Allapattah is a neighborhood partly in the city of Miami, Florida, and partly in an adjacent unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County which is a predominantly Spanish neighborhood (specifically Dominican). The area is northwest of downtown, and about five miles east of Miami International Airport. Cubans began moving into the neighborhood in the 1960s. In the 1980s there was an influx of Dominicans,Nicaraguans and later Haitians. It was then that the area began to become the mix that it is today. Now, residents from all across the Caribbean and Latin America reside in the area of Allapattah.
by Jo-G January 19, 2007