las Olas Cafe towards the end of our stay. They were very busy when we went for lunch, but we were able to order and get our food quick. The beef empanadas (best ever!), casava (fried yucca) with homemade dipping sauce, and sweet plantains were all excellent and fresh. Our Cuban Sandwich was definitely authentic cuban with crunchy but soft bread and made fresh. Will definitely return for some good cuban food.

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Thank Pickytraveler04
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

My wife and I went here more times during our stay in South Beach than anywhere else. They serve delicious Cuban food at a very reasonable price. Very helpful and friendly staff. Try the Espresso or freshly made Pineapple or Watermelon drinks.

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