12/30/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Every time I have friends from out of town visit Miami who have never tried Cuban food, this is the place I take them too. The ambiance is lacking, this is not a place that impresses with the decor. But it is clean, and the staff is very polite and formal. What separates this place from the rest is the food. It's the best Cuban food in Miami, and as such most likely the world. It's way better than more expensive trendy places like Havana Harry's (with their dry pork chunks), David's (which actually has arroz y picadillo on their menu), Las Culebrinas (so-so food), La Carreta (too greasy), and the god awful Casa Larios (no comment). The only places that compare in food to Villa Habana are Versailles, and Islas Canarias. The Masitas de Puerco are succulent and juicy, the Vaca Frita superb, and the Milanesa amazing.