Croqueta Palooza Returns Friday, December 2nd

It seems like the other day when Croqueta Palooza was an idea rumbling around in my noggin. After the successful Frita Showdown, I knew it was time to tackle an event celebrating Miami and its signature snack food, the croqueta.

The first Croqueta Palooza showed promise, but the reception was lukewarm. After that, I second-guessed my idea and thought, did I misread everyone?

Croqueta Palooza

By the second year, Croqueta Palooza tickets sold like pan caliente.

So here we are, my friends, on Croqueta Palooza‘s 9th anniversary; let’s get together again and celebrate croquetas and everything that makes Miami unique!

Food and Drinks at Croqueta Palooza 2022

”Of all the food festivals that take place in this town (and there are plenty), this event tasted, felt and sounded the most Miami.” – edible South Florida

Croqueta Palooza 2022 is (Friday, December 2nd, at Magic City Casino) brought to you by Orion Fuels & Gayo Azul Cheese.


Babe’s Meat & Counter
Casa 305
Chef Billy G Catering
Doce Provisions
Dos Croquetas
Islas Canarias
Joanna’s Marketplace
La Bodeguita Tapas & Wine
Masa Craft
Smoke and Dough BBQ


Chifles Chips
Colada Cuban Cafe
Cuban Guys
El Rey de las Fritas
Gayo Azul Cheese
Pin Pan Pollo


Crybaby Creamery
Miami Tres Leches y Mas
Mojo Donuts


CAWY (Jupina & Materva)
Civil Society Brewing
Coconut Cartel
Dream State Brewing
Funky Buddha Brewery
Johnny Cuba Beer
Liquid Death
M.I.A. Beer & Spirits
Modelo Beer
The Real Havana Club
Spanish Marie Brewery
Tito’s Vodka
Tu Cafe Gourmet
Unseen Creatures Brewing


9th Annual Croqueta County/Islas Canarias Croqueta Eating Contest hosted by Billy Gil of The Dan LeBatard Show with Stugotz.


  • Your ticket gives you unlimited food, drinks, and entertainment access.
  • Croqueta Palooza 2022 is taking place outdoors at Magic City Casino on Friday, December 2nd, from 7-10 PM.
  • You must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
  • No refunds.

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