YUCA, an acronym for Young Urban Cuban-Americans, is known as being one of the most original Cuban restaurants in South Florida featuring Innovative Nuevo Latino Cuisine. This cooking style includes traditional Latin ingredients and flavors that creates a unique cuisine in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Cubaocho Museum and Performing Art Center is a new concept that has known success for being different and unique. The place has been designed as an art gallery to promote all expressions of arts; that’s why it has become one of the most visited locations in Miami, not only by artists but by art lovers as well.
The iconic nightclub from the first half of the last century has reemerged as a live-music venue with Cuban-style offers. Jazz club hosting luminaries like Billie Holiday from the 1930s–1950s, this exceptional coin rises once again in Little Havana, embracing its colorful past with a 1930s-inspired design. The menu features Cuban tapas, from pork rinds to pork spring rolls, and famous cocktails as mojitos, daiquiris and plantain-infused margaritas.
Palacio De Los Jugos is this great little spot on the corner of Flagler and 57th. The outside patio and seating area is way larger than the actual place itself. It’s a mix between cafeteria and small grocer, where they sell hot counter food, snacks, grocery, and prepared foods.
Versailles Restaurant is known as the most famous Cuban restaurant in the world. From the very heart of Little Havana, they have been serving tasty Cuban cuisine and culture to the South Florida community and tourists for more than 45 years. After its opening in 1971, Versailles quickly became the place of reunion for Miami’s Cuban exiles. Today, the same spirit remains in this unique place. Not surprisingly, Versailles is the first place politicians visit locally for support from the Cuban exile community.
The cocotaxis are an engine-powered rickshaw patented by the Cuban government for transporting tourists mainly. It has the shape of a yellowish coconut–thus the name–and provide two passenger seats. Due to its rather poor motor power, they don’t usually ride for long distances. However, it may be a cheap and nice way of sightseeing while you move to your nearest destination.
Due to fuel crisis, during the 1990s, Cubans have since looked for alternative transportation means. The cycle rickshaws called “bicitaxis” have been some of them. A fine way to move across the narrow streets of Old Havana, these human-powered taxi is one of the cheapest means of transport in the city, its fares ranging from 1 to 3 CUCs, depending on the ride.