The FGH kills me every time with her photos from Molina’s Ranch Restaurant in da Hialeah. In fact, it was that picture of the Bistec Artesano from Molina’s that gave me the couple of sleepless nights that caused my visit here. I had not been in Molina’s since it was at its previous location across the street, we’re talking at least 20 years ago with my late grandfather Gollo. He was the dude who would turn my family onto all the Cuban & Spanish spots we should be eating at.
Molina’s has Wi-Fi and a Facebook page so they seem to be with the program. I had a great bunch of great memories rush back to me when I walked in. These real deal Cuban cuisine joints will do that to me. I mean, I had hundreds of meals with the immediate family unit of my Parents, my Maternal Grandparents and my Sister at places just like this. These Cuban Comfort Food Restaurants are now food icons in South Florida.
If you come to Molina’s you will get great home cooked style Cuban Food. Some of the dishes like the Vaca Frita (Fatgirl Hedonist swears by this), the Mariquitas and Moros are must order items. The Bistec Artesano (Breaded Steak topped with Ham & Swiss Cheese) is just plain ridiculous and the Croquetas are great. This is one of those places where it would be very difficult to have a bad meal. Once you open up the menu you’ll know what you need to do.
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Go and enjoy the real deal at Molina’s.
P.S.: While I didn’t mention it, Fatgirl Hedonist joined me for lunch. Make sure to check out her great post about Molina’s Ranch Restaurant
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Molina’s Ranch Restaurant
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4090 E 8th Ave Hialeah, FL 33013