President Obama visits El Mago De Las Fritas

credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

While he didn’t even sit down at El Mago De Las Fritas, President Obama took 1 Frita and 5 Fritas w/Cheese to go. What’s a Frita? Read this starter: All About The Frita. He also had a Materva (a soft drink whose origins date back to 1920s Cuba) to drink while there, which he finished on the way out. El Mago mentioned to me that he had no clue what was going on. All of a sudden Secret Service men filled his shop and next thing he knew, the President showed up.  Mago said the President was very friendly with everyone and engaged in conversation with all the patrons there. I hope he had the Frita without cheese.

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  • Carlos Miller

    Good shot, did you just happen to be there or did he call you?

  • Carlos Miller

    I just saw the AP credit. I thought you had snapped the shot. My bad.