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La Cañita at Bayside

4.3
4.3
131 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Bringing bold, exciting Caribbean and pan-Latin flavors, live music and a celebration of rum culture to Bayside Marketplace. La Cañita, which translates from Spanish to “little sugarcane,” celebrates the food and flavor of tropical, sun-drenched destinations like Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico, along with influences from Central and South America. Offering spectacular waterfront views of Miami.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 392-0811

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michelle Bernstein

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Miami

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Introducing Bayside's Best New Happy Hour. Sip on $7 cocktails, prosecco and wine or $5 beers Plus, enjoy tempting bites ranging from $5 to $9 Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the bar.

What 131 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  • Downtown Areas

    Great for scenic views

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  1. AP

    AlexanderP

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The food is really bad. I do not recommend this place at all.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday 01/14

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us! It was our pleasure to host you on your birthday :).

  3. j

    jenniferc

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the covered outdoor seating. Hostess sat us immediately and gave us choice of 2 tables. It was busy with Heat game starting 1 hour after our reservation time. The wait staff worked together to get us in and out fast. FYI: 20% gratuity added to all checks which is a good idea.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, Jennifer! We're so happy you enjoyed it :). Please come back soon, and bring your friends ;).

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback! We really appreciate you spending New Year's Eve with us! We're so happy you enjoyed it :).

  5. j

    jeremy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 STARS - FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. THE MUSIC WAS LIVE LIVE. THE SERVICES EXCEEDED ALL OF MY EXPECTATIONS. GOOD JOB. I WILL BE RETURNING.
  6. TM

    TataM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good place. I went with my family to the New Year's Eve party and we had a great time. The food was delicious in general the event was very well organized. The band made everyone dance, it was amazing. Overall it was a very nice experience. I definitely recommend this place!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review, Tata! We really appreciate you celebrating New Year's Eve with us :). We hope you can come back soon, and bring your friends ;).

  7. R

    Rocket

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality ingredients, excellent choices, great for kids. Fantastic live music!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback! We're so happy your experience with us :).

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The appetizers were delicious ! The drinks and dessert were too sweet !

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We hope you can join us again soon, and bring your friends ;).

  9. VK

    VisitingcouplefromKC

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a great time! The food was good, the service was great. We loved the live music, though the volume was too loud for table conversation. They didn't seem to have any kids menu items, but the kids loved sharing some empanadas. The Coquito was a happy treat! So tasty!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on January 9, 2023Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! We love hearing about what our guests enjoyed most!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so good!!! but, dessert menu was lacking and rum cake was awful.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us. We really appreciate it :).

  11. MB

    MartinaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Although booked with happy hour option through opentable, they did not give us the happy hour option. The portion are small and the quality not great. Overall poor experience.
  12. HN

    HNGS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Very loud music can’t hear to have conversation with family. Light is so low you have to use a phone light to read menu. Was out of chicken dish. 20% tip automatically included which is not on the menu anywhere. Food was brought out all at different times so family had to wait to eat together.
  13. R

    Rick

    New York Area

    103 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Drinks were great food just ok. Shrimp Cerviche app very small portion didn’t taste good They ran out of main entree chicken and rice. Got oxtail very fatty not good. Food way over river and tourist tray. Waiter was very nice and accommodating. Good lunch spot not dinner.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you for your honest feedback, Rick. It was extremely helpful to our team and we hope you will come back and give us another try.

  14. N

    Nickname

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A gem hidden in Bayside marketplace. Everything you’d expect from a Michelle Bernstein influenced place, with great service, great food, and a casual experience.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback! Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :).

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Era nuestro aniversario 25 estamos muy agradecidos por todo Primero la magia del lugar a transporte a lo q fue una cuba linda !!! A los empleados y aún más especial a GUILLERMO el chico argentino súper súper súper !!! Muy cordial y profesional!! LA COMIDA ES SABROSO Y LIS TRAGOS 😛volveré gracias

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on December 12, 2022Aww, muchas gracias por sus excelentes comentarios! Nos alegra saber que lo disfrutaron tanto! Feliz Aniversario :). Los esperamos pronto!

  16. S

    Simsim

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice band playing. Our seats had a very nice view of the water. Food was dry and tasteless. Service was good but too fast if you’d like to relax and enjoy a couple of drinks before eating. Food was basically delivered as soon as it was ordered.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you so much for your honest feedback. It was extremely helpful to our team. We really hope you will come back and give us another try.

  17. I

    Ivette

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a birthday and pre concert dinner. Staff was accommodating, friendly and eager to make us comfortable . Conch fritters were delicious . Great live band And our server Rodrigo was exceptional. We will be back .

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review, Ivette! We can’t wait to host you again soon!

  18. E

    Emma

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Band was too loud!! The live music was good, but it was incredibly loud. We were yelling at each other on the table and still could not hear each other. Annoying! I felt bad for the employees. Hopefully the live music is not every day. The food was good, but the loud music will not let you enjoy it.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on November 7, 2022Thanks for taking the time to rate your experience with us, Emma. We really appreciate it :). We will share your feedback with the management team and hope you can come back and give us another opportunity to impress you.

  19. MK

    MarcusK

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    nice outdoor seating area. good vibe from the live band. food was tasty and fresh.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on November 7, 2022Thanks for the great review, Marcus! Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :).

  20. B

    Bradyfoody

    Miami

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We live in Miami and were going to the Arsht Center for a matinee and wanted to try Michelle Bernstein's newest restaurant, La Canita, in Bayside. Bayside is not looking great, in much needed updating although La Canita is quaint and well decorated. We wanted to dine outside and waited for a table. Our waiters were pleasant but unfortunately not attentive. Our food was just okay, the fish sandwiches were suppose to be local, fresh fish and it was not very good. Dry and overloaded with messy dressing....we were all disappointed in our choices.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Service was great! would 100% go again! The ocean view also was a big plus

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on October 30, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your great feedback! Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :).

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    It’s a convenient location since it’s at Bayside and the view was nice but the food was lacking. You could my the ox tail had been reheated as the middle of the meat was cold and the outside hot. It was also over seasoned. Simply not good. Tried the same dish at other restaurants in Miami as well and i give this one the worst review.
  23. AS

    AudiSnob

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and I wanted a whole fried red snapper. La Cañita had exactly what I was craving for. It was absolutely delicious. My husband had the picadillo and he said it was really good. I ordered a side of tostones to go with my meal. We also had the Coconut Mojito drink and it was amazing; anything coconut in my book is good. It was my first time having a Mojito drink and I am so glad it was here (it’s a must try). Our server was very attentive and checked on us constantly. My only disappointment was that they did not comp the tres leches cake for my B-day like other restaurants do. If we’re back in this area I would definitely revisit La Cañita.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on October 24, 2022Wow, thank you so much for your kind words and for celebrating with us! We love reading about what dishes and drinks our guests enjoy the most :). We really hope you can join us again soon!

  24. OB

    One2B

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Let me begin by saying that La Cañita has high reviews due to Yisel and Henrry our wonderful servers. They have excellent customer service skills. Yisel and Henrry would be at our table before we knew we needed anything. They save the mistake I made in choosing La Cañita. They were both given an extra cash tip. Now let’s talk about the choice – on the La Cañita website has an overview description containing the following: “celebrates the food and flavor of tropical, sun-drenched destinations like Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico, along with influences from Central and South America.” So, I thought and wanted a little bit of Puerto Rico for the person we were hosting. NO – more like hamburgers and Cuban food. Please do not ask me about the Mojito – OMG what is this? Lemonade and mint leaves. The tourist won’t know, but I do! 6 people – chicken sandwich w/fries, 2 different hamburgers w/fries, an oxtail plate w/rice & beans, churrasco plate w/fries, and mine was a fish steamed with lemon slices w/rice & beans. We had a few drinks among us – for a total of 310. My friend was not happy with the Oxtail (too greasy). We were there with a large group La Cañita is accommodating, and they have killer views of the bay and Port of Miami. I still believe the Yisel and Henrry (with two R’s) saved the night – they are keepers. Thank you to both for a job well done. Thanks for reading!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on October 10, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed Yisel's and Henrry's service. We will make sure to share your sentiments with them. Thanks for your honest feedback about our food and drinks. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and drinks and are sorry to hear that we fell short during your recent dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary team and do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visiting from Texas. Celebrated my sister's birthday. The food was amazing. Thanks to Bastian and Roberto for their amazing service. We’ll be back.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on October 3, 2022Aww, thank you so much for celebrating with us and for your fantastic feedback! We'll make sure to share your sentiments with Bastian, Roberto, and the rest of the Team :).

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good. Server was attentive until towards the end of our meal. Our last round of drinks took forever to come. The food was delicious. They need to update their menu and prices that are listed online. I would definitely go back.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on September 30, 2022We're so happy you enjoyed dining with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback, we really appreciate it. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  27. GK

    GuyK

    Rome

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointing in every sense. I’ve followed Michelle’s career and eaten dozens of times at her other venues. This was a simple Cuban workers eatery/truck stop, just the food was not as good. The live music in the daytime is amplified to a horrific level. The service is awful, all plates came out at retention times and our water 10 minutes after the food. The Verdot is that the food was Greasy, bland, boring and tasteless, the service (they take 20%) non existent. I never write bad reviews but felt that this time, I must warn others. Come on Michelle, find your way back to making great food and service.
  28. P

    Paoli

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Key lime pie wasn’t cold, so seem like it needed more time on the fridge, although the crust was delicious. More of a place to go enjoy and have drinks with friends.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Paoli Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us :). We hope you can join us again soon!

  29. C

    Christina

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice atmosphere during lunchtime and right by the water! A lot of food for what we paid and the service we received from our server, Dayron, was absolutely amazing! Will definitely be returning soon!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic feedback, Christina! Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :). We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  30. l

    lester

    West Palm Beach

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Sort of disappointed with Michele Bernsteins name on this restaurant. Both my husband and I found our dishes only fair.
  31. F

    Flutist

    Miami

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food is very good, but the e service is slow, and the place is incredibly loud. We had to scream at each other to hear ourselves, even though we were sitting outdoors.
  32. FS

    FranchezcaS

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time and definitely coming back food was great , service and atmosphere.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks so much for your amazing feedback, Francesca. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. We hope you can come back soon, and bring your friends ;).

  33. TR

    TomR

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch on a Tuesday and the energy was electric. Huge crowd. Live music - 2 man band playing conga, singing, keyboard. 2nd floor of Bayside with outdoor and indoor seating. Loud so not easy to talk / not a quiet date place but the energy at Bayside on Biscayne Bay was so fun. Food was good but a little expensive for what you got - but you pay for the gorgeous interior decorating / live music/ location in Bayside shopping area with 50 plus stores as well as outdoor stalls selling everything. This is where you can also catch numerous charters. THIS is the soul of Miami for everyday fun and people watching and shopping at moderate priced stores/ outdoor stalls.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on August 21, 2022Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, Tom! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time at La Cañita and at Bayside :). Come back soon, and bring your friends ;).

  34. LG

    LuigiG

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    The food was good but the menu itself was pretty short and on top of that there was more than 4 items the did not have ! So you have no food options to choose from !! The food was ok but not a place we will go back. Also 20% tip included it looks a little high to me.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My nephew an infant baby get hurt management was messy. They didn’t handle situation very gracefully. Wont be returning. Absolutely terrible
  36. JL

    JohnL

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent tourist trap restaurant. Loud music.
  37. BS

    BrianS

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I should have known better going to a restaurant at Bayside, my wife even warned me but some of the positive reviews convinced me to give it a try. This has to be one of the absolute worst restaurants with a decent rating on OpenTable. Would be bad at any price but especially considering how expensive our dinner turned out to be. Service was as bad as the food. Nobody in our party of 5 finished what they ordered despite everyone being really hungry when we got there. Basically a tourist trap chain-like restaurant at best. Can't say enough bad things about this terrible Michele Bernstein embarrassment.
  38. KE

    KEVINM

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing place to come to get great food, drinks, music, and a view of the water.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 24, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share this review, Kevin! I will share your sentiments with the rest of the team! We hope you can joints again soon :).

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was delicious

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 27, 2022Thank for the wonderful feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed dining with us :).

  40. ML

    MarshaL

    Fort Lauderdale

    108 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    What a disappointment this restaurant was! We ordered arroz con Pollo and Lechon Asada. Neither one was particularly good especially compared to other Cuban restaurants in Miami. I did not want what came with my lechon Asada and requested that I get black beans and white rice and sweet fried plantains instead but when the bill came we were charged extra for these things but we thought it would be in place of what was offered. Shame on them! Plus it was hot as hell in the restaurant and the noise was beyond deafening! We would never recommend this restaurant and needless to say we would never come back! We are locals but I guess the tourists will be fooled

FAQs

La Cañita at Bayside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 392-0811.

La Cañita at Bayside is rated 4.3 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for La Cañita at Bayside

401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Miami

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michelle Bernstein

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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