Little Havana Tour: Authentic Food and Culture
4.8
598 Ratings
Miami
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Little Havana on this half-day tour. Sample authentic Cuban cuisine, visit historic landmarks, and learn about the rich history and influence of Cuban culture in Miami.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights

Meet your local guide at a central location in Little Havana and begin your adventure through the Cuban-American cultural and historical capital.\n\nBlock by block, in a small group, you will discover the Cuban history of Miami and gain knowledge from your guide of the relations between the United States and Cuba.\n\nYou will visit six local, family-owned Cuban and South-American restaurants and sample various cuisines offering a fusion of local and international decadence.\n\nTastings will include Cuban coffee and mojitos, ropa vieja (stewed beef), guava-flavored pastries, Cuban sandwiches, and more.\n\nOn Calle Ocho, in Little Havana, skilled local workers will show you how to make famous Cuban coffee and cigars, and then you will explore the rising Cuban art scene and local artist galleries.\n\nYou will also witness historical landmarks such as Maximo Gomez Domino Park, Cuban Memorial Park, Bay of Pigs Museum, Tower Theater, and more.\n\nPoints of Interest\n\n- Tumbao\n\n- Churromania Little Havana

What's Included
  • Visit to a local Cuban cigar factory to see how cigars are produced by local Cuban lady rollers
  • Tasting of Salpicon de Mariscos, a Spanish inspired Cuban seafood mix
  • Exclusive Guayabera shirt presentation by the famous Big Papa
  • Food tastings including Empanada, Pastelito con Guayaba y queso, a traditional Cuban Sandwich, and churros with cinnamon and sugar
  • Sipping on traditional Cuban beverages, from tropical juices to Mojito cocktails and Cuban Coffee Colada
  • Domino Park visit for an authentic local experience with afternoon players
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities - Our guides will appreciate your generosity. 15-20% suggested gratuity per person.
  • Parking ($2-3 per hour) - Read your confirmation for more parking information
  • We don’t provide hotel pick up and drop-off
Additional Information

Immerse yourself in Cuban lifestyle for a day: explore Little Havana and gain insight into the local traditions and history during this half-day guided tour. Savor genuine Cuban delicacies, including Guava-pastries and stewed meat (price inclusive), served in family-owned eateries and get schooled about the historical significance and impact of Cuban culture in Miami by your guide. This journey will also guide you through significant Cuban landmarks such as the Bay of Pigs Memorial and Cuban Memorial Park. This is a small-group expedition, accommodating a maximum of 10 participants per reservation.

  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately according to the weather conditions. If the weather forecast shows that it will be raining, make sure you bring an umbrella or poncho.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. None of the places require us any dress code, so wear the most comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • We are not able to accommodate guest with celiac disease, gluten allergies or vegan diet. If you have a vegetarian in the group please mention it in the comment box when you make a reservation. If you have any other allergies please contact the supplier on 305-537-8531 to discuss further options
  • Vegetarian option is available if you notify us before the tour start
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Feel free to take pictures during the tour and share it online for our future guests to have better vision of the experience.
  • Restrooms are available in almost every place. Feel free to ask our tour guide if you need to use one.
Location
Tumbao
Southwest 8th Street
Meet and greet with your guide in front of the restaurant 15 minutes before the tour start. If you need help with parking, please arrive earlier. Street parking is available and costs about $2/hour. Use PayByPhone application to pay.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Maureen_c
May 15, 2024
Little Havanna at its best - The food, particularly the cuban sandwiches, was absolutely delicious and so was the history lesson. Danny was our tour guide and he was quirky but a lot of fun. We saw other tours with a lot of people--the guide even had a speaker. Our tour was small and intimate.
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Maureen_c
May 2, 2024
The real little Havana - Guide Danny was colorful and full of info. Food was great. Cuban sandwiches were the highlight. Mojito was delicious
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Michelle_w
Apr 22, 2024
Danny was wonderful - Danny was wonderful with his knowledge and personality. We felt like we got to see the authentic side of Little Havana.
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Judithl_h
Apr 11, 2024
Best experience for tourists - This is beyond a 5 star experience. Food,history,culture…amazing. Shopping and art exposure fantastic. Tour with Danny was like the icing on the cake. He was kind,humorous,genuine….the best tour guide we have ever had. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great Miami experience!!!
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Holly_w
Apr 8, 2024
Best experience ever - Danni is the best tour guide I’ve ever met in my life! Our tour wouldn’t haven been the same without him. He knows everyone and everything to do. It was the best thing we did on our trip to Miami. We had so much fun and all of the food/drinks were amazing. We couldn’t believe how much we got. This tour is a must for all!
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Erin_e
Apr 4, 2024
A private tour with a Full Lunch! - This was a Great Tour! Faruk was funny, kind and very knowledgeable! After starting late (totally our fault not knowing Miami Traffic) he recovered swiftly and got us started right away. It was like a private tour of Lil Havana since we were the only two on the tour and we left knowing so much more about the neighborhood and Cuba itself! The food was OUTSTANDING! My husband absolutely loved the Cuban Sandwich and I thought the empanadas were some of the best I have ever tasted! And all the portions were spectacular! We highly recommend this tour to locals and Miami visitors alike! Special thank you to Faruk! He made our afternoon memorable!
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Aoki711
Apr 3, 2024
Great time! - We had a fantastic time! Danny the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the history and community about Little Havana. All the food we tried was excellent. After the tour we stopped by the bakery to get more to take home. This tour is a small setting which we liked.
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Drruth54
Mar 31, 2024
Such a Fun and Tasty Tour - Our guide, Danny, was fabulous! He knows everything and everybody in Little Havana. He is funny and enjoys what he does. The food was delicious! We learned a lot and ate a lot. Highly recommend this tour!
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Denise_s
Apr 30, 2024
Too many jokes - The food was good but the tour guide joked around just a little too much. Never sure to believe what he was saying or if it was just another joke!
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Lex2016lex
May 13, 2024
Extremely disappointing experience - My experience with the little Havana walking tour was extremely disappointing. I had scheduled the tour for 12:30 on Mother’s Day, which also happened to be my birthday this year. Unfortunately, about 2 hours before the tour, we realized we would be late due to a delay at the restaurant where we had a reservation. We tried to communicate this to Farouk, the tour guide, in advance, hoping to find a solution. However, despite being the only ones on the tour and the tour lasting 2.5 hours, Farouk refused to wait for us or even meet us at a different spot along the route. He mentioned that he could only wait for 10 minutes at the pick-up location, and if we were not there within that time, he would leave and go home. We were going to be 30 minutes late, but Farouk insisted that if we were not there within 10 minutes after the scheduled time, he would go home instead of running the tour that day. This lack of flexibility and understanding was quite disheartening, especially considering the circumstances. When we tried to cancel, we were unable to do so, resulting in a loss of money for us. Overall, this experience left us with a very negative impression of both the tour and Farouk as a guide. It’s unfortunate that what was supposed to be a special day turned into such an unpleasant and frustrating experience.
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