El Credito Cigars
Located in Little Havana, this small cigar shop features enormous front windows through which visitors can admire professional cigar rollers, many of whom learned their craft in pre-revolutionary Cuba, manipulate tobacco with utmost precision. After watching the workers tear, cut, and wrap the premium leaves from South America, all grown from Cuban seeds, patrons can enter the shop to browse. Inside, the rich, earthy aroma of freshly pressed cigars surround rustic wooden tables and a walk-in humidor. Buyers join the ranks of celebrities like Robert De Niro and Bill Cosby, both of whom have patronized this landmark shop.
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