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Playa Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
City Center
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1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7802
+1 305-538-1551
07:00 - 04:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 04:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 04:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Latin-American spot for having your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Service is excellent, waiters try to accommodate as much as people as the place fits with kind attitude. Food is great: you can have large portions for very modest prices and very very good quality. Fish, chicken, beef, plantains, rice...everything is great and cooked the right way. My suggestion is... More 

Thank mattiac997
San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hit this joint up at least once for breakfast each time we visit. The service hasn't change (excellent) and the breakfast and coffee is great! Each trip out I practice my spanish and get a little better. Each time we go its the desayuno especial and omelette. There is nothing flashy or fancy, just great food at a great... More 

Thank Notsoworried
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this very small, unpretentious, Cuban cafe. During our many visits here for lunch and other times, we rarely hear any English spoken. The locals all seem to know about Playa Cafe and highly recommend various foods to us. The staff is very friendly, despite our limited Spanish. Very authentic Cuban food, from what I understand. Always delicious, and... More 

Thank 1Vagabond_Traveler
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

GREAT food. Would recommend it to anyone. If you like food homemade you will love this place. Small place small town feel. You set at the bar and enjoy anthemic Cuban food. We LOVE this place!

Thank Susan R
Providence, Rhode Island
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350 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I real authentic lunch counter full of friendly people and attentive staff. I read the reviews before we went and I have to say that they do start the sandwiches in the microwave, but they do move them to the press for finishing off. We were there for dinner around 8pm and we did not order sandwiches. We got a... More 

Thank panama2000
Fairfax, Virginia
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153 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you're looking for a hole in the wall, this is the place. It's very basic and cheap, but it gets the job done. This cafe is usually filled with a lot of who I assume to be locals. I've been to this place several times over the years, and it's always the same friendly staff working there. I ordered... More 

Thank Iulia G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Not fancy place offers great Cuban sandwiches at good price!!! Didn't like coffee cause it's sweet by default :(

Thank DDraca
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

First morning back in Miami and I headed straight to this amazing hidden gem on Washington I remember fondly from 2 years ago. Large selection of dishes and great value breakfasts including the Cuban and Central American. I opted for the Breakfast special (see photo) which includes coffee. I also had an amazing freshly pressed orange juice. All for well... More 

Thank See-no-evil
Atlanta, GA
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The empanada selection at this place is great. From Argentinian to Columbian to Venezuelan they have it all. My favorite was the Venezuelan Beef, cilantro and sweet plantain. Their iced coffee is phenomenal. This is a small family owned cafe / bakery with tasty food and drinks!

Thank rbinatlanta
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Don't get me wrong the food is amazing!! The service is quick and don't expect to get 5 star attention! These ladies get paid to take your order not to give you the fine dining experience you would get at Hillstones lol one thing I can assure you the crowd is very local, and they serve beers so if you... More 

Thank sobefitness

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 04:00
06:00 - 04:00
06:00 - 04:00
06:00 - 04:00
06:00 - 04:00
06:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +1 305-538-1551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?