We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Exquisito Restaurant

Little Havana
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1510 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-5219
+1 305-643-0227
07:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

341 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 215: English reviews
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was average, nothing special. We ordered the media noche (which has become my favorite sandwich), however you can order it anywhere else in Miami and it will be just as good. Also ordered the lime and garlic shredded beef. It was dry, and was a very small serving, not good at all. Even worse as they "recommend it"... More 

Thank Sophie R
Czestochowa, Poland
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice place to grab something to eat in a reasonable price. For us it was a cuban sandwich and we didn't regret our choice. The food was very tasty and the portions were pretty big. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank paradigm_pl
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good Cuban cuisine. All dishes were impeccable seasoned, but not salty. The prices were great. Service was excellent. Will be returning.

Thank WatchingandRating
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catch a movie next door at the Tower Theater and then have dinner next door at El Exquisito Restaurant. Great Cuban food but don't forget the Cuban Buñuelos (donuts) - incredible!

Thank Spencer M
Casablanca, Morocco
Level Contributor
160 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is ok and decor is a bit typical. But little havana it self does not deserve a visit. This restaurant helped us to ease the trip at least it is not expensive

Thank Shiriocasa
Level Contributor
375 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our first night in Miami, we wanted to try a Cuban restaurant. Our host suggested El Exquisito in Little Havana and it was the perfect choice. My wife's omelet (TORTILLA DE PLATANOS MADUROS) & my pork dish (Lechon asado) were both very tasty. The arroz Moro was the perfect accompaniment for both dishes..

Thank markmd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
83 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined with my family for lunch. Everything we had was good but especially the Sunday special of the day, yellow rice and chicken with soup. We also enjoyed the Cubano sandwich, Ropa Vieja, and churros. Cuban fried rice was ordinary. The subtotal for 4 people including mains, 2 desserts, and 2 espressos came out to $43!

Thank lesmiserables9
Rhinebeck, New York
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Exquisito came highly rated online as an authentic Cuban eatery in Little Havana so we decided to go there for lunch on a weekday. Our experience was disappointing. The service was surly , borderline hostile. Perhaps the restaurant is tired of customers via the internet, perhaps our hostess was not in the mood to even try and hold up... More 

Thank DonaldR912
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So impressed with this small good price restaurant. Good food & recommended by a gift shop there. The owner & staff are very welcoming. Yes they take credit cards. Sorry I don't have pictures to share here.

Thank filipina0128
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We were looking for a great Little Havana experience knowing we'd only have one night to do so. After pouring over a number of reviews, we settled on this place. We had an absolutely fantastic meal in what is certainly a favorite hangout for the locals as well. If you only have one shot for dining out in Little Havana,... More 

Thank ToujoursProvence

Travellers who viewed El Exquisito Restaurant also viewed


Been to El Exquisito Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-5219
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Little Havana
  • Neighbourhood: Little Havana
  • Phone Number: +1 305-643-0227

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Exquisito Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?