I first mentioned MOOYAH coming to South Florida on August 19th, 2013, then on December 26th, 2014 I had more details (& a menu to show) but it wasn’t until August 1st, 2015 that I had actual addresses.
MOOYAH’s first SFL location at Country Walk opened in December of 2015 (roughly a year ago) and I ate there a couple of times but nothing was particularly special about either meal. I figured I’d wait to give them another shot when the Doral location opened which after some delays ends up being mid to late December again.
The Menu has slightly changed with an addition of Chicken Sandwiches, Chicken Tenders and most importantly changes to the house-made Buns and Burger patties themselves.
I had accompanied my Dad (that’s el Señor Beast to you) to do some errands and it was nearing 9PM. I mentioned that MOOYAH had opened in Doral so he was in for a late-ish dinner.
He goes the wiener route with a New York Dog (Kraut, Grilled Onions, Mustard on a Hebrew National Dog) but replaces the Mustard with Mayo. What?!?!? Exactly, but he loved it. This is the same guy who snacks on Mayo and Banana sandwiches.
The new Buns are fluffier and a beautiful sight to behold plus they’re of the potato variety. I see the Chili-Cheese Dog on the menu and know that I must try it. It’s great so I know that next time an order of Texas Chili Cheese Fries are in order.
Speaking of the fries, they’re fresh cut which is the way to my heart. If that wasn’t good enough, for an extra $1 you can get the Fries covered in a Green Chile Queso Sauce. How were we going to say no to that? I mean, I thought that I loved the Fries with the Sauce but Pops went to town as if it were the last Fries on earth.
While his infatuation is in full bloom I dig into the MOOYAH Double Cheeseburger (no Lettuce or Tomato). I stop only for a second to let him take a bite. He vows to return for a Burger meanwhile I’ve already planned multiple visits in my head with each bite. This is not the Burger I ate a year ago, there’s no way. I’m floored, flabbergasted and a bunch of other words I can’t think of right now.
I walk out of MOOYAH looking back in slow motion, setting up a sequel to this adventure.
A few days later I find myself running errands with Momma Beast. I suggest we hit up MOOYAH since she had heard from my Dad how great it was. We stop for a minute to drop off some things at my old childhood home in Westchester and who happens to have just arrived from work? Pops.
It took very little convincing to get him to jump in and join us on the way to MOOYAH.
As promised the first thing I order is the Texas Chili Cheese Fries (only available in Medium, good for 2 to 3 to share) and then the same Double Cheeseburger as last time. Beast Sr. orders the single MOOYAH Cheeseburger (only American Cheese & MOOYAH Sauce). My Mom also goes the single patty route but does include two of my arch enemies, Lettuce & Tomato.
My Mom is not fond of any kind of heat so we order a Medium Fries with the Green Chile Queso Sauce on the side. It’s at this moment that I tack on a Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich for good measure.
It was almost like a dream, I don’t remember eating but I know that I did. I know that the Burger was even better this time than the last time and that those Texas Chili Cheese Fries were indeed killer. The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is good and a nice alternative option, but the Burgers are way superior.
So how does this trip end? Your friend the Beast placing a to-go order for my sister and her girlfriend (Cheeseburger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and a Green Chile Queso Fries).
Will I be back? It isn’t “will I be back” but how many times will I be returning. MOOYAH has made a believer out of me.
Yes, yes and again YES:
MOOYAH – Doral
2000 NW 87th Ave Ste 3, Doral, FL 33172
MOOYAH – Country Walk
13725 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33186