Little Havana Food & Cultural Tour
Taste authentic Cuban cuisine while learning about Little Havana’s culture and traditions on a 2.5 hour walking food & cultural tour.
Our original Little Havana Food & Cultural Tour explores the rich history and culinary delights of a vibrant neighborhood. Experience a unique and vibrant facet the Cuban culture that can only be found in Miami. Little Havana was recently listed as an official “national treasure” of the United States by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Little Havana is well-known for its many historical, political, and artistic contributions to Miami culture. Nestled in the heart of the city’s downtown area and only a short drive from Miami’s famed South Beach, the neighborhood is full of interesting cultural landmarks.
Agustin Gainza Arts & Tavern at 1652 S.W 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33135
11:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm. Additional times on weekends/busy days, click calendar
DURATION & DISTANCE
Half a mile
In between food stops, we’ll visit Maximo Gomez Domino Park, Havana Classic Cigars, The Tower Theater, Damas De Blanco Mural and the Cuban Memorial Blvd.
Menu & Locations
Savor one of the best bites in town
Enjoy a beef picadillo empanada at one of the oldest restaurants in the area. Filled with rustic charm and graced by a large illustration of Cuba across the walls, this establishment forms part of the daily routine of most Little Havana locals.
El Pub Restaurant
Enjoy Cuba’s famous drink
This place isn’t La Bodeguita in Cuba, Hemingway’s favorite watering hole, but the drink at this local Taverna is as close as you can get without a passport. *We also serve a virgin version
Ball and Chain
Located next to the historic Tower Theatre, this restaurant is painted with music memorabilia from Cuba’s glorious past. Become acquainted with an authentic Cubano for a true, old Havana experience.
Olds Havana Restaurant
“Must Have In Little Havana” – by the Travel Channel
This dark, potent liquid is Miami’s everyday fuel. Similar to an espresso, this ultra-sweet and revitalizing shot of energy is a Cuban staple found at a local famous ventanita.
Baked daily at Yisil Bakery, this guava ( guayaba ) pastelito filling is smooth, light, not too sweet, and incredibly flavorful.
The Island Staple
Indulge with a glass of refreshing guarapo and enjoy a brief education of the various exotic tropical fruits found in South Florida.
Los Pinarenos Fruteria
Made with abuelita’s secret recipes and combined with a modern, latin flair, the Abuela Maria ice cream will cool you down from Miami’s “sunny disposition.”
Azucar Ice cream
Cancel and get a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the tour.
We offer daily private tours and can begin at the time that works for your group. Send your request to our Director Of Operations, Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form here
We cater for vegetarians and gluten-free diets. Unfortunately there are only a few tastings that vegans can have on our tours.
MEETING POINT & PARKING INFORMATION
The meeting point is Agustin Gainza Arts & Tavern at 1652 S.W 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33135. Parking behind Maximo Gomez Domino Park on SW 8th Street and 15th Ave. If parking lot is full, additional metered parking can be found along SW 8th Street and at the nearby residential streets.
"Fantastic food tour around Little Havana. Jen was our tour guide - enthusiastic, knowledgeable and approachable. Make sure you go on this tour hungry as you get so much delicious food and drink." by Marie O'dean
"Robyn was the best! Our entire party thoroughly enjoyed our visit with her. The tour was a great mix of food, fun and historical knowledge of Miami. We definitely recommend Robyn and Miami Culinary Tours!! Thanks for the great adventure, Robyn!" by Gale Olson
"We took this tour during our short stay in Miami on our way to Key West. It is an excellent tour with many cuban foods and drinks along the way. Our tour guide Karlee was great" Tammy Marziano
“Since 2010, Miami Culinary Tours has orchestrated deep-dives into some of Magic City’s most famous neighborhoods, Little Havana among them. The heart of Miami’s Cuban population, the area includes Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street), famous for Domino Park, strong cafecitos, and counter-service croquetas.” Read Full Article Here
Miami Culinary Tours was featured on “Miami Street Food” by the Travel Channel. See Video Here
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