La Carreta

Restaurants, Cuban West Little Havana
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La Carreta
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Larry "Muy Yum"

This Cuban chain offers large doses of the usual local nostalgia for Batista-era Cuba. You can’t miss the massive sugarcane plants growing on the front lawn. Expect large portions on the plates and a backroom café for strong Cuban coffee, sweet pastries and sugarcane juice. Though most of the ordering happens at the walk-up coffee window, serving up flaky pastelitosand espressos until the wee hours.


Venue name: La Carreta
Address: 3632 Calle Ocho (SW 8th St)
Cross street: at SW 36th Ave
Opening hours: 8am–midnight Mon–Thu, Sun; 8am–2am Fri; 8am–3am Sat
Transport: Bus 8, 37
Price: Main courses $6-$23
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Amazing authentic Cuban food. Huge portions for fantastic prices. Mojitos are 2-for-1 on weekdays.