The Fish House – Miami, Florida

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The Fish House…..that’s right a seafood place. How did I end up here? It’s a great question so let me explain. Months ago someone mentioned to me on Instagram that there was a seafood spot I needed to check out located in the gray area between Westchester and Kendall that was serving up a Pat […]

Cuban Guys Opens Up In Hialeah’s Westland Mall

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About 3 and 1/2 years ago I told you about a little spot in Hialeah Gardens called Cuban Guys. A year later they were announcing the opening of the 2nd and 3rd locations (Kendall & North Miami Beach).Here are we are now with what appears to be their largest location to date in Westland Mall […]

Buchito – Kissimmee, Florida

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My wife Marcela and I met up with our friend Marvin to have a late breakfast at a spot he really likes in downtown Kissimmee, Buchito. It wasn’t until we arrived that I really thought about what a great name Buchito is. It’s not used very often but it means “a sip”. So if you want […]

Munchies Cafe 2 – West Kendall, Florida

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A day before Croquetapalooza I dropped in to Munchies Cafe 2. I had last visited their original location a little over year ago after a BB reader mentioned that their Croquetas are a must try. I was torn as to which appetizer to start with so I did the only sensible thing, I ordered the […]

Chico’s in Hialeah, Florida – Open 24 Hours

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Chico’s has been serving Hialeah crowds for almost 40 years now. It never closes, yes it’s open 24 hours a day. It can be best described as a Cuban Diner. It’s currently going through a renovation and everything probably looks better than they year it opened. Many years ago I worked at Best Buy in […]

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop & Cafe in Wynwood

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I go way back with Derek Kaplan aka Fireman Derek to the early beginnings of the Burger Beast Blog. We met at La Camaronera when he was delivering some of his famous but then unknown Key Lime Pies to them. It was one of a couple of restaurant in Miami that sold them back then. Almost […]

Los Bobos Cafeteria & Deli – Doral, Florida

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You wanna talk old school Cuban cafeteria? Los Bobos is located in the warehouse area near Rowland Coffee Roasters (Cafe Bustelo and Pilon) in a pretty non descript building. They’ve been doing their thing here for over 30 years. There are no seats, only standing counter space. And you will find a great cross section […]

Rio Cristal Turns 40 And I Revisit

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Jose C. Acosta ¨Pepe¨ who not only founded Rio Cristal but also the legendary Lila’s in New York and on 8th Street recently passed away but his legacy lives on in Westchester. Rio Cristal just turned 40 years old this month and it doesn’t look a day over 38, I kid because I love. Walking […]

El Exquisito In Little Havana

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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 […]

Back At Molina’s Ranch Restaurant In Hialeah After 20 Years

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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 […]

Top 5 Flans In Miami – As Flan As Miami!

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The saying goes, “As American as Apple Pie”. While we may not have a lot of apple pie options in Miami, we do have flan! I searched far and wide, (as far as Hialeah, Westchester and Kendall) to find the Top 5 flans! 5. Casa Larios (on Sunset) – I think someone just voted this the top flan […]