Miami, United States

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Overview

Learn all about Cuban culture in Miami on this food and culture tour of Little Havana. With a guide in the lead, you'll visit important Cuban landmarks such as Cuban Memorial Park and the Bay of Pigs Museum, listening to in-depth commentary about Cuban heritage in Miami. Your guide will take you to the very best Cuban family-owned restaurants, where you can sample stewed meat and Guava pastries, among other delicacies.
  • Small-group tour of 10 people or fewer ensures an intimate atmosphere
  • Informative commentary from your guide on Cuban history in Miami
  • Take in the ambiance of Little Havana on a walking tour
  • All food and drink tastings of Miami's best Cuban food included

Reviews

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D
, Sep 2018

I thought this was a pretty interesting tour. Nothing outstanding. For people unfamiliar with the Cuban diaspora this is a fairly comprehensive overview of its history. Our guide, Faruk, seemed to have a good command of Cuban history and the local Miami community. My main criticism of this tour was the lack of variety in food that we were exposed to. I have had better variety on some other tours. I must compliment Faruk on his patient demeanor when dealing with some members of the group who were less than gastronomically adventurous. Overall, a good way to spend half a day.

T
, Jul 2018

Farouq was a wonderful guide! He took us to 6 great food spots to give us a well rounded taste of Cuban and Central American dishes. It was a ton of food but Farouq spaced out the eating so we could enjoy it all. He also told us all about the history of Calle Ocho and the people who live there.

C
, Jun 2018

This is easily one of the best best food tours I have ever been on.

That says something, as I have been on city and food tours across many different citys including Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, Portland, Memphis, New Orleans, Seattle, Detroit to name a few. I have also been on multiple Miami based food tours with a different popular company here in town, including their Little Havana tour. This blows that one out of the water by a mile!

It is not just the passion of the tour guide/owner for the area. It's the knowledge, history and choice of locations that I found were simply much better. In the past three years, I have been on a Little Havana food/tour, each of those years. By contrast, I left my tour knowing so much more about Little Havana and the culture than I had on previous tours combined! As a lover of history, this was very rewarding for comparable cost.

If I had to recommend between the two companies, this is by far a much better experience and value for the time and money. It takes a lot to impress me because I travel so much. However, this tour and company really stands out from the pack.

Highly recommended!

I am sure that the dishes are subject to change with the season, however along the tour we had stopped at the following establishments for a variety of samplings and history of Cuban fare. You are going to be full by the end, so do not eat prior to going on your tour! You are definitely going to get your money's worth!

Versailles Restaurant Cubano:
Mi Rinconcito Mexicano:
Bay of Pigs Museum and Library:
El Pub Restaurant:
Los Pinarenos Fruteria:
Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center:
Guayaba y Chocolate:

R
, Mar 2018

This tour was great and highly recommended! Very relaxing also since it was just the three of us. Faruk Bishevac, the owner of Viator agency in Miami, took us to many local establishments on or around 8th street Ocho street. He started to introduce us to Cuban coffee and pastry at The Versaille, a local hot spot.
From there we went to Mi Rinconcito for lunch. pre ordered. From there to a Guantánamo Bay Historical small museum which was extremely interesting. Faruk is a history buff and could answer all our questions. We went back to Ocho Street and visited an other coffee shop for a different kind of coffee, Guantánamo Memorial Street, Fresh Sugarcane stop, Ocho Cafe with some of Frank Sinatra's furniture and we ended in a Chocolatery/art gallery.
Thank you again Faruk for this fabulous tour!

S
, Feb 2018

This is a small group tour offered by an owner run company. Our guide Farouq spends quite a bit of time prepping for this tour and finds off the beaten path historical spots to give the full picture of the Cuban community in Miami. This is much more than a cubano sandwich and cigar factory type of tour. The food however is plentiful and all from small family owned shops throughout little havana. If you are looking for an in-depth and intimate experience -- this is your tour !

R
, Oct 2017

Absolutely wonderful time. Our guide, Faruk, is highly is knowledgeable of the local area and a consummate professional. You'll have a personalized tour of several of the local eateries, many of which are off the beaten track, sampling delicious food from coffee and pastries to empanadas and tacos. His insight to the unique history of Miami will keep you captivated and experience the charm of little Havana as though you were a local. Come hungry!


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