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Las Olas Cafe

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Flamingo-Lummus, Miami Beach
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  • Ab
    AbJuly 6
    Only had a cortadito. It encourages! Fresh feasts await. Eat the chicken, the plantains, the tamales, and of course...the Cuban coffee. Oh, and say "hello" before placing your order. 😉
  • Ty'Anna H.
    The wait for my food was about 20 minutes. There are tons of workers but not a very good system of getting meals out quicker.
  • Ebrahim B.
    Great Breakfast !
  • Brooks W.
    The medianoche is the best sandwich I've ever eaten - the texture is perfect.
  • Erica L.
    Erica Lee 🌊February 10
    Cuban Sandwiches, all of the empanadas and Dulce De Leche cookies are the BOMB
  • Diane B.
    Diane BFebruary 3
    Recommended by Cuban uber driver. Excellent colada and empanadas! We liked the pork and plantain empanadas over the beef but both were delicious!
  • Spazzo
    SpazzoJanuary 2
    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
  • Es L.
    Es 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
    Been here 5+ times
    The best coffee con leche
  • Helen J.
    Helen JohnsonApril 11, 2016
    THIS PLACE IS NO GOOD. THE CHICKEN IS UNDERCOOKED. THE STAFF DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH AND THERE RUDE. IMMIGRATION NEEDS TO PAY THEM A VISIT AND CLEAN IT UP.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • theChipmunk
    theChipmunkNovember 11, 2012
    Delicious breakfast, great coffee but most of all, very friendly staff.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WolfeOctober 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Popular locals spot. Clean place with walk up window.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HallSeptember 7, 2012
    Love this joint. Hole in the wall cafeteria with awesome food and great service. Not fancy but immaculately clean.
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly Russell RanftSeptember 4, 2012
    Best Cuban sandwich!
  • Monica L.
    Monica LlerenaJuly 15, 2012
    The orange juice is really awesome... But expensive. Everything else is a great price and really yummy! Coffee is perfect.
  • Brett M.
    Brett McKinneyJune 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the cafe con leché
  • Philippo G.
    Philippo GiffordMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The best empanadas ever !
  • Mike F.
    Mike FraiettaDecember 23, 2011
    Split a Cuban sandwich and an empenada.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FraiettaDecember 12, 2011
    Coffee con leche is legit.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 5, 2011
    Popular & traditional Cuban cuisine! Be prepared – its cash only, and the staff speaks mostly Spanish. As recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.
  • Yunan J.
    Yunan JaimesJuly 23, 2011
    Great food!!!!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BApril 11, 2011
    Amazing everything here
  • Rhonda S.
    Rhonda SciarraApril 10, 2011
    Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and small coconut pastry.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MarlowJanuary 16, 2011
    Amazing empanadas!
  • WILLYUM G.
    WILLYUM GAHLOJanuary 6, 2011
    LUNCHTiME ! ! !
  • Fashiontribes.com
    Fashiontribes.comNovember 13, 2010
    Really good Cafe con Leche - really hot, really strong & really sweet - for $1.50. Small wonder there's a long line out the door and for the outdoor window each morning.
  • Saul D.
    Saul DolginJune 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great tostadas and even better coffee. The fried empanadas are passable - nothing better than anywhere else on the beach.
  • ryan
    ryanMay 23, 2010
    south beaches best kept secret
  • Charlie305 S.
    Charlie305 SouthBeachHookUpApril 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome coffee. Definite locals spot. Great for any meal. Cuban sandwiches, meats, rice, beans, empanadas (chicken is best), fresh OJ and Watermelon Juice.
  • Angel L.
    Angel LeonMarch 12, 2010
    Great Cheap Eat, a classic of Miami Beach. Full Breakfast + 2 pastelitos + Natural Juice = $10.06. Breakfast includes eggs, fries, baguette and cafe con leche.
  • Amaranta123
    Amaranta123January 5, 2010
    Las Olas Cafe is a great place. Sit outside in the courtyard.
  • Dani R.
    Dani RibichaMarch 12
    Esquina cubana en SoBe. Clasico
  • Melviva
    MelvivaAugust 20, 2016
    Absolutamente delicioso, muy barato y las personas son cálidas y amables. Es como estar en un cachito de nuestra bella Latinoamérica. 😊
  • Lili R.
    Lili RuedaAugust 17, 2016
    EL MEJOR SANDWICH CUBANO DE MIAMI, no se pueden perder este lugar para desayunar o almorzar. 👍🏻 barato! El jugo de sandía ❤️ y abren a las 6am! 🌟
  • Nicolas F.
    Nicolas FelipeMarch 28, 2016
    Excelente lugar para desayunar, todo muy rico y la atención super buena!
  • Enrique M.
    Enrique MorenoNovember 22, 2015
    Las Olas es básicamente un landmark en Miami. Los sándwiches son muy buenos y el 'iced cuban coffee' es genial, y yo no tomó café. La mejor relación valor-precio de la ciudad.
  • Alejandro S.
    Alejandro SuarezNovember 17, 2015
    Las empanadas de espinaca son la gloria.
  • Ivan J.
    Ivan JaimeAugust 28, 2015
    Excelente opción, rica comida. Paciencia por que no hay mucho donde sentarse. Pedí un sandwich Cubano y café con leche.
  • Mafer E.
    Mafer EstelaAugust 4, 2015
    Los huevitos revueltos son lo mas rico para el desayuno yo los pedí con jamón! Incluye un café con leche y una tostada.
  • Emily L.
    Emily L.March 16, 2015
    Cubano. Picadillo? Qué Rico!
  • Gypsy F.
    Gypsy FredaOctober 23, 2014
    Cafe con leche y tostadas
  • Aline M.
    Aline MirandaSeptember 8, 2014
    Sanduíche e café com leite deliciosos. Um sanduíche é o suficiente para duas pessoas com pouca fome. Viemos tomar café da manhã tarde e eles já estavam com o servindo almoço que parece ser delicioso
  • Pitufry D.
    Pitufry DeliaFebruary 1, 2014
    Delicioso y muy barato altamente recordable....
  • Pitufry D.
    Pitufry DeliaJanuary 12, 2014
    La comida es deliciosa y cheap altamente recomendable!!!
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