Little Havana history

Before it was Little Havana, this was the home of Miami’s Jewish community. The 1960s brought the Cuban immigrants who transformed this into the neighborhood it is today. Let’s explore the rich history of this neighborhood.

In the first of this two part series, we’re exploring how the evolution of Cuban food in Miami is inextricably linked with the history of Miami’s Cuban culture.

Marlen Quintana left Cuba for Miami when she was just 8 years old. Our photographer went to Havana and revisited the places she remembered best, recapturing the past as Cuba stands at a crossroads.

Florida’s Jewish history stretches all the way back to 1565, with more than half a million Jews now calling South Florida home.

Delve into how Little Havana traditions met Miami innovation to transform our city's food scene.