Raúl Musibay: The guidebooks will tell you that the heart of Little Havana is on Calle Ocho between 14th and 18th Avenues. But Little Havana actually stretches from 27th Avenue all the way downtown to 4th avenue. If all you see in Little Havana is Domino Park and your favorite cigar store, you're missing out on the real Little Havana.
Raúl Musibay: The best way to see Little Havana? Why not start with breakfast or lunch in one of many excellent restaurants? Then you can walk and drive around and visit nearby places – Domino Park, the art galleries, souvenir stores, or a cigar factory.
Jorge Castillo: Over the years Calle Ocho has seen an influx of other Latin cultures. There are a lot of people and businesses from Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.
Raúl Musibay: They even started calling part of the Calle Ocho the "Latin Quarter" to reflect these changes.
Jorge Castillo: It's a great melting pot of various cuisines.
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Instead of one monolithic area, Little Havana comprises several neighborhoods including those south of Calle Ocho where Cubans live in the residential areas of Shenandoah and Silver Bluff.
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