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Tropical Beach Cafe

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2891 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4407
+1 305-538-0359
Today
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for a family breakfast here and was really happy with everything. The place looks very plain but the service is good, the food is excellent and plentiful and the value is amazing especially when you compare what the hotels in Miami Beach are charging for much less. The food is definitely Cuban flair and you will enjoy it. Walking... More 

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Rochester, NY
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here while staying at the HIlton Garden Inn right down the street. It was a nice breakfast, a little bit of a Cuban influence which was nice. The restaurant is small and was quite crowded. There is an outside area to dine but it was a little chilly the morning we were there. I would recommend this... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is not fancy, but they have the best breaded shrimp I've ever had. Looks like a local favorite place to eat.

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Thank Wes C
United States
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time heading to this busy cafe for an authentic Cuban sandwich and coffee. By virtue of the fact that this place is always busy with locals and visitors tells you they're doing something right!

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cuban sandwiches were average but the empanadas were excellent. I would just go back and order a bunch of them. Not sure if I would order the sandwiches again.

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Lancaster, PA
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice variety, reasonable prices, will go back. Pork chunks, congri, sweet plantains. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Darrell M
Ellicott City, Maryland
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156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered over here from my nearby hotel for lunch. It was late, so not too busy. I had the Cuban sandwich with fries. I enjoyed the sandwich (and associated price of it), I wouldn't call it the most authentic. Staff was friendly. As mentioned, the cafe isn't huge, so during busy times, I imagine you're waiting quite a bit. Would... More 

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Squabble Holler, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Miami Beach almost every year for a few days and the Tropical Beach has always been our favorite, hands down, for many years. The food is always delicious, service great and prices very reasonable for the locality. The fact that it is such a local favorite diner can sometimes mean waiting a while for a table. However, it's... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended to eat there by the hotel staff. Just round the corner from AC Hotel. Ordered the cheese burger - the portion is huge.

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Thank Tracy C
mobile ala
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got a condo for 3 days around the corner from the restaurant decided to try it the first day, we ate here 4 more times, food, coffee and service all great. Huge portions, Every time we come back here we will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2891 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4407
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Oceanfront
  • Neighbourhood: Oceanfront
  • Phone Number: +1 305-538-0359

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?