A-Mari-Mix Mexican Food in Miami, Florida

A-Mari-Mix Restaurant Building

Usually, I’m the one driving, making it difficult to scope out new spots to stop & eat at. Luckily, my cousin Fred was driving, so I could sit back and enjoy the ride around Westchester.

Suddenly, I spotted out of the corner of my eye a restaurant I had never noticed before, A-Mari-Mix Fresh Mex Fusion (now at 13349 SW 42nd Street, Miami). We had just eaten lunch, so we weren’t stopping in, but the next day was wide open.

I knew what I was eating after checking out their menu online. The one thing I didn’t expect was a Specials board for the day. I figured I would stick to the regular menu for my first visit.

Since that first meal, it has become my go-to restaurant for every occasion. A-Mari-Mix is a mix of Mexican & Cuban food with a Miami twist. While the menu isn’t huge, their dishes are cooked with love and care.

Tips for First Timers to AMariMix

The appetizers game is strong at A-Mari-Mix. It’s tough to choose, but we order two different ones. The taquitos (with shredded chicken) are fried nice & crispy with just the right amount of cheese.

There’s always a revolving door for the 2nd appetizer. The chicken nachos are pretty big, and A-Mari-Mix does not skimp out on the ingredients; plus, they’re always filling.

Taquitos
Taquitos
Chicken Nachos
Chicken Nachos

I enjoy the tostones (fried plantains) topped with your choice of my protein; we always choose ropa vieja (marinated shredded beef). The queso fundido (a melted blend of cheeses) with chorizo is another can’t miss choice.

Ropa Vieja Tostones
Ropa Vieja Tostones
Queso Fundido with Chorizo
Queso Fundido with Chorizo

The esquite (Mexican corn kernels with cheese & spices) is a recent addition, and we’re just starting to work it into our rotation.

Esquite from A-Mari-Mix in Miami, Florida
Esquite

Movin’ on to the Mains

Ropa Vieja Tacos from A-Mari-Mix in Miami, Florida
Ropa Vieja Tacos

Order something or anything with ropa vieja; they’re all excellent. The burritos are super filling, and yes, you can get the exalted ropa vieja in them.

A-Mari-Mix Burrito
A-Mari-Mix Burrito

Marcela is partial to the fish tacos, which are mesmerizing and slightly spicy but worth it. If you can’t handle the heat, then let them virginize it for you.

The double-order chicken fajitas at A-Mari-Mix were my thing for a while, but now I’m into the shredded chicken quesadillas. I also ask what the hottest pepper they have that day, so they add a few.

Fajitas from A-Mari-Mix in Miami, Florida
Goodbye to my former love, the Fajitas with Double Order of Chicken
Quesadilla from A-Mari-Mix in Miami, Florida
Hello to my current love, the Shredded Chicken Quesadilla; add spicy peppers

Wash down your meal with housemade soft-serve ice cream (fingers crossed for horchata) and a chocolada, yes chocolate flavored espresso.

Horchata Soft Serve from A-Mari-Mix in Miami, Florida
Horchata Soft Serve
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