• We pride ourselves in the art of cantineros, founded in Cuba in 1924
  • we have live music playing for all of our patrons to enjoy
  • We have a hand picked perfectly created cocktail list, consisting of classic and house made
  • A delicious menu prepared by award winning chef Michelle Bernstein

Discover La Trova.

Longtime friends and business partners, James Beard Award-winning chef, Michelle Bernstein, and cocktail maker and cantinero, Julio Cabrera, are back at it again with their latest project, Cafe La Trova. Part bar, part restaurant and part coffee counter, it offers a menu inspired by the 1980s Miami Cuban culture with plenty of cocktails, new spins on Cuban-style dishes, and live music.

Mon - Thurs: 12pm - 3am
Fri - Sun: 11am - 4am

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Julio has been in the industry for more than 25 years, learning and perfecting his craft all throughout the world. Since 2006, he's been in Miami helping transform our cocktail culture into something worthy of accolades and when he isn't behind the bar, he is training fellow bartenders on the ways of the "cantinero," the classic bartending style from his native Cuba.

clasico cocktails
  • Daiquiri Clasico
    Bacardi Superior, lime juice, sugar
  • Mojito Criollo
    Cruzan Light Rum, lime juice, sugar, mint, soda water, bitters
  • Hemingway Special (Papa Doble)
    Plantation 3 Star Rum, Maraschino, grapefruit juice, lime juice
  • Presidente
    Banks 7 Rum, Dry Curaçao, Vermouth Blanc, grenadine
  • Hotel Nacional
    Plantation Pineapple Rum, Apricot Liqueur, pina juice, lime juice
  • Mulata
    Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Crème de Cacao, lime juice, sugar
clasico cocktails
  • La Chancleta
    Yaguara Ouro Cachaça, ginger-honey syrup, lime juice
  • Cubano Viejo
    Bacardi 8 Rum, mint, demerara syrup, lime juice, bitters, ginger beer
  • Mentirita
    Bacardi 4 Rum, Dry Curaçao, lime juice, bitters, Materva soda
  • Yin & Tony
    Fifty Pounds Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, lime juice, grapefruit bitters, tonic water
  • El Guayabero
    Casa Noble Reposado Tequila, guava marmalade, cayenne-agave syrup, lime juice
  • La Trova Old Fashioned
    Bulleit Whiskey Blend, cafecito syrup, chocolate bitters
Full Bar Menu

Michelle Bernstein

Chef Michelle Bernstein, a Miami native, is one of the most influential and iconic chefs in South Florida. Her culinary inspiration is drawn from the discipline of her ballet background, her cultural roots and upbringing, her travels around the world and family recipes.


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971 SW 8th Street
Miami • FL •  33130

Phone: 786.615.4379
Email: info@cafelatrova.com