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Islas Canarias



Name: Marta Perez
Restaurant Pick: Islas Canarias

Lots of parking, the ambiance is friendly, working-class bustle with drive thru take out, coffee window and indoor seating. Staff seems well trained, and our waitress was very good. Our food was served quickly. It was delicious and homey. We asked to substitute an ingredient in one of our dishes and were accommodated for a small charge. The mamey shake is mother’s milk for Hispanic palates, as is the café con leche. The Cuban toast is served deliciously warm, buttered, and crispy. Islas Canarias is a landmark in west Dade County, and it’s croquetas have been written about very favorably for years. I didn’t order them because I don’t eat gluten, but friends have assured me that they are heavenly. Overall, a great breakfast experience, fast, professional service.

Name: Dennis Scholl
Restaurant Pick: Macchialina

Isalas Canarias is in a strip mall located almost in the everglades. Parking is tight due to the popularity of the restaurant. But once you are inside it runs like a well oiled machine. Every Cuban dish you have ever dreamed about, served by a waitstaff that hustles hard. Food portions that are huge, and at prices that won’t leave your wallet unhappy. This is where you take you entire family, including your Abuela, when you are buying! The Croquetas are legendary, often cited as some of the best in Miami. They have one of my favorite dishes, Oxtails, served in a savory sauce that makes you want to lick the plate! All in all , a Miami legend.... can’t wait to return!

Name: Wendy Coffee
Restaurant Pick: Old Lisbon

Parking was easy. We were sat right away, and our server attended us very quickly. She was able to describe the dishes and make recommendations. They are known for their Croquetas, and there is reason why; they are amazing! They are the perfect size, moist, and have great flavor! Their fresh juices were also great.

Restaurant Information

Restaurant Name: Islas Canarias
Location: 13695 SW 26TH Street. Miami, FL 33175
Parking: Lot
Phone: (305) 559-6666
Restaurant Owners: Eileen Andrade
Executive Chef: Antonio Turcio
Pastry Chef: NO

Type of Cuisine: Cuban
Signature Dishes: Jamon Croquetas, Vaca Frita, Oxtails
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: Yes
Corkage Fee: $10
Bottle Limit: NO

Restaurant Hours:
Monday – 7:30AM-9:45PM
Tuesday – 7:30AM-9:45PM
Thursday – 7:30AM-9:45PM
Friday – 7:30AM-11PM
Saturday – 7:30AM-11PM
Sunday – 7:30AM-9:45PM

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Prix Fix Menu: NO
Take-Out: YES
Delivery: YES
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $25
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $20
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? ALL
Accept Reservations: NO
Need Reservations: NO
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: N/A

Accommodations for Children: YES
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: YES
Restaurant Size: 250
Accommodate Groups: YES
Private Dining Room: YES
Tables with Scenic Views: NO
Outdoor Dining: NO
Entertainment: NO