There’s Cuban food and then there’s Miami-made Cuban food, which is what you’ll find at the Local Cuban inside Time Out Market. Chef Alberto Cabrera challenges our perceptions of what traditional Cuban cuisine should be, wowing us with innovation and ingenuity at every bite. Try his fresh take on arroz imperial and crave-worthy crispy pork belly, plus Cabrera’s crave-worthy media noche croquetas. These poppable spheres are served with a mustard dipping sauce and are bursting with flavor.
If we had a dollar for every time someone asked us where to find the best Cuban restaurant in Miami, we might be somewhere off on our own private island instead of working here. We get the question a lot, along with who makes Miami’s best Cuban sandwich and where to find the best club in South Beach. Basically, the first thing people think about as soon as their plane lands at MIA International is where to go for Cuban food and where to find the best party. We get it. It’s like the tourists in Chicago going in search of the greatest deep-dish pizza. We’ve been there and we want to help. Below, the top Cuban restaurants in Miami whether you’re here visiting or a local craving Abuela-approved eats.