Little Havana
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Experience Little Havana a la cubana Miami
Calle Ocho or Little Havana is where all things Cuban come together in Miami. From Cuban coffee and ice cream to Cuban sandwiches and domino, you'll find them here. Start your walking tour of Little Havana at the Maximo Gomez Park or Domino Park. If you play dominos and have the patience to wait for a spot at a table, you will be playing the hottest game this side of the Florida Straits. Or just watch as all ages play for hours and hours. I suggest El Pub for filled fried plantains or tostones. They come filled with ropa vieja (shredded beef), chicken, or shrimp. My fav is ropa vieja and I'm a repeat offender. If you like chicharrones (fried pork rinds) this is the place to grab them. Typically, at the window you'll see them as well as pastries to go. Then walk along the Walk of Fame until you reach the Exquisito. This is the place for the sweeter version of the Cuban sandwich, called medianoche. It's the same ingredients (ham, cheese, mustard, pickles, roasted pork), but with a sweeter, lighter bread for morning or late late night meals. So then as a finale, you need a little something sweet to top everything off. I would suggest doing both the Yisell Bakery for guava pastries with a Cuban coffee and then Abuela Maria ice cream across the street at Azucar. Buen provecho! (Bon appetite)
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