Originally posted by sammur
I used to eat breakfast at the Latin American Cafeteria when I was in Miami but it's been torn down. I've moved to Sergio's and Carreta's but it's not quite the same. What would you recommend for a good Cuban breakfast spot? I love to dunk my Cuban bread in my cafe con leche. Thanks.
Where do you stay when you visit? I'd hate to send you all the way across town.
The "Latin American Cafeteria" name has resurfaced at three locations. They have received some promising reviews, and I got a good take-out Cuban sandwich from the Sunset Drive location. I don't know whether there is any relationship to the old one on Coral Way.
One is in the Bayside Marketplace downtown.
Another is at 9608 SW 72 Street (Sunset Drive two miles west of the Palmetto Expressway).
The third is at 2740 SW 27 Avenue (27 Ave between Coral Way and US-1).
If you are on South Beach, I would recommend Puerto Sagua, at 700 Collins Ave (Collins & 7th Street)
If you want to go to the heart of Cuban Calle Ocho (8th Street), I would recommend Versailles as a tourists' "gotta see", and they do Cuban breakfasts well. 3555 SW 8th Street. Here is the 3 Guys from Miami take that I found when looking up the address, with some photos: http://3guysfrommiami.com/versailles.html
Except for Versailles, call before you go. Restaurants open and close like crazy here.