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Rio Cristal

9872 SW 40TH St, Miami, FL 33165-3912
+1 305-223-2357
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“flan” (14 reviews)
“french fries” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
9872 SW 40TH St, Miami, FL 33165-3912
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to frequent the restaurant for its unique platter of a Cuba (palomilla) Steak with a hill of julian french fries. The last 2 visits; 1) Service was unprofessional & bad 2) Bread was old yesterday 3) Julian french fries were soggy (different potato...More

Thank arturod71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your really hungry, enjoy Cuban Palomilla Steak with a Mountain of thinly sliced fries, this is the place to go. The décor is 1970's, not for being trendy, but because they just haven't done anything with the place since then If your able to...More

Thank oscarf0809
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small cafe but the food is very good and they serve a big portion; however they may not have what you want on that day. We were lucky that what we asked was available. The mariquitas were one of the best I've...More

Thank maggiet0813
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The place is cozy and quiet, the food is like Cuban old style tasty and simple but just amazing. Raquel our waitress was very funny and professional, we loved the place and absolutely will go back.

1  Thank Yolayne G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This place has been around since I was a little girl. You walk in and yes it looks like a time warp but once you bite into the food omg it's heaven in your mouth the super bistec río crystal is topped with a mountain...More

Thank michellesG5269WH
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Be ready is a lot of food u need to go hungry service is really good as food all the family really love it.

Thank jlgc2X
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is not a cute looking place, nor a place to go to impress anyone, this is just simple, and good tasting food at a very low price! My wife allows me to take her there only once every 3 months or so because it...More

Thank Alfred R
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I had a need for some Cuban food on this trip. Rio Cristal hit the spot. The Cuban sandwich was very flavorful with lots of roasted port. The bistec rio cristal steak was incredible. With the pile of fries, I highly recommend it.

Thank Briansullenger
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Been open for over 40 years and the quality of the food is amazing, love the service, and very clean! A must go to:))))

Thank michellemartinezz
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has been opened for over 40 years, they must be doing something right. This is what I would call the "Qunitissentional Cuban Bistro", Very little has changed in those 40 years, the tables,the plates, fixtures, they are all the same; They haven't changed,...More

1  Thank Leicaman1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9872 SW 40TH St, Miami, FL 33165-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-223-2357
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