Rio Cristal

Cuban Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant
9872 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165, United States
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 1:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 1:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.6/10

Based on 51 votes

People like this place

Total Visitors
470
Total Visits
836
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  • What you need to know
    Raúl D.
    "Love the Bistec empanizado!"(3 Tips)
    Yesenia D.
    "Best Cuban food in Miami!"(2 Tips)
    J.A. L.
    "Get the homemade french fries they are huge and so good."(2 Tips)
    David M.
    "authentic delicious Cuban food."(3 Tips)
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  • Cuban food
  • bistec empanizado
  • french fries
  • steak
  • authentic
  • fried fish
  • good for dates
  • good for a quick meal
  • salads
  • flan
  • picadillo
  • friendly staff
  • plantains
  • mountains
  • dinner
  • lunch
  • oranges
  • Adam E.

    Bring your appetite for the super rio

    Adam Evelyn · November 29, 2014
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  • Miami New Times

    Looking for an authentic Cuban restaurant? There are only two streets in Miami to consider: Calle Ocho and Bird Road. Read more

    Miami New Times · August 15, 2014
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  • Christopher M.

    Personally think it's a terrible restaurant. Food tasted like iron, service was terrible.

    Christopher Mendoza · July 5, 2014
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  • Ileana C.

    Don't ever order the masas de puerco! The frijoles negros had no taste👎

    Ileana Castellón · February 28, 2014
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  • Cristy B.

    Old school restaurant. Been going there since I was a kid. Food is yummy!!!

    Cristy Barrera · July 9, 2013
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  • Juan P.

    The Rio Cristal steak is the best dish, it comes with a mountain of French fries on top of it.

    Juan Perez · June 13, 2013
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  • Lindsey C.

    Ask for butter beer.

    Lindsey Cruz · May 11, 2013
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  • Carlos B.

    Pan con biste no Cuban bread :( fail

    Carlos Bello · April 19, 2013
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  • Yesenia D.

    Best Cuban food in Miami! Childhood favorite.

    Yesenia Duran · January 8, 2013
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  • Raúl D.

    Love the Bistec empanizado! Huge size of fries, very cuban and friendly service.

    Raúl Danglade · December 30, 2012
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  • Andres V.

    Get the steak. With the papas on top. Oh Lord.

    Andres Velasco Coll · September 8, 2012
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  • Jorge G.

    Their flan and fries are delicious

    Jorge Gomez · June 17, 2012
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  • Lars

    Pan con Bistec for the win

    Lars · May 26, 2012
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  • Maria P.

    Best Cuban steak ever

    Maria Pou · January 8, 2012
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  • Alan G.

    Authentic cuban menu. Generous portions. But they only serve moros Saturday and Sunday!

    Alan Garcia · January 6, 2012
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  • Angie A.

    Their fries are the best!

    Angie Alvarez · December 22, 2011
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  • Daniel C.

    Best Cuban cuisine in Miami. The Bistec Empanizado de Res with rice, beans and plantains is the stuff that Miami nights and Cuban dreams are made of. Have an Ironbeer too & check out the French fries!

    Daniel Cape · December 12, 2011
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  • Mike N.

    Orange (secret sauce) salad dressing is delicious!

    Mike Navarro · November 9, 2011
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  • Mike N.

    Order the Super Palomilla, enough food for 2 to share.

    Mike Navarro · November 9, 2011
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  • BestOf

    Winner of Best Flan 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/miami Read more

    BestOf · September 12, 2011
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  • Kathy C.

    The BEST Cuban food. The flan is do die for!!

    Kathy Croy Martin · July 16, 2011
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  • Danny V.

    Bistec Rio Cristal is the best....

    Danny Valdes · June 19, 2011
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  • Julian D.

    Great little restaurant

    Julian Delgado · June 1, 2011
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  • Cheapism

    The bistec empanizado is a popular dish, and everyone likes the homemade french fries. They make their own flan, so make sure you save some room. Their portions are large, saving room is hard. Read more

    Cheapism · May 3, 2011
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  • J.A. L.

    Get the homemade french fries they are huge and so good.

    J.A. Laraque · March 10, 2011
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  • Eric E.

    Great food and service. Fries a mile high. The picadillo is excellent.

    Eric Eglin · February 25, 2011
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  • Jose F.

    I've been dining here since I was 15, same friendly faces!! Love it..

    Jose Forbes · February 19, 2011
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  • David M.

    A bit pricier for a hole in the wall, but authentic delicious Cuban food. I'm convinced their flan is made by Jesus.

    David Marin · November 2, 2010
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  • George D.

    Best Cuban food in Miami. Been coming here since I was 5.

    George Diaz · July 5, 2010
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