Luis Galindo Latin American In West Miami, Florida

Luis Galindo's Sign

I don’t eat in at Luis Galindo Latin American nearly as much as my parents do. I’ve been here a few times but mostly I get take out. It travels surprisingly well. All your favorite Cuban dishes are here. The Bread served as a precursor to your meal is worth getting greedy over and fighting everyone at your table over. The Palomilla Steak is great, in particularly their Breaded Steak. My favorite dish is the Bistec de Pollo a la Milanesa (Breaded Chicken Steak, Tomato Sauce, Ham & Cheese), which is probably the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had quite a few in my time (keep your jokes to yourself please). The Croquetas are pretty good also. My mother loves the Chicken and my dad, the Sandwiches. The Cuban Sandwich Especial (same ingredients as a Cuban sandwich only larger: thick sliced Pork & Ham, Swiss Cheese, Mustard and Pickles on Tasted Cuban Bread) here is a must have.

In Seated Position

In Seated Position

Delicious Cuban Bread

Pan Cubano/Delicious Cuban Bread

Chicharrones/Pork Rinds

Chicharrones/Pork Rinds

Luis Galindo's Croquetas

Croquetas de Jamon/Ham Croquettes

Bistec Empanizado/Breaded Steak

Bistec Empanizado/Breaded Steak

Papitas & Congri/Fries & Red Beans and Rice

Papitas & Congri/Fries & Red Beans and Rice

Aguacates/Avocado

Aguacates/Avocado

Carne con Papas/Beef w/Potatoes

Carne con Papas/Beef w/Potatoes

Arroz y Platanitos/Rice w/ Plantains

Arroz y Platanitos/Rice w/ Plantains

Ropa Vieja con Arroz y Platanitos/Shredded Steak w/White Rice & Plantains

Ropa Vieja con Arroz y Platanitos/Shredded Steak w/White Rice & Plantains

Sandwich Making Area

Sandwich Making Area

Luis Galindo's Sandwich Cubano Especial

Luis Galindo’s Sandwich Cubano Especial

The Frita Cubana Is Named After Current Owner Alberto

The Frita Cubana Is Named After Current Owner Alberto

Chef Alberto Frita Cubana

Chef Alberto Frita Cubana

Mamey Shake

Mamey Shake

Cortadios/Small Espresso w/Warm Milk

Cortadios/Small Espresso w/Warm Milk

Cafecito/Cafecito

Cafecito/Cafecito

It does get full around dinner time which is why I order take-out. If you can stand the wait, nothing beats eating the food right there. Oh yeah, this place is small and loud, ear plugs are required unless you want to listen in on the goings on in your neighbor’s life, which might not be such a bad way to pass the time.

Next door is Latin American Bakery & Cafe.

Luis Galindo Latin American
898 SW 57th Ave, West Miami, FL
305-267-9995

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  • GhenghisJuan

    This is my favorite neighborhood cuban cafeteria. My wife and I live about 10 minutes from here and during her first pregnancy we ordered out from Galindo's at least 3 or 4 times a week.

    I think they make the best cuban sandwich in town. Hey Beast, why not do a poll of best cuban sandwich in Miami? I'd like to know.

    That Milanesa is fantabulous. But I humbly and respectfully disagree about it being the best. I think that title goes to "La Rosa" (just east of 42nd Ave on NW 7th St). Galindo's is a close 2nd. And I think I know why both of these are so far superior to what you can get elsewhere – but I won't let their secret loose on the "internets".

    There's a lot to like on this menu. The vaca frita, the masitas de puerco, the caldo gallego, the tamal en cazuela, all good. Sandwiches, all good. Desserts, all good. Coffee, great. And the cuban bread, so delicious. I know they don't make it in-house because I've seen them take delivery, but the delivery truck had no name so I don't know what bakery it comes from. Man is it good. If you've never bought cuban bread outside of a Publix you may go into shock when you have a bite of this stuff. I'm sure they'd tell me where they get their bread if I asked nicely, but they'll sell you a loaf if you want it, there's no need to go anywhere else.

    Service is quick and all (but one) of the waitresses are super nice, albeit somewhat familiar (think Mel's Diner).

    Did I mention that the congris is amazing? It is.

  • The Burger Beast

    Not a fan of La Rosa, I also El Caribe's Milanesa.

  • GhenghisJuan

    i think this calls for a milanesa showdown.