Plato Deli – Medley, Florida

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It’s been years 5 years since I headed into Medley to eat, at Loven Ovens to be exact. I spent many summers in Medley working with my Dad on his WISE Potato Chips route. Who remember’s Haney’s Market and their Grilled Cheese Sandwiches? Ok, enough of that…I’m getting off topic. Plato’s Deli is located on […]

Bodega on Central – St. Petersburg, Florida

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A few years back, Bodega on Central had just closed their doors as my wife Marcela and I had arrived. We were down the street at an antique shop who suggested we check out their Frita Cubana. It’s been stuck in my mind since then. My cousin Chunktronics and bud John are with us so […]

El Rinconcito Latino – Westchester & Beyond…

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Just a few blocks from my parent’s house in Westchester is a Cuban restaurant they frequent, El Rinconcito Latino. There are actually 6 other locations. My first recollection of seeing/hearing about this place was their spot across the street from Leo’s Pizza. My parents eat in or take out from here a couple of times a […]

Little Bread – Coral Gables, Florida – CLOSED

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Just a little over 2 and a half years ago I wrote about Chef Alberto Cabrera and his just opened Bread + Butter Counter in Coral Gables. This past December I told you about his new sandwich concept in Little Havana called Little Bread which seemed to take the parts that worked best at B+B and […]

Where To Find a Frita Cubana

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So now that you know about Frita Cubanas your next step is to find where you can get your hands on some. The list below should be a more than suitable starter for finding out where they’re available. If you’ve come across a Frita Cubana somewhere and I don’t have it listed, please leave a comment […]

Is New York’s Momofuku Milk Bar Ready For El Mago De Las Fritas?

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Is Momofuku Milk Bar ready for El Mago De Las Fritas? Oh yes, you definitely read right…..The Magic Box from El Mago de las Fritas‘ will be making an appearance this weekend (Sat June 20th & Sun June 21st) at the Momofuku Milk Bar in Williamsburg (Brooklyn). Here is New York’s opportunity to try El […]

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 […]

El Rey de las Fritas Featured In Garden & Gun

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If you snapped up the June/July 2015 issue of Garden and Gun Magazine you’ll find a story about local mini chain and local heroes, El Rey de las Fritas written by John T. Edge. El señor Edge chose a great title for the story too, “Miami’s contribution to burger culture, the frita may not have […]

Sandy’s Cuban Cafe – Naples, Florida

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Every summer my family rents a home in Marco Island for a week. At some point, normally early on I get impatient and go for a drive through Naples. A year ago I drove by Sandy’s Cuban Cafe with plans to hit it up but it was closed for the day by the time I […]

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 […]

You Know What’s Really Good? The Croquetas at Mario’s In Homestead, Florida

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You know what’s really good? The Croquetas at Mario’s. *Someone out in Social Media land has told me multiple times to check out the Croquetas at Mario’s, that they’re possible contenders for the “Best in Miami”. I was in Homestead getting my Steamed Cheeseburger fix when as I was driving I saw the Mario’s sign. Sure, […]

Guide To Cuban Sandwiches In Miami, Florida

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When I have friend come in from out of town they ask me about the variety of sandwiches always available at Cuban restaurants and cafeterias. There is always an extensive sandwich selection at 99% of Cuban places. I grew up around this and have never really given it a second thought. It’s easy for me […]