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The Latin Cafe Concept

Our History
Our Concept
Our Menu

Latin Café 2000 has long been recognized in the community for serving large portions of Cuban- inspired dishes. The restaurants’ signature dishes include the Cuban sandwich, Desayuno Tradicional (traditional Cuban breakfast) and the Palomilla (thin-cut, juicy steak). For the health-conscious, the restaurants also offer the ‘El Cubanito Saludable’ or ‘The Healthy Cuban,’ which presents lower calorie meals. The Brickell location also boasts a curated cocktail menu featuring standouts such as the Classic Floridita Daiquiri, prepared with Havana Club, lime juice, cane sugar and a dash of Maraschino Liquor; the Malecon Mule prepared with Havana Club, guava nectar, fresh lime and topped with ginger beer; the Watermelon Mojito with Bacardi Superior Rum, fresh mint and house- made watermelon juice; and the Café con Leche cocktail. 

The number “2000” that you see at the end of our name, signified a new era of Latin Cafeterias. We wanted to develop something bigger, something better than the small Cuban Cafeterias scattered around Miami. We believe in serving only good, high quality, food, at reasonable prices along with a friendly warm greeting every time you walk in the door. We created an authentic eating experience, by offering everyone a taste of our Culture. . . a little Taste of Cuba TM. We were so excited by the success of our first location, on LeJeune, that we opened up two additional locations in Hialeah and Biscayne ! We were ready to evolve our concept into what we hoped could bring a fully immersive Cuban experience to Miami. Our most recent concept, Brickell, boasts Cuba’s rich colors and unique architecture, along with the same flavorful cuisine that you’ve grown to love.

In 1998, the vision was to create a unique market niche for an upscale restaurant featuring Latin-American cuisine. We succeeded in obtaining board market appeal and strong repeat patronage by serving high quality food at very reasonable prices in a pleasant, upscale environment with a distinct look and enhanced quality of products and service. Today, we are proud to be Miami’s leading restaurant franchise offering the best Cuban fare in an exciting, tropical, and entertaining environment.

Our Team

Eric Castellanos

Eric Castellanos is a distinguished entrepreneur and the proud owner of Latin Café 2000. With more than two decades of experience in the food and hospitality industry, Eric has proven to be a visionary leader with a passion for creating unforgettable dining experiences.




Juan Soberon
Chief Operating Officer

Juan has over 36 years of proven experience in restaurant management. He is comfortable in fast-paced, high stress situations requiring attention to detail and follow-through. His demonstrated success in organizing and obtaining maximum results in personnel management will be a great asset to franchisees as they begin to hire and train the local operational teams.




Luis Arteta
Executive Assistant / Office Manager

Luis Arteta has been an integral part of Latin Cafe 2000 for more than a decade, daily demonstrating a passion for developing employees and ensuring customers have a flawless experience. At Latin Cafe, he is responsible for monitoring daily operations, enforcing health safety regulations, maintaining vendor relationships, and coordinating employees. Luis strives to make his team as collaborative and efficient as possible, all while exceeding guests expectations.



Opportunities Await!

We are passionate about creating food and an atmosphere that evokes the traditional flavors of Cuba. The popularity of Latin Cafe 2000 tells us there are plenty of others who feel the same. We’re looking for select individuals to help us bring that passion to more communities. Take the first step now and learn more about the Latin Cafe 2000 Franchise Opportunity!

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