Islas Canarias Grill 


It began in 1975 on Southwest 27th Avenue as El Teide, named for a volcano in the Canary Islands, the original home of the García family. In 1977 it moved to its current location on Northwest 27th Avenue and became Islas Canarias, and the family later opened a second, more luxurious branch in West Miami. Eighty percent of the Islas Canarias staff is Cuban, which may accounts for the authenticity of the cuisine, along with a commitment to the family's recipes.

That means the kitchen keeps a tight rein on what in other Miami Cuban restaurant can be a vulgar abuse of spices. "I keep the cumin under lock and chain, " says Nancy García Andrade, who runs the family's West Miami outpost. "Cuban cuisine is identified with cumin, but it can rob a dish of sabor."


  • Cuban
  • Yes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Cheerful din
  • Yes

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