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  • Café Cubano’s Finest Ventanitas Miami

    It is very spicy, sweet, and potent. Coffee imported from Cuba is the essential thing in Miami.

    Whether you are new to the city, staying in vacation rentals Miami, or staying in short-term rentals Miami for a short time, you may be already acquainted with the ventanitas Miami. These are the ubiquitous walk-up windows where a coffee connoisseur can make you a cup of jet fuel to your exact specifications.

    There are only four acceptable ways to order coffee in a ventanita:


    186 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137

    At Eriquetas, two sisters who work there together manage the window together. The love that was put into the coffee is palpable. Request the “Frank Martinez,” a cigar given its name in honor of the proprietor of 100 Fires Cigars Wynwood, who can be seen there regularly. It is not included on the menu, but the cortadito with evaporated milk, cinnamon, and sugar is delicious.


    3555 SW 8th St., Miami

    Even while Versailles, one of Miami’s most iconic ventanitas, attracts its fair share of tourists, you can be confident that the Cuban colada served there is always of the highest quality. You won’t be sorry that you went, even if you have to put up with tourists and fight your way through locals who believe that getting a Cuban coffee requires standing at the counter for two hours. You won’t regret going.

    La Carreta

    Nine locations throughout Miami-Dade County

    You can count on La Carreta to provide you with Cuban Coladas that are always of the highest quality. You can be confident that the colada will always be steaming hot, loaded with sugar, and sound like it should. This is true regardless of where you order it. It is a remarkable accomplishment considering that they have nine facilities spread all over South Florida.

    Wajiro’s Restaurant

    12670 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33184

    An iconic staple in Miami, there’s a drink you must order when you go, a cortadito especial. It’s like a colada, but with splashes of evaporated milk and condensed milk, topped with powdered cinnamon, that is out of this world. You can’t have just one.

    Sabor Latin Restaurant & Cafe

    1880 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141

    A Colombian restaurant that serves delicious cafécito. Straight or con Leche (cortadito), it’s as good as homemade. And right off the 71 Street Causeway, so perfect on your way to the beach or back.

    Islas Canarias

    13695 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175

    This is the place to go for authentic Cuban cuisine, but it also serves the city’s most excellent café con Leche and croquetas in one convenient package. The sole reason to visit Islas Canarias is for the croquetas and the Cuban Coladas, neither available anywhere else on the islands. You won’t find anything more suitable.

    Manolo and Rene Grill

    188 NE 3rd Ave., Miami

    Ideal for a pick-me-up in the middle of the night or early in the morning, or just before heading home. The reliability of the quality and, most crucially, the location are both available to UPI. Located in the heart of the downtown area and, perhaps more importantly, is open all the time.

    Craving some delicious Cuban food? Read our article: Best Cuban Food South Beach.