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Main Dining Room - La Cañita at Bayside, Miami, FL

La Cañita at Bayside

4.1
4.1
107 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Bringing bold, exciting Caribbean and pan-Latin flavors, live music and a celebration of rum culture to Bayside Marketplace. La Cañita, which translates from Spanish to “little sugarcane,” celebrates the food and flavor of tropical, sun-drenched destinations like Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico, along with influences from Central and South America. Offering spectacular waterfront views of Miami.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin American, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 392-0811

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Michelle Bernstein

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Miami

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Introducing Bayside's Best New Happy Hour. Sip on $7 cocktails, prosecco and wine or $5 beers Plus, enjoy tempting bites ranging from $5 to $9 Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Happy Hour is available throughout the restaurant.

What 107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  • Downtown Areas

    Child-Friendly

  • Downtown Areas

    Hot Spot

  • Downtown Areas

    Late-Night Find

  • Downtown Areas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visiting from Texas. Celebrated my sister's birthday. The food was amazing. Thanks to Bastian and Roberto for their amazing service. We’ll be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good. Server was attentive until towards the end of our meal. Our last round of drinks took forever to come. The food was delicious. They need to update their menu and prices that are listed online. I would definitely go back.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded 1 day agoWe're so happy you enjoyed dining with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback, we really appreciate it. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  3. GK

    GuyK

    Rome

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointing in every sense. I’ve followed Michelle’s career and eaten dozens of times at her other venues. This was a simple Cuban workers eatery/truck stop, just the food was not as good. The live music in the daytime is amplified to a horrific level. The service is awful, all plates came out at retention times and our water 10 minutes after the food. The Verdot is that the food was Greasy, bland, boring and tasteless, the service (they take 20%) non existent. I never write bad reviews but felt that this time, I must warn others. Come on Michelle, find your way back to making great food and service.
  4. P

    Paoli

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Key lime pie wasn’t cold, so seem like it needed more time on the fridge, although the crust was delicious. More of a place to go enjoy and have drinks with friends.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Paoli Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us :). We hope you can join us again soon!

  5. C

    Christina

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice atmosphere during lunchtime and right by the water! A lot of food for what we paid and the service we received from our server, Dayron, was absolutely amazing! Will definitely be returning soon!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic feedback, Christina! Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :). We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  6. l

    lester

    West Palm Beach

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Sort of disappointed with Michele Bernsteins name on this restaurant. Both my husband and I found our dishes only fair.
  7. F

    Flutist

    Miami - Dade

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food is very good, but the e service is slow, and the place is incredibly loud. We had to scream at each other to hear ourselves, even though we were sitting outdoors.
  8. FS

    FranchezcaS

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time and definitely coming back food was great , service and atmosphere.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks so much for your amazing feedback, Francesca. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. We hope you can come back soon, and bring your friends ;).

  9. TR

    TomR

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch on a Tuesday and the energy was electric. Huge crowd. Live music - 2 man band playing conga, singing, keyboard. 2nd floor of Bayside with outdoor and indoor seating. Loud so not easy to talk / not a quiet date place but the energy at Bayside on Biscayne Bay was so fun. Food was good but a little expensive for what you got - but you pay for the gorgeous interior decorating / live music/ location in Bayside shopping area with 50 plus stores as well as outdoor stalls selling everything. This is where you can also catch numerous charters. THIS is the soul of Miami for everyday fun and people watching and shopping at moderate priced stores/ outdoor stalls.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on August 21, 2022Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, Tom! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time at La Cañita and at Bayside :). Come back soon, and bring your friends ;).

  10. LG

    LuigiG

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    The food was good but the menu itself was pretty short and on top of that there was more than 4 items the did not have ! So you have no food options to choose from !! The food was ok but not a place we will go back. Also 20% tip included it looks a little high to me.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My nephew an infant baby get hurt management was messy. They didn’t handle situation very gracefully. Wont be returning. Absolutely terrible
  12. JL

    JohnL

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent tourist trap restaurant. Loud music.
  13. BS

    BrianS

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I should have known better going to a restaurant at Bayside, my wife even warned me but some of the positive reviews convinced me to give it a try. This has to be one of the absolute worst restaurants with a decent rating on OpenTable. Would be bad at any price but especially considering how expensive our dinner turned out to be. Service was as bad as the food. Nobody in our party of 5 finished what they ordered despite everyone being really hungry when we got there. Basically a tourist trap chain-like restaurant at best. Can't say enough bad things about this terrible Michele Bernstein embarrassment.
  14. KE

    KEVINM

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing place to come to get great food, drinks, music, and a view of the water.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 24, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share this review, Kevin! I will share your sentiments with the rest of the team! We hope you can joints again soon :).

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was delicious

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 27, 2022Thank for the wonderful feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed dining with us :).

  16. ML

    MarshaL

    Fort Lauderdale

    102 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    What a disappointment this restaurant was! We ordered arroz con Pollo and Lechon Asada. Neither one was particularly good especially compared to other Cuban restaurants in Miami. I did not want what came with my lechon Asada and requested that I get black beans and white rice and sweet fried plantains instead but when the bill came we were charged extra for these things but we thought it would be in place of what was offered. Shame on them! Plus it was hot as hell in the restaurant and the noise was beyond deafening! We would never recommend this restaurant and needless to say we would never come back! We are locals but I guess the tourists will be fooled
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The only complaint I have is that they would not substitute the salad dressing for my wife’s salad. Also my wife ordered a salad as an entree, and did not order a starter. I ordered a salad to start and an entree. They brought her entree salad out with my starter. Should have waited. The ambience is nice, food was good, server polite, but on the whole the place was a bit touristy.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun! Our server made good recommendations and make our experience better!! Will be back :)

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so happy you enjoyed dining with us :). We hope you can join us again soon!

  19. CG

    ChristineG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful staff. They made sure that our food as exact and the food was excellent. The staff took great care of us and was efficient and friendly.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 12, 2022Aww, you’re making us blush. Thank you for the kind words, Christine. Your review is the kind of review that makes us love what we do even more :). We look forward to hosting you again soon.

  20. MO

    MorganO

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place but they were out of two main course options that we had wanted to order. Staff was great about it and definitely would go again

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 7, 2022Hi Morgan, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your honest feedback. We really appreciate it :). We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  21. KZ

    KhalidZ

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was a little pricey for the portions and you had to pay to get a refill on unsweetened ice tea!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on July 7, 2022Hi Khalid, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us. We really hope you will come back and give us another try.

  22. S

    Sew1005

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Pricey but worth every penny!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Our server Rodrigo was amazing. Music was very loud so difficult to carry a conversation.
  24. JS

    JoSoto

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Cute place with indoor/outdoor seating. Outside too hot and muggy and no ventilation fans installed. Very stuffy. Indoor is much better. Beef empanadas were good (but it's not traditional beef, they actually use ropa vieja which surprised me). We had some meat platter (tierra) - it was ok, didn't love it. Their chimichurri sauce was actually quite good and charged separate. The biggest disappointment was their watery drinks. The only strong thing about them was the price. Mojito too light. Mai Tai too light and completely filled with ice. The live music band is very good.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and really hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

  25. b

    blkswn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    went to la cañita at bayside for father's day and had a great time! food was good and our server was amazing! the outdoor seating area was crowded so it was a bit hot but overall a great experience.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 25, 2022Wow, thank you so much for your kind words. We love reading about what our guests enjoy the most! We hope you can join us again soon!

  26. B

    Businessmeal

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My goodness..the reviews were right. That food was great. There were 3 of us and we all enjoyed everything we ordered. We sat outside under a covered porch by the water so the noise levels were fine with a little music coming from inside - just enough for us to enjoy but still talk to each other. I would definitely go there again.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. Nothing makes us happier than reading about an experience like yours :). We can’t wait to host you again soon!

  27. f

    forkinbrilliant

    Miami - Dade

    162 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great to introduce the tourists to Cuban cuisine. Nice sitting outside with a view. Shrimp Ceviche not great but everything else was.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We really appreciate it :). We hope to see you again soon!

  28. m

    massimob

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice Latin ambiance - great food - truly impeccable service. I was on a casual business dinner, just having a nice conversation. Then the Latin band, which was very good, came on stage and blasted their music so loud that we had to move to the terrace. Needless to say the dining room emptied out to the terrace. Why would you have such loud music ? I know we r in MIami and you are trying to catch everyone’s attention…

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 18, 2022Hello Massimo! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a constructive review, we really appreciate it. We will make sure to share your feedback about the music with our Management team. Come back soon, and bring your fiends ;).

  29. JC

    JohnC

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great servuce and food.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback, John. Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on May 30, 2022Happy Birthday! Thanks for celebrating with us! Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :).

  31. KH

    KenH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    No ice water, mojito was watered down, the dinner portion of arroz con pollo was small for the price and the chicken was dry, the pan con lechon was also dry and not tasty. The only good thing we had was the empanadas de carne. Luckily the service was good, but I don't care for the gratuity being included...there was only 4 of us.
  32. C

    Court

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    The food was bland and dry. The water was very nice, however. It was expensive for the quality.
  33. EB

    EzbeidyB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time, beautiful view, tasty food and great service! Will be back and will definitely recommend to friends and family!

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on May 15, 2022Aww, thank you so much for your amazing feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us :). We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Authentic Cuban and great live music

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :).

  35. S

    Sagi50

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We went for Happy Hour and they sat us in the regular dining area to find out that Happy Hour is only at the bar Tables are too close together didn't like that at all. The food was very good

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

  36. JV

    JoseV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Although the service was good the quality and variety of food should be improved.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on May 4, 2022Thank you for your honest feedback, Jose. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and are sorry to hear that we fell short during your recent dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary team and do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food was ok, margarita was laughable and overpriced. Had to ask for things multiple times before they brought it. Typical tourist restaurant. A bit disappointed.
  38. E

    Evans515

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really nice ambiance. We sat on the patio. Nice view of the bay and boats! Service was pleasant and prompt. The Watermelon salad was so tasty. I would definitely return.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on April 13, 2022Wow, thank you so much for your kind words, Evan! We love reading about what our guests enjoy the most! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  39. y

    yulsg

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place with live music and Latin food. You feel on vacation in the Caribbean !

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on April 13, 2022We couldn't agree more :). Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope you can join us again soon!

  40. S

    Smiles

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious and our waiter was amazing.

    La Cañita at BaysideResponded on April 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your great feedback! We hope you can join us again soon!

FAQs

La Cañita at Bayside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 392-0811.

La Cañita at Bayside is rated 4.1 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for La Cañita at Bayside

401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Miami

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michelle Bernstein

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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