Guide to Miami’s Best Cuban and Latin American Cuisine

December 23, 2021

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One of the many things that Miami is famous for is its incredible Cuban and Latin American cuisine. For more than 50 years, it’s been known as a city with the best Cuban sandwiches, sizzling steak fajitas, sweet sangrias, and other Cuban and Latin American favorites.

In this blog post, we will explore the best Cuban food in Miami, and the best Latin American food. Let’s dive in!

Islas Canarias Restaurant

Boasting the best and most authentic croquetas outside of Spain, Islas Canarias has two locations in Miami, both family owned and operated. Offering recipes prepared with care and passed down from the Cuban owners from generation to generation, Islas Canarias is one you won’t want to miss during your food tour of Miami.

Address: 13695 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175 and 3804 SW 137th Ave, Miami, FL 33175

Mofongos Restaurant

Boasting a perfect five-star rating on Tripadvisor, Mofongos Miami is one cuisine spot you’ll want to put on your list. Serving authentic Puerto Rican food in a warm and inviting environment, Mofongos is famous for their cocktails, especially the pina coladas, and their plantains, and their alcapurria.

Address: 1644 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135


Known as “Miami’s best Peruvian restaurant,” CVI.CHE 105 is an award-winning restaurant that serves seafood with a Latin flair. Their ceviche is the talk of the town, which makes sense given their name. Pair the ceviche with their delicious lobster, and to get a taste of all their ceviches, be sure to try the ceviche sampler.

Address: 105 NE 3rd Ave El 33131, Miami, FL 33132

El Palacio De Los Jugos

Located in an unpretentious and simple outdoor space featuring a BBQ Pit, El Palacio De Los Jugos serves the best chicharones (fried pork rinds) in town and plenty of outdoor seating for groups. For those looking for lighter fare, you can also enjoy a taste of the islands with fresh fruit and juices served onsite.

Address: 8700 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33174

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Sergio’s is a great Cuban spot that offers all-day breakfasts and late night dinners. Find Cuban favorites like vaca frita empanada with the special cilantro sauce, croquetas and tostones rellenos, and more health-conscious choices like cauliflower rice and fire-grilled vegetables. Diners praise the large portion sizes and the variety of dishes offered here.

Address: 3252 SW 22nd St, Miami, FL 33145

La Rosa Restaurant

La Rosa is a favorite among Miami locals, known for its lively and upscale environment with a live piano player. Try their standout dishes: frita de carne, sopa de pollo, and bistec empanizado. Be sure to also try their paella, another highly talked-about dish. Reviewers also love La Rosa’s octopus and lamb shank.

Address: 4041 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 33126

Aromas del Peru

Another great spot for Peruvian fare, Aromas del Peru strives to bring “the heart of Peru” to Miami with traditional dishes in a down-to-earth atmosphere. The restaurant offers a selection of wines to pair with their dishes; be sure to try the Jalea, sushi, and the churrasco steak while you are there.

Address: 5757 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33144

Versailles Restaurant

Versailles Restaurant has been serving some of the best Cuban food in Miami for more than 50 years. Some customer favorites include the vaca frita, churrasco, camarones enchilados and plantain soup. There’s also a bakery attached to the restaurant, so be sure to pick up something sweet on your way out!

Address: 3555 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

El Mago de las Fritas

Looking for a no-frills eatery with good old-fashioned Cuban comfort food? Check out El mago de las Fritas for Cuban-style burgers, hotdogs, steak sandwiches, and more. For sweet offerings at this cafeteria, consider trying their flan or their fruit milkshakes – they offer papaya, mango, and banana, among others.

Address: 5828 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33144

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