It was just a few weeks ago I wrote about Mamita Linda and their imminent SFL debut. Mamita Linda is based out of Westchester in Miami, Fl which is where I grew up. My folks still live there so I figured I’d grab some grub and visit them. I wasn’t alone this time as I had my wife, my brother in law and his wife in tow.
I figured ordering all 5 items on Mamita Linda’s menu as well as fries wouldn’t be too crazy considering how many of us there were.. All the dishes were served with Plantains except for the Sliders. The Plantains got the Pickle Spear treatment (why do restaurants like to put Pickle Spears with Sandwiches/Burgers?) from me, I ignored them.
La Mamacita (Pork Sandwich Cuban style with Red Onions and their Sauce) was first up and it was good. I hadn’t even finished taking a bite of Mamacita when the Weniki Sliders arrived.
The Sliders had some of the thickest crispiest Bacon I’ve ever seen. Cheese along with Pineapple chunks topped them. I’m usually a little fearful of the use of Pineapple as sometimes it can be a little overpowering but it wasn’t. I really loved it because it was in Mini Burger form, a full size Burger may not have worked as well.
While I really dug the Weniki Sliders, my posse felt El Taino was the best of the 5. El Taino is Mamita Linda’s take on a Cuban sandwich (Pork, Ham, Swiss Cheese, Pickles, Mustard & Mayo). I personally could have done without the Mayo.
Next up was El Guapo (Chicken, Chorizo, Onions, Swiss cheese on pressed Cuban Bread) which was a close 2nd for me to the Sliders. I would have never thought to put Chorizo and Chicken together but it works.
The Sweet Potato Fries were a standard affair but that’s not to say I wouldn’t have them again. The last one was the Hot Chick, a Chicken, Swiss Cheese and Onion Sandwich on pressed Cuban Bread.
My thoughts are, if you don’t like Chorizo this might be for you, otherwise order El Guapo which packs more of a punch.
Mamita Linda’s menu appears to be a work in progress (a good sign), as it changed slightly from the original menu posted online. And that’s OK as long as the Weniki Sliders and El Guapo are on the menu, I’ll be back.
Mamita Linda is no longer in business.
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