Little Havana Food Tour: Savour the very best of Cuba with this delicious food tour of Miami’s vibrant Little Havana district. Discover a sensory and lyrical world where north meets south, and where you feel like you’re in another country. This odyssey through Little Havana manages to pack a lot during just two hours as you visit homely restaurants and learn about Cuban cigars, music, art and spirituality.
The heart of Little Havana is the colourful Calle Ocho but as you stroll along the district you’ll find that every corner of it is beating to Cuban rhythms. Pop in to traditional family-run diners and feast on all the best Cuban dishes, which taste even better than in the Motherland. Try a signature Cuban ham sandwich and devour a delicious minced beef and pepper picadillo empanada made using a recipe handed down through the generations. Enjoy crisp and succulent chicken toston and sate your thirst with a freshly squeezed guarapo (sugarcane) juice at a fruteria – truly the taste of Old Cuba.
See a genuine Cuban cigar being hand-rolled before your eyes and listen to traditional music such as mambo, son and salsa. You also have the opportunity to meet artists in their studios and learn about their work. Also discover traditional spiritual beliefs the community practice including Santeria. Head down to Maximo Gomez Park, popularly known as Domino Park, and watch grizzled old men play dominos. Continue your culinary tour at a local bakery and try the best guava cake in town. Sip on a world-famous café Cubano and indulge in homemade mamey ice cream.
Meeting/ pick-up point: 1652 S. W. 8 Street, in front of the Agustin Gainza Arts Gallery