Things to do in Calle Ocho

Our most recommended things to do in Calle Ocho

Miami: Little Havana Walking Food Tour with Lunch

1. Miami: Little Havana Walking Food Tour with Lunch

Venture off-the-beaten-path on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Miami’s Little Havana, taking an edible route through one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn about traditional Cuban cuisine, eating your way along Calle Ocho as you stroll. Designed for locals and visitors alike, you will uncover the area’s rich history and culture, tasting Cuban recipes that have been handed down through generations. Meet local artists, watch cigar rollers, peek in at Domino Park. Taste a Cuban classic at a true Cuban institution. Learn about Mariquitas and Malanga Frita. Enjoy chicken and picadillo stuffed plantain cups. Step into old Cuba and try guarapo juice at a family run fruteria. And sip a café Cubano, crafted by the most talented barista in town. All food tastings are included in the price and will provide a lunch large enough for the hungriest of foodies.

Little Havana: Food & Cultural Walking Tour with Lunch

2. Little Havana: Food & Cultural Walking Tour with Lunch

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Little Havana, and experience its cultural traditions, sights, sounds, stories, rhythms, aromas, and flavors. Learn the rich stories behind the people and places, and walk away feeling like a local. Designed for locals and visitors alike, you will uncover the area’s rich history and culture, tasting Cuban recipes that have been handed down through generations. Meet and interact with locals, visit spiritual sites, and learn about secret religious practices. Watch senior exiles play dominoes on Domino Plaza, be amazed as skilled vaqueros hand-roll cigars, sip freshly brewed Cuban coffee, and admire the greatest collection of Cuban art outside of Cuba. Master the basics of merengue or salsa dance, and round-off your experience at a sit-down restaurant with a homemade meal of Cuban food.

Miami: Little Havana Food and Walking Tour

3. Miami: Little Havana Food and Walking Tour

Explore the 5 main blocks of Miami's Little Havana and learn about the culture and history of this unique neighborhood with a local guide. Enjoy tastings from the best family-owned establishments on Calle Ocho, serving traditional Cuban food and coffee. Upgrade your experience to include a bus tour. Meet your local bilingual guide at a traditional Cuban coffee house where the coffee is roasted in-house, and where you can taste this unique beverage for yourself. On the tour, you will: taste a variety of Cuban foods such as empanadas, croquetas, chicken plantains, guava pastries, and Cuban Churros; meet local musicians and enjoy traditional Cuban music; watch the ancient art of cigar rolling: and visit cultural and historic sites along the way. Visit the cultural epicenter that is Domino Park. See the iconic Cuban Jazz bar that Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday frequented. Learn about the historic Tower Theatre and the Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center. Walk the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame honoring Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan. Cuban history is ever present in this neighborhood with the eternal flame and memorials for those who fought for Cuban Independence in the Cuban Memorial Boulevard Park, and the Bay of Pigs Monument which honors those who fell in that battle. You can upgrade your tour to include the Big Bus Double Decker Tour which has a stop in Little Havana. Tour around Miami with unforgettable views of South Beach, Miami Beach, Wynwood Walls, Bayside Marketplace, and much more from the top of the double-decker bus.

Miami: Little Havana Guided Walking Tour

4. Miami: Little Havana Guided Walking Tour

Get to know Little Havana in Miami with a guided walking tour. Let your guide show you the music, culture, and history of this vibrant district. Meet your guide Maximo Gomez Park. Take in the local vibe on Calle Ocho street. Find out how the area is linked to the Cuban revolution. See locals playing dominos. Pass specialty shops, and cigar manufacturers. View the Cuban influence on the architecture. Get suggestions on where to eat food like media noche sandwiches, empanadas, and plantains. Hear about the Bay of Pigs conflict, and Santeria, a religion which originated in the Caribbean

Miami: Little Havana Private Walking Tour

5. Miami: Little Havana Private Walking Tour

Experience Cuba in the heart of Miami on a guided day trip to Little Havana. Visit Calle Ocho (8th Street), the melting pot of Cuban culture to discover its cuisine, music, art, street life, and history. Start your trip from the historical Bay of Pigs Monument. Know about the history of Little Havana and how Cuban and Hispanic cultures have influenced the community. Visit Calle Oncho (8th Street) which is bubbling with people, culture, and flavor. On this tour, you will see cigar shops, fierce dominoes players, and bars that take over at night. Explore famous landmarks, enjoy street art and music, and relish authentic Cuban cuisine. Customize this private tour according to your interests and preferences. One of the best times to visit Little Havana is during the Calle Ocho Music festival that takes place every year in March.

Miami: City Tour and Speedboat Experience

6. Miami: City Tour and Speedboat Experience

Experience all the highlights of sunny Miami on this ca. 5-hour action tour including a 45-minute speedboat ride, with an English- or Spanish-speaking guide. Jet through Biscayne Bay with its private islands and swanky villas at top speed and to a soundtrack of cool tunes and enjoy a short detour to the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Let your guide lead you to the top sights of Miami by open bus. See the Art Deco District, Bayside, Downtown, and Little Havana amoug other highlights.

Miami: Sightseeing Bus Tour with Transfer

7. Miami: Sightseeing Bus Tour with Transfer

Explore the historic Art Deco District via the famous Ocean Drive in South Beach together with your guide. Once there, you will learn about the history of the area's unique architecture. Marvel at the amazing graffiti art, small boutiques, shops, and cafes in Wynwood. Little Havana then invites you to explore its rich Cuban heritage with small Cuban cigar factories, coffee shops, and bars. Following that, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables are beautiful residential areas featuring lush, tropical gardens, and historic mansions. At the end of your sightseeing experience, you can choose to enjoy a speedboat or sightseeing boat tour along Miami's beautiful skyline, seeing the homes of various movie stars along the way.

Miami: Little Havana Food, Culture, Mojito Tour

8. Miami: Little Havana Food, Culture, Mojito Tour

Your tour of Miami’s Little Havana begins in the heart of the Cuban community. Check out some historic architectural beauties, as well as some unique collections of art. Visit one of the many locally owned art galleries in the neighborhood. Hear stories from first-generation immigrants from Cuba and learn about the influence of Cuban art in Miami. See the important Bay of Pigs monument en route to a favorite local juice bar, where you’ll get to quench your thirst with a dose of sugarcane or mango juice. Visit SW 8th Street to experience the Caribbean flavor that fills the air, from the classic Domino Park where locals challenge one another to domino games, to the conga music that you hear live in the streets. Your tour will end at one of the neighborhood’s favorite watering holes for a taste of a classic mojito.

Miami: Bus Tour and Speed Boat Tour with Transfer

9. Miami: Bus Tour and Speed Boat Tour with Transfer

Embark on an adventure and explore the historic Art Deco District via the famous Ocean Drive in South Beach. Expand your knowledge about the history of the area's unique architecture. Explore Wynwood and its amazing graffiti art, small boutiques, shops, and cafes. Little Havana then invites you to explore its rich Cuban heritage with small Cuban cigar factories, coffee shops, and bars. Following that, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables are beautiful residential areas featuring lush, tropical gardens, and historic mansions. Downtown and Brickell are guaranteed to then dazzle you with their modern architecture and skyscrapers. At the end of your sightseeing experience, enjoy a speedboat tour along Miami's beautiful skyline, seeing the homes of various movie stars along the way.

Miami City & Boat Tour with Bike Rental

10. Miami City & Boat Tour with Bike Rental

This combination package allows you to explore everything that Miami has to offer by bus, boat, and bike. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel or local accommodation and explore the city of Miami from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Visit many of Miami's most scenic spots on land including South Beach’s Art Deco District, Ocean Drive, Downtown Miami, Brickell Avenue, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Little Havana, and Calle Ocho.  After exploring the city by land, hit the water with a fully narrated sightseeing boat cruise. Your cruise will pass through Biscayne Bay where you will see the Downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and Millionaire’s Row. Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase on board during the 90-minute cruise.  Finally, exploring South Beach by bicycle is an excellent way to see Miami beach even further. You'll ride through glamorous South Beach and experience a tropical paradise, see Versace Mansion, Star Island, the vibrant Lincoln Road outdoor mall, Ocean Drive and the Art Deco District, South Point Park, and more.

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What people are saying about Calle Ocho

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 2,669 reviews

Great day. We had empanadas and some patori chicken strips pastries and Cuban coffee. We went dancing as we toured. So alive and so much fun. There was a park where everyone was just seating and playing dominos. We even saw old antique cars like you see in the postcards of Cuba. I literally felt like I dropped into Cuba. Great day…

We had a truly wonderful and unique experience exploring Little Havana from our local guide Ari! Delicious cafecito to start followed by empanadas and a variety of sweet and savoury pastries. Do it! You’ll thank yourself for making a great decision!

The tour with Ari was great! She knew so many fact about the restaurants, the art, the people, the food. It was so authentic since she grew up here and has is cuban herself. It was a really great, entertaining, informative and fun tour!

ari,the guide did a great job passing to us the spirit of the people in Little Havana , their life , their taste she took us to eat the traditional food and to the music bar..... it was great

Incredible tour, we loved the culture and history given, the tour guide is one of the best we've had. Very intellectual and informative, would recommend it all my family and friends!!