Miami's Best Flan: Versailles, Cuban Guys, Little Havana and More
2. Cuban Guys
Then there's Cuban Guys. Let's consider Cuban Guys to be the crazy uncle of the family, who's always around, always mumbling something about the old days in Matanzas, Cuba, that no one really takes seriously until he whips out his bain-marie and makes a batch of his famous flan. Coño! Tio Cuban Guys' flan ($2.79) is only second best for one reason (which we'll get to in a bit), but if it weren't for that, it would be the best. This is the creamiest flan we've ever had in our life. If there is one creamier, please let us know (though, in all honesty, we don't expect much to be said). Cuban Guys' flan puts particular focus on the flan's flavor itself, versus the accompanying almibar. It truly is a cup-shaped slice of heaven. Who knew Tio Cuban Guys made such sense of nonsense?
1. Rio Cristal
Nothing beats abuelita's flan. No matter how many times one tries to replicate her secret recipe, it never comes out quite like 'buela's. This is what the flan is like at Rio Cristal ($3.90). It may seem crazy, but you can taste the love in it. A silky smooth texture will caress your palate. And a sweet and eggy flavor will embrace your taste buds. The almibar? It will shake out any trace of doubt you had about the flan at Rio Cristal. It's cozy, and comforting, and the perfect blend of flavors and texture. Just like abuela made it.
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