The repetitive, rump-shaking beats of salsa and merengue pour out of storefronts and restaurants, sometimes joined by the staccato crowing of a rooster in a neighboring backyard. The street is lined with cigar stores and a delightful Domino Park, coffee counters, beauty salons and barber shops, little food markets, art galleries, dollar stores, botanicas filled with candles and statues that are part of the Santeria Afro-Caribbean religion, cafes, Cuban nostalgia shops, and bakeries offering racks of crusty Cuban bread and guava pastries.
This will be our backdrop as we stroll thru the streets of Little Havana.
Enter one of two local public lots from 14th Ave (between SW 8th and 9th Streets) (here parking is free); the other lot is located on 16th Ave. (near our office) between SW 7th and 8th Streets. Additional parking can be found (for free) along SW 8th Street and local residential streets, and local businesses between SW 13th and 14th Avenues often offer parking in their lots for a small fee.