Eating at La Palma is a family tradition. I can recall many moments, joyous or otherwise where we ate their Churros (fried dough with sugar) and Hot Chocolate .
La Palma is also known for their Croquetas and Frita Cubana (Cuban-style Burgers). As far as the Croquetas go, they’re ok since the dough is overpowering the actual ham in it.
When I first ate a Frita as a kid at Morro Castle in Hialeah, I was little apprehensive about it. I had never seen or heard of a Frita before. My father tells me that it’s “The Cuban Hamburger” but that certainly didn’t seem like any hamburger I’d seen before.
So, I’m served this thing and I of course open the lid to see what’s going on. I see these little tiny Potatoes (some places serve them with canned Potato Sticks unfortunately), Onions (generally served raw), Ketchup (sometimes) and Cheese (if you request it but not necessary).
When I took a look at the patty itself I didn’t know what to think but dog food certainly came to mind. My dad said it was good and I felt like I would be letting him down if I didn’t at least try it. So I did, and that brings us back to speed and La Palma.
I like La Palma’s Frita although it is more of an actual patty and not some smashed meat on the griddle. They also make their own Julienne Potatoes, which is always a good thing. A
nd the best thing about La Palma? Their walk up window is open 24 hours.
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6091 SW 8th Street, Miami, Fl