Doce Provisions – Little Havana, Florida

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in BB Approved, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, Visits by Burger Beast

I’ve been waiting for Doce Provisions to open. Justin Sherrer and his wife Lisetty Llampalla have come up with a really great comfort food menu that’s not dumbed down for the masses. I met Justin a few years back at his regular gig, Chef at Cinebistro while Lisetty’s background includes working under Ralph Pagano for a […]

I Think You’ll Love Fritanga Caña Brava Too

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in BB Approved, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, Visits by Burger Beast

My wife Marcela is Nicaraguan which means two things. First, I’ve eaten from way more Fritangas than your average Miamian. Secondly, there’s little credence placed on my thoughts about Fritangas (Nicaraguan quick service-style restaurant). So of course when I spotted Fritanga Caña Brava and mentioned it to my wife I was shot down, not one but […]

You Know What’s Really Good? The Esponnrú at Pastelmania in Little Havana

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in BB Approved, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, You Know What's Really Good

You know what’s really good? The Esponnrú at Pastelmania. What is an Esponnrú, you may be asking yourself. It’s a Sponge Cake Rusk unlike most of the ones you will find out there, this one is moist. Pastelmania sells them 5 to a pack and they go down perfectly with a Cafe con Leche (Warm Milk […]

Miami Smokers – Little Havana, Florida

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in BB Approved, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, You Know What's Really Good

You know what’s real good? The Duroc Bacon at Miami Smokers Urban Smokehouse in Little Havana. Miami Smokers is all about doing things right. They use Heritage Breed Pigs from Berkwood Farms, & in the case of this Bacon a Duroc. There are no antibiotics or hormones….well you know…..let them tell you: To create Miami […]

Little Bread – Little Havana, Florida – CLOSED

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in BB Approved, Closed, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, Visits by Burger Beast

Chef Alberto Cabrera just opened up Little Bread in Little Havana. This comes just a couple of months shy of Bread + Butter Counter‘s 2 year anniversary, B+B is his other restaurant. Sandwiches are more my speed and that’s what Little Bread is all about. The Sandwiches at Little Bread are serious business, just take the Pulpeta (without […]

Krispy Krunchy Chicken Opens Up In Little Havana

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, Visits by Burger Beast

You can only hope one day that when you pull into a gas station for a fill up you end up walking out with a box of Fried Chicken too. At the Sunflex Gas Station (16th & Flagler) in Little Havana you can now pick up some Krispy Krunchy Chicken. Most definitely worth ordering is the […]

Mi Rinconcito Mexicano & La Migaja Should Be In Your Restaurant Rotation

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in BB Approved, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, Visits by Burger Beast

It’s been well over 5 years since I posted anything on the Burger Beast blog about my favorite Mexican place, Mi Rinconcito Mexicano in Little Havana. My wife’s Mexican born friend swears by the food here and well, so do we. We eat here at least once a month. I’ve never had a bad meal in […]

El Exquisito In Little Havana

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in BB Approved, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, Visits by Burger Beast

You see that buttered bread in a basket (pictured above), that’s a sign you should be looking for when you arrive at a Cuban restaurant. The bread basket along with a cup of iced water is their way of saying, welcome. And if the bread is nicely toasted and buttered perfectly then you should strap […]

La Casa De Las Fritas Cubanas is in Little Havana or is it? – CLOSED

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Closed, Frita Cubana, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, Visits by Burger Beast

When I drove by and saw the name La Casa de las Fritas Cubanas (translated means House of the Cuban Frita) I thought it might be the same owners as the New Jersey Frita shop that existed a few years back. I’m not sure if that’s the case cause I never asked. I walked up […]

Azucar Ice Cream Company brings the Mantecado to Little Havana

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in BB Approved, Desserts, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, Visits by Burger Beast

I felt right at home when in waltzed (yes I said waltzed) into Azucar Ice Cream Company in Little Havana. The decor, in particular the “Guayabera” wrapped seats with the plastic that everyone’s Cuban grandmother had on their furniture is perfect. Once you you take a good look at the flavors you’ll realize some real […]

You Know What’s Really Good? Pastel de Guayaba at Pastelmania in Little Havana

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in BB Approved, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, You Know What's Really Good

You know what’s really good? The Pastel de Guayaba from Pastelmania. If you’re not from Miami and have never had a “Pastelito” then you don’t know what you’re missing. A Pastel is a flaky puff pastry, filled in this case with Guava. There’s nothing like a Pastelito for breakfast except for maybe a Pastelito for […]

Little Havana’s La Camaronera In Miami, Florida

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in BB Approved, Little Havana, Miami-Dade County, Visits by Burger Beast

I recently read about La Camaronera on food for thought‘s Best Cuban Sandwiches in Miami post. He mentioned that the Best Fried Fish Sandwich in town was at La Camaronera. As luck would have it, one of the food trucks happened to park near here a few weeks back. I decided to walk in and […]