Morro Castle in Little Havana, Florida

If you’re not into the open air type of thing, then this is not the place for you. Morro Castle, located in Little Havana is one of those places you probably drive by and say to yourself, I’m going to stop there one day to get something to eat but never do. It’s not too far from where I live, so I decided to drop in (this Morro Castle has no relation to the one in Hialeah).

There were a couple of people being very loud when I walked in. This was just confirmation to me that I was in Little Havana. I go to the counter to order, and the two servers were moving so slow I thought that maybe what they needed was some Cuban Coffee. After having spent some time there, now I think what they needed was air conditioning.

I’m also ordering for my sister and father. I order a few Fritas, a Grilled Cheeseburger, some Churros, a couple order of Papitas Fritas (fries) and a couple of Flans. There’s one thing the Grilled Cheeseburger isn’t, and that’s grilled. It tasted OK and had that processed rubbery American Cheese that your intestines will not be able to get rid of for a few weeks (I’m sickly in love with this type of Cheese for reasons I can’t explain).

As per my sis, the Churros were probably better than La Palma, and I thought so too. The Flan was OK, it was creamy but it had a hint of coconut flavor, and that’s not my thing.

The Papita Fritas aka french fries were delicious if you like the flavor of cooking oil. I’ve had them before and they were just fine. I guess someone couldn’t wait to drop them in the oil. Now, the Frita was good. Raw onions, Ketchup and their homemade tiny Potatoes (julienne cut), some real good stuff. This Frita probably has the most pronounced Chorizo flavor of all the Fritas I’ve ever had. A few points were lost for not using a Cuban Roll though.

Morro Castle Little Havana’s Frita

So if you’re ever in Little Havana, stop by and try their Fritas and make sure you have on some ear plugs.

Morro Castle:
2500 NW 7th St, Miami, Fl
305-642-4747

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  • GhenghisJuan

    WOW! The “Beast” is fleet of foot – I think the response time was less than 24 hours from my comment with directions.

    I haven’t had a churro there in a few years but a friend of ours’ Dad couldn’t drive by this place without stopping to buy them when we were kids. BTW – user error on the menu – La Frita is key but the Pan con Bistec is king of the Castle.

  • Vinisimo

    I like the fritas alot but what gets my cravings going are the batidos. The flan is really good too. I am with you, I hate coconut but I have never tasted coconut in the flan. Maybe you got a bad batch somehow.