Citysearch Editorial Review.
The fluorescent-lit interior might be shabby and the food is far from fancy, but Puerto Sagua has been a South Beach favorite since opening in 1962. In the morning, locals congregate at the bar area counter to talk shop over hearty Cuban breakfasts, while the main dining room is where tourists and neighborhood folks pack the tables for roasted chicken with yellow rice and garlicky black beans, seafood specialties, ham croquettes and other affordable Cuban comfort dishes. (The wine is also easy on the wallet, with half bottles costing just $10.) Open every day till 2am, this no-frills joint is also a haunt for night owls in need of a caffeine fix that comes courtesy of--what else?--strong Cuban coffee.
Good food, bad and I mean bad service..
Sure it may be some good cuban food, but the service given at the place is the worst! I mean there was this one waitress who would scream everytime she went from the dinning area where the tables are to the counter. God knows why she's screaming as if she were outdoors. She was rude, did not smile one bit, and gave attitude from time to time. If i decide to go back and eat there again, I'm going to try to get her name because the day I went with my friends she did not have a name tag. Honestly, if I ran this restaurant I would have fired her a long time ago.
My opinion about Puerto Sagua.
i love this Cuban restaurant there coffee is the best also i like there food but i guess other people that have not been to Miami that often and also that they don't live here the love to talk trash about places they only have gone like 1 time so here goes my opinion never judge a place by its looks and by the way if you go to a Cuban place why would you want to order salad thats not there specialty if you want salad go to pollo tropical or outback steakhouse.
worst cuban food and dumb wait staff.
we came because of the great review but the food is the worst cuban food. both chicken and beef Empanada were as dry as beef jerkies. the salad were plain and stale. how can anyone recommand this nasty place. please spend your money somewhere else!!!!!!
We live in a time where we judge resturants by everything except the most important contributer, the food. This place may not look like a 5 Star resturant but the food speaks for its self. The food is as Home made as you can get. We spent the whole summer at Miami and we were tired of junk food. For a great home cooked meal I recommend this resturant. Right in the heart of South Beach, this is an awsome place to get your grub on. I also recommend Moms New York Pizza just a block away.
My husband and I really enjoyed Puerto Sagua. It is worn and shabby, but that's what we were looking for after 5 hours of driving and just having checked into the hotel. The door is hard to open, so it was somewhat difficult to get my husband's wheelchair in, but no one seemed to notice. I speak fluent Spanish with a very good accent, but I'm obviously American (blonde hair, green eyes). He refused to speak Spanish with me (even though his English was somewhat limited) and was rude after that. The food we had (ham croquettes, some kind of breaded chicken w/ yellow rice) was really good, but their soup is awful. They call it authentic Cuban soup of the day, but it's just chicken noodle. We'd go back, but expect a rude, unresponsive waitstaff.
User review by liv2dance4.
I dont know what that guy is talking about. The food here was actually really good. I had the shredded beef dish with fried plantains and ate the entire thing- it was sooo good! I was stuffed. They give a lot of food. The service could definitely be better, my iced tea sat empty throughout the majority of my meal with now waitress in sight after we were served. But isnt all service in SoBe is very slow and laid back? (Especially since the charge 18% gratuity no matter what?) But the food was definitely worth trying.