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The Essential Guide to Hialeah Restaurants

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Hialeah: there are people either from there, have heard the name referenced in one of Pitbull’s rap songs, or have no idea where it is due to its far-out-west location.

Whether familiar with the area or not, there’s much to love about the city of progress, starting with these ten essential restaurants listed for you in alphabetical order. Find Peruvian food, Cuban cuisine, Caribbean fare and more in this neighborhood.

– Suanny Garcia Barales

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Don Camarón

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9491 NW 77th Ct
Hialeah, FL 33016
(786) 350-1414
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The ideal spot for a good meal and a good time. Must-have items on the menu include the finger-licking camaron a la francesa (shrimp in a parmesan cream sauce, served with Hawaiian plantains), salmon cilantro, and the traditional seafood rice dish, paella. Stop by the outside bar for happy hour and light bites with occasional live music.

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2. El Palacio de los Jugos

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4290 E 4th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33013
(305) 558-5959
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Not a fancy sit-down restaurant per-se, but more like a Cuban Thanksgiving all year-round. Enter the palace of steaks, seafood, soups, seasonal fruits, juices and more. No need to wait for the food to be ready, it’s already displayed behind large glasses, to make guests extra hungry, and offers large portions for a affordable price.

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3. El Rinconcito De Santa Barbara Restaurant

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2050 W 56th St
Hialeah, FL 33016
(305) 819-5590

Caribbean food nestled in the heart of Hialeah. Staple menu items include mofongo served alongside alcapurria and pastelon, arroz con gandules, and along with house favorites such as the mofongo with chicharron.

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4. El Rinconcito Peruano

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4646 Palm Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 364-4869
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Located in East Hialeah, this family-friendly eatery offers Peruvian staple such as jalea mixta, lomo saltado, and of course, mouthwatering ceviche.

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5. Grazianos Hialeah

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5999 W 16th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 819-7461
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One of Hialeah’s most popular spots, Graziano’s is ideal place for romantic dinners, family get-togethers and just about any other special occasion. Not looking to dine-in but craving Argentine flair? There’s a food market right next door offering pastries, meats, and, of course, vino.

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6. Green Papaya

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16893 NW 67th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33015
(305) 826-5216

Neighboring Hialeah, but so good it had to make the list. The menu features Vietnamese classics such as rare beef pho, duck soup and bubble tea.

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7. La Carreta

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5350 W 16th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 823-5200
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Deemed Miami’s original Cuban kitchen, La Carreta is a hub for Cuban dishes served abuela style. There’s something for everyone — from boliche to a classic Cuban sampler with roast pork, ham croquettes, tamale, yuca, and so on, paired with a mojito, for an ultimate Cuban feast.

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8. La Fresa Francesa Petit Café

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59 W 3rd St
Hialeah, FL 33010
(787) 717-6886

A little cafe with a whole lotta flavor. Located near Hialeah’s burgeoning arts district, the quaint cafe offers dishes like foie gras, braised lamb shank, and guava crepes. Fun fact: the owner is a Hialeah native.

9. Molina's Ranch Restaurant

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4100 E 8th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33013
(305) 687-0008
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For almost thirty years the popular Cuban restaurant has been serving Hialeah locals and tourists alike. Lauded as the restaurant with one of the best arroz moro’s in town, the go-to spot also offers stuffed plantains, baby churrasco and other dishes that won't break the bank.

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10. Yoyito Restaurant y Cafeteria

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481 E 49th St
Hialeah, FL 33013
(305) 953-0701

Known by Hialeah locals as the go-to breakfast spot offering generous meal portions for a very affordable price. Yoyito’s is a favorite amongst locals, particularly those who grew up grabbing a quick café con leche before heading to the first period math class.

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1. Don Camarón

9491 NW 77th Ct, Hialeah, FL 33016
Yelp

The ideal spot for a good meal and a good time. Must-have items on the menu include the finger-licking camaron a la francesa (shrimp in a parmesan cream sauce, served with Hawaiian plantains), salmon cilantro, and the traditional seafood rice dish, paella. Stop by the outside bar for happy hour and light bites with occasional live music.

9491 NW 77th Ct
Hialeah, FL 33016

2. El Palacio de los Jugos

4290 E 4th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013
Yelp

Not a fancy sit-down restaurant per-se, but more like a Cuban Thanksgiving all year-round. Enter the palace of steaks, seafood, soups, seasonal fruits, juices and more. No need to wait for the food to be ready, it’s already displayed behind large glasses, to make guests extra hungry, and offers large portions for a affordable price.

4290 E 4th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33013

3. El Rinconcito De Santa Barbara Restaurant

2050 W 56th St, Hialeah, FL 33016
Yelp

Caribbean food nestled in the heart of Hialeah. Staple menu items include mofongo served alongside alcapurria and pastelon, arroz con gandules, and along with house favorites such as the mofongo with chicharron.

2050 W 56th St
Hialeah, FL 33016

4. El Rinconcito Peruano

4646 Palm Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012
El Rinconcito Peruano

Located in East Hialeah, this family-friendly eatery offers Peruvian staple such as jalea mixta, lomo saltado, and of course, mouthwatering ceviche.

4646 Palm Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012

5. Grazianos Hialeah

5999 W 16th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012
Graziano's Hialeah

One of Hialeah’s most popular spots, Graziano’s is ideal place for romantic dinners, family get-togethers and just about any other special occasion. Not looking to dine-in but craving Argentine flair? There’s a food market right next door offering pastries, meats, and, of course, vino.

5999 W 16th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012

6. Green Papaya

16893 NW 67th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33015
Yelp

Neighboring Hialeah, but so good it had to make the list. The menu features Vietnamese classics such as rare beef pho, duck soup and bubble tea.

16893 NW 67th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33015

7. La Carreta

5350 W 16th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012
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Deemed Miami’s original Cuban kitchen, La Carreta is a hub for Cuban dishes served abuela style. There’s something for everyone — from boliche to a classic Cuban sampler with roast pork, ham croquettes, tamale, yuca, and so on, paired with a mojito, for an ultimate Cuban feast.

5350 W 16th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012

8. La Fresa Francesa Petit Café

59 W 3rd St, Hialeah, FL 33010

A little cafe with a whole lotta flavor. Located near Hialeah’s burgeoning arts district, the quaint cafe offers dishes like foie gras, braised lamb shank, and guava crepes. Fun fact: the owner is a Hialeah native.

59 W 3rd St
Hialeah, FL 33010

9. Molina's Ranch Restaurant

4100 E 8th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013
Molina's Ranch Restaurant

For almost thirty years the popular Cuban restaurant has been serving Hialeah locals and tourists alike. Lauded as the restaurant with one of the best arroz moro’s in town, the go-to spot also offers stuffed plantains, baby churrasco and other dishes that won't break the bank.

4100 E 8th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33013

10. Yoyito Restaurant y Cafeteria

481 E 49th St, Hialeah, FL 33013
Trip Advisor

Known by Hialeah locals as the go-to breakfast spot offering generous meal portions for a very affordable price. Yoyito’s is a favorite amongst locals, particularly those who grew up grabbing a quick café con leche before heading to the first period math class.

481 E 49th St
Hialeah, FL 33013

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