El Rey De Las Fritas In Little Havana, Florida

El Rey De Las Fritas - Little Havana, Florida

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.

El Rey De Las Fritas - Little Havana, Florida

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.

El Rey De Las Fritas - 2009

A Couple of Fritas Cubanas

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:

La Original Frita Cubana

La Original Frita Cubana

Freshly Made Lemonade

Freshly Made Lemonade

Soup

Soup de Res

Corn Nuggets & Malanga Fritters

Corn Nuggets & Malanga Fritters

Frita Cubana a Caballo (w/Fried Egg)

Frita Cubana a Caballo (w/Fried Egg)

Frita Cubana on Tostones (w/Fried Plantains as Buns)

Frita Cubana on Tostones (w/Fried Plantains as Buns)

Pan on Bistec (Steak Sandwich)

Pan on Bistec (Steak Sandwich)

Bistec de Res ala Milanesa (Breaded Paolomilla Steak topped with Ham & Swiss Cheese)

Bistec de Res ala Milanesa (Breaded Paolomilla Steak topped with Ham & Swiss Cheese)

Espresso

Espresso

Cafe con Leche & Tostadas (Latte w/Buttered Cuban Bread)

Cafe con Leche & Tostadas (Latte w/Buttered Cuban Bread)

Visit The King:

El Rey De Las Fritas
1821 SW 8th St, Little Havana, FL
305-858-4223

  • Woe

    I haven’t been to this location but I’ve been to the one out in Hialeah. The Frita w/Cheese I had, it was alright, nothing I would put pen and paper too. Now the Steak Sandwich they have is great, I’d definitely go back for that one.

  • Ericka

    I don’t think I’ve had a frita before this, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to. However, I liked it a lot. I would definitely eat it again. Maybe next time I’ll eat it while its still warm=/