Bella Cuba

4.6
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$30 and under
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Cuban
Authentic Family owned and operated Traditional Cuban Restaurant in the Heart of South Beach. Since 2005 the family has brought delicious Cuban food and drinks to Miami Beach. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing a piece of Cuba with you.
We are conveniently Located on corner Lincoln Ave. and Washington Avenue. 1 block from the Miami Beach Convention Center, The Fillmore Theater, New World Campus and Soundscape Park across the street.
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4.5
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4.2
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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the croquettes, the food was very good. Service was fast, sangria is definitely recommended. Tres leches very tasty.

F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was not good. Food took forever.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding traditional Cuban food in a casual atmosphere. Service was excellent - fast and attentive. The food was delicious and authentic. Highly recommended!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and outstanding overall experience! Would recommend to anyone.

BK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted an authentic Cuban meal in a relaxed dining experience

CM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oxtails were tender and seasoned to perfection.

HF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as was the service. Great Cuban experience

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered one chicken and one beef empanada appetizer, ox tail stew and seafood paella. The ox tail was delicious, tender and well flavored. All of the food was good. Service was top notch; definitely feels family run and rich with a personal story

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Authentic and amazing food. Easy to get a table and staff was very friendly. Cool atmosphere in a quiet neighborhood.

R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and authentic food! This is not a touristy spot which we loved. We had 14 girls and they accommodated us well

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wonderful cuisine! Enjoyable meal with coworkers. Service was a little disorganized but extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Great for lunch, too.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in South Beach for lunch.

KK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for family reunion dinner for 16

GF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great plane fir dinner! Enjoyed being there. More real than the rest of the area!

RS
New England
59 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great service (Aldo) and excellent food. Drunken Chicken and suckling pig

CA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really delicious Cuban food! We tried a few appetizers and their pork was the most tender I’ve had anywhere! Good drinks also. A calmer atmosphere than many of the more “clubby” restaurants (ie. not so loud that we couldn’t talk). We’d come back again for the great food!

e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Frozen food is fraud.

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w
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great, good ambiance, family-run, tasty food. Mojitos were pretty good

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

RUDE, ABUSIVE OWNER/MANAGER. SHAME! This was one of the worst experiences our family has ever had in a restaurant, and it happened on the occasion of my father-in-law’s 90th birthday dinner. We were kept waiting for at least twenty minutes before a waiter came over to see us, and another half hour before our drinks showed up. We waited a total of 90 minutes before our food was served, with errors in many of our orders and zero apology. The errors included cross contaminating gluten-free food that we specifically told the owner/manager needed to be kept separate from food with gluten. Despite the owner/manager’s “promises,” the gluten free food items were piled on top of food with gluten or that was cooked in a fryer that contains gluten. When two members of our party stepped away from the table to speak to the manager, he literally verbally accosted them, rudely telling them that we were lying about the length of our wait, telling us that we needed to learn to be patient. In what world is that an acceptable response of the owner/manager of a restaurant? The wait staff actually seemed embarrassed and like they were trying to help, and offered to take off the mandatory 18% gratuity. The owner of the restaurant then came over to the HEAD of our table and announced to every single person in our group, including the 90 year old guest of honor at his birthday, that he strongly disagreed with the wait staff agreeing to take off the service charge, that we were impatient and difficult, and that he put the charge back on the bill. MORTIFIED. We were so embarrassed for everyone at our table and could not believe that the owner of a functioning business would ever ever speak to a group of customers that way. For shame!!!!!! I cannot imagine how this place is in business. Stay away. There is no excuse for being abusive to customers. The so so food and the hour and half wait to get it was the least of the problems here. Unreal. Go to Puerto Sagua or Havana 1857.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was authentic and delicious. Service was terrific. Our waiter always had a smile and was helpful in food selections.

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was friendly. Everything was delicious. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

RT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Have the coffee. Fabulous!!!

R
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bella Cuba is offering mainly cuban foods, with average taste and quality, nothing special. Pricing is not considered low, ambience is also average and service is slow (it took around 40-45 minutes for our orders to arrive)...

JY
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Cuban sandwich, ceviche, and maduros. So delicious, great service, overall an excellent experience.

DW
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful surprise this cafe was; I'd eaten at a very pretentious restaurant in Miami the previous weekend and the food was very average. The food here is clearly made with love and skill and was absolutely delicious. The lady who served us also made me a delicious Cuban coffee with milk . This place is the perfect early dinner spot for the New World Symphony being just across the road. Don't be fooled by it's unassuming interior the food is delicious. Oh and the restrooms immaculate. Well done Bella Cuba.

T
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ceviche and suckling pig are highly recommended!!!

D
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Pretty much mediocre across the board. Food was so so, staff decent enough.

AS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome, oxtail stew was quite exceptional. Service was great with Luis and Maria doing a wonderful job. Highly recommend this place for some great Cuba food.

JS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service. Fresh & delicious. Loved the Happy Hour as well!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This was the absolute best Cuban food we had during our time in Miami. It’s a small family owned restaurant. It doesn’t have a lot of ambience but the food was so outstanding, we would visit this restaurant every time we return. Don’t miss it!

KH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great set of skirt steaks and the yuca fries were amazing! The sangria was very pricey though. A glass was more than my meal. I also didn’t realize adding 18% gratuity for a table of 2 was the norm. Otherwise very satisfied and will return.

ED
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nice men selection but pretty over-priced. And when I requested one of the Lunch Specials shown in the menu outside the restaurant, I was told that those were for ‘people who work in the neighborhood’ ?! Translation, we hit all the tourists with the high priced items ;-( After insisting, they ended up serving it, but I find it bad practice.

RK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the best food experiences and most satisfying meals I’ve ever had..!

DJ
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience!
Small family owned restaurant. We ate at the bar. The happy hour mojitos were great, and the bartender was personable, with much to share about the area. Authentic Cuban meals prepared as for family!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around wonderful!

WG
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you are looking for the “hidden gem” this is the place. Outstanding authentic Cuban. It’s not the tourist location on the Beach. This is where you come to get legit Cuban food. And service so friendly. Family atmosphere. You have to see it.

AF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great authentic Cuban restaurant in the heart of south beach. Great service and reasonably priced.

KS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and authentic Cuban food. Don't miss this jewel of a restaurant!

ST
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank you for the evening in your restaurant and kind regards from Zurich/Switzerland.
Susanne