El Rey de las Fritas is one of those restaurants tourists descend upon when they visit Miami. It’s located on Calle Ocho (aka 8th St.) in Little Havana (possibly the loudest place in Miami). There is no doubt you’re in Little Havana once you walk in and check out the decor.
I headed to the El Rey de las Fritas’ home location which moved from it’s original (opened in 1976) spot a few years ago after a fire It was originally on 8th Street and 12th Avenue). If you’re into people watching then this is the place for you. There were plenty of characters in this place to suit your needs.
I ordered a couple of Fritas (one with cheese and one without) and some fries. The fries were a standard affair, pretty much what I find at all the Frita establishments.
One can only assume everyone took the lead from them and instead of regular fries you can also choose to get the tiny shredded potatoes aka Papas Julianas. The Fritas were very good. I preferred the one with Cheese though when normally I prefer the one without.
Subsequent Visits Over The Years:
Visit The King:
El Rey De Las Fritas
1821 SW 8th St, Little Havana, FL