Morro Castle – Hialeah, Florida

To clear up any confusion for those of you that are Frita-informed, the Morro Castle in Little Havana and this Morro Castle in Hialeah have nothing to do with one another. This Morro Castle is important to me because it’s where I tried my first Frita as a kid. My father brought me here to have a “Cuban Hamburger”. In other words, he was using terminology that was sure to trick me into having one. It worked and even though a Frita seemed so foreign to me back then I find it odd when I encounter someone who has never tried one. Morro Castle is cash only but there is an ATM machine. There are tables but I sat at the counter just like I did many years go.

Croqueta Preparada

Croqueta Preparada Halfsies

I ordered a Frita and a Croqueta Preparada.  The Croqueta Preparada was served on Cuban Bread and it was nicely toasted on a press. It’s topped with the same Julienne Potatoes and Onion slivers their Frita has. It seemed to be missing something, possibly Cheese to level it up to being awesome.

Open Face Frita

Morro Castle’s Frita

The Frita , well I closed my eyes and I remembered my dad looking down intently at me as I was about to try it. He was so happy that I liked it. And looking back, it’s where I started my life-long obsession with Fritas. When I opened my eyes the Frita was gone. It was great so I took a few to go. I called my pops up on my way out and he mentioned to me that I had my first Frita there. Who could forget something like that?

Morro Castle
1201 W 44th Pl, Hialeah, FL
305-556-4252

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  • Carlos Miller

    Never been to that one but I went to the Little Havana one a few weeks ago for the first time ever and was expecting a good frita and was not impressed.

    Funny thing is, I ordered less than ten dollars worth and I tried to pay with my debit card, which they didn't accept unless I ordered more than ten bucks, which I refused to do because I wasn't impressed.

    The chick allowed me to leave to go to an ATM, which means I could have just never gone back because I have no intention of returning anyway.

    But I did go back and pay my bill because she was nice enough to trust me.

    But damn, I wasn't impressed with their fritas at all.

    I will definitely give this one a try. Let me know when you're going again. I'll join you.

  • The Burger Beast

    You might not like this one. It's very similar in taste to the other Morro Castle.

  • Carlos Miller

    But they use Cuban bread here, right?

    Remember, I grew up with La Palma.

    Say what you want about their fritas but they've always used Cuban bread.

  • Paul

    Does anyone remember the Morro Castle that used to be on East 25 st (NW 79 st) Hialeah… about a block or two east of LeJune Rd.?? I think that one was around way before the one @ W. 44 Pl Hialeah

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jadydangel Jady Lynn

    Randomly stopped here for Cafe Con Leche at the window after indulging my hubby in a Fuddrucker Burger for lunch. (He LOVES them. I don’t get it. But whatever, he was happy)

    Was impressed with how nice the staff (and customers, which at the time included some sidearm-packing undercovers in black mercedes) was to a Gringa like me.

    Trying their Frita next time!

    • http://www.facebook.com/burgerbeast Burger Beast

      It’s different from El Rey’s Frita but still good.