The Best Chicharrones in Miami List You Need

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Who makes the best chicharron in Miami? I get that question a lot. Another favorite is there are no chicharrones near me.

Wake up, people; not everything is five minutes from your home. If you want to eat the best our city has to offer, then traveling will become part of your adventure.

It will be more fulfilling when there is a trek to find the best. Maybe that sounded a little harsh, but I’ve lived in Miami my whole life.

I find that most folks like to claim they support local businesses publicly but then can be found at the chains around town during happy hour instead. It bothers me because it is precisely how we lose these landmark restaurants around town due to a lack of support.

We almost lost Rio Cristal recently, but the community finally came out in droves to support them. Let’s hope that it was not a temporary thing.

Chicharrones are found in these little mom-and-pop restaurants around town. Please remember that when you’re making your dining decisions.

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Best Chicharrones in Miami

This is a real deal top 5 list, which means that 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 in alphabetical order.

Since you guys have been behaving, I threw in an extra chicharron-style dish that you might not even know about at the bottom of this post.

The Butcher Shop and Deli

The Butcher Shop's Chicharrones
The Butcher Shop‘s Chicharrones

You’ve probably driven by the Butcher Shop in Palmetto Bay and not even noticed it was there, the wrong move. They make a killer Pan con Lechon and some super awesome chicharrones.

If you’re lucky, you’ll get some chicharrones in your pan con lechon—a game changer.

The Butcher Shop
14235 S Dixie Hwy
Palmetto Bay, FL
(305) 253-9525

El Mago de las Fritas

Chicharrones from El Mago de las Fritas
Chicharrones from El Mago de las Fritas

If you’ve been following me on social media for some time, then you know Saturdays are chicharron and ajiaco day at El Mago. Yes, they’re great, but there’s something special about watching the entire process from start to finish.

The chicharron show starts around 11 AM every Saturday and ends when they run out, usually around 1:30 PM.

El Mago De Las Fritas
5828 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL
(305) 266-8486

El Palacio de los Jugos

The first chicharron I ever ate was from the original El Palacio de los Jugos (57th & Flagler). So whenever there’s a holiday, one of my to-do list tasks is a stop here for a sackful of these gems.

Luckily, there are now multiple locations around Miami, including my neighborhood of Westchester.

El Palacio de los Jugos
5721 W Flagler Street
Miami, FL
(786) 313-3052

Hate Mondays Tavern

Buffalo Chicharrones
Buffalo Chicharrones by Hate Mondays Tavern

Hate Mondays Tavern is a BBQ that happens to have some badass chicharrones. Could you get them without the buffalo sauce? I guess you could, but you could also stop breathing, and I wouldn’t suggest that either.

Hate Mondays Tavern
12461 SW 130th Street
Miami, FL
(305) 378-4900

Luis Galindo Latin American 

I eat from Galindo’s frequently, aka at least once a week. It’s my go-to Cuban restaurant. Only a bag of their chicharrones will do when I need some snacks to watch a movie or a UFC event; well, that and a handful of their croquetas too.

Luis Galindo Latin American
898 SW 57th Avenue
West Miami, FL
(305) 267-9995


Breadman Bakery Chicharron Cuban Bread

Chicharron Cuban Bread
Breadman Bakery Chicharron Cuban Bread
Closeup of Breadman Bakery Chicharron Cuban Bread

Did you know that Breadman Bakery makes bread infused with chicharrones? They do, and it’s not always available, so I’d call ahead if I were you.

Breadman Bakery – Hialeah
5804 W 20th Avenue
Hialeah, FL
(305) 273-2362


Breadman Bakery – Westchester
8100 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL
(305) 265-1348

5 thoughts on “The Best Chicharrones in Miami List You Need”

  1. LOS Jugos, but now I’m just being picky…. I 100% agree that The Butcher Shop is the best. Recent coverage has resulted in previously non-existent line. The price of PR.
    Keep up the good work BB.


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