Cuban cuisine is widely popular in Miami which works in my favor since I LOVE Latin food. Prior to heading to Miami, I found that Florida has it's own cuisine known as Floribbean which has a significant amount of Latin influence. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find or dine at any Floribbean restaurants, perhaps next time.
Having dined in quite a few Cuban restaurants in Manhattan, I found the cost of Cuban food in South Beach to be a little more expensive than Manhattan, roughly each dish was a couple dollars more. Although the Cuban restaurants offered authentic food, the ambience didn't measure up to the Cuban restaurants in Manhattan, hence why I was surprised they were slightly more expensive. Additionally, they added an 18% to 20% tip on every bill, even at the normal restaurants, even if I wasn't with a group of people. Well, it's safe to say that South Beach is more expensive than Manhattan, at least in terms of dining out.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the food in Miami, it's just one of those places where you really can't go wrong with the food if you do some research ahead of time. Everything was so full of flavor, so authentic, and it's no surprise there is an annual SoBe Food and Wine Festival which I would absolutely love to attend someday. To share with you are a few places I enjoyed for brunch and lunch.