Cuban restaurants in Miami are a dime a dozen. You can't walk two feet without finding a window from which to order a cortadito or a cafeteria filled with folks eating media noche sandwiches. The Cuban culinary influence is tucked away in grocery stores, at high-end restaurants, and everywhere in between.
One of the most well-known and authentic places to eat Cuban fare in Miami, El Palacio de Los Jugos, is more or less a fruit market that also serves buffet-style Cuban staples. Then there are the establishments that offer different interpretations of the cuisine, such as Havana Harry's - a reader favorite.
If you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the local hangout Puerto Sagua on the vibrant South Beach area -a restaurant that's been featured in numerous film and advertisement shoots, it's that emblematic - and then head to Calle Ocho. There you'll find Versailles's traditional nearly 24/7 eats, ranging from codfish croquetas (croquettes) for breakfast to shrimp in Creole sauce (tomato sauce with peas, not New Orleans style) for dinner, as well as handfuls of other Cuban-influenced cuisines.
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