Best Chicharrones in Miami

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 been 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 exactly 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. Let’s hope that it was not a temporary thing.

Chicharrones are found in these little mom & 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 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 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 & 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, bad 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—game changer.

The Butcher Shop
14235 S Dixie Hwy
Palmetto Bay, Florida
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 & 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 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, Florida
305-266-8486


El Palacio de las Jugos

El Palacio de los Jugos Chicharrones
El Palacio de los Jugos Chicharrones

The first chicharron I ever ate was from the original El Palacio de los Jugos (57th & Flagler). 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 in multiple locations around Miami, including my neighborhood of Westchester.

El Palacio de los Jugos
5721 W Flagler Street
Miami, Florida
786-313-3052


Los Bobos Cafeteria & Deli

Los Bobos Chicharrones
Los Bobos Chicharrones

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 breakfast sandwich named after him on the menu (El Serafin). The chicharrones are made daily; they are ridiculous. Also, come by for the Saturday only Pan con Lechon which sells out rather quickly and have a porky doubleheader.

Los Bobos
5600 NW 79th Ave
Doral, Florida
305-592-8774


Luis Galindo Latin American 

Luis Galindo Latin American Chicharrones
Luis Galindo Latin American Chicharrones

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

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


EXTRA CREDIT

Breadman Bakery Chicharron Cuban Bread

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

Did you know that Breadman Bakery makes a 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, Florida
305-273-2362


and

Breadman Bakery – Westchester
8100 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida
305-265-1348


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