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Playa Cafe

1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7802
+1 305-538-1551
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cuban sandwich” (21 reviews)
“plantains” (9 reviews)
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Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, South American
1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7802
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

I wish we had found this little place the first day we arrived, the food was tasty and the prices are fantastic, especially for the area. It's a small place but worth the wait. I found the staff friendly.

Thank Carrie K
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

A local favorite one of those places you might never know unless the locals share their secret Maria Rivas was my server and the breakfast was fast and delicious The Cuban coffee was a plus Eric Ruiz the owner was generous with his time and...More

Thank nosbigs
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

After paying way too much at many south beach spots, this place was a refreshing change with seriously the best Cuban sandwich ever (and I've tried my share). Stacked with meat and pressed with pickles and cheese - it was more than a meal's worth...More

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Someone told me about this place. Now it's my job to tell you all about it. It's so good! I'll be going back every time I am in Miami Beach. This is a must go to place. Counter seating only. Gets crowded at meal times....More

Thank bruins84
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I didn't want to leave Miami without trying a Cuban Sandwich! We stumbled upon this little place, and ordered a Cuban sandwich and a vegetarian sandwich. The sandwiches were very good! This little café is a hidden in plain view gem of south beach. The...More

Thank sfranklin2017
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband and I went there three weeks ago and we were really upset by the way they treated us. The food was ok, but the service was horrible. They spoke Spanish thinking that we wouldn't understand them and kept calling me "flaca" for 20...More

Thank stefaniavk
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We went for breakfast, found a place in the counter and ask for a cuban sandwich, a coffee and a midnight sandwich. They're HUGE! And tasty. i was unable to eat more food, not even finished my sandwich.

Thank Route66por
Reviewed 19 February 2017

All I can say is stay away from the high end chains saying they have Cuban food!!, This is as local as you can get. The food is made fresh there and then , it is all amazing and the best small joint in south...More

1  Thank bosox_brit66
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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....More

Thank mattiac997
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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...More

Thank Notsoworried
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Restaurant Details

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Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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