When working in the kitchen at Savor crafting Cuban fare, chef Ariel Alvarez draws on culinary training in Havana and years of restaurant experience, including time at El Floridita, where he served former president Jimmy Carter, Giorgio Armani, and Naomi Campbell. He passes between cooks, who chop fish for ceviche and simmer cauldrons of paella, while forging a menu that adds hints of European cuisine to traditional Cuban recipes. Servers deliver platters of crab-stuffed plantains and oxtail cooked with wine and fresh herbs past photos of Cuba that ornament the walls alongside chalkboards scrawled with the daily specials.
The flavors of old Havana are alive and well at El Rey De Las Fritas. Plan to indulge a bit at El Rey De Las Fritas, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Order a bottle for the table if you like — El Rey De Las Fritas has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at El Rey De Las Fritas, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Get your whole crew together at El Rey De Las Fritas, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
The restaurant doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit. Casual dining at its best, El Rey De Las Fritas customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. If time is of the essence, El Rey De Las Fritas' take-out option may be a better fit. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? El Rey De Las Fritas also offers catering.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.
El Rey De Las Fritas offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. The menu at El Rey De Las Fritas includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
Good luck saving room for dessert! Las Culebrinas in the Grove's filling fare exemplifies top-notch Cuban cooking in the heart of Miami's Northeast Coconut Grove neighborhood. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Las Culebrinas in the Grove's menu that can cater to your needs. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Las Culebrinas in the Grove has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Las Culebrinas in the Grove, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Las Culebrinas in the Grove easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Las Culebrinas in the Grove — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. For the tastes of Las Culebrinas in the Grove from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Need a night in? Don't miss out on Las Culebrinas in the Grove's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you.
You can easily find street parking near Las Culebrinas in the Grove or pull up curbside and make use of the valet service.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Las Culebrinas in the Grove.
Tinta Y Café is a traditional Cuban café that serves its Little Havana neighborhood well. Centrally located on Calle Ocho, this diminutive eatery offers little in the way of parking or seating, but doesn’t skimp on flavor. The café con leche – offered warm or on ice – is a must, and the rest of the menu isn’t far behind. Look for classic Cuban sandwiches, empanadas and flan, plus sought-after croquettes offered with ham, spinach and bacalao (cod). The interior mimics a library and patrons are encouraged to take down a Spanish-language book and enjoy with their coffee, though the volume is much higher than you’d expect at a quiet place of reading. Thanks to its location in the heart of Little Havana, Tinta y Café offers a nice spot to savor a cup and do some great people watching.
Open since 2000, El Rinconcito Latino is a family-owned establishment in the heart of Coral Gables. The menu features well-priced large portions of Cuban-style chicken, deep fried pork, black beans, liver steak, yellow rice, grilled skirt steak and pasta with shrimp, the latter being offered with either a creamy white or hearty red sauce. There is even an extensive offering of daily specials that push the limits of the diminutive kitchen even further. Located in a strip mall, El Rinconcito is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while also doing takeout. Inside, wooden cushioned chairs and faux marble table tops are set in rows across a calming gray tile floor. The restaurant usually has a wait for Sunday brunch, but it’s well worth the time spent.
Mojitos Cuban Cuisine is located at Dolphin Mall, but those who enter the restaurant might feel like they've actually stepped into Havana. That's thanks to owner Alex Salman, who draws on more than 26 years in the restaurant business to create a distinctly Cuban dining experience. His chefs prepare croquettes, churrasco steak, and other traditional specialties, and bartenders craft signature mojitos for guests to sip while chatting with friends or toasting notable figures from Cuban history. On weekends, live bands electrify the air with the sounds of merengue and bachata, drawing crowds to their feet. Even the decor reflects a fondness for Cuban culture, from the elaborate murals lining the walls to the outdoor patio seating.