Give your grandma some time off and visit South Beach’s new Cuban kitchen

Restaurants — By on December 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

When you’re missing that good, ol’ fashioned Cuban comfort food – and you’re on Lincoln Road – there’s only one place with grandma’s touch.

Don’t expect a tacky buffet with food sitting out for hours. Quality and love are the two main ingredients served here. And don’t forget the Cuban coffee, or cortadito.

Classic, homestyle cooking 24 hours a day is Abuela’s way. Order some buttered toast for your coffee at the window, or sit in the spacious inside. View some of Expressionistic artist Pablo Carreño’s pieces hanging throughout while snacking on the 13-ounce Miami Sandwich, combining pork, ham and prosciutto inside some fresh Cuban bread.

The Sobe style breakfast is just what you need to start the day right on South Beach. You get two eggs cooked how you like them – add ham or bacon or sausage – with toast, fries or hash browns.

Grandma always made the best soups, and that’s still true here. Daily specials change every week, but the vegetable medley that is ajiaco, is the fastest seller every day.

Dessert fiends can’t seem to get enough of the cheese flan, and rice pudding. Everything is prepared right at the restaurant, so it’s like an army of grandmas is in the kitchen cooking up a hurricane.

Many city officials and local policeman can be spotted taking a bite out of Abuela’s Kitchen. The wholesome environment and exceptional service is attractive to anyone. For tourists spending just a couple of hours, to locals who need to get out for a change, Abuela’s doors are always open.

You knew it when you were a kid, and this place just proves it. No one does it better than grandma.

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  1. Juan says:

    Went to Miami Beach to meet up with an old friend of my wife that lives in LA now. Was looking for some real authentic Cuban food when we were approached by a lady promoting t Abuela’s Kitchen. Of course she shows us the menu and said how good the food was. The place look nice and the waiter was very friendly. After asking the waiter if the Churrasco was very tender, he said it was the best and very tender. I ordered the $23.95 Churraso Con Chimichurri cooked medium. What I got was an over cooked piece of meat burnt on one side. I pointed this out to the waiter and he apologized and promptly had it replaced with lager medium cooked one. The only thing was it was not tender at all like true Churraso should be. The only other thing I take it as an insult when they include a 15% gratuity. If the service is good I always tip good and even though the food was not to par the service was and a good tip would be deserved.

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