1058 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL | Directions 3313925.781688 -80.131559
Mon. - Sun. 10am - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Flamingo / Lummus
Best Cuban Food In Miami/Miami Beach – If you want to experience really traditional Cuban food in Miami Beach where the locals go, you got to try David's Café. The place has been around since the Late 70's and just expanded there location on Collins to ginormous. The food is amazing and the service feels like you are part of the family. The café con leche is out of this world. They cut back the prices to give back during this recession and yet there portions have stayed the same. Talk about family! You got to try the palomia steak with white rice, black beans and sweet plantains. My friends and I go there a few times a week and especial during the weekend since they are open 24-7. I was born in Miami Beach and was raised going to David's Café and got to tell you it's the goods. The owners Alfredo and Merita are the cutes! They make me feel like there are my parents. Alex the waiter always knows what I want to eat depending the day and knows how I like my café con leche. All I am saying is there are many other places out there, but if you want the really goods go to David's Café I of II. Cheers..
Impartial – I don't know what to think of this place. The food was mediocre, but the wait staff was pretty nice. It definitely did not ease my craving for Cuban food while in Miami though. I didn't know where to go and someone recommended this place.
I didn't necessarily think it was pricey but I probably would opt to go somewhere else if I were even in town again.
Expensive, bad food, rude, not sanitary - generally horrible (We are locals!). – Everyone always hears about David's Cafe in Miami Beach - There are two locations - one here, and one just behind Lincoln Road. This place is for tourists (and price accordingly), though locals do pop in if they are pressed for time and must. The food is amazingly substandard and should not be considered representative of the great Cuban cuisine available here in Miami/Miami Beach (there are much better restaurants for 1/3 the price). If you are a tourist and want to try Cuban food - I would skip this and go to Versailles, (or anything else in Little Havana), or if you want something within walking distance from your hotel in South Beach, go to Puerto Sagua. The cafecito is about double what you would normally pay, and an order of HORRIBLE fries is about $4.00. You will pay with tax and tip roundabouts $17 for a beef or chicken steak meal ( which should be half the price or less). And none of it is actually good. If you are ordering from the outside window, the servers will take all their friends' orders first and make you wake upwards of 15 minutes to get a coffee. Basically - don't bother!! It's not good food, it's not real cuban food, and it's not worth the hassle or tourist prices. Skip this disgusting joint and enjoy something that is actually remarkable- South Beach has a lot better to offer!! - A group of South Beach residents
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