This is a real Top 5 list. Someone did not go out and snap pictures for me. Someone did not tell me I should add this to my list untasted, well they may have but I didn’t listen. I wholeheartedly believe these are the 5 Best Chicharrones in Miami. They are not in any particular order.
1) Luis Galindo’s Latin American (898 SW 57th Avenue, West Miami, FL) – I eat from Galindo’s frequently and when I need some snacks to watch a UFC or other sporting event, a bag of Chicharrones and a handful of their Croquetas do me good.
2) El Palacio de los Jugos (5721 W Flagler St, Miami, FL) – The first Chicharron I ever had was at El Palacio de los Jugos and whenever there’s a holiday, one of the tasks on my to-do list involve a stop here for a sackful of these gems.
3) Los Chamos Food Truck – Seasoning on a Chicharron? I would have normally said “No Way” but Charlis from Los Chamos knows what he’s doing. Grab a Cachapa while you’re there too.
4) Los Bobos Cafeteria (5600 NW 79th Ave Doral, FL) – The Llizo family have been the owners of Los Bobos for many moons or at least as long as I can remember. My dad would bring me here for breakfast when I was a kid and there’s actually a sandwich named after him on the menu (El Serafin). The Chicharrones which are made daily are ridiculous. Also, come by for the Saturday only Pan con Lechon which sells out rather quickly and have a pork double header.
5) El Mago De Las Fritas (5828 SW 8th Street, West Miami, FL) – If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram then you know Saturdays are Chicharron & Ajiaco day at El Mago. Yes, they’re really great but there’s something special about watching the entire process from start to finish. The Chicharron show starts at 10:30AM every Saturday and ends when they run out, usually around 1:30PM.
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