Little Havana is a humble neighborhood with a friendly vibe in Miami. Cuban exiles and immigrants made it their home in the 1970s, and today it breathes a culture, flavor, and mom-and-pop-shop warmth that is uniquely its own. Little Havana is an important part of the patchwork that makes up Miami, so if you’re in the neighborhood, don’t forget to swing by.
Little Havana is 5 miles from YVE Hotel Miami, about a 15-minute drive. Parking meters are abundant on Calle Ocho, so bring quarters! Aside from rideshares, you can also visit Little Havana via Big Bus Tours. You can hop-on the bus at Bayfront Park across from our hotel. Buses depart from the north side of or the park with tours that run from morning until evening, departing every half-hour. Busses stops right in the middle of all the action on Calle Ocho. See more info at the Big Bus Tour website.
Little Havana Tourist Center
1600 SW Calle Ocho
Open 10-6 pm daily
Máximo Gomez Park (Domino Park) is the most iconic part of Little Havana, aside from the giant rooster, both located on Calle Ocho and 15th Ave. The Calle Ocho Walk of Fame is a proud sidewalk tribute to Cuban and Latino cultural figures. Want to see how a Cuban cigar is rolled? El Titan De Bronze on Calle Ocho and 11th Avenue hand-rolls their product onsite. This is a great little learning experience and a quintessential spot to pick up a souvenir.
One of the best parts of Little Havana is the food, drinks and desserts. Make sure to try a mojito at Old’s Havana at 1142 Calle Ocho. Order the Abuela Maria-flavored ice cream at Azucar Ice Cream Co. (vanilla with red guava, cream cheese and crispy cookies) at 1503 Calle Ocho. Get dinner at the Little Havana mainstay, Versailles, located at 3501 Calle Ocho. Don’t forget to grab a drink and and put on your dancing shoes at The Ball and Chain at 1513 Calle Ocho.
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