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Calle Dragones

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  • East Little Havana
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  1. Calle Dragones
    Photograph: Courtesy Calle Dragones
  2. Calle Dragones
    Photograph: Courtesy Calle Dragones
  3. Calle Dragones
    Photograph: Courtesy Calle Dragones

Time Out says

Supper clubs and Cuban restaurants are aplenty in Miami but a combination of the two is, surprisingly, rare. Calle Dragones on Calle Ocho aims to fill that void with an entertainment-fueled dining experience that’ll have you dancing at the table in between bites of roasted lechón.

Its name derives from an iconic street in Havana’s Chinatown and, as such, the menu is a mix of Asian-influenced Cuban cuisine and somewhat traditional dishes reimagined to chef/partner Luis Pous’ estimation of what the country’s culinary landscape might be had it evolved alongside the rest of the world's. His vision translates into crab fricasé with Thai sofrito, crispy wontons stuffed with lobster, lechón dumplings and a Chino Latino fried rice served with chunks of pork and maduros.

The cocktail program here is performative but doesn’t lack substance: you’re paying $23 for a stiff, flavorful drink that also looks good set on the table and posted to your Instagram feed. For instance, the Ave Fenix, their take on a dirty martini, is made tableside—mad-scientist-style—in a coffee siphon and served with a medley of pickled garnishes on the side.

The real show, however, is on stage. Calle Dragones welcomes new entertainers for a different theme each night: flamenco on Thursdays, Havana nights on Fridays, salsa disco on Saturdays and carnaval on Sundays when the entertainment runs all day long. 

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil


1036 SW 8th St
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Opening hours:
Wed, Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–3am; Sun 11am–midnight
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