New Times knows best, from margaritas & mojitos to cocina al carbon & orquestas Cubanas

When wondering, where to find the best Margaritas or Mojitos, what is the best restaurant or who has the best Cuban food, answer is just one list away, or you can find out right here.

Best of Miami®: The Ultimate Guide

The highly anticipated BEST OF MIAMI® is live! It covers everything from editorial winners to the popular readers’ poll every year. Compiled by a “bunch of inquisitive souls whose outdated laptops burn our thighs, surviving off well liquor at bars and meals at no-tablecloth restaurants when we scrape together enough to dine out,” according to Liz Tracy, Editor of Best of Miami, and voted on by Miamians and non-Miamians once a day until the poll closes.

With more than 1 million users visiting  every month and another 400K followers of the print edition, the popular & annual  BEST OF MIAMI® is a must-know for residents and visitors alike.

This year, Vida & Estilo Hospitality Group concepts OH! Mexico, Havana 1957, and Marabu have been selected as winners in four different categories: Best Margaritas, Best Mojitos, Best Restaurant & Best Cuban. 

Best Margaritas in Miami

And included in the Editorial Winners, we have OH! Mexico Restaurant with 3 locations in Miami Beach, from the flagship opened in 1997 on Espanola way, Lincoln Road & the one located on Ocean Drive, right next to News Cafe.
With a consumption of about 150 every day, and over 50K every year, the extensive Margaritas menu at Oh! Mexico ranges from classic to fruity options, jalapeno and premium  cocktails like La Vieja & the Cadillac.


Best Mojitos in Miami

For another consecutive year, Marabu Restaurant at Brickell City Centre has been voted the best. Serving over 60 Mojitos daily, there is one innovation that stands out and is worthy of praise: the Marabu Mojito. Crafted with Bacardi Superior, guava, St Germain, lemon, and mint foam, this unique creation is a must-try.


Reader’s Choice 2024: Best Cuban Restaurants

Continuing with the Reader’s Choice 2024, there are two Best Voted winners, both Cuban restaurants.


Havana 1957: Best Cuban

First, Havana 1957 voted for the second consecutive year as BEST CUBAN. With four locations in Miami Beach, including Española Way, Lincoln Road, and two on Ocean Drive, as well as one in Pembroke Pines, Havana 1957 has been celebrating Cuban food in Miami for over a decade, delighting both locals and visitors. Take the Cuban sampler, also known as La Orquesta Cubana, a platter that includes a fantastic selection of signature dishes: Pollo Havana 1957, ropa vieja, and lechón asado, served with white rice, black beans, sweet plantains. This popular item is ordered over 100 times every single day.


Marabu: Best Restaurant

Last but not least, the BEST RESTAURANT winner of the Reader’s Poll in 2024 is none other than MARABU Restaurant. Opened in 2020, the restaurant specializes in charcoal grilling inspired by the Cuban countryside and cocina de autor by concept chef Jorge Cabrera. Marabu also offers fresh dishes like ceviches featuring local ingredients. To add to the greatness of charcoal cooking, Marabu features a Josper oven with the latest technology, combining traditional methods with modern innovations to deliver the true winner: the smoky flavor of the best cooking.


Miami New Times: Celebrating Miami since 1987

Founded in 1987, Miami New Times is a non-stop source of content about celebrating Miami, covering the things to do, music, arts and of course the culinary landscape including the Top 100 Restaurants, which in 2024 includes the iconic News Cafe.

Learn more about all the Editorial Winners and Best Voted in 2024 at Miami New Times


By. E Machado