Little Havana is one of Miami’s most visited and well diverse neighborhoods and often top of mind when it comes to where to dine in Miami. In Little Havana, guests will find plenty of Cuban food (as the name suggests), but there’s also a melting pot of different cultures cooking up delicious cuisine that’s not to be missed in Miami. When dining with a large group there are plenty of options in Little Havana — some even include fun after dinner activities.
Versailles Restaurant Cuban Cuisine
Everyone knows about the “World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant,” Versailles on Calle Ocho. This iconic Cuban spot is open late and large enough to accommodate large groups. Start at la ventanita (an outdoor ordering window) for a quick cafecito or croquettas while waiting for everyone to arrive, before moving inside and ordering a full meal. Staple dishes here include all the comforting Cuban food classics like ropa vieja, vaca frita, and camarones enchilados.
3555 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33135
Looking for a spot to take a large group for dinner with a view of the Magic City? Head to Terras, Little Havana’s first ever rooftop. This spot serves veggie forward dishes that includes tacos, salads, and ceviche. It’s great to groups large or small with tables and couches spread about. The trendy restaurant is also known for its laid back vibe and tasty cocktails.
528 SW 9th Ave Miami, FL 33130
Cafe La Trova
Classic Cuban comfort food by a James Beard award-winning chef is what’s on the menu at Cafe La Trova. Impress your large group with Cantinero-style cocktails by Julio Cabrera and his team before digging into large portioned dishes like the arroz con pollo or braised short ribs. Sit in the main restaurant to enjoy the live music or reserve the back room, known as the 305 Bar, for a more private experience to cater to your large group.
971 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33130
Taquerias El Mexicano
Old school Mexican food with plenty of casual indoor picnic-style tables. This spot has stood the test of time in Little Havana and is great for large groups who want to feast on authentic Mexican food. Order separately or as a group — there’s a mountain of tacos option that includes seven tacos of your choice per order. Wrap up dinner and then head to the second floor where a hidden mezcal bar, Los Altos, is waiting to help continue the fun for you and your large group.
521 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33130
Ball & Chain
Music and mojitos are king at Little Havana’s Ball & Chain. This historic lounge is a great spot for large groups that are looking for a Cuban themed dinner with delicious dishes, live music and even some salsa dancing. Order tapas style dishes like the fish tacos, Cuban spring rolls, conch ceviche, chicken wings and more. Wash it all down with a bananita daiquiri for a complete experience. 1513 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33135