Bella Cuba

4.5
185 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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Authentic Family owned and operated Traditional Cuban Restaurant in the Heart of South Beach. Since 2005 the family has brought delicious Cuban food and drinks to Miami Beach. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing a piece of Cuba with you.
We are conveniently Located on corner Lincoln Ave. and Washington Avenue. 1 block from the Miami Beach Convention Center, The Fillmore Theater, New World Campus and Soundscape Park across the street.
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GJ
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had an amazing dinner at Bella Cuba! Great atmosphere, service, and amazing food. Both the pork and chicken dishes were terrific! Filled with flavor and we were thrilled with the side dishes. Great sangria! It is a small place , Good prices, doesn’t feel touristy , feels family and authentic! We will be back- go you won’t be disappointed!

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BW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great introduction to Cuban food and it was superb.

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CJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We will come back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was absolutely fabulous as were the drinks. Live Cuban music was very good but a bit loud which made talking a bit difficult. Service was slow but very friendly and the food was worth the wait! Empanadas were great!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect dinner. No worries at all. The food was awesome and tasty. The blueberry mojito is a perfect drink.

Thanks for the nice time.

And there are only few steps to the beach for a short after dinner walk.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff was super friendly!

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PS
Orlando
92 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great locally owned restaurant that provides authentic Cuban fare. We enjoyed the Tostones Three Ways as an appetizer--enough for three (3) people. The Suckling Pig is REALLY good, and our son enjoyed the Churrasco steak--a huge piece of perfectly cooked skirt steak. My wife was thrilled by the Cuban Chicken Stew. All helpings were ample, and they have reasonably priced Chilean wines (for Miami Beach) on the menu. It is a small restaurant, so reservations are advised. Also, they sometimes offer live music (quite good) after 7pm, so be aware if you don't like energetic volume levels. This is a keeper!

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LB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Found this restaurant on Google looking for somewhere close to the Fillmore where I would be attending an event. What a great find. All the food, including the appetizers, were delish. The service was fantastic. Extra added bonus, Happy Hour everyday from 4-7P with $5 Mojitos. I highly recommend this place. Nothing super fancy but definitely worth a visit!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

While I had a confirmed reservation, and could clearly see an available table, the hostess said there had been an error and they were fully booked. We were 5 minutes early. Do yourself a favor, and walk a couple of blocks to Yuca for Cuban cuisine with better ambiance and service at a reasonable price point.

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YV
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and were seated immediately. Not sure why it's not communicated on who gets what table, because two waitresses kept coming to take our orders. It took a long time to finally get our food and were quite disappointed with how they tasted. They didn't have much flavor and it took adding hot sauce and salt to make them taste decent. How do you mess up boiled yuca with onions? The drinks tasted good, but had very little alcohol. Overall we were disappointed and will not be going back there.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

My reservation was not honored. My wife and I arrived at the restaurant 2 min before scheduled reservation and were told by the staff that there were no tables available. Staff was rude and did not try to accommodate us and make up for their mistake. Also the door to the restaurant was locked.

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KM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was wonderful, very authentic, family run and the food was incredible!!!

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D
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, service and ambiance! The love music really topped off the evening!

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I LOVE THIS PLACE! It's my new favorite restaurant for Cuban food! I will literally come back to Miami to eat here and it's a bonus that it's family owned! I am still dreaming about the oxtail days later.

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VR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and nice environment.

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PK
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite food, spectacular service experience and owner Omar knew our home country so well!!

Definitely a must visit restaurant but would recommend you book first as it’s so popular!!

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T
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every aspect of our lunch experience was excellent. Food, service, ambience all A+++. Strongly suggest the chef’s choice appetizer. You will not be disappointed.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bella Cuba was amazing. Some of the best Cuban food around and the Mojitos are the best in Miami. We will definitely make this a must go to restaurant when visiting Miami. Also, they have happy hour and the Mojitos are just $5 so drink until your heart is content!

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WB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great little place with good food and cheerful staff. A welcome change from Collins Avenue.

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p
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friendly hostess sat us at a nice table outside. Our main server Carlos was charming and efficient. The food was great and we had a pleasant evening outside dining and people watching. The food was fresh and nicely prepared.

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J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service! A truly authentic experience!

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SP
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We read good reviews on trip advisor, and we were not disappointed. Would return if in the area again.

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m
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pick for Cuban food. Very surprised how good it was. Definitely would come back again if in town.

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Y
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly service, exellent food, we would come back again

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HL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our dinner at Bella Cuba. The food was delicious especially the empanadas and the oxtail stew and maduros. Very friendly staff. And they had wonderful live music. We would definitely go back.

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B
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Just average for taste and flavor. Was kind of underwhelming considering other Cuban options near the restaurant

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TC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Based on other OpenTable reviews we decided to give Bella Cuba a try. What a great choice it was! The -food was easily the best we had while in Miami and we will always make it a must-go-to place for future visits. The service was perfect and the prices reasonable. We highly recommend the restaurant.

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JH
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening the food and music was throughly enjoyable service was terrific I would recommend highly

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FG
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice cuban restaurant in the center of miami beach

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GA
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Cuban food I have had in a long time. If you go get the tres leches cake for dessert. Amazing. That was the best part, although all the food was delicious.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good and authentic! Loved the mojitos there

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LS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was amazing. Well flavored, excellent staff and service.I would definitely go again.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Meal!

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CH
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Nice place for Cuban food in Miami! We all ordered different meals and they were all delicious. Kids enjoyed it too. Not the same atmosphere as in Lincoln street however, but still ambiance is nice and restaurant is well decorated. A small thing, they charged us an extra for the side avocado salad even thought it's not mentionned on the menu, but that's not a big thing. Overall very good experience, would go back for sure!

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GC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We loved it, great service with waiter making good recommendations. Very good mojitos and good portions

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PB
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

we requested a table outside because we had our small lap dog with us and the weather was lovely, however the traffic was loud with obnoxious radios and squealing tires, yelling at passers by on the sidewalk, etc.
We ordered a regular mojito and a blueberry mojito and the avocado, prawns and fried yucca with mojo and lime appetizer which werr all delicious. My husband ordered the snapper special that evening and I had the fried pork chunks with sweet plantains and black beans which were both fabulous. The service was very good and this family owned restaurant certainly has wonderful family recipes at fair prices.
We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone staying on Collins or nearby as it was a 5 minute walk from Loews Hotel. The next time we will sit inside and leave the dog at the hotel as the inside of the restaurant seemed quieter and nicely decorated with a video of different scenes of Cuba. Overall it was a very pleasurable dining exp

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BL
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience. The only minor glitch was that they didn't have a table ready for us. Minimal wait, though and the food was worth it!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place with good food off Lincoln Rd.

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