Little Habana, Miami
Miami is approximately 60% Hispanic. As a result of this Latin American influence, there is a large Spanish speaking population, many of whom speak little or no English. Just something to keep in mind when asking for directions. Its not uncommon to be addressed in Spanish when entering a store or restaurant as the people who work there are used to people coming in and speaking Spanish. But, depending on the area of Miami, most people working in stores/restaurants, etc. do speak English and are willing to helo you out if you do not speak Spanish.
Once a year Little Havana's Calle Ocho (S.W. 8th Street) becomes one large block party!
Featuring latin flavors, music and dancing with guest appearances by local and international artists.
Dancing in the streets, taste of international latin dishes and games/prizes which last the weekend.
You can stroll through little Havana's streets, buying everything from local foods and delicacies to hand rolled cigars.
Local restaurants, vying for your business, offer up free samples or good incentives to get you in through the doors!
Don't miss it, it's one big BLAST - Latin Style!
There is a large population of spanish-speaking people in Miami. Sometimes you will find it difficult to communicate because some don't speak english at all. I recommend to bring along your diccionario de español!!!
Reckon with the latino-american character of Miami. Spanish is as important as American (a kind of English) and is spooken by a large number of the population. The influence by these Cuban Americans is noticed best in Calla Ocho (8th street), however you better hold on to your wallets as well in some parts of this neighborhood.