Bella Cuba

4.8
355 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 355 people are saying
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4.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience at this place.

The Ox tail was delicious! I have had Ox tail in all continents (minus Antartica) and this was the best Ox tail I have ever had, period!

Mojitos were great, Cuban beer was good.

Service was great as well.

Will highly recommend to anyone visiting Miami Beach.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food-suckling pork as amazing! Try the house croquettes and save room for dessert

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one the most delicious meals I’ve ever had. Would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant overall. Good food and value

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place with great food. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation. Great service and care given to my young family and me. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great customer service! Coffee was great and the malanga soup was delicious. Quiet and calm ambience which I loved.

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AnneW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t had Cuban food for quite some time, and were so happy we chose Bella Cuba! The food was delicious, fresh, flavorful. Service and ambiance were wonderful as well. We will definitely return when we come back to Miami!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little local joint. The appetizer sampler was a great way to try different things and tasted fantastic.
The white sangria was the bomb.
Liked the red wine beef.
Wish they had some live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we had in Miami Beach. The food was fantastic. Service was quick and our waiter was super nice and talked about his family back in Cuba. I would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Drinks amazing! Friendly staff 😀

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mikec
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot . We will return

JP
vipJerryP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. People are nice. Location is convenient to night life.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and had the best service ever!!! Our server gave us great suggestions.

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BillO
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great family run Cuban restaurant on its way to being an institution . Warm friendly ambience and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Husband got immediately sick from the steak. Had to get check immediately and leave. Waiter did not ask what was wrong or offer to switch out the dish. I mean my husband ran outside to puke after having one bite. Also, was nearly impossible to get an explanation of anything on the menu. He said they had Mexican sodas and I asked if the Tamarind or Mango was good and he said he didn’t know he doesn’t do soda. I mean, the service crucified this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Cuban food in a quaint atmosphere. We both ordered chicken but different dishes and both were amazing. Blueberry mojito was good too. The staff hustles, are kind and helpful.

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Preppygirlsc
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was outstanding, home cooked style!! Outstanding value, being your appetite! 1 entree that we got could have easily fed 3 adults!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Great staff.

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vipVee2121
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Table was next to driveway and smelled like garbage. The server was slow messed up the order and food was terrible.

I have been here before and it’s always been so good not sure what has changed but it was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and excellent food

EW
EwelinaW
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal, authentic food cooked with passion and love. Our favorites were the ceviche, oxtail stew and suckling pig! Absolutely delicious! Service was exceptional and they worked as a smooth team to provide an excellent experience! Working in the industry we fully appreciate a complete Jem. Special mention to Benjamin, you are the absolute man! We loved everything about Bella Cuba. Wish you, guys all the best, you deserve it!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best authentic Cuban food that I’ve ever tasted! Awesome
Service as well!!!

AM
AugieM
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot. Don't miss this great Cuban restarant.

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vipRuby2012
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was absolutely delicious! You can’t go wrong by eating here.

JA
JamesA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here. the food and drinks were great and it will forever be at the top of our list when at Miami Beach. Great staff as well.

DK
DeaneK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Overall a very nice place that I could recommend.

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Chefslat
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I was really excited to order the suckling pig especially since they said it was a house specialty. The plate was plentiful however the suckling pork was very dry. My wife had the shredded steak and it was awesome. I should have gone with my first pick and got the oxtail.

MD
vipMDante
Tampa
120 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can't comment on the food because we didn’t get a chance to eat. We had reservations and we were seated. The bus person gave us water and we sat there for 20 to 30 minutes without our drinks. The waiter took our order and never brought our drinks. When my date talked to the owner he simply stumbled around and said nothing and did nothing. He then walked away from the table. They seemed focused on only one or two tables and ignored other tables. The owner had his back to one other table he ignored while he went to the table right next to it repeatedly. He walked by us three times and made eye contact with my date and didn't ask us anything. I went to this restaurant due to the ratings by others, but it was a terrible experience. I suggest you save your money go elsewhere. We went to Havana 1957 and no, it's not a hole in the wall like Bella Cuba, but it was darn good and we weren't IGNORED.

JH
vipJuneH
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service by the staff and Omar/Owner (sorry if I got the name wrong) was very inviting and accommodating; made you feel right at home.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great.

AW
AldenW
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had Cuban food before, but Bella Cuba was excellent. The appetizer platter and churrasco steak were excellent. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cuban food in town!

JB
JenniferB
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was great, but the service was very slow. It look 45 mins to get an appetizer

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UDabney
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Cuban restaurant I’ve been to in a LONG time. The food was wonderful and the service was personal and beyond what I expected. The portions were great and the drinks were top notch.

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vipRobert
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service was amazing. You can tell that the staff are invested in making sure diners have a great experience. They are proud of their culture and they take pride in their food

HL
vipHollowLeg
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wish I could have given 5 stars - I was very excited to dine here on my last night in Miami. I had be salivating over the oxtail stew all day in anticipation. But, the service was very poor. As a lone diner, my meal took 100 minutes and I only had one glass of wine and one main dish. Even just keeping my wine glass filled (and at $15/glass, their loss) would have improved the rating by a star. But alas, the oxtail stew... first let me start by saying that the sauce was delicious. It was amazing. But the "side" of fried plantains was pathetic. It was four slices of plantain. Like thin slices that lay flat on my plate. and the side salad was pretty good too - all five forkfuls of it that included the middle bits of a red onion that you normally throw into a stew mix. Now, back to the oxtail stew... oxtails require prep and knowledge on how to cook them without the meat drying out or being stringy and tough. I'm Korean. I make a lot of oxtail. So I was REALLY disappointed when I couldn't get the meat off the bones. I had to ask for a steak knife to saw it off. And the meat it self was so tough and stringy, I had more in my teeth than my belly. It was dried out - clearly indicating that the oxtails had NOT been stewed in the sauce, but added afterwards (the biggest downfall when making oxtail) and the dish was NOT worth the effort or the money. Between the service and the food, I will not be going back there.

FAQs

Bella Cuba does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bella Cuba also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 672-7466.

Bella Cuba is rated 4.8 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.