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¡A comer y beber! A New Generation of Food and Drink

Last Updated February 27, 2018
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Nutella con queso pastelitos at Breadman
Nutella con queso pastelitos at Breadman

Second- and third-generation Cuban Americans are finding new ways to express their identity through food and drink, respecting tradition but putting a fresh spin on it.

Amelia’s 1931

Fritters at Amelia's 1931 (Photo: Amelia's 1931)
Why We Love It: Third-generation restaurateur Eileen Andrade of Kendall’s popular Finka Table & Tap named this new Cuban diner after her grandmother. Located near her family’s restaurant, Islas Canarias, Amelia...
|13601 SW 26 St. , Miami, FL, us

Breadman Miami Bakery

Why We Love It: Baking started as a hobby for Cuban-Americans Andy Herrera, 38, and his wife, Jessica, 34 [1]. They started baking breads in their home and taking orders until, overwhelmed, they started looking to...
8100 SW 8 St., Miami, us

Dos Croquetas

305 croqueta
Why We Love It: In his efforts to up the South Florida croqueta game, Alec Fernandez and his aunt, chef Vicky Carballo, came up with new twists on the Cuban classic, like Buffalo Crack Chicken, Mexican street corn...
|Pop-up pickup: 
7340 NW 35 St. , Miami, FL, us

Ella’s Oyster Bar

Ella's Oyster Bar
Why We Love It: A Little Havana clam bake – why not? Ella’s features a raw bar plus ceviche, including occasional delicacies like wild Maine belon oysters, and a seafood-centric menu with Cuban and Asian...
|1615 SW 8 St., Miami, FL, us

Exquisito Fine Chocolates

Why We Love It: Carolina Quijano’s bean-to-bar chocolates and bonbons, available online and via wholesale clients, including Azucar Ice Cream, Edge, Steak and Bar, Pasion del Cielo and Threefold Cafe, will now have...
| 2606 SW 8 St., Miami, FL, us

Guayaba y Chocolate

Why We Love It: Artisan chocolate served up with a heavy side of culture, this kiosk in the Futurama gallery building sells handmade small-batch chocolates from Romanicos Chocolate, Alejandra Bigai’s nearby factory...
|1637 SW 8 St., Miami, FL, us

Sanguich de Miami

Cuban sandwich
Why We Love It: This elegant walk-up window, trimmed in wood, with gold-leaf lettering and a sleek tiled kitchen, began life as a shipping container. Daniel Figueredo, 42, is a former designer and builder of luxury...
|1641 SW 8th St, Miami, FL, us

Tinta y Cafe

Tinta y Cafe
Why We Love It: Since moving from their Brickell location, this tiny cafe and ventanita hasn’t lost its comfortable, Bohemian living-room vibe, encouraging conversation rather than Wi-Fi – and the parking is way...
|1315 Ponce de Leon Blvd. , Coral Gables, FL, us

Union Beer Store

Beer lineup at Union Beer
Why We Love It: Founded by former owners of the Miami Brew Bus, David and Cici Rodriguez, this friendly bar has video games, WWF on the TV, Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots and a whale mural by street artist Krave, plus...
| 1547 SW 8 St., Little Havana, FL, us

Velvet Crème Doughnuts

Robert Taylor of Velvet Creme Doughnuts
Why We Love It: Originally opened in 1947 before there was a Little Havana and expanded over the decades, the beloved family business closed in 2000. The former owner's brother-in-law, Robert Taylor, teamed up with...
|1555 SW 8 St. , Miami, FL, us

White Rose Coffee

Vegan pastelitos
Why We Love It: What makes this café different from other ventanitas on SW 8th St.? Per’la coffee, minimalist black-and-white decor, and vegan pastelitos and empanadas by Bloodless Vegans, plus an artsy vibe.
| 6246 SW 8 St, West Miami, FL, us

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