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Las Olas Cafe

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Flamingo-Lummus, Miami Beach
83 Tips and reviews
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • coffee
  • empanadas
  • breakfast food
  • lively
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  • Spazzo
    Spazzo2 weeks ago
    CASH ONLY!!! Make sure you get some in advance
  • nikki s.
    nikki sriroDecember 25, 2016
    I used to absolutely love this place but they changed their emanadas. Very disappointed.
  • Nicky G.
    Nicky GeeDecember 22, 2016
    Great breakfast! Combo is delicious
  • Sandy L.
    Sandy LeyNovember 29, 2016
    skip the hot buffet and go for the media noche to eat on the beach
  • Dana V.
    Dana VillmoreOctober 28, 2016
    Awesome empanadas and the media noche was top notch :)
  • Matt N.
    Matt NuteOctober 13, 2016
    Great tasty Cuban food and excellent service at decent price. I ate lunch here everyday for a week. $1 espresso
  • Sean B.
    Sean BerryOctober 7, 2016
    Cuban sandwich
  • Bivitri
    BivitriSeptember 17, 2016
    Cash only. Informal place w/ fantastic food & fast service. The chicken soup, chicken stew, pineapple juice & sweet plantains were delicious. The pork envueltos & beans rice were just ok. Good prices
  • Mary ^.^
    Mary ^.^September 16, 2016
    Get an entree to share with a sugarcane juice. Cubano if you are hungry with extra pickles and mustard!
  • Wade V.
    Wade VetiverAugust 19, 2016
    Cuban sandwich and pineapple fresca!
  • Bob S.
    Bob SpechtAugust 4, 2016
    Cash only. Cuban sandwich is definitely the go to! An empanda is also worth getting.
  • Bob W.
    Bob WassermannJune 19, 2016
    Really good and authentic. Had the salmon, which was delicious.
  • Indy S.
    Indy SzalagaJune 16, 2016
    Salmon! Love the taste
  • Tim B.
    Tim BackusJune 14, 2016
    Breakfast was outstanding and with very friendly service
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 6, 2016
    Cash-only. No-frills. This South Beach staple dishes out the best cubanos in town. Grab one from the take-out window and head back to the beach. Read more
  • Marcus M.
    Marcus McDanielMay 24, 2016
    Huge portions so think about splitting a plate with a friend. Delicious food though!
  • Oana M.
    Oana MarinMay 6, 2016
    Cuban sandwich
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SedlockApril 24, 2016
    The best coffee con leche
  • Helen J.
    Helen JohnsonApril 11, 2016
  • heathr g.
    heathr goldFebruary 8, 2016
    This place is fantastic. Order a Cubans and an empanadas with plantains and black beans on the side. Flan and a 90cent espresso for dessert.
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanFebruary 8, 2016
    Try the empanadas
  • Danny L.
    Danny LaurentJanuary 31, 2016
    Food and service, both excellent
  • Yousif D.
    Yousif DJanuary 17, 2016
    Old neighborhood!! I heard a lot about it!! and I went there!! I guess there is nothing to do there except some histories!!
  • Nora C.
    Nora ChangJanuary 12, 2016
    Seems like a local joint. delish! Had pork sandwich.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SaksaDecember 29, 2015
    Tried getting one of the daily specials. Took multiple people to figure out they were out. Ordered something else and ended up with the wrong food. Maybe good for breakfast but I'm unimpressed.
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FreilichDecember 29, 2015
    This is one of my favorite places to eat in Miami. Empanadas - could eat them forever. Arroz con frijoles - coming right up. Lechon, the list just goes on.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaSeptember 22, 2015
    Super legit hole in the wall Cuban joint!
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa MarieJune 29, 2015
    😱😱 this sandwich brought life back to me !!
  • Lara B.
    Lara BJune 27, 2015
    Good cheap food
  • Carl D.
    Carl DirksJune 26, 2015
    Cubano plus lunch special = heaven
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The café con leche is the best coffee in Miami, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Miami. Read more
  • Lucie P.
    Lucie PustovaMarch 23, 2015
    Empanadas and Cuban coffee. All the way. Prepare for an authentic experience.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EMarch 18, 2015
    Cubano sandwich is fantastic. Watch them slather it with butter and throw it on the plancha. Longest 5 minutes of your life.
  • Harish H.
    Harish HoonDecember 15, 2014
    The cafe con leche and breakfast are crazy good!
  • JT T.
    JT TeranDecember 3, 2014
    Small deli-like place with 5 tables. No visible menu and the staff mostly speak Spanish. They don't take credit cards either. Thankfully, breakfast here is fantastic. Get the scrambled eggs with ham.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out Las Olas Cafe as seen on The Layover Read more
  • Jason B.
    Jason BellAugust 29, 2014
    Amazing (and cheap) cubano sandwiches
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MorenoAugust 20, 2014
    Chicken empanadas are the best in Miami Beach. Fresh sugar cane juice amazing!!
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesAugust 15, 2014
    No day in Miami would be complete without the smell of café cubano subtly wafting through the air. Read more
  • Ben E.
    Ben EngelbyJune 3, 2014
    Best Cuban sandwich in South Beach!
  • Chi N.
    Chi NguyenMay 12, 2014
    Went to puerto saga and tropical beach cafe and this place is the only legit place. Order the media noche which is a Cuban with sweeter bread. Don't be afraid to fight for the register!
    Upvoted Oct 27, 2016
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FlaggMay 9, 2014
    Amazing Cuban sandwich. Very tasty sugar can juice straight from the cane!
  • SocialMedia305
    SocialMedia305February 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    so busy here that it's rude. by the time I pay, my meal is cold and the staff can't handle the customers. The sound of people screaming over each other is crazy. Don't waste your money or your time.
  • Grace G.
    Grace GuiJanuary 1, 2014
    Get the cane juice. It's amazing and fresh.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MurielDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best coffee on the beach.
  • Gus Z.
    Gus ZamudioJune 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    best cafecito in sobe
  • Christine S.
    Christine ShinMay 18, 2013
    Recommend the spinach or ham empanadas. Iced cuban coffee's a must!
  • SocialMedia305
    SocialMedia305May 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    cash only spot. gets busy. good stuff.
  • Todd L.
    Todd LowansMay 2, 2013
    The empanadas, both carne & pollo, are amazing. The cafe con leche & cortadito's are some of the best coffee I've ever had.
  • Art Directors Club
    Art Directors ClubMarch 26, 2013
    Local-style informal Cuban restaurant with the best homemade dishes, made daily. The menu always changes, but the delicious flavors do not. Try the sugarcane juice.
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