Fritas Domino La Original has been around since 1961, but not at this particular location. It used be somewhere in Little Havana. The decor and seating have a very 1970s skating rink feel to it. The oddest thing was that after I placed my order and went to fill my cup with Coke, (it tasted absolutely horrendous) there was a group of older people who were seated having a very Que Pasa USA? ( a Miami TV show which was in Spanglish) conversation.
This one guy was speaking in perfect English, the little old lady was responding in cliche ridden Spanish and the other fellow was just silent. They were discussing Cuba. I know, what a shock, discussing Cuba in a Frita joint. Anyway, so I order a Frita (generally a mixture of some ground Meat and/or Pork with Chorizo and Paprika), a Perro Enrollado (Hot Dog wrapped in Bacon) and an order of Fries and the previously mentioned horrible Coke which I dumped in its entirety.
The fries were bad and tasted like oil. The Perro Enrollado while a great idea, was flawed in execution. The Hot Dog was some cheapy dog split in half, with American cheese in the middle and then wrapped in Bacon. It was served on Cuban bread and topped with the Julienne Potatoes with some Ketchup layering the bottom. The center was cold and somehow the cheese was not even melted.
The Frita (with Julienne Potatoes, Ketchup and diced Onions) was pretty good. I was disappointed that a regular Hamburger roll was used instead of a Cuban bread roll. It did have a Chorizo flavor and there was a slight sweetness to it. If you check out Fritas Domino, I’d stick to a Frita with a glass bottle of Coke & you’ll be good.
Fritas Domino La Original
936 SW 67th Avenue Miami, Fl 33144