Top 5 Date Spots in Little Havana
Fill your romantic getaway with delicious Cuban food, endless salsa dancing, quirky art galleries, and historic spots in Little Havana, the heart of Miami's Cuban diaspora!
A social and cultural enclave named after the capital city of Cuba, Little Havana runs west Downtown and Brickell to Douglas Avenue, with the Miami River as its northern border and Coral Way to its south.
Encompassing several blocks of residential streets, a quick trip on foot takes you to its famous Art-Deco architecture, colorful street murals, and its distinctive sight, the giant statues of roosters, offering a constant celebration of Cuban heritage through Latin-inspired restaurants, bakeries, fruit stands, cigar shops, rum bars, art galleries, music venues, and a distinctly diverse Latin American flair that couples can't get enough of.
And who can blame them?
The "Latino" vibe ALWAYS has a SPARK of romance and Little Havana may be the game-changer you seek to uncover a different "multiverse" of the Miami fairytale-- with a side of fried plantains!
Here are the top five date spots in Little Havana.
1518 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
Do you want to start the morning "strong" and full of love?
Experience delicious coffee AND traditions at La Colada Gourmet, the "House of Cuban Coffee," and share a space of authentic Sabor Cubano with your date within the vibrant community of Little Havana!
With a name honoring the famous Cuban coffee recipe, La Colada, La Colada Gourmet boasts more than 20 coffee concoctions based on traditional Cuban blends, each specifically crafted to enhance the flavor of La Colada Gourmet's espresso and derive its different notes.
At La Colada Gourmet, you're guaranteed coffee beverages extracted from high-quality selected beans, including 100% Arabica harvested from mountains above 4,800 feet (SHG – strictly high ground), and from certified plantations, roasted Cuban-style daily to keep with traditions!
If it's traditional coffee and romantic vibes you're looking for, La Colada Gourmet is the ULTIMATE destination!
762 A SW 18th Ave, Miami, FL 33135
Can you even call it a Little Havana rendezvous without a trip to Calle Ocho?
Here's a spoiler alert — it's IMPOSSIBLE!
Welcome to Calle Ocho, the icing on top of Miami's little slice of Cuba!
With a sprinkling of shops featuring an array of hard-to-find Cuban delights, from hand-rolled cigars to guayabera shirts (fitting for the subtropical weather) and handmade souvenirs, Calle Ocho is the main thoroughfare of Little Havana, serving as an anchor to its social, cultural, and culinary scenes.
Explore the bright murals and colorful painted rooster sculptures along Calle Ocho-- your date won't get enough of this vibrant public art!
Aside from its shopping, dining, and IG-worthy spots and public art, Calle Ocho hosts one of the largest annual street festivals in the world, the Calle Ocho Music Festival, which invites participants to create a spectacle of national pride by donning the flags or colors of their home country, playing a variety of Latin music, and selling popular food dishes from nations around the world.
It's one big party waiting to happen, and you can't miss out on this experience when you go on a date in Little Havana!
1503 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
Do you want to know the secret to your woman's heart?
Feed her her favorite dessert, but make it UNFORGETTABLE!
Yes, lover, make it Azucar Ice Cream!
Located in the heart of Little Havana, Azucar Ice Cream is a local artisanal ice cream and sorbet shop inspired by South Florida's diverse cultures, its hot subtropical climate, and a passion for Sabor Latino!
Azucar creates ice cream confections just like Abuela used to make, with only the highest quality ingredients and a desire to bring smiles to everyone's faces.
Beat the Miami heat by indulging in a cup of Azucar ice cream in your fave flavor-- or maybe a new one?
Try any of their top 3 best sellers-- Abuela Maria (guava-based), Cafe Con Leche (coffee and Oreo-based), and Montecado (cinnamon, nutmeg, and egg-based).
Aside from these three, Acuzar also boasts a variety of ice cream flavors and some unusual ones!
With one cup, you'll be putting a smile on her face for the rest of the day, for sure!
500 SW 1st St, Miami, FL 33130
Traditional and vintage always go hand-in-hand, and at Old's Havana Cuban Car & Cocina, delicious Cuban dishes are ALWAYS best served with romance!
Welcome to the heart of Little Havana, the Old's Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina!
Nestled on the famous Calle Ocho, Old's Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina is visited by tourists and locals alike in search of the Cuban heartbeat of Miami.
And once they step inside this joint, they know they've come to the right place!
From vintage decor and music, Old's Havana takes guests to a pre-revolutionary era when Cuba's spirit was lighthearted and raging with passion.
Meanwhile, their authentic Cuban cuisine speaks for itself with its flavors showcasing years of tradition.
We're talking about a menu of Cuban recipes sharing spices and techniques with Spanish cooking, with a hint of Caribbean influence in spice and flavor — it's phenomenal and UNFORGETTABLE!
After dinner, order from Old's Havana's "Adult" drink menu of Mojitos, Cachacas, Cuba Libres, premium-aged rum, cocktails, and more, and enjoy your drink with a live band performance!
It'll be a dinner date she won't forget!
528 SW 9th Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Thinking of closing the night with some drinks and intimate moments with your date?
Bring her up to Little Havana's Life House and discover a tropical rooftop bar with unrivaled views of the Miami Skyline and refreshing cocktails — Terras!
At Terras, you'll find a massive menu inspired by urban street foods from South America, the Caribbean, and Latin America, refined through technique and high-quality ingredients, highlighting plant and vegetable-forward dining across small dishes and casual finger foods!
Meanwhile, for the drinks, you can choose from Terra's alcohol "map" of 17 drinks, from cocktails to wines and bottles!
Dine, drink, dance, and lounge to your heart's content — Terras is the key to a fun nightcap for your Little Havana escapade!
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