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  • Location:Miami, Florida
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami

Enjoy a culinary and cultural experience in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. Following your guide, walk to six local eateries and sample traditional Cuban dishes including guava pastries and chicken plantain cups. You'll also meet local artists, watch cigar rollers, and listen to traditional Cuban music during your 2-hour walking tour. You'll leave with a full belly and a ton of knowledge about Little Havana’s history, culture and Cuban cuisine.


  • Food tour of Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood
  • Visit six local eateries and sample classic Cuban dishes
  • Try the famous, and best Cuban sandwich in Miami, indulge in flan ice cream, guava pastelitos and much more
  • Learn about the local history, culture and food scene from your knowledgeable guide
  • All tastings included

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What You Can Expect

Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami

Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami

Meet your guide at the starting point in the afternoon to begin your walking tour of Little Havana. As you follow your guide through this bustling neighborhood -- noted as the center of social, cultural and political activity in Miami -- you’ll notice the distinct Cuban atmosphere, as many Cuban immigrants live here.

Your guide will take you to six local family-owned restaurants and cafes in the must-visit Calle Ocho area and give you an overview of the neighborhood’s traditional, rustic Cuban cuisine. Sample Cuban favorites such as homemade mamey and flan ice cream, chicken- and picadillo-stuffed plantain cups, guava pastelito (pastry), coffee, guarapo juice and mariquitas (plantain chips) or malanga frita -- similar to the taro root but sweeter, malanga is fried like a potato chip. Many of these dishes are prepared from family recipes that have been passed down through many generations. All tastings are included and sum up to a large, full lunch.

Not only will you try this neighborhood’s cuisine, but you’ll also get a taste of some local culture. Meet artists in their studios, listen to traditional Cuban music, watch cigar rollers, take a peek at Domino Park, and learn about the community’s spiritual beliefs and practices.

Your 2-hour Little Havana tour ends back at the Agustin Gainza Arts Gallery.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour! far above expectation, Jen was wonderful, full of energy and knowledge, kept a large group moving and engaged. The food was great and a lot, would highly recommend it! thanks Jen for a wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really interesting tour. Ralph the guide was great, very informative and very amusing and kept things moving along really well. The food and drink stops were well organised and the many and varied 'samples' were so delicious. The added extra of the history lesson, providing insights into how the Cuban area of Little Havana came to be, was fascinating.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Ralph is a star! Tours can be worthless without a good tour guide, but Ralph makes it all worth it. He is a wealth of knowledge and his anthropological approach to explaining culture and history is fantastic! He's also got a great sense of humor. The highlights of the tour has got to be the empenadas and mojitos.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Money extremely well spent! A little less walking than I expected, enough time to linger at each restaurant and have fun without getting bored, a super charismatic and outgoing guide, and some seriously delicious food! I've been on food tours abroad, and in Chicago and NYC, and this was on the top! The portion sizes were larger than I expected without feeling beastly full after. The guide we had was outgoing, knowledgeable, gave a lot of cultural and local historical info, and happily took questions people had. You will not regret this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent tour, our guide was very passionate about the culture and history. Well done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This is a wonderful tour, we had such a great afternoon.
Ralph was our guide and he made the experience so enjoyable, made sure everyone was accommodated.
Little Havana isn't very big so it was easy to walk to the stops, which were plentiful.
All the food was unusual and delicious, drinking right from a chilled coconut on a hot day was pretty awesome.
This tour is well thought out, the stops were in the appropriate order and nothing was boring or repeated.
Highly suggest you spend an afternoon on this tour, hope you get Ralph!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

One of the best tours that I have ever taken. Prepare yourself for a bit of a walk, as you will be on your feet for 2.5 hours. But, it is a very leisurely excursion thru Little Havana. You will learn a great deal about the Cuban culture, and enjoy some amazing food!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fantastic experience. Ralph, our guide, was so informative and knowledgeable and the food was great! Highly recommended.

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