Miami/Little Havana

Little Havana is located just west of Downtown Miami. Also known as the Latin Quarter, it received its name by being a Cuban neighborhood from the 1970s until the 1990s, but now consists of many Central and South Americans.

12 things to do

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Back In Style Vintage & Designer Clothing & Accessories

Back In Style is a vintage & designer clothing & accessories showroom that is open select hours, or by appointment. Please call ahead. Named one of the top 5 vintage websites in the world by Vogue Russia, over the past 10 years Back In Style has supplied clothing to celebrities, magazines, television, and couture fashion houses. Their pieces have been featured in international publications such as Vogue, Lucky Magazine, UK Grazia, Daily Candy, Marie Claire, Supermodels Unlimited, & Six Degrees, and their gowns have been worn on the red carpet at the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and People’s Choice Awards. Clients include Chloe Sevigny, Daisy Fuentes, Tila Tequila, Julia Roberts, and James Scott. Back-in-Style.com has a wide variety of items as old as the 1940’s, and as current as today, ranging from hard to find couture designers, to unique novelty items and period pieces.

BUY   —  2209 SW 10 St

Gomez Park

A small park at the intersection of Calle Ocho and SW 15th Ave, named in honor of Maximo Gomez, the commander of the Cuban troops during its War of Independence in the late 19th century. 15th Ave between Calle Ocho and 9th St is paved with a beautiful wavy brick pattern with images of dominoes, and there are domino motifs throughout the design of the park, which owe its influence to the large crowd of 55-year-old-and-up men who gather here every day to play this and other tabletop games. In case you're wondering: yes, they do card. Visitors, of course, are welcome to observe the greatest center of public street life in Little Havana.



Cuban Memorial Boulevard

The median along this boulevard is home to many statues and monuments, including an eternal flame burning in memory of the Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961, a statue commemorating Bay of Pigs brigade member Nestor 'Tony' Izquierdo, a large relief map of Cuba with a quote by Cuban independence leader José Martí, and many others. If you look carefully at the massive ceiba tree located here, with its large, above-ground roots, you might see piles or bags of chicken bones, which are ritual sacrifices by practitioners of the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria.


Azucar Ice Cream Company, LLC

This "only in Miami" scoop shop, creates artisanal gourmet ice creams and tropical fruit sorbets in Cuban and Latin American inspired flavors. Flavors include Guava, Mamey, Mango and Key Lime Pie ice creams. Signature Miami flavors such as Abuela Maria (vanilla, guava, cream cheese and Maria cookies) and Cuban Rum Cake (vanilla, rum cake and walnuts) are local favs.



Little Havana Food Tour

in Little Havana, a lively, family-friendly neighborhood, and begin a guided edible journey through one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn about traditional, rustic Cuban cuisine by tasting your way through the must-visit street in the area — Calle Ocho.

DO   —  Map

La Casa de las Guayaberas

A store where you can find guayaberas (a Cuban shirt that has buttons but a loose fit and pleats) for men and women. Ronald Reagan came to this store himself to buy a guayabera. Shirts can be bought off the rack or custom-tailored.



Lily's Records

Touted as Miami's most complete Latin music stores, this is one of five locations in Miami but the only one in Little Havana. The collection is large; it is a good place to find salsa music or a nice set of bongos.


Los Pinareños Fruteria

An authentic Latin American open-air fruit market that sells fruit smoothies and coffee, but they are best known for their sugar cane juice.

DRINK   —  +1 305 285-1135 —  1334 SW 8th St


Versailles Restaurant and Bakery

A prominent gathering place and political forum for the Cuban-American community. The desserts here are delicious.


Tower Theater

A prominent Art Deco landmark on Calle Ocho, airing movies subtitled in Spanish.


Marlins Park

Home to the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team.

DO   —  1390 NW 6th St

Cubaocho

Extensive rum collection and art work.

DRINK   —  1465 SW 8th St

About Miami/Little Havana

Gomez Park, or Domino Park, along Calle Ocho in Little Havana
Gomez Park, or Domino Park, along Calle Ocho in Little Havana


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