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Main Dining Room - La Cañita at Bayside, Miami, FL

La Cañita at Bayside

4.2
4.2
98 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

9:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

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, Contactless Payment, 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. Happy Hour is available throughout the restaurant.

What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown Areas

    Kid Friendly

  • Downtown Areas

    Hot Spot

  • Downtown Areas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LG

    LuigiG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  2. 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
  3. JL

    JohnL

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent tourist trap restaurant. Loud music.
  4. 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.
  5. KE

    KEVINM

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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 :).

  6. 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 :).

  7. ML

    MarshaL

    Fort Lauderdale

    100 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    100 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
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The only complaint I have is that they would not substitute the salad dressing for my wife’s salad. Also my wife ordered a salad as an entree, and did not order a starter. I ordered a salad to start and an entree. They brought her entree salad out with my starter. Should have waited. The ambience is nice, food was good, server polite, but on the whole the place was a bit touristy.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun! Our server made good recommendations and make our experience better!! Will be back :)

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so happy you enjoyed dining with us :). We hope you can join us again soon!

  10. CG

    ChristineG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful staff. They made sure that our food as exact and the food was excellent. The staff took great care of us and was efficient and friendly.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 12, 2022Aww, you’re making us blush. Thank you for the kind words, Christine. Your review is the kind of review that makes us love what we do even more :). We look forward to hosting you again soon.

  11. MO

    MorganO

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place but they were out of two main course options that we had wanted to order. Staff was great about it and definitely would go again

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 7, 2022Hi Morgan, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your honest feedback. We really appreciate it :). We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  12. KZ

    KhalidZ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was a little pricey for the portions and you had to pay to get a refill on unsweetened ice tea!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 7, 2022Hi Khalid, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us. We really hope you will come back and give us another try.

  13. S

    Sew1005

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Pricey but worth every penny!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Our server Rodrigo was amazing. Music was very loud so difficult to carry a conversation.
  15. JS

    JoSoto

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Cute place with indoor/outdoor seating. Outside too hot and muggy and no ventilation fans installed. Very stuffy. Indoor is much better. Beef empanadas were good (but it's not traditional beef, they actually use ropa vieja which surprised me). We had some meat platter (tierra) - it was ok, didn't love it. Their chimichurri sauce was actually quite good and charged separate. The biggest disappointment was their watery drinks. The only strong thing about them was the price. Mojito too light. Mai Tai too light and completely filled with ice. The live music band is very good.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and really hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

  16. b

    blkswn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    went to la cañita at bayside for father's day and had a great time! food was good and our server was amazing! the outdoor seating area was crowded so it was a bit hot but overall a great experience.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 25, 2022Wow, thank you so much for your kind words. We love reading about what our guests enjoy the most! We hope you can join us again soon!

  17. B

    Businessmeal

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My goodness..the reviews were right. That food was great. There were 3 of us and we all enjoyed everything we ordered. We sat outside under a covered porch by the water so the noise levels were fine with a little music coming from inside - just enough for us to enjoy but still talk to each other. I would definitely go there again.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. Nothing makes us happier than reading about an experience like yours :). We can’t wait to host you again soon!

  18. f

    forkinbrilliant

    Miami

    160 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great to introduce the tourists to Cuban cuisine. Nice sitting outside with a view. Shrimp Ceviche not great but everything else was.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We really appreciate it :). We hope to see you again soon!

  19. m

    massimob

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice Latin ambiance - great food - truly impeccable service. I was on a casual business dinner, just having a nice conversation. Then the Latin band, which was very good, came on stage and blasted their music so loud that we had to move to the terrace. Needless to say the dining room emptied out to the terrace. Why would you have such loud music ? I know we r in MIami and you are trying to catch everyone’s attention…

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 18, 2022Hello Massimo! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a constructive review, we really appreciate it. We will make sure to share your feedback about the music with our Management team. Come back soon, and bring your fiends ;).

  20. JC

    JohnC

    Fort Lauderdale

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great servuce and food.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback, John. Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on May 30, 2022Happy Birthday! Thanks for celebrating with us! Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :).

  22. KH

    KenH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    No ice water, mojito was watered down, the dinner portion of arroz con pollo was small for the price and the chicken was dry, the pan con lechon was also dry and not tasty. The only good thing we had was the empanadas de carne. Luckily the service was good, but I don't care for the gratuity being included...there was only 4 of us.
  23. C

    Court

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    The food was bland and dry. The water was very nice, however. It was expensive for the quality.
  24. EB

    EzbeidyB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time, beautiful view, tasty food and great service! Will be back and will definitely recommend to friends and family!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on May 15, 2022Aww, thank you so much for your amazing feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us :). We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Authentic Cuban and great live music

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :).

  26. S

    Sagi50

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We went for Happy Hour and they sat us in the regular dining area to find out that Happy Hour is only at the bar Tables are too close together didn't like that at all. The food was very good

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

  27. JV

    JoseV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Although the service was good the quality and variety of food should be improved.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on May 4, 2022Thank you for your honest feedback, Jose. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes 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.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food was ok, margarita was laughable and overpriced. Had to ask for things multiple times before they brought it. Typical tourist restaurant. A bit disappointed.
  29. E

    Evans515

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really nice ambiance. We sat on the patio. Nice view of the bay and boats! Service was pleasant and prompt. The Watermelon salad was so tasty. I would definitely return.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on April 13, 2022Wow, thank you so much for your kind words, Evan! We love reading about what our guests enjoy the most! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  30. y

    yulsg

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place with live music and Latin food. You feel on vacation in the Caribbean !

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on April 13, 2022We couldn't agree more :). Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope you can join us again soon!

  31. S

    Smiles

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious and our waiter was amazing.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on April 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your great feedback! We hope you can join us again soon!

  32. JZ

    JohnZ

    New York Area

    386 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    386 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good place to eat close to Arena. Food comes out quick so do not order everything at once unless your in a rush. They served us dinner as we were still eating appetizers and I told the server not to rush us and not to put order for dinner order in until we FINISHED appetizers. Lucky I didn’t order dessert ahead of time or I am positive it would have been served during dinner.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on April 6, 2022Hello John, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and really hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

  33. KM

    KathyM

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good since we were hungry. Our server was very nice and helpful,

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on April 6, 2022Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us! We're so happy yo enjoyed :). We hope to see you again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was expensive and didn’t taste good. View of water from patio was ok but not great. Service was good.
  35. K

    Kenny

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok… Outdoor patio w/views of the bay was cool.. bring your outside voice the music can be loud. Come for the ambiance stay for the drinks

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on April 6, 2022Hi Kenny, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're so happy your group enjoyed the service and ambiance! We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and really hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server (a guy of which I forgot his name) was great.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on March 30, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review! We can’t wait to host you again soon :).

  37. RT

    RodrigoT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy buena atención del garzón, muy atento y amable. Sus recomendaciones fueron acertadas.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on April 6, 2022Hola Rodrigo! Muchas gracias por tus excelentes comentarios! Nos da mucho gusto que hayas disfrutado :). Te esperamos pronto!

  38. AG

    AndrewG

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Awful. Michelle Bernstein should be ashamed to have her name on this place.
  39. R

    Ralf

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Good place and food, but music was way too loud. Impossible to have a conversation.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ridrigo from Chile was superior!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on March 30, 2022Wow, thank you so much for your kind words! We will make sure to share your sentiments with Rodrigo and the rest of the team :). We hope you can join us again soon!

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 4.2 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for La Cañita at Bayside

401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Dining areas

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, Contactless Payment, 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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