Little Havana/Calle Ocho Travel Guide
In the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult to find places with history and a unique Miami flavor, but Los Pinareños stays the same. Over the years, we have hosted video crews and photographers from the Food Network, Travel Channel, and several national publications here.
Many people who have enjoyed a glass of guarapo, a batido, or an inexpensive cafecito at this, one of the remaining true monuments to all things Cuban on Calle Ocho, might be surprised to discover one thing. This classic building is only about 16 years old!
Angel and Guillermina Hernandez have operated Los Pinareños at its current location for more than 40 years. The family purchased the oversized fruit and vegetable stand from the original owners, who had family connections to the United Fruit Company.
Eventually, the Hernandez family was able to rebuild their shop from the ground up, this time using an all-concrete design. The new building is built to survive both fire and hurricane and it’s simple, classic design has helped it become the most photogenic spot en la Calle.
Enjoy hot-from-the-kettle tamales and an ever-changing lunch special. Step up to the walk-up window or “la ventanita” for guarapo, a batido, or an inexpensive cafecito. Sip your drink in the shade and imagine Calle Ocho filled with 50s American automobiles and you will feel like you are back in Cuba.
ATMOSPHERE: Very casual
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