Morro Castle – Hialeah, Florida

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 were once owned by the same family.

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/Croquette Sandwich

Croqueta Preparada/Croquette Sandwich

Morro Castle - Hialeah, Florida

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.

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 now 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?

Frita Cubana

Frita Cubana

Morro Castle - Hialeah, Florida

Morro Castle - Hialeah, Florida

Subsequent Visits:

Morro Castle Menu Cover

Morro Castle Menu Cover

Agua

Agua

Pansito/Buttered Bread

Pansito/Buttered Bread

Bistec Empanizado, Tostones & Papitas/Breaded Steak, Fried Plantains & Fries

Bistec Empanizado, Tostones & Papitas/Breaded Steak, Fried Plantains & Fries

Frita Cubana

Frita Cubana

Churros

Churros

Where My Frita Love Started:

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

  • 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

  • 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!

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