A Guide to Hispanic-Owned Eateries in The Palm Beaches

September 13, 2022

From Colombian Coffee to Peruvian Ceviche, find the perfect Hispanic restaurant in The Palm Beaches.

Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Colombian, Peruvian, you name it! In The Palm Beaches, our list of Hispanic-owned eateries and restaurants is endless. Here we have rounded up our top picks.

 

Dr. Limon - Peruvian Restaurant

Owner and Chef: Carlos Brescia.
Named after the key ingredient of ceviche, Limón ("lime" in Spanish), this restaurant serves up Peruvian specialties with a South Florida twist. Visit the location on Clematis Street and get your ceviche, sushi and seafood prepared fresh.
Must-try: the Psiquiatra, an amazing three-layers ceviche.
 
Address: 533 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

 

Rivales Taqueria - Mexican Cantina

Co-owners and brothers: Jimmy Rivas and Alberto Valdivia.
Located just steps away from Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, this Mexican restaurant serves fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine in a colorful environment with a mural and a graffiti wall. Rivales Taqueria uses only local produce and organic non-gmo, non- hormone and preservative free meats. 
Must-try: the ceviche tacos prepared with fresh fish cured in lime juice!
 
Address: 106 N Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Tacos at Rivales Taqueria
Courtesy of @rivalestaqueria

 

Don Ramon - Cuban restaurant

Owners: Dina and Juan Rubio.
This popular Cuban restaurant first opened its door in 1990, becoming one of the pioneers to introduce Cuban cuisine to the West Palm Beach area. Don Ramon is owned and operated by the Rubio family, who provide guests a true Cuban experience from great ambiance to cultural events, friendly customer service, live music, and authentic Cuban fare. 
Must-try: the ropa vieja and the zarzuela de marisco.
 
Address: 7101 S Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, FL 33405.
 

Salento Coffee - Colombian Coffee House

Owners: Jaime and Johana Lara.
Opened by Jamie and Johana Lara, Salento Coffee is an authentic Colombian cafe that serves coffee made with the best beans from Colombia. The coffee house was recently moved to a new, bigger location on Clematis Street, right next to the library. Besides coffee, you’ll also find a breakfast menu with Colombian and classic specialties.
Must-try: the Cerrerito, a Colombian espresso sweetened with scrapings from an unrefined sugar cane block then whisked into an amber colored syrup.
 
Address: 470 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Jaime and Johana Salento Coffee owners
Courtesy of Salento Coffee

  

La Cabana Latin Grill - Mexican and Cuban Restaurant

Opened in 2018, La Cabana is a family-owned business that serves a variety of Latin food, from tacos to Cuban sandwiches. Enjoy delicious food and drinks with reasonable prices and a family-friendly atmosphere. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating.
Must-try: the birria quesa tacos served in a fried crispy shell loaded with either fresh shredded chicken or beef and melted cheese. The dipping sauce on the side adds a layer of immense flavor.
 
Address: 7116 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.

Mexican Tamales
Courtesy of @lacabanalatingrill

 

Cielito Artisan Pops - Popsicle Shop

Owner: Sindy Posso. 
This colorful Colombian-owned popsicle shop sells the most delicious and instagrammable popsicles in The Palm Beaches. You can choose between a variety of flavors, from fruity sorbets to ice-cream pops to vegan ice-cream pops. Once you chose your flavor, cover your popsicle with chocolate and a variety of toppings. And if your furry friend is with you, treat him with a doggy pop!
Must-try: the Matcha Latte (covered with dark chocolate and decorated with coconut flakes), or the refreshing Kiwi Rasperry.
 
Address: 430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432.

Popsicles with toppings

 

Copacabana Cuban Cuisine - Cuban Restaurant

Owners: Gustavo Garcia and Marion Van Den Berg.
Owned by Gustavo, who was born in Cuba, and his wife, Marion, this family-owned and operated restaurant has called Downtown Abacoa home since 2012. Copacabana offers authentic Cuban food, Mojitos made from scratch, and live music Thursday through Saturday. Thursday night is usually jazz and blues, while Friday and Saturday nights are always Latin music.
Must-try: the churrasco, or the Cuban favorite Ropa Vieja.
 
Address: 1209 Main Street, Suite 101, Jupiter, Fl 33458.

 

Havana Restaurant - Cuban Restaurant 

Owners: The Reyes Family (Martha, Rafael, and Vanessa).
This staple Cuban restaurant was opened more than 25 years ago by Roberto Reyes. Today, his daughter Martha, her husband Rafael and Reyes’ granddaughter Vanessa run the iconic restaurant. Among its many accolades, the restaurant’s Cuban sandwich was rated one of the top 10 in Florida by USA Today. Well-known celebrities like Sofia Vergara, Martha Stewart and others have been known to dine at Havana. In addition to serving tasty food, the Reyes family has been known to give back to the community. This is a wonderful place and local treasure.
Must-try: the Sandwich Cubano, obviously. 
 
Address: 6801 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.

Cuban sandwich
Courtesy of @havanacubanfood

 

Mestizo Fusion Cuisine - Peruvian Restaurant

Owners: Misleidy Amores and Pedro Rivera. 
In January 2019, wife and husband duo Misleidy Amores and Pedro Rivera opened Mestizo Fusion Cuisine in the Northwood district. Misleidy, who is Cuban, and Pedro, who is Peruvian, bring together a great blend of flavors and present their dishes exquisitely. Among other dishes, this Peruvian restaurant offers a comprehensive vegan menu with all the yummy fixings.
Must-try: the mixed seafood ceviche, the lomo saltado, the yuquitas Mestizo, and the wide variety of vegan dishes such as vegan tamales and ceviches.
 
Address: 511 A Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Mestizo Peruvian cuisine
Courtesy of @mestizofusioncuisine

 

Sabor Latino Restaurant - Latin Restaurant

Owner: Edgar Perez.
Sabor Latino Restaurant is owned by Edgar Perez, a Guatemalan-born immigrant who arrived in the US at the age of 14. Sabor offers several Latin specialties, with dishes ranging from Colombian arepas and Cuban ropa vieja to Mexican burritos to Peruvian ceviche. In addition to the diverse food, Sabor Latino Restaurant is known for its generous, warm and homey hospitality.
Must-try: the Mofongo Latino, a plantains-based dish served with Jumbo shirps and a special homemade sauce.
 
Address: 4391 Northlake Blvd. (inside the Plaza) Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

 

Tropical Bakery & Restaurant - Cuban Bakery and Restaurant

Tropical Bakery & Restaurant is a popular mom-and-pop shop serving Cuban cuisine. The owners’ grandfather Armando came from Cuba and opened this restaurant in 1989. Tropical Bakery & Restaurant is known for Cuban coffee, fresh pastries, and other Cuban specialties. Plan to carry cash when you visit as Tropical Bakery & Restaurant does not accept credit cards.
Must-try: the cortadito, the croquettes, and the pastelitos de guava.
 
Address: 4068-1 Forest Hill Boulevard, Palm Springs, FL 33406.

Pastelito de Guava
Courtesy of @tropicalbakerywpb

 

Andalucía Tapas Bar & Restaurant - Spanish Restaurant

Owners: Carlos Mendez and family. 
Andalucía Tapas Bar & Restaurant is owned by Carlos Mendez along with his family. This restaurant offers an authentic and delectable Spanish tapas experience. You might try their ham croquettes, grilled chorizo with onions or beef empanadas. You truly cannot go wrong with this wide array of food choices. Beyond the cuisine, Andalucia Tapas Bar & Restaurant is known for its mixed vibe. You can go there for a quiet, romantic dinner or an exuberant scene with live music, including Flamenco Fridays.
Must-try: the Spanish tortilla, the stuffed eggplants, and the Spanish chorizo with onions.
 
Address: 187 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469.

 

Celis Juice Bar - Juice Bar and Café

If you are looking for healthier options, Celis Juice Bar is the place to go! Owned by the Celis family, this Colombian-owned café offers 100% organic juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and great breakfast and lunch options in two locations.
Must-try: the Chocolate Funk Smoothie, made with almond milk, dates, raw cacao, banana, and peanut butter.
 
Address 1: 2814 S Dixie Hwy D, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.
Address 2: 340 Royal Poinciana Way C4, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

Sandwich from Celis Produce
Courtesy of Celis Produce

 

La Cosinita Latina - Puerto Rican Cuisine

La Cosinita Latina is a family-owned business offering Puerto Rican fare in a warm and friendly atmosphere that highlights the Puerto Rican roots of the owners. All dishes are prepared using authentic, traditional recipes from the island. They also offer catering services for special events. 
Must try: the Mofongo a la Cosinita (stuffed with lobster and shrimps). 
 
Address: n 2480 S. Congress Ave., Palm Springs, FL 33406.

  

Tacos Al Carbon - Mexican Taqueria

This popular Mexican restaurant serves a wide variety of amazing Mexican food, but its main specialty is its delicious tacos. Everything is made with fresh ingredients and adhering to traditional recipes. Tacos Al Carbon began as a food truck parked on the corner of Lake Worth Road and Military Trail and then grew into a real restaurant right next to the original truck and a secondary location in Palm Beach County. Whether you want to grab a quick lunch or have a delightful dinner with your family and friends, this place is for you!
Must-try: the birria tacos and the tacos al pastor.
 
Address 1: 4420 Lake Worth Rd., Lake Worth, FL 33461.
Address 2: 4469 S Congress Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33461.

 

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